Giants Advance to Third World Series in Five Years
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Giants Advance to Third World Series in Five Years

The San Francisco Giants have advanced to the World Series following a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals capped off by a three-run game-winning…

Safety Drills Held on Eve of Loma Prieta Anniversary
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Safety Drills Held on Eve of Loma Prieta Anniversary

With the 25th anniversary of the destructive Loma Prieta earthquake approaching Friday, local, state and federal agencies are reminding Bay Area residents at numerous local…

Tentative Agreement Reached Between Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District and Thirteen Labor Unions
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Tentative Agreement Reached Between Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District and Thirteen Labor Unions

Thirteen labor unions and the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District reached a tentative contract agreement this afternoon, avoiding a strike Friday that would…

Environmental Group Settles with Air District Over Chevron Project Litigation
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Environmental Group Settles with Air District Over Chevron Project Litigation

A California environmental group has settled with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District months after it sued the district over permits for Chevron’s $1…

Teatro ZinZanni Planning Return to Waterfront
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Teatro ZinZanni Planning Return to Waterfront

A cultural attraction that left San Francisco nearly three years ago because of the America’s Cup yacht race may be reopening soon along the city’s…

Identity Thief Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison
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Identity Thief Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison

A federal court judge sentenced a 34-year-old woman on Wednesday to 27 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to charges of credit card fraud…

Drill Simulating Ferry Fire Helps Rescue Agents Work Together in Crisis
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Drill Simulating Ferry Fire Helps Rescue Agents Work Together in Crisis

The San Francisco Fire Department conducted a simulated training drill this morning to practice responding to a multi-casualty ferry disaster in the Bay. Shortly after…

CPUC Commissioner Recuses Himself From Hearings, San Bruno Calls for Resignation
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CPUC Commissioner Recuses Himself From Hearings, San Bruno Calls for Resignation

California Public Utilities Commissioner Mike Florio announced today that he would recuse himself from proceedings involving PG&E after coming under fire for communications with PG&E…

In-Home Care Company Agrees to Pay $134K in Back Wages
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In-Home Care Company Agrees to Pay $134K in Back Wages

A Bay Area in-home care company was ordered to pay $134,682 in back wages and damage for failing to pay 13 employees minimum wage and…

Sidecar Receives Permit for SFO, Talks with Lyft, Uber Continue
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Sidecar Receives Permit for SFO, Talks with Lyft, Uber Continue

Sidecar will be the first transportation network company allowed to operate legally at a California airport when it begins operations at San Francisco International Airport…

Antioch Assisted Living Facility Owners Held in Contempt for Retaliating Against Workers
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Antioch Assisted Living Facility Owners Held in Contempt for Retaliating Against Workers

The owners of an Antioch assisted living facility were held in contempt by a federal judge in San Francisco for retaliating against employees during a…

SF Native Found with Skeletons in Backyard of North Carolina Home
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SF Native Found with Skeletons in Backyard of North Carolina Home

A San Francisco native named for a Mesopotamian demon has been accused of murdering two people and burying them in shallow graves in the backyard…

American Airlines Flight Safely Makes Emergency Landing in SFO
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American Airlines Flight Safely Makes Emergency Landing in SFO

An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at San Francisco International Airport this afternoon because of a cabin pressurization problem, flight officials said. A…

Ferry Strikes Piling at Pier 41, Injures 10
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Ferry Strikes Piling at Pier 41, Injures 10

The United States Coast Guard is looking into what caused a ferry to crash into a piling at Pier 41 in San Francisco Sunday. Officials…

Golden Gate Bridge Workers to Hold One Day Strike Next Friday
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Golden Gate Bridge Workers to Hold One Day Strike Next Friday

A group of Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District workers comprised of mechanics, servicers and dispatchers announced plans this afternoon to go on a…

State Senator Jerry Hill, Others Pleased CPUC President Won’t Seek Reappointment
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State Senator Jerry Hill, Others Pleased CPUC President Won’t Seek Reappointment

“Californians should rejoice” over the decision of California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey to not seek reappointment to a new term amid allegations of…

BART, AC Transit Directors Approve Late Night Hours
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BART, AC Transit Directors Approve Late Night Hours

Expanded late night transbay bus service could begin as early as December after BART and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit directors voted to approve the service. BART…

Passenger Hit With Hammer by Uber Driver Speaks out About Recovery
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Passenger Hit With Hammer by Uber Driver Speaks out About Recovery

A passenger who was attacked with a hammer allegedly by his Uber driver in San Francisco last month spoke publicly today about the potentially permanent…

State Senator  Jerry Hill Calls for Ousting of CPUC President Over PG&E Emails
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State Senator Jerry Hill Calls for Ousting of CPUC President Over PG&E Emails

State Sen. Jerry Hill announced today that he will seek to have the state legislature remove California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey over allegations…

US Appeals Court Overturns Gay Marriage Bans in Idaho and Nevada
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US Appeals Court Overturns Gay Marriage Bans in Idaho and Nevada

A day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states, a federal appeals court in San Francisco today…

Biden Attends DNC Fundraiser, Obama to Arrive on Friday for Similar Event
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Biden Attends DNC Fundraiser, Obama to Arrive on Friday for Similar Event

Vice President Joe Biden will be in San Francisco this evening for a Democratic fundraising event, three days before President Barack Obama will be in…

Fleet Week Returns to the Bay Area
Bay Area

Fleet Week Returns to the Bay Area

The familiar rush of fighter jets through San Francisco skies is returning this week for the city’s annual Fleet Week, which was canceled by federal…

PG&E Releases More Emails to CPUC, Acknowledges Rule Violations
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PG&E Releases More Emails to CPUC, Acknowledges Rule Violations

PG&E released a second batch of private emails between its staff and the California Public Utilities Commission today and said it believes both sets of…

Redwood City Man Arrested on Suspicion of DUI, Hit-and-Run
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Redwood City Man Arrested on Suspicion of DUI, Hit-and-Run

A Redwood City man was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and DUI after striking a pedestrian in San Francisco on Sunday evening, a police…

Men Arrested, Identified in Connection with Levi’s Stadium Assault
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Men Arrested, Identified in Connection with Levi’s Stadium Assault

Santa Clara police today identified two suspects who were arrested in connection with an assault on two other men in a Levi’s Stadium restroom prior…

Two Men Suspected of Assaulting Two Others Before 49ers Game
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Two Men Suspected of Assaulting Two Others Before 49ers Game

Two men suspected of assaulting two other men before the start of the San Francisco 49ers game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Levi’s Stadium…

Fishermen Reject Water Bond, Skeptical of Proposition 1
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Fishermen Reject Water Bond, Skeptical of Proposition 1

Bay Area fishermen are expressing their strong opposition to a $7.5 billion state water bond to be voted on in November that may result in…

Protestors Demand Removal of CA Public Utilities Comission President
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Protestors Demand Removal of CA Public Utilities Comission President

A group of protesters gathered on the steps in front of the California Public Utilities Commission’s building in San Francisco this morning demanding the removal…

Facebook CPO Apologies to Drag Queens, Promises to Amend Naming Policy
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Facebook CPO Apologies to Drag Queens, Promises to Amend Naming Policy

A group of San Francisco drag queens who were locked out of their Facebook accounts in recent weeks because they didn’t use their legal names…

Alleged Gang Member Convicted of 2010 South SF Triple Murder
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Alleged Gang Member Convicted of 2010 South SF Triple Murder

A Petaluma man was convicted by a federal jury in San Francisco today of a gang-related triple murder on a South San Francisco street in…

Giants Hold Rally, Viewing Party at AT&T Park for Playoff Game
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Giants Hold Rally, Viewing Party at AT&T Park for Playoff Game

While the San Francisco Giants are playing in Pittsburgh this evening, fans can still watch the game at AT&T Park. The Giants are hosting a…

US Appeals Court Upholds Alameda County Drug Disposal Law
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US Appeals Court Upholds Alameda County Drug Disposal Law

A federal appeals court in San Francisco today upheld a pioneering Alameda County law that requires prescription drug makers to pay for programs to dispose…

Jury Rejects Journalist’s Claim of Retaliation Arrest at BART Protest
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Jury Rejects Journalist’s Claim of Retaliation Arrest at BART Protest

A federal jury in San Francisco today rejected a journalist’s claim that he was unfairly arrested during a 2011 protest at a BART station in…

Foster City Man Sued for Alleged ATM Investment Business Fraud
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Foster City Man Sued for Alleged ATM Investment Business Fraud

A Foster City man who faces criminal charges in state court for an alleged ATM investment scheme was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange…

BART to Triple Bike Parking at Civic Center Station
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BART to Triple Bike Parking at Civic Center Station

The Civic Center BART station in San Francisco will see its bike parking more than triple next year after the BART board of directors allocated…

CHP Stops Man Threatening to Jump from Bay Bridge Following Crash
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CHP Stops Man Threatening to Jump from Bay Bridge Following Crash

A man involved in a crash on the Bay Bridge Wednesday morning threatened to jump off the bridge immediately after the crash, according to the…

SF DA Expresses Concerns Over Safety of Carpooling Apps
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SF DA Expresses Concerns Over Safety of Carpooling Apps

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has sent letters to transportation network companies Lyft, Uber and Sidecar threatening legal action, officials said today. Among other…

Former Top Federal Exec Charged with Fraudulent Travel Claims
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Former Top Federal Exec Charged with Fraudulent Travel Claims

A former high-ranking federal executive who organized a notoriously lavish western conference in 2010 was indicted by a U.S. grand jury in San Francisco today…

One-Day Ferry Strike Set for Friday, No Ferry Service Between Larkspur, Ferry Building, Sausalito
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One-Day Ferry Strike Set for Friday, No Ferry Service Between Larkspur, Ferry Building, Sausalito

Riders planning to take ferries operated by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District between Marin County and San Francisco on Friday will have…

Public Hearing Draws Opponents of PG&E Electric Rate Increases
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Public Hearing Draws Opponents of PG&E Electric Rate Increases

Low-income Bay Area residents sounded off on a PG&E proposal to lower electric rates for the biggest electric consumers and raise rates for low-income customers….