State Bar Panel Gives Highest Rating to High Court Nominee Leondra Kruger
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State Bar Panel Gives Highest Rating to High Court Nominee Leondra Kruger

A U.S. Justice Department official nominated to the California Supreme Court by Gov. Jerry Brown has been rated by a State Bar panel as “exceptionally…

Market Street Reopens After Protest Clears Area
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Market Street Reopens After Protest Clears Area

San Francisco transit officials report that Market Street has cleared after a protest at Powell Street and regular F Market line service has resumed. Trains…

Angel Island Closed This Weekend Due to Waste Water Overflow
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Angel Island Closed This Weekend Due to Waste Water Overflow

Visitors wishing to enjoy the natural beauty of San Francisco’s Angel Island State Park this weekend will have to postpone their plans as the island…

Candlelight Vigil, Memorial for Homeless Lives Lost at Civic Center
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Candlelight Vigil, Memorial for Homeless Lives Lost at Civic Center

An interfaith memorial and candlelit vigil is taking place at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza this evening to commemorate homeless individuals who have died or…

US Judge Sets June Date for Corruption Trial of Yee and Jackson
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US Judge Sets June Date for Corruption Trial of Yee and Jackson

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee and political consultant Keith Jackson were given a June 1 date in federal court in San Francisco today for the…

SFPD Release Photos of Downtown Bank Robber in Santa Suit
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SFPD Release Photos of Downtown Bank Robber in Santa Suit

San Francisco police have released photographs from video surveillance footage of a man in a Santa suit robbing a bank in downtown San Francisco on…

Public Defenders Hold Demonstration to Call for Racial Equality in Judicial System
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Public Defenders Hold Demonstration to Call for Racial Equality in Judicial System

Standing on the steps outside the San Francisco Hall of Justice this afternoon, dozens of attorneys, many from the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, gathered…

SFPD Investigates FiDi Bank Robbery
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SFPD Investigates FiDi Bank Robbery

Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred in San Francisco’s Financial District on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after noon, police received a report of a…

New Owner of Flower Mart Property Expresses Intent to Redesign Market
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New Owner of Flower Mart Property Expresses Intent to Redesign Market

Tensions ran high today over the fate of the San Francisco Flower Mart after a major developer announced that it would redesign the flower market,…

Supes Vote Down Police Brutality Resolution
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Supes Vote Down Police Brutality Resolution

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted down a resolution drafted by San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos affirming the board’s support of the right of…

No Arrests Made in String of SF Bank Robberies
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No Arrests Made in String of SF Bank Robberies

No arrests have been made in three similar bank robberies across San Francisco on Tuesday, police said. In each incident the suspect, a man in…

Motorcyclist Killed on Treasure Island After CHP Chase Identified
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Motorcyclist Killed on Treasure Island After CHP Chase Identified

A motorcyclist killed in a crash on Treasure Island after a chase on the Bay Bridge and San Francisco city streets with California Highway Patrol…

Four Suspected Arson Vehicle Fires Ignited Within Two Hour Span
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Four Suspected Arson Vehicle Fires Ignited Within Two Hour Span

Four vehicle fires in San Francisco’s Mission District and Dolores Heights neighborhood that occurred within a two-hour span early this morning are being investigated as…

Man Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Mission Stabbing
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Man Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Mission Stabbing

A man suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed in the chest in San Francisco’s Mission District on Tuesday night, police said. The victim, identified…

Man Shot in the Leg by Attempted Robbery Suspects in Mission District
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Man Shot in the Leg by Attempted Robbery Suspects in Mission District

A man was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery outside his home in San Francisco’s Mission District on Tuesday evening, police said. The…

Retired City Workers Speak Out Against Reappointment of Former First Lady to Retirement Board
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Retired City Workers Speak Out Against Reappointment of Former First Lady to Retirement Board

San Francisco community members and retirees spoke out at the board of supervisors meeting today against Mayor Ed Lee’s reappointment of Wendy Paskin-Jordan to the…

Supe Breed Proposes Legislation to Protect Night Clubs From Noise Complaints
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Supe Breed Proposes Legislation to Protect Night Clubs From Noise Complaints

San Francisco Supervisor London Breed introduced an ordinance at the board of supervisors meeting today to preserve the city’s music venues at a time when…

Treasure Island Ramp Reopened After Fatal Crash of Fleeing Motorcyclist
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Treasure Island Ramp Reopened After Fatal Crash of Fleeing Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist fleeing from California Highway Patrol officers died this afternoon after crashing on the Interstate 80 on-ramp from Treasure Island, according to the CHP….

Judge Says Oakland Must Turn Over Internal Police Documents
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Judge Says Oakland Must Turn Over Internal Police Documents

A federal judge has ordered Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker to turn over documents to a court-appointed official who is investigating why the city is…

Man Dressed as Santa Claus Robs Bank During Santacon
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Man Dressed as Santa Claus Robs Bank During Santacon

A man in a Santa suit remains at large after he robbed a bank in downtown San Francisco on Saturday during Santacon, a citywide pub…

Five Arrested in Raid of Bayview Marijuana Grow House
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Five Arrested in Raid of Bayview Marijuana Grow House

Five people were arrested in San Francisco’s Bayview District last week after police raided an illegal marijuana grow house with over 200 plants, according to…

Transient Man Arrested for Murder of Another Transient Man Beneath 101 On-Ramp
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Transient Man Arrested for Murder of Another Transient Man Beneath 101 On-Ramp

Police arrested a transient man on suspicion of murdering another transient man beneath the U.S. Highway 101 on-ramp in San Francisco’s Mission District on Monday…

Controller Reports Job and Residential Real Estate Market Strong
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Controller Reports Job and Residential Real Estate Market Strong

Economic data for the City and County of San Francisco indicate the job and residential real estate markets remain strong, according to a report released…

San Bruno Asks PUC to Order Release and Review of 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and PUC
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San Bruno Asks PUC to Order Release and Review of 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and PUC

The city of San Bruno asked the California Public Utilities Commission today to order PG&E Co. to release 65,000 email messages exchanged between PG&E and…

Father of Michael Brown Speaks with Students at Mission High School
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Father of Michael Brown Speaks with Students at Mission High School

Michael Brown Sr., whose son’s death in Ferguson, Missouri by a police officer sparked a wave of protests in the Bay Area and around the…

Man Seriously Injured in North Beach Shooting
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Man Seriously Injured in North Beach Shooting

A man was seriously injured in a shooting in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood early Sunday morning, police said today. The shooting was reported around…

Man Acquitted After Being Arrested for Setting Fire to a Mercedes
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Man Acquitted After Being Arrested for Setting Fire to a Mercedes

A 48-year-old man initially believed to have broken into a luxury apartment garage and then torched a Mercedes sedan in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood…

Man Suffers Serious Injuries in UN Plaza Robbery
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Man Suffers Serious Injuries in UN Plaza Robbery

A man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was assaulted and robbed at United Nations Plaza in San Francisco on Friday morning, police said. At about…

$3M Proposed in Settlement to Family of Missing SFGH Patient Found Dead
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$3M Proposed in Settlement to Family of Missing SFGH Patient Found Dead

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on whether to authorize a settlement of nearly $3 million to the family of Lynne Spalding,…

SFO Restaurant Workers’ Strike Ends
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SFO Restaurant Workers’ Strike Ends

Restaurant workers returned to work at SFO Saturday after a two-day strike, union officials have announced. Union representatives said the strike caused widespread disruption to…

SF Public High Schools to Offer Ethnic Studies Classes to All Students
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SF Public High Schools to Offer Ethnic Studies Classes to All Students

Every high school student enrolled in San Francisco public schools during the next school year just gained the opportunity to take an ethnic studies class,…

Safeway Truck Overturned, Driver Injured in Collision
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Safeway Truck Overturned, Driver Injured in Collision

Police are responding to a collision involving a Safeway grocery truck and another car this evening in San Francisco’s Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights neighborhood, police said….

Demonstrators Hold Rally at Civic Center, March on Market St
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Demonstrators Hold Rally at Civic Center, March on Market St

Hundreds of people held a rally and are marching through the streets of San Francisco today to protest police brutality, according to the San Francisco…

SFPD Clears Decades Long Backlog of More Than 750 Unprocessed Rape Kits
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SFPD Clears Decades Long Backlog of More Than 750 Unprocessed Rape Kits

The San Francisco Police Department announced this week that it has cleared a backlog of sexual assault kits dating back more than 10 years. More…

Man Shot and Killed in Tenderloin Identified
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Man Shot and Killed in Tenderloin Identified

A 55-year-old man who was shot and killed in a building in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood early Thursday morning has been identified. The San Francisco…

Pedestrian Suffers Fractured Skull in Tenderloin Hit and Run
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Pedestrian Suffers Fractured Skull in Tenderloin Hit and Run

A woman crossing the street in a crosswalk suffered a fractured skull in a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood early this morning, police…

Airport Officials Say Most Restaurants Remain Open Despite Strike, Bad Weather
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Airport Officials Say Most Restaurants Remain Open Despite Strike, Bad Weather

A two-day strike by nearly 1,000 restaurant workers is set to continue Friday at San Francisco International Airport but airport officials say most restaurants remain…

Ordinance Aims to Decrease Tobacco Permits in Low-Income Neighborhoods
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Ordinance Aims to Decrease Tobacco Permits in Low-Income Neighborhoods

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance earlier this week that will stop the issuance of new tobacco permits to retailers in San…

Residents Urged to Call 311 to Report Location of Homeless Individuals in Need of Shelter
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Residents Urged to Call 311 to Report Location of Homeless Individuals in Need of Shelter

The San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team is transporting homeless individuals to emergency shelters tonight and is urging residents to contact them immediately if they see…

Operator of MyRedBook.com Pleads Guilty to Facilitating Prostitution
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Operator of MyRedBook.com Pleads Guilty to Facilitating Prostitution

A Mountain View man pleaded guilty today to facilitating prostitution by running a website that allowed sex workers to advertise services and make private arrangements,…