Judicial Council Changes Name of Staff to Avoid Confusion
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Judicial Council Changes Name of Staff to Avoid Confusion

The Judicial Council of California retired use of the term “Administrative Office of the Courts” for its staff at its Tuesday meeting to avoid confusion,…

City Extends Lease of Golf Course in McLaren Park as Negotiations Continue
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City Extends Lease of Golf Course in McLaren Park as Negotiations Continue

A golf course in San Francisco’s McLaren Park will remain open for at least one more month after the city’s Recreation and Park Department announced…

Man Shot, Police Vehicle Struck in Ocean View
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Man Shot, Police Vehicle Struck in Ocean View

One person was injured in a shooting in San Francisco’s Ocean View neighborhood this evening, according to police. Police were called to Portola Drive and…

Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant Fielding Angry Calls After Monterey Restaurant with Similar Name Bans Noisy Kids
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Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant Fielding Angry Calls After Monterey Restaurant with Similar Name Bans Noisy Kids

A San Francisco restaurant says it is receiving angry calls and emails from members of the public who have confused it with a Monterey restaurant…

Man Stabbed in SoMa Fight
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Man Stabbed in SoMa Fight

A man was stabbed before officers broke up a fight in the city’s South of Market neighborhood this afternoon, police said. The officers responded at…

SFMTA Approves Three-Year Contract for Muni Drivers
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SFMTA Approves Three-Year Contract for Muni Drivers

A contract for San Francisco Municipal Railway vehicle operators was unanimously approved by the city’s Municipal Transportation Agency this afternoon, agency officials said. The contract…

Suspect in Stolen Truck Detained by Firefighters Near City Hall
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Suspect in Stolen Truck Detained by Firefighters Near City Hall

A man who stole a truck from a construction site in San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood this morning left a trail of damaged cars along…

One Injured in Outer Sunset Car Crash
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One Injured in Outer Sunset Car Crash

A vehicle crash that left one person injured and disrupted public transit services in San Francisco’s Outer Parkside neighborhood tonight has been cleared from the…

Lech Walesa Street Renamed Dr. Tom Waddell Place
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Lech Walesa Street Renamed Dr. Tom Waddell Place

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to change the name of Lech Walesa Street to Dr. Tom Waddell Place. Supervisor Jane Kim…

Expanded Indictment Accuses PG&E of Obstruction of Justice in San Bruno Probe
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Expanded Indictment Accuses PG&E of Obstruction of Justice in San Bruno Probe

PG&E Co. was charged in a revised grand jury indictment in San Francisco today with a new criminal count of obstructing justice in a probe…

Supervisor Mar Proposes Retail Workers Bill Of Rights
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Supervisor Mar Proposes Retail Workers Bill Of Rights

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar introduced legislation today that would encourage retail employers to offer employees full-time employment and discourage them from giving their workers…

Knife-Wielding Suspect Sets Fire to Floor of Mission District Grocery Store
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Knife-Wielding Suspect Sets Fire to Floor of Mission District Grocery Store

A knife-wielding suspect set fire to the floor of a Mission District grocery store on Monday evening, police and fire officials said. The suspect walked…

Civil Rights Attorney Seeking Probe of Four Fatal Shootings by Salinas Police
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Civil Rights Attorney Seeking Probe of Four Fatal Shootings by Salinas Police

Civil rights attorney John Burris announced in San Francisco today that he has asked a special unit of the U.S. Department of Justice to look…

Mayor Lee Signs $500M Bond for Transportation Improvements
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Mayor Lee Signs $500M Bond for Transportation Improvements

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed a $500 million transportation infrastructure bond for the November ballot on Monday while also unveiling other initiatives for improving…

Man Injured in Tenderloin Drive-By Shooting
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Man Injured in Tenderloin Drive-By Shooting

A man was injured in a drive-by shooting in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Monday night, police said today. The shooting was reported at 9:54…

Stolen Vehicle Hits Two Pedestrians and Taxi Near Union Square
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Stolen Vehicle Hits Two Pedestrians and Taxi Near Union Square

10:41 AM: The driver of a stolen van tried to flee on a bus after crashing and injuring six people including a bicyclist and a…

Suspected Whole Foods Shoplifter Stabs Guard
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Suspected Whole Foods Shoplifter Stabs Guard

A suspected shoplifter stabbed a security guard who chased him out of a grocery store in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood this morning, a police spokesman…

City of San Bruno Seeks Removal of CA Public Utilities Commission President for Alleged Misconduct
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City of San Bruno Seeks Removal of CA Public Utilities Commission President for Alleged Misconduct

San Bruno officials called on Gov. Jerry Brown today to remove California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey from office, alleging that recently disclosed emails…

Apparent Hoarder Killed In Parkmerced Fire Identified
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Apparent Hoarder Killed In Parkmerced Fire Identified

A woman who died early Friday morning in a fire in a cluttered apartment at San Francisco‚Äôs Parkmerced complex has been identified by the medical…

Elderly Women Held at Knifepoint in Chinatown Home Invasion Robbery
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Elderly Women Held at Knifepoint in Chinatown Home Invasion Robbery

Two women were robbed at knifepoint inside their home in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood early this morning, police said. The home invasion robbery was reported…

Berkeley Woman, Reno Man Win SF Marathon
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Berkeley Woman, Reno Man Win SF Marathon

A Berkeley woman won the San Francisco Marathon today for the second year in a row, and a man from Reno, Nevada earned his first…

Intoxicated Paddleboater Rescued Near Bay Bridge
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Intoxicated Paddleboater Rescued Near Bay Bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an intoxicated person in a two-person paddleboat adrift in the San Francisco Bay near the Bay Bridge this afternoon. At…

Man Convicted of Defrauding Elderly Victims of Property
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Man Convicted of Defrauding Elderly Victims of Property

A man accused of tricking elderly victims into signing over their properties to him has been convicted of elder abuse and other charges in San…

Expanded Indictment Includes New Bribery Allegations Against Yee
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Expanded Indictment Includes New Bribery Allegations Against Yee

A federal grand jury in San Francisco issued an expanded corruption and organized-crime indictment today that includes new racketeering charges against suspended state Sen. Leland…

Men Accused of Injuring Woman in Drunken Brawl Outside AT&T Park Reach Plea Deal
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Men Accused of Injuring Woman in Drunken Brawl Outside AT&T Park Reach Plea Deal

Two Sacramento men accused of knocking a woman unconscious in a drunken brawl outside of AT&T Park earlier this month reached a plea deal in…

Downtown SF Hits Record High Temperatures
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Downtown SF Hits Record High Temperatures

Temperatures in downtown San Francisco set a record high today, reaching 85 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The previous high for today was…

Mother-Son Duo Plead Not Guilty to Alleged Disability Placard Scam
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Mother-Son Duo Plead Not Guilty to Alleged Disability Placard Scam

A mother and son who were arrested for allegedly filing false applications for disabled person placards pleaded not guilty in San Francisco Superior Court this…

SFMTA Rolling Out “Red Carpet” Transit-Only Lanes on Market
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SFMTA Rolling Out “Red Carpet” Transit-Only Lanes on Market

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency crews are rolling out the “red carpet” starting tonight as part of a new transit-only lane project on Market Street,…

Woman Pepper Sprayed, Beaten with Bats by Bayview Duo
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Woman Pepper Sprayed, Beaten with Bats by Bayview Duo

A 42-year-old woman was attacked in her car by two other women with a baseball bat and pepper spray in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood Thursday…

Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Critical Mass, SF Marathon, Up Your Alley, Market Street Closure
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Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Critical Mass, SF Marathon, Up Your Alley, Market Street Closure

Critical Mass On Friday at 6 p.m., the Critical Mass bicycle ride will begin at Justin Herman Plaza. There will be heavy traffic in the…

Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition May Strike
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Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition May Strike

The Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition’s 13 unions are voting this week and next whether to authorize a strike because they have been working without…

Wife, Former FBI Agent Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud
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Wife, Former FBI Agent Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud

A former FBI employee and his wife pleaded guilty today in federal court in San Francisco to bank fraud in connection to mortgages they obtained…

Engineers Deem Most Rods in New Bay Bridge Safe
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Engineers Deem Most Rods in New Bay Bridge Safe

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Chairman Steve Heminger said today that test results showing that most steel rods on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge…

Family of Woman Killed At Holly Park By Rec And Park Worker Could Receive $15.1 Million Settlement
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Family of Woman Killed At Holly Park By Rec And Park Worker Could Receive $15.1 Million Settlement

A proposed $15.1 million settlement to the husband and young daughter of a woman killed at San Francisco’s Holly Park last September was approved by…

SF State Prof Arrested For Invading Privacy Of Students
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SF State Prof Arrested For Invading Privacy Of Students

A former associate professor at San Francisco State University’s College of Business was arrested late Wednesday night and charged with taking photos of students from…

San Bruno Man Arrested in Connection with July 6 Bayview Murder
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San Bruno Man Arrested in Connection with July 6 Bayview Murder

Police today announced an arrest in the shooting death of a man killed during a bloody Fourth of July weekend in the city’s Bayview District….

Landlords Sue SF Over Plan To Increase Relocation Payments For Displaced Tenants
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Landlords Sue SF Over Plan To Increase Relocation Payments For Displaced Tenants

Property owners, landlord groups and their attorney announced a lawsuit this morning against a new San Francisco law that bumps up relocation assistance payments owed…

Spare the Air Alert Issued for Friday
Bay Area

Spare the Air Alert Issued for Friday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Friday, when possible triple-digit temperatures and low winds are expected…

Heat Wave Takes Hold of the Bay Area
Bay Area

Heat Wave Takes Hold of the Bay Area

It’s heating up in the Bay Area and the hottest day this week will be Friday, a National Weather Service forecaster said today. Warm weather…

Embarcadero Enhancement Project Holds Open House
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Embarcadero Enhancement Project Holds Open House

An open house will be held this evening to give residents a chance to weigh in and learn about proposed changes along The Embarcadero in…