SF Power Outage Hits More Than 3,000 Last Night
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SF Power Outage Hits More Than 3,000 Last Night

A power outage affected more than 3000 customers in San Francisco Monday night, according to a Pacific Gas and Electric spokesperson. The outage was first…

Northbound 280 Opens Ahead of Schedule After Seismic Retrofitting
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Northbound 280 Opens Ahead of Schedule After Seismic Retrofitting

Northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco has reopened tonight following a closure over the Labor Day holiday weekend for a construction project to strengthen…

SFFD Rescues Swimmer in Distress Near Cliff House
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SFFD Rescues Swimmer in Distress Near Cliff House

San Francisco fire crews helped rescue a swimmer reported in distress near the Cliff House restaurant this afternoon, a fire dispatcher said. The report of…

Muni Fare Increases Go Into Effect Today
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Muni Fare Increases Go Into Effect Today

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is reminding customers about the increase going into effect today for the adult daily cash fare to ride Muni….

Victim Shot Near USF
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Victim Shot Near USF

San Francisco police are investigating a shooting that critically injured a person this afternoon several blocks east of the University of San Francisco, according to…

Men Trapped by High Tides Under Cliff House Rescued by SFFD
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Men Trapped by High Tides Under Cliff House Rescued by SFFD

The San Francisco Fire Department today safely rescued two men trapped by high tides beneath the Cliff House restaurant at the northern end of Ocean…

12 Displaced In O’Farrell Street Fire Saturday Morning
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12 Displaced In O’Farrell Street Fire Saturday Morning

A two-alarm fire in downtown San Francisco displaced 12 people late this morning, a fire dispatcher said. The fire at a multi-story apartment building in…

Arrests Mount As BART Enforces No-Sit Policy
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Arrests Mount As BART Enforces No-Sit Policy

Homeless advocates are criticizing efforts by BART police officers to enforce a no-sit policy implemented in two San Francisco BART stations since mid July as…

Judge Denies Bid to Restore Ambulance Service to Doctors Medical Center
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Judge Denies Bid to Restore Ambulance Service to Doctors Medical Center

A federal judge today in San Francisco denied a bid to force Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo to restore services cut in the face…

Oracle Loses Appeal to Reinstate $1.3B Verdict, Lesser Award Offered
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Oracle Loses Appeal to Reinstate $1.3B Verdict, Lesser Award Offered

Oracle Corp. of Redwood Shores lost a bid to a federal appeals court today for reinstatement of a $1.3 billion jury award levied against its…

Muni Fares Shoot Up Monday
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Muni Fares Shoot Up Monday

The cost to commute in San Francisco is about to go up this Labor Day. Daily fares for riding the San Francisco Municipal Railway will…

49ers Prepared For 9 Game Suspension of Linebacker Aldon Smith
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49ers Prepared For 9 Game Suspension of Linebacker Aldon Smith

The San Francisco 49ers were “prepared for” today’s announcement by the National Football League to suspend 49ers star linebacker Aldon Smith for nine games and…

Customs Agents Kill Giant Millipedes Mailed Through SFO
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Customs Agents Kill Giant Millipedes Mailed Through SFO

Twenty squirming foot-long millipedes in a falsely labeled package from Germany were seized at San Francisco International Airport last month, a U.S. Customs and Border…

Vendors Still Waiting For Contract From Developer To Ensure Flower Mart’s Future
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Vendors Still Waiting For Contract From Developer To Ensure Flower Mart’s Future

Following a community meeting at the San Francisco Flower Mart in the city’s South of Market neighborhood over concerns that the market could be decommissioned,…

Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Labor Day Parking Enforcement, Giants Games, Critical Mass
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Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Labor Day Parking Enforcement, Giants Games, Critical Mass

Labor Day Holiday Muni Service and Parking Enforcement On Monday, Labor Day holiday, Muni service will operate on a Sunday schedule. Parking meters and seven…

BART Police Unveil Crime Reporting App
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BART Police Unveil Crime Reporting App

BART launched a new app this morning that will enable riders to more easily report crimes and suspicious activities to transit police. BART Watch is…

Disaster Council Discusses Emergency Preparedness Following 6.0 Napa Earthquake
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Disaster Council Discusses Emergency Preparedness Following 6.0 Napa Earthquake

San Francisco’s Disaster Council convened a special meeting this afternoon to discuss the emergency preparedness of the city’s residents and institutions following Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake…

Firefighters Unable to Locate Irritant That Triggered Sunset Post Office Evacuation
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Firefighters Unable to Locate Irritant That Triggered Sunset Post Office Evacuation

Fire officials have cleared the scene without finding anything at a post office in San Francisco’s Sunset District this evening after a possible hazardous materials…

SF Giants, SF 49ers Say They’re “Disturbed” Over Video Of CEO Of Concessions Company Beating Dog
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SF Giants, SF 49ers Say They’re “Disturbed” Over Video Of CEO Of Concessions Company Beating Dog

The San Francisco Giants and 49ers both said today they are “disturbed” by allegations that the CEO of the company that provides concessions to AT&T…

Name Of Clean-Up Crew Worker Killed by Driver Of DPW Truck Released
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Name Of Clean-Up Crew Worker Killed by Driver Of DPW Truck Released

A man who was fatally struck by a garbage truck while on a work crew for San Francisco’s Human Services Agency in the city’s Bayview…

Man Suspected of Killing Bernal Heights Woman Has Bail Set at $1M
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Man Suspected of Killing Bernal Heights Woman Has Bail Set at $1M

A San Francisco Superior Court judge set bail at $1 million today for a 48-year-old man arrested Tuesday on suspicion of killing a 42-year-old woman…

At Least Four Displaced in Mission Terrace Fire
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At Least Four Displaced in Mission Terrace Fire

A one-alarm house fire displaced at least four people Wednesday night in San Francisco’s Mission Terrace neighborhood, a fire department spokeswoman said today. The fire…

Stanford Law Professor Confirmed to State High Court
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Stanford Law Professor Confirmed to State High Court

Stanford University law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was unanimously confirmed to a post on the California Supreme Court by a state commission at a hearing in…

I-280 Closes Today for Weekend Seismic Retrofitting Project
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I-280 Closes Today for Weekend Seismic Retrofitting Project

Northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco will close this afternoon and remain closed through the Labor Day weekend as large sections of the highway…

Vandals Damage National AIDS Memorial For Second Time This Month
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Vandals Damage National AIDS Memorial For Second Time This Month

Vandals struck the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this weekend for the second time this month, according to Rec and…

SoMa Flower Mart Vendors Protest Over Potential Closure
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SoMa Flower Mart Vendors Protest Over Potential Closure

A group of florists and their supporters gathered amongst freshly cut bouquets at the San Francisco Flower Mart in the city’s South of Market neighborhood…

Attorneys Argue in Federal Court Over Lawsuit Aimed at Preventing Closure of Doctors Medical Center
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Attorneys Argue in Federal Court Over Lawsuit Aimed at Preventing Closure of Doctors Medical Center

A federal judge in San Francisco today heard arguments today for and against court intervention that would force financially embattled Doctors Medical Center in San…

Pedestrian Struck By 38-Geary Muni Identified
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Pedestrian Struck By 38-Geary Muni Identified

A pedestrian fatally struck by a bus on San Francisco’s Geary Boulevard early Monday morning has been identified as 22-year-old Berkeley man, according to the…

Disabled Tanker Arrives at Port of SF for Repairs
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Disabled Tanker Arrives at Port of SF for Repairs

A tanker ship disabled by an engine room fire that killed a crewmember earlier this month arrived at the Port of San Francisco this afternoon…

SFPD Needs Your Help in Identifying Violent Tenderloin Robber
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SFPD Needs Your Help in Identifying Violent Tenderloin Robber

San Francisco police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a violent robbery of an 87-year-old woman in the city’s Tenderloin…

Supervisor Chiu Announces Program That Will Provide Free Legal Aid for Migrant Children
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Supervisor Chiu Announces Program That Will Provide Free Legal Aid for Migrant Children

Free legal help is on the way for the rising number of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America and other immigrants facing deportation in San…

Dentist Accused of Conspiring With Leland Yee to Traffic Firearms Dies
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Dentist Accused of Conspiring With Leland Yee to Traffic Firearms Dies

A Daly City dentist accused of participating in a conspiracy with indicted state Sen. Leland Yee to import illegal weapons from the Philippines died early…

Brotherhood Way Peace Sculpture Restored
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Brotherhood Way Peace Sculpture Restored

A 38-foot sculpture that was removed from San Francisco’s Brotherhood Way during construction of new housing has been returned to its home of nearly two…

Balboa Park Fire at Auto Shop Displaces 16 Residents
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Balboa Park Fire at Auto Shop Displaces 16 Residents

The cause of a three-alarm fire at an auto repair shop that displaced 16 residents and damaged surrounding buildings in San Francisco’s Mission Terrace neighborhood…

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Killing Bernal Heights Woman
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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Killing Bernal Heights Woman

San Francisco police have arrested a man on suspicion of killing a woman who lived with him in the city’s Bernal Heights neighborhood on Tuesday…

Suspects Arrested in Shooting Near Powell BART Station
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Suspects Arrested in Shooting Near Powell BART Station

Four suspects were arrested in connection with a shooting that critically injured a man near the Powell BART station in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday…

Northbound I-280 Closes Over Labor Day Weekend For Seismic Retrofit Project
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Northbound I-280 Closes Over Labor Day Weekend For Seismic Retrofit Project

Northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco will be closed over the Labor Day weekend as replacement hinges are installed along the highway to strengthen…

Former Your Black Muslim Bakery Member Pleads No Contest in Kidnapping, Carjacking
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Former Your Black Muslim Bakery Member Pleads No Contest in Kidnapping, Carjacking

A former member of the now-defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland pleaded no contest today to one count of kidnapping and two counts of…

Shooting Near Powell BART Station Leaves One With Life-Threatening Injuries
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Shooting Near Powell BART Station Leaves One With Life-Threatening Injuries

San Francisco police are investigating a shooting tonight near the Powell BART station that left one person with injuries considered to be life-threatening, a police…

Man Found Guilty in 2011 Killing of Sexual Partner in Buena Vista Park
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Man Found Guilty in 2011 Killing of Sexual Partner in Buena Vista Park

A jury found a man accused of killing a sexual partner and setting his body on fire in San Francisco’s Buena Vista Park in 2011…