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BART board votes down extension to Livermore

BART won’t go to Livermore, the transit agency’s Board or Directors decided after a nearly four-hour hearing in Oakland on Thursday. On a 5-4 vote, ...

Trevor Traina becomes ambassador in Vienna ceremony

In a Thursday morning ceremony at the historic Hofsburg imperial palace in Vienna, San Francisco tech entrepreneur and socialite Trevor D. Traina was officially installed ...

58-foot-long dead whale washes up on beach in Bolinas

A whale carcass washed ashore Tuesday in Bolinas, the third dead whale since Friday to strand in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alpha Omega winery sued for alleged sexual harassment during wild party aboard SF bay cruise

Alpha Omega Winery, a St. Helena winery that describes itself as “exud(ing) a sense of place and hospitality,” has been sued by a former employee ...

ACLU sues ICE for license plate reader contracts, records

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records about the agency’s use of license plate reader technology, after ...

Papa Murphy's sued again as E. coli lettuce crisis ends

Only days after the announcement that it was safe to eat romaine lettuce again, Papa Murphy’s was sued for a third time in Northern California ...

South Florida city warns residents of 'extreme zombie activity'

It was like something out of the post-apocalyptic horror TV series the “Walking Dead.”

Yosemite hiker falls to his death from cabled-section of Half Dome

The body of a hiker who fell from the Half Dome cables in Yosemite National Park on Monday was recovered Tuesday afternoon, according to National ...

Popular Sacramento brewery closes after cockroaches, mice and weevils found in kitchen

A popular Sacramento brewery temporarily closed its doors to deal with the results of a health inspection report.

Man found dead after Tesla crashes into Castro Valley pond

A 34-year-old man died over the weekend when his Tesla plunged into a pond in Castro Valley, authorities said. The incident occurred either Saturday or ...

‘Mayor Libby Schaaf Act’ could imprison officials who disclose ICE sweeps

Immigration hard-liners’ anger toward Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for her warning about a federal sweep for undocumented migrants in Northern California led an Iowa congressman ...

Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86

NEW YORK — Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped craft such historic addresses as ...

Bay to Breakers a party disguised as a race in SF

Some, as usual, were naked. Others decided it was a good idea to run the annual Bay to Breakers 12-kilometer race Sunday as a unicorn, ...

Hayes Street Hill a major bump in road for Bay to Breakers runners

The dreaded Hayes Street Hill. From the top it doesn’t look so bad, a short two-thirds of a mile with an 11 percent grade. All ...

Saturday Night Live skewers Oakland's 'BBQ Becky'

The still-unidentified woman has now been parodied on “Saturday Night Live” — perfectly.

Runners find Bay to Breakers is both a race and a busy sales event

Getting up the Hayes Street hill on Sunday requires just the right goop. Runners were looking to sip from the holy grail of energy goops ...

California's only sea is dying and now threatening children

The Salton Sea is steadily disappearing, and the communities near it are literally being left in the dust. California’s largest body of water — located ...

Pamela Price, candidate for Alameda County DA, reverses position on misdemeanor prosecutions

Civil rights attorney Pamela Price, who is challenging incumbent Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, on Friday walked back her comments about not prosecuting misdemeanors ...

Dead whale found in Oakland estuary near Jack London Square

Passing cyclists, fishermen and construction workers coped with the aroma as best they could Friday morning, but the estuary air near Jack London Square was ...

Fairfield child torture case renews concerns on homeschooling oversight

The mother of 10 who, along with her husband, is accused of abusing her children in their suburban Fairfield home said she wanted to give ...

Corrections, May 17

State job gets little respect, much spending, May 16, A6 The story on the lieutenant governor’s race, which started on the Front Page, misstated the ...

Oakland City Council delays vote on job-training proposal

The Oakland City Council on Tuesday delayed action on a proposal to give city funds to several private job-training organizations. The proposed ordinance, authored by ...

Hundreds in San Francisco protest deaths of demonstrators amid US embassy move in Israel

Angered at the deaths of dozens of Palestinians opposing the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, hundreds of protesters marched across downtown San Francisco ...

Federal judge strikes down Oakland’s ban of coal facility operations

In a blow to Oakland and its environmental agenda, a federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday cleared the way for a company to export ...

Earthquake rattles Giants game, fans go to bat with geological jokes

A small earthquake rattled a San Francisco Giants game Monday night, moments before the Giants’ Chris Stratton threw a pitch.

Magnitude 3.5 earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay Area, centered near Oakland

The earthquake briefly interrupted the San Francisco Giants game Monday night. NBC cameras picked up the shaking moments before the Giants’ Chris Stratton threw a ...

Body of missing Richmond skier found in snow patch

Two trained German shepherds helped searchers on Monday locate the body of a Richmond man who failed to return to his cabin two months ago ...

17-year-old dies in Santa Cruz Boardwalk parking lot shooting

This shooting comes one day after a 17-year-old was stabbed just outside the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Julius Turman, former SF Police Commission president, found dead in home

Julius Turman, former president of the San Francisco Police Commission, has died. He was 52. Turman’s body was found in his home by friends Sunday, ...

Exploratorium gets Mother’s Day down to a science

Elias Jones doesn’t mess around when it comes to Mother’s Day. The 19-year-old bought his mom, Tawana Jones, coffee first thing Sunday and then took ...

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