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Coulter expected to speak at Sproul Plaza on Thursday

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter plans to speak at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza on Thursday, campus officials said, prompting the university and the city to scramble ...

5 heroin deaths reported in Santa Rosa over the past 10 days

The surge in drug-related fatalities was being publicized “to warn the public of this disturbing trend,” according to a statement released Tuesday by the county ...

Auditor says UC kept millions in secret fund

Under the leadership of Janet Napolitano, the UC Office of the President amassed millions in the secret reserve funds in part by overestimating how much ...

Defendant in Oakland college massacre ruled fit to stand trial

Defendant in Oakland college massacre ruled fit to stand trial The man accused of shooting and killing seven people at a small vocational college in ...

Ann Coulter’s backers at Berkeley file lawsuit

A UC Berkeley student group filed a federal lawsuit Monday accusing the university of unconstitutionally censoring conservative speech, days after administrators said they could not ...

Homeless center planned for Mission district spurs debate

An often raucous neighborhood meeting Monday evening in the Mission district drove one point loudly home — homelessness continues to be San Francisco’s most emotionally ...

Hundreds clean up SF’s Ocean Beach for Surfrider Earth Day event

Earth Day may have been Saturday, but that didn’t stop volunteers from showing up at Ocean Beach on Sunday morning to participate in the Surfrider ...

Search in Sierra continues for plane of missing Santa Rosa couple

Rescue crews continued to scour the Sierra Nevada on Sunday as the search for a Santa Rosa couple and the single-engine plane they were piloting ...

Man fatally shot in Hayward

A 21-year-old Hayward man was shot and killed Saturday night near College Heights Park, police said. Officers responded to 27020 Fielding Drive after getting reports ...

The wittiest signs from the San Francisco March for Science

Protesters take to the streets in SF March for Science

A heaving mass of humanity stretching from the Ferry Building to City Hall waved signs, chanted, sang and danced Saturday in a giant, celebratory March ...

1 firefighter injured in small SF blaze

The fire was first reported about 10:50 a.m. on the first floor of an empty two-story commercial building on the 400 block of Cambridge Street, ...

Feinstein urges help from Silicon Valley on Caltrain electrification

California’s senior senator — who said she’s been pressuring Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao as well as 14 Republicans in Congress who signed a letter to ...

A day without power: bad traffic, big losses, some frustration

Traffic was a mess, and restaurants and other businesses lost a sunny day’s worth of revenue while many workers were sent home during Friday’s big ...

Gary Thomas, prosecutor paralyzed in 1970 courthouse shootout, dies

Gary Thomas, prosecutor paralyzed in 1970 courthouse shootout, dies By the time the San Rafael man died this month of natural causes at 79, he ...

Thousands turn out for Golden Gate Park’s 4/20 party

By the thousands they came, from all over the Bay Area and across California, in billowing clouds of sweet-smelling smoke and scarfing enough munchies to ...

Sierra mountain water returns to 800,000 East Bay taps

The taps of many East Bay residents are now flowing with the crisp waters of the Sierras after a five-month hiatus. East Bay Municipal District ...

Sources: BART hires new police chief from Santa Ana

During Rainey’s tenure, the chief reformed the department and helped it recover from the fatal Jan. 1, 2009, Oscar Grant shooting by a BART police ...

Panel in S.F. explores how left can rebound

With Republicans firmly in command of Congress, the White House and about one-third of all state legislatures, it would be easy for an overwhelmingly left-wing ...

Injured fisherman rescued 600 miles off California coast

With two long-range helicopters and a plane, a National Guard rescue team rendezvoused with a fishing vessel 600 miles west of the California coast to ...

Poll reveals support in California for tax-funded school vouchers

President Trump supports tax-funded vouchers letting parents send their kids to private schools of their choice — and it turns out Californians do too, according ...

Bay Area ranked among nation’s worst spots for air pollution

Bay Area ranked among nation’s worst spots for air pollution Even as the nation makes strides cleaning up dirty air, many parts of California, including ...

SF officials, others celebrate 111th anniversary of ’06 quake

SF officials, others celebrate 111th anniversary of ’06 quake Sirens wailed on cue and grown-ups in Victorian costumes fell silent as San Francisco woke up ...

BART pegs fare cheat losses at $15 million to $25 million a year

Fare cheats who jump fare gates, sneak in behind another passenger or simply stroll through swing gates are costing BART somewhere between $15 million and ...

Berkeley police get flak for hands-off approach to protest mayhem

The mostly hands-off approach marked the latest strategy by a police force dealing with violent demonstrations in a famously liberal city that has become ground ...

Oroville Dam’s repair estimates jump to $275 million

California water officials Monday awarded a $275 million contract to repair the troubled Oroville Dam to a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest construction ...

Anniversary of SF’s great disaster is a teachable moment

Extra cans of soup and an extra pair of sneakers could make all the difference when the ground starts shaking as it did 111 years ...

Car plunges into bay near Candlestick but CHP finds no one inside

A vehicle plunged into the water near Candlestick Point Sunday evening, but no one appeared to be inside. The California Highway Patrol received calls about ...

Easter in SF: from sunrise services to irreverent celebrations

Showers and gray skies on Easter Sunday didn’t keep the people of San Francisco from spilling into the streets to celebrate at an eclectic mix ...

Little rain for Easter, but showers will linger through midweek

What felt like an onslaught of rain this weekend in the Bay Area turned out to be less than an inch. Another 0.18 inches fell ...

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