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San Francisco, Oakland sue major oil companies over rising seas

The cities of San Francisco and Oakland are suing some of the world’s largest oil companies over climate change, joining an emerging legal effort to ...

Thursday night 49ers game to further complicate typical traffic gridlock

Few sure things exist in the sporting world, but a traffic mess is guaranteed Thursday when the 49ers play a home game at Levi’s Stadium ...

A 7-year-old girl, a cancer diagnosis and a last wish in SF just missed

Her resume was formidable: Deputy, Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia. Deputy, Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia. Officer, New York City Police Department. Even before finishing ...

SF supervisors want Justin Herman’s name yanked off plaza

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors made it clear Tuesday that it no longer wants the plaza at the foot of Market Street to be ...

Big, new mixed-use project proposed for Potrero Power Plant property

The new owner of the mothballed Potrero Power Plant on San Francisco’s central waterfront has submitted a plan to build more than 1,800 residential units ...

San Francisco’s soda law blocked by appeals court

San Francisco’s groundbreaking effort to curb soda consumption by requiring health warnings in display ads hit a judicial wall Tuesday when a federal appeals court ...

Gov. Brown’s grand water-tunnel project runs into money uncertainty

Just months after Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to shore up California’s water system with two giant tunnels won key approval from regulators, the $17 billion ...

Right-leaning Free Speech Week is on at UC Berkeley, but lineup murky

UC Berkeley will accommodate Free Speech Week next week, despite a dispute between the university and supporters of President Trump who are promoting the controversial ...

These have been judged the Bay Area’s 10 worst commutes

The flow of Bay Area traffic keeps getting slower and slower, but the commuters’ worst quagmires remain frustratingly unchanged, according to a report released Monday ...

Feinstein ducks questions on re-election bid

Sen. Dianne Feinstein dodged questions Sunday on whether she is planning to mount a re-election run for a fifth term as a U.S. senator in ...

Student group must pay needed fees for ‘Free Speech Week,’ UC officials say

The student group seeking to hold a four-day series of conservative speakers and provocateurs at UC Berkeley has failed to pay required deposits, university officials ...

UC Berkeley professors urge campus boycott during ‘Free Speech Week’

At UC Berkeley, 177 professors and graduate students have signed an open letter urging thousands of colleagues and classmates to boycott campus for four days ...

AIDS Grove dedicates new section to hemophiliacs killed by the disease

There’s a new place of solace within the National AIDS Memorial Grove: a memorial circle devoted to victims of the disease who were hemophiliacs. About ...

Napolitano pledges to uphold UC’s free-speech tradition

The University of California will uphold its free-speech tradition by hosting provocateurs such as Milo Yiannopoulos regardless of their message, unless they resort to personal ...

Bills on sanctuary, sex offenders moving to approval in Legislature

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers were expected to give final approval to sweeping legislation Friday that would create a statewide sanctuary policy and end lifetime registration ...

Alleged SF killer had been released from jail despite request for immigration hold

One of three men accused of using a gun stolen from a San Francisco police officer to kill a man in the Mission District last ...

6 earthquakes rattle Northern California on Thursday

A quartet of small earthquakes shook Northern California on Thursday, including three rattlers about 9 miles northeast of San Jose, says the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tiny quakes jiggle east San Jose foothills

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake rattled the foothills of east San Jose on Thursday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of the quake was ...

Teams selected in competition to remake Castro’s Harvey Milk Plaza

Three local design teams are finalists in a competition that could lead to a makeover of San Francisco’s busy but barren Harvey Milk Plaza. The ...

Alameda Point water deemed OK for bathing, but not consuming

Residents of Alameda Point can safely bathe in their tap water again, but should continue to refrain from drinking it, cooking with it or using ...

SF ponders new rules for Chariot and other private transit vehicles

In an effort to appease a flurry of complaints, the city’s new permit program for private transit vehicles, like Chariot, will focus on keeping the ...

How a joke in a hotel hot tub turned into a massive drug bust

A man was arrested shortly after undercover deputies from Marin County learned of his drug operation while chatting in a hotel hot tub, the San ...

A’s want to build new ballpark next to Laney College in Oakland

The Oakland A’s have settled on land near Laney College as their preferred spot for a 35,000-seat, privately financed ballpark to replace the Coliseum, team ...

Berkeley OKs pepper spray use by police

The Berkeley City Council, fed up with violent protests in the city, agreed Tuesday to allow police to use pepper spray to subdue agitators. The ...

Alameda Point residents told to not drink tap water

Residents of Alameda Point were warned Tuesday not to drink, wash dishes, cook or brush their teeth using tap water after contaminants were found in ...

East Bay developer accused of illegal contributions to Swalwell campaign

A well-known East Bay developer was arraigned Tuesday in federal court on an indictment that accuses him of engaging in fraud to make illegal campaign ...

SFPD use-of-force training simulates dangers officers encounter

There was a distraught waitress who slashed a co-worker with a foot-long kitchen knife. There was a suicidal man armed with a revolver on his ...

Bay Area gets surprise hit of lightning, thunder and rain

In an unusual display of meteorological madness, Mother Nature doused parts of the Bay Area with brief but heavy rain Monday night and zapped some ...

Cheery, colorful Oakland Pride day draws thousands, puts politics aside

For a few hours Sunday morning, Oakland residents forgot about the hurricane hurtling across Florida, the wildfires scorching the state and the national politics that ...

S.F. fire battalion chief died Sunday while on duty

A San Francisco fire battalion chief with 26 years of experience with the department died Sunday morning after responding to a fire call. Terry Smerdel ...

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