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In Mission meeting, SF officials seek safety solutions for Dolores Park

A cadre of San Francisco officials told a crowd of concerned residents Monday evening that the city is seeking collaborative, permanent solutions to address the ...

SF State asks court to dismiss suit accusing it of allowing anti-Semitism

Saying they have no power to censor campus speech, officials at San Francisco State University asked a federal judge Monday to dismiss a suit by ...

Eclipse a thrilling celestial show — for those who could see it

Millions of heads turned upward Monday as the moon passed in front of the sun, covering it completely or nearly so in a sight that ...

A smashing day of pingpong at Chinatown festival

Taking powerful smacks at a whizzing white blur, Avery Chan barely broke a sweat as he made short work of his opponent Sunday inside Old ...

Monday’s eclipse? A ‘close call’ for SF fog-bound viewers

For Bay Area fog-dwellers who want to see the big solar eclipse Monday morning, the message is clear: Head east beyond the cloud cover, and ...

Wawona residents still can’t go home as Yosemite fire rages

Residents of a tiny town in Yosemite National Park will have to wait even longer to return home. Evacuation orders for Wawona that were issued ...

Santa Rosa firefighters rescue kitten stuck in car engine

A black kitten lodged in a car engine Saturday was freed by Santa Rosa firefighters, department officials said. Someone initially heard meowing sounds around 10:30 ...

Small plane from Bay Area bound for Oregon eclipse spot crashes, killing 2

A small plane that early reports indicated had departed from the Bay Area crashed Saturday in central Oregon, killing the two people on board. The ...

Berkeley modifies city laws to empower officials during protests

Berkeley officials have tweaked local laws to give the city more power over unauthorized demonstrations, just days before another far-right rally is planned for downtown. ...

Bay Area political events: town hall, people’s budget

Political events in the Bay Area Wednesday Town hall: Rep. Ro Khanna, D-San Jose, hosts a town hall meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. ...

Richmond mayor wants to scrap city’s public Housing Authority

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is proposing the dismantling of the city’s Housing Authority, saying that diminishing funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban ...

‘Monster in the Mission’ housing developer making new pitch amid protest

After more than two years of relative quiet, the “Monster in the Mission” — a contentious 330-unit development proposal next to the 16th Street BART ...

Big tobacco fuels nicotine replacement addiction, UCSF study shows

Nicotine patches, lozenges, inhalers and gum have long been marketed as ways of helping addicts break the habit. But such products by themselves won’t do ...

SF residents use city Adopt a Drain program to dub drains 'Drainmond Green'

At least four drains have officially been named “Drainmond Green” since the city kicked off its Adopt a Drain program less than a year ago.

Showdown over state auditor’s access to records on probes of state judges

An unprecedented legal standoff between the state auditor and the agency that disciplines unethical judges in California came to a head Thursday as lawyers for ...

Permit for right-wing Crissy Field rally to get 2nd look by officials

The National Park Service on Wednesday acknowledged widespread concern over plans to hold a right-wing rally at Crissy Field in San Francisco next week, and ...

For Oakland family split by deportation, an emotional last day in U.S.

Maria Mendoza-Sanchez spent her last day in the United States before deportation tending to matters both routine and strange. She drove her 16-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, ...

Woman allegedly stabs brother during stop at San Mateo gas station

An Oregon woman reportedly stabbed her brother multiple times during a road-trip gas station stop in San Mateo on Tuesday evening, police said. Evelynn Enriquez, ...

BART considers a later daily start during systemwide rebuild

Hundreds of early-morning BART riders will have to begin their commutes an hour later on weekdays — or resort to buses or their cars — ...

Furor grows over SF right-wing rally plans

San Francisco’s top political leaders piled on Tuesday in opposition to a right-wing group’s planned rally next week at Crissy Field, with Mayor Ed Lee ...

11th-hour plea denied as Oakland nurse and husband prepare for deportation

When Oakland nurse Maria Mendoza-Sanchez noticed an incoming call Tuesday afternoon from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the mother of four waved her family into her bedroom ...

State to join SF in suing Trump administration over sanctuary-city threat

California joined San Francisco on Monday in taking legal action challenging a Trump administration threat to withhold federal public safety grants from sanctuary cities that ...

In wake of Charlottesville, Bay Area law enforcement girds for protests

The violence and death sparked by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend was, to most people, a frightening look into a fringe hate-group philosophy ...

Ex-Jefferson Starship guitarist can sue band over use of name

A lead guitarist of the Jefferson Starship has somebody to sue — five members of the venerable rock band, for continuing to use its name ...

Bay Area comes together at rallies to oppose racism, Virginia violence

Bay Area residents held vigils across the region Sunday to protest the weekend’s violent white-supremacy rallies in Virginia that led to the death of a ...

Berkeley hot dog chain fires cook said to have been at Virginia protest

A Berkeley hot-dog chain fired an employee this weekend in response to a Twitter campaign seeking to identify white nationalist participants in Saturday’s deadly demonstration ...

Fire ignites in Yosemite National Park, closes trail

A wildfire burning Sunday at the southern end of Yosemite National Park prompted the closure of a popular trail and put residents of the small ...

Napa County wildfire evacuations lifted near Lake Berryessa

Residents were allowed back into their homes and roads were reopened to motorists Saturday in Napa County after fire crews made headway overnight to contain ...

Demonstrators march through Oakland to protest white nationalist violence

Hundreds of protesters marched through Oakland on Saturday night, with some briefly blocking traffic on the Interstate 580 freeway in what organizers called an “emergency ...

Bag screening failure at San Jose airport causing major flight delays

Bag screening failure at San Jose airport causing major flight delays A luggage screening failure Saturday at the San Jose International Airport caused delays of ...

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