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Tahoe, Carmel hotels report high occupancy as Bay Area residents seek fresh air

Bay Area residents are doing whatever they can to avoid the hazardous air quality, which in many cases, means getting out of dodge completely. So ...

A second transbay tube for BART? It could happen

Bay Area Rapid Transit officials will present their latest plans Thursday to build a second Transbay Tube connecting San Francisco to the East Bay — ...

Frida Kahlo Way to be unveiled in San Francisco Friday

San Francisco’s newly renamed Frida Kahlo Way will be unveiled Friday morning in the Ingleside neighborhood. Supervisor Norman Yee, who oversaw the renaming efforts of ...

Big rig fire on Highway 101 shuts down lanes near Cotati

A UPS tractor trailer-overturned and caught fire early Wednesday morning on northbound Highway 101 in Cotati, choking rush hour traffic, authorities said. Officers responded to ...

Twenty-vehicle pileup temporarily shuts down Highway 1 in Santa Cruz

A traffic accident involving a big rig and 19 cars Tuesday closed all lanes on Highway 1 in Santa Cruz for a few hours, authorities ...

South Lake Tahoe's vote to ban Airbnb is too close to call

A week after Election Day, a grassroots measure to ban short-term home rentals in South Lake Tahoe was clinging to a minuscule lead.

Three-car crash snarls Highway 121 traffic in Sonoma County

A three-car crash Tuesday morning on northbound Highway 121 stopped traffic in Sonoma County, hampering rush hour commutes, authorities said. The accident was reported around ...

SF Veterans Day Parade marches 100 years after end of WWI

Red paper poppies dotted the sidewalks at Sunday’s Veterans Day Parade at Fisherman’s Wharf, tucked into the ponytails of young girls and handed to anybody ...

Magnitude 3.7 earthquake strikes near Crockett, followed by aftershock

The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck near Crockett, Calif. on Saturday, followed by an aftershock that shook the same ...

Suspect in Halloween slaying arrested in Richmond

Richmond police have arrested a suspect in connection with the slaying on Halloween of a 42-year-old man. Thadeus Colley was arrested Friday and booked for ...

CHP Golden Gate Air Ops flies into crazy conditions to help first responders

More than into the teeth of the wind, CHP’s Golden Gate Air Operations is flying into the face of death and have the pictures to ...

Two ‘fairly large fires’ fully contained in Golden Gate Park

San Francisco firefighters contained two “fairly large fires” in Golden Gate Park Friday night. The fires broke out late Friday afternoon near the polo field ...

Fatal crash on I-80 in Fairfield leaves three dead, roadway blocked

A fatal car accident Friday morning in Fairfield and prompted a severe traffic alert and closed a lane on Interstate 80 for hours, officials said. ...

‘She deserved better.’ Pepperdine student from Napa among Thousand Oaks victims

In August, Alaina Housley packed her bags and left her childhood home in Napa. She was following in her father and mother’s footsteps all the ...

Police: Small dog mauled to death by pit bull in Dolores Park

A pit bull mauled a small chihuahua to death in Dolores Park on Monday afternoon, police said.

Will your face mask protect you from wildfire smoke?

With smoke from the Camp Fire blanketing San Francisco and other Bay Area communities, some people are wondering if it’s safe to go outside.

Google employee fatally hit by company shuttle bus

A Google employee died Monday after being hit by a company shuttle bus, police and Google officials said. The company on Wednesday identified the victim ...

What's going to happen with Daylight Saving Time now?

Time stops for no one, but with the passage of Proposition 7 on Tuesday night, it may stop shifting for California. The “Change Daylight Saving ...

Record turnout expected as voters surge to polls around Bay Area

Voters rushed to the polls in anticipated record numbers around the Bay Area for Tuesday’s midterm elections — many galvanized by frustrations over growing national ...

Tragedy in Yosemite: ‘Wishful wanderlust’ before couple’s plunge from Taft Point

From the Grand Canyon to the California coast, Meenakshi Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath documented a life of travel and and natural beauty in their adopted ...

William J. Murtagh dies — leader in historic preservation

William J. Murtagh, the first designated “keeper” of the National Register of Historic Places and a paladin among preservationists, died Oct. 28 in a retirement ...

Stockton police: 5 kids go missing from foster home

Stockton police are asking the public for help finding five children who went missing over the weekend. The five siblings are believed to have fled ...

Highway 9 shut down by smoky fire in Santa Cruz

A fire in the Santa Cruz mountains that was spewing heavy smoke throughout the area forced the California Highway Patrol to close Highway 9 in ...

Missing hiker found dead at base of 200-foot-tall cliff in Sierra

A missing hiker from Elk Grove, Calif., was found dead at the base of a cliff in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Alpine County ...

A tremendous tree gets a proper goodbye

A Berkeley neighborhood gathered Thursday evening to mourn perhaps the oldest resident on Russell Street — an Italian stone pine tree estimated to be about ...

All northbound lanes reopened after crash on I-880 in Oakland

All northbound lanes of Interstate 880 at 23rd Avenue in Oakland were closed for several hours early Saturday following an injury crash that caused steel ...

Dry conditions bring red flag fire warning in Bay Area

Dry weather conditions and 55 mph wind gusts at the highest peaks in the Bay Area brought a red flag fire warning for the region, ...

Fire burning just west of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, one structure ablaze

Firefighters were working to contain a fire in the hills of unincorporated Sonoma County on Friday night, officials said. One structure was fully engulfed. Fire ...

Oakland mayor forbids asking police applicants to agree to disclosure of sexual assaults

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf ordered an immediate end Sunday to a Police Department policy that forced job applicants to agree to the disclosure of information ...

Series of earthquakes rattles South Bay, Santa Cruz

The ground came alive in Central California on Friday morning. After a magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck 12 miles south of Hollister at 5:58 a.m., more ...

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