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State’s top court refuses to restore firefighters’ award

The state Supreme Court refused Wednesday to reinstate a San Francisco jury’s $3.7 million damage award to 15 firefighters who claimed age discrimination in the ...

Survey predicts big Latino turnout in Calif. June primary in response to Trump

Driven by antipathy toward President Trump and concerns about immigration, a record number of Latinos say they are planning to vote in California’s June 5 ...

San Leandro official faces misconduct probe after sexual harassment claim

San Leandro’s city manager admitted this week that he successfully pushed the City Council to award a $1.5 million loan to a community organization directed ...

No injuries when blaze damages 2 Nob Hill residential buildings

A fire on San Francisco’s Nob Hill burned through 20 units of two residential buildings Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said. The fire was reported at ...

Feds planning massive Northern California immigration sweep to strike against sanctuary laws

U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to ...

5 SF supervisors seek commercial property tax hike to pay for more housing

Five San Francisco supervisors joined forces Tuesday to put a measure on the June 5 ballot that would raise about $100 million a year to ...

Pleasant Hill high school wrestler paralyzed during match

A Pleasant Hill high school wrestler was paralyzed from the neck down by a spinal cord injury he suffered during a junior varsity match Wednesday, ...

CHP officer injured in crash in Concord

A California Highway Patrol officer was injured in a traffic collision in Concord on Monday evening, the agency said. The crash occured at 6:15 p.m. ...

King Day march in SF unites generations in name of civil rights icon

Erika Morris rolled out of bed Monday morning with “We Shall Overcome” playing in her head. Before long, the gospel song was blasting throughout the ...

Electrical fire halts Oakland Zoo’s sky ride

A small electrical fire briefly brought the Oakland Zoo’s overhead chair lift ride to a halt for about 15 minutes Sunday afternoon. Fewer than a ...

Spare the Air alert for Bay Area on Monday

A Spare the Air alert was issued for Monday in the Bay Area, the 19th Spare the Air day for the winter season. Air quality ...

A brawl broke out at a Bay Area restaurant over a missing phone. It was in the lost and found.

An argument over a missing cell phone lead to a brawl at a Newark pizza place that involved at least 20 people, according to one ...

Some transit agencies adjust schedules for MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Transit schedules and other services Monday. Banks and other financial institutions Closed. Post offices Closed, no mail delivery. BART Saturday ...

KGO ends ‘Ronn Owens Show’ after 42 years, but host has new gig

Ronn Owens has had three presidents and local, national and international celebrities sitting across the desk from him, and taken listeners’ calls for 42 years ...

Pittsburg police shoot, kill Antioch man in reported drug deal

A Pittsburg police officer shot and killed a man reportedly conducting a drug deal from his car outside a Nation’s Giant Hamburgers restaurant in the ...

Woman struck, killed by city vehicle in Berkeley

A 70-year-old woman died Friday after a city of Berkeley employee driving a city-owned vehicle hit her at a crosswalk, the California Highway Patrol said. ...

San Jose bar has liquor license suspended

A San Jose bar’s alcohol license was suspended Thursday for violating noise conditions and its license terms in addition to operating a disorderly house, the ...

CHP nabs carpool lane cheater with Chucky doll in passenger seat, takes jab at new Raiders coach

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers nabbed a lone driver in a Contra Costa carpool lane Thursday. Sitting in the passenger seat was a Chucky doll, ...

Breed proposes renaming SF’s Portsmouth Square after Ed Lee

San Francisco acting Mayor London Breed wants to rename Portsmouth Square — one of the oldest and most significant historical sites in the city — ...

Rains back off in Bay Area, mudslides continue down south

Showers that had been wetting down the Bay Area all week finally began to peter out Wednesday, leaving minimal storm damage — unlike in Southern ...

SFO-bound flight comes close to landing on wrong runway

An Aeromexico flight into San Francisco International Airport came close to landing on the wrong runway, federal officials said Wednesday, putting at risk another plane ...

Proposal for $9 tolls on Bay Bridge, $8 on other bridges gets big boost

A measure to raise Bay Area bridge tolls to $9 on the Bay Bridge, and $8 on others over several years took a major step ...

Deadly mudslides plague Southern California, but Wine Country stays firm

As crushing mudslides buried homes and left more than a dozen dead in fire-ravaged Southern California on Tuesday, state and local officials were closely watching ...

Former Vice President Biden looks back on life, career; mum on 2020 presidential bid

Former Vice President Joe Biden largely avoided mention of today’s political fray during the latest stop on his book tour Tuesday in San Francisco. But ...

Driver dies in Napa County rock slide

A rock slide in Napa County caused a fatal crash on Highway 121 Tuesday evening, the California Highway Patrol said, shutting down the road overnight ...

Transit director faces big fine over missing campaign finance reports

The state Fair Political Practices Commission is recommending that AC Transit Director Mark Williams be fined $60,000 for failing to file legally required campaign finance ...

Fire zones brace for mudslides amid heavy rain, but no evacuations ordered

As a rainstorm that was expected to be the wettest of the season battered the Bay Area on Monday, authorities prepared for possible mudslides in ...

Oil giant ExxonMobil counters climate-change suits by SF, other governments

Oil giant ExxonMobil has launched a counterpunch to the lawsuits filed by San Francisco and other communities that seek damages for climate change, alleging that ...

Wettest storm of the winter season to soak Bay Area

The most potent storm of the winter season was moving into the Bay Area late Sunday, bringing up to 6 inches of rain to coastal ...

Police: '13 Reasons Why' actor exploited role, stole from Marin County elderly

A Bay Area actor who appeared in episodes of the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why” was arrested on suspicion of stealing from and burglarizing elderly ...

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