SF Bay Area

Defendants in Bryan Stow beating indicted on federal weapons charges

(San Jose Mercury) – …when the two men were arrested on July 21, 2011, they were in possession of two semi-automatic rifles, a 12-gauge shotgun, ...

Pleasanton braces for fallout of Safeway-Albertson’s merger

(Mercury News) – …city officials relayed their hope the deal will allow the corporation to remain a strong presence in the local economy.

SF Gate’s Pick of Seven Fun Things To Do This Week

(SF Gate) – …events taking place over the next few days — from the Bacon and Beer Festival in Oakland to the kickoff of Sunday ...

San Francisco bans selling plastic water bottles on city property

(San Jose Mercury) – The sale and distribution of plastic water bottles on public property in San Francisco will soon be banned following a unanimous ...

Warriors arena supporters may shoot for alternate sites

(SF Gate) – The Golden State Warriors say their waterfront arena plan is “full speed ahead,” but supporters are subtly eyeing alternate sites…

Remains of military fortress found beneath Alcatraz

(BBC) – Prof Everett points to a spot where he has found evidence of a subterranean tunnel system.

A Savvy Girl Scout Is Selling Cookies at a Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco

(Mashable) - ”It’s all about location, and what better place to sell Girl Scout cookies than outside a medical cannabis collective?”

How I Ended Up in Solitary After Calling 911 for Help

(Medium) – As a result of my efforts to help injured bicyclists … I was …violently tackled, arrested, taken to county jail, stripped and left ...

S.F. police go beyond duty to help homeless family

(SF Gate) – “You see a lot on this beat, but this one was really unique,” said Officer Eithne Cummins.

How to pass slow trucks on Highway 17 and other QA about driving in the Bay Area

(Mercury News) – …when I come up behind a slow truck, is it OK to signal … and change lanes…, even though drivers in the ...

San Francisco and its cycletracks lead the way toward safer biking statewide

(Bay Guardian) – Market Street’s bike lanes, which are physically separated from car lanes, aren’t yet legal under state law. Other California cities may soon ...

Chinatown parade kicks off Lunar New Year celebrations in SF

(SF Examiner) – To kick off the Year of the Horse, a parade with lion dancers and firecrackers headed through SF’s Chinatown…

Uber, Lyft, Sidecar put driver recruiting in high gear

(SF Gate) – Even cabbies are hearing the call…

San Jose police could tap into volunteer residents’ private security cameras under new proposal

(San Jose Mercury) – Property owners would voluntarily register their security cameras for a police database…

Silicon Valley powers a gain of 11,200 jobs in Bay Area last month

(San Jose Mercury) – South Bay and San Francisco are major job engines for the entire state. East Bay is one of the weakest…

Freeway art adds flavor and color to Bay Area highways

(San Jose Mercury) – Those drab gray walls along many Bay Area freeways are getting much more interesting.

Intel Science Talent Search: Eight Bay Area finalists

(San Jose Mercury) – Of 1,800 entries, eight Bay Area students on Wednesday were named finalists in the nation’s “junior Nobel Prize.”

Temple Grandin: ‘Half of Silicon Valley’s got mild autism’

(San Jose Mercury) – The story of Temple Grandin is remarkable because it is a rarity.

Burglar to Cops: I’m on Drugs And Need a Place to Sleep

(SF Weekly) – …this just proves drugs will make you dumber…

‘Charge rage’: Too many electric cars, not enough workplace chargers

(San Jose Mercury) – SAP faces a problem that is increasingly common at Silicon Valley companies…

Bay Area in ‘extreme drought’ – might as well enjoy the sun

(SF Gate) – Wildfires are burning. Lawns are brown. And the beaches are filled with sunbathers…

This View of the Moon Is Another Reason Bernal Heights Is The Hottest Neighborhood in the U.S.

(SF Weekly) – The time-lapse video of the moonrise over Mt. Diablo was shot by Bernal neighbor Joe “Jobius” Thomas.

BART Union Ratifies Labor Deal, Bill to Ban Transit Strikes Loses Traction

(SF Weekly) – The bill … would essentially strip away BART workers’ right to strike.

Meditation transforms roughest San Francisco schools

(SF Gate) – Twice daily, a gong sounds in the classroom and rowdy adolescents, who normally can’t sit still for 10 seconds, shut their eyes ...

Commission on the Environment to address SF plan to charge tech buses using Muni stops

(SF Examiner) – San Francisco’s Commission on the Environment will step into the tech commuter bus controversy today…

SF mayor calls for end to bad and illegal behavior at Main Library

(SF Examiner) – Mayor Ed Lee is calling for a zero-tolerance policy for patrons of the Main Library…

San Francisco jobs that pay at least $100K

(SF Gate) – Looking to boost your annual income? Break into six figures with these jobs.

Board of Supervisors turns eye to pedestrian safety, evictions

(SF Examiner) – In its first meeting of 2014, the Board of Supervisors addressed evictions and pedestrian fatalities…

SF plans to charge tech buses for using Muni stops in pilot program

(SF Examiner) – Companies that use shuttles — Google, Apple, Genentech, Facebook and Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation — were present for the announcement.

You might be a real Marina resident if you…

(SF Gate) – Our “real locals” series, highlighting the people and places behind S.F. neighborhoods, is swinging around the city.

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