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Mary L. Booker, leader of Bayview community theater, dies

Mary L. Booker, leader of Bayview community theater, dies Mary L. Booker, a pillar of community theater in the Bayview, died May 11 at Coming ...

Bay Area political events: Free speech, North Korea

Bay Area political events: Ben Stein, a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor and Berkeley resident, will discuss his documentary, “Near Normal Man,” and free speech versus hate ...

Anne Dick, memoirist and writer’s muse, dies

By the time the couple broke up less than six years later, Dick had written more than a dozen novels and was well on his ...

3 staffers injured in fire at Google tech event in Mountain View

Three people were injured Thursday afternoon after a fire broke out during Google’s annual conference for developers at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, authorities said. ...

The usual dose of weird forecast for sunny 106th Bay to Breakers

Between the Vikings and the Ninja Turtles, in the middle of a traffic jam of cardboard Google buses, it’s become trickier for Bay to Breakers ...

SF city official recommends increase in garbage collection rates

The rate increase recommended by Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru is slightly lower than the 16 percent jump the city’s contracted garbage hauler, Recology, requested ...

Regulators cite Richmond Chevron refinery over foul smell

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District said it issued four violations Tuesday to the Chevron refinery related to the late-December incident that stumped local ...

SF supervisors compromise on affordable housing

A yearlong battle in San Francisco City Hall ended Wednesday night when two factions on the Board of Supervisors reached a compromise on how much ...

SF takes step toward housing all homeless veterans

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee stood in the lobby of a newly opened, supportive-housing complex Wednesday, and surrounded by dozens of military veterans just rescued ...

San Mateo County allocates millions for affordable housing

San Mateo County will spend more than $40 million to expand affordable housing stock for families, veterans and the elderly, the Board of Supervisors unanimously ...

SF supervisors move forward density bonus affordable housing plan

Supervisor Katy Tang appears to be closer to getting the votes she needs to pass a law allowing developers to build taller structures in exchange ...

San Jose approves clean energy program

San Jose approved a program Tuesday to pool funds from residents to purchase energy from green sources, becoming the largest city in the country to ...

Mike McCone, former head of California Historical Society, dies

Mike McCone, executive director of the California Historical Society during crucial years that were to determine its survival and later board chair at Heyday Books ...

East Bay student killed on the way home from senior prom

East Bay student killed on the way home from senior prom A popular 18-year-old student at James Logan High School in Union City was killed ...

2 injured in shooting on I-880 off-ramp in Hayward

Gunshots injured two men on an Interstate 880 off-ramp in Hayward Sunday night, the latest in an alarming spate of freeway shootings throughout the Bay ...

CHP officers find kitten clinging to underside of patrol car

California Highway Patrol officers may have saved a tiny life Sunday when they found a kitten clinging to the bottom of a patrol car.

Attorney General Becerra urges Cal grads to fight for change

Speaking to political science graduates at UC Berkeley Sunday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra voiced the traditional exhortation to go out and change the world. ...

Nudists to celebrate 'Summer of Love' with parade through San Francisco

A nude parade meant to celebrate the ideology and values of the “Summer of Love” is set to march through San Francisco on Saturday, May ...

Fire roars through Emeryville complex under construction

Firefighters battled a major blaze Saturday morning in Emeryville that ripped through a $35 million housing and retail development that was under construction — the ...

Oakland firefighters rescue child from burning building

Oakland firefighters rescue child from burning building Firefighters rescued a child trapped in a burning home in Oakland early Saturday, Oakland Fire Department officials said. ...

Bay Area political events: Journalist talk, abortion rights

Bay Area political events: Journalist talk, abortion rights Political events A roundup of upcoming events: Bay Area political journalists, including The Chronicle’s Joe Garofoli, discuss ...

Bay Area political events: Peace walk, journalist talk

Bay Area political events: Peace walk, journalist talk Political events In honor of Mother’s Day, a walk on the Golden Gate Bridge to “build bridges, ...

Contra Costa County DA union board votes no confidence in boss

The seven-member board of the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Association voted unanimously that it had “no confidence” in District Attorney Mark Peterson, meaning they ...

Price for extension of AC Transit service to Oakland hills schools: $1 million

AC Transit announced the terms of its deal with Oakland’s school district that allowed for a one-year extension of bus service to three schools in ...

Contra Costa County grand jury says DA should be fired

In an unusual legal maneuver, a Contra Costa grand jury in a Thursday filing said that the county’s district attorney who spent more than $66,000 ...

Steph Curry signs sneakers of girl who died in basketball game

The 16-year-old student at Homestead High School in Cupertino was playing at a club basketball game Saturday night at Mission College in Santa Clara when ...

With ridership down, complaints up, BART to look at homeless problem

Facing declining ridership and rising complaints about conditions in downtown San Francisco stations, BART plans to take aim at what officials see as a possible ...

Homelessness, safety top San Franciscans’ concerns

[...] there’s also bad news — residents feel increasingly unsafe, particularly in the city’s southeastern neighborhoods, and are more concerned about homelessness. Muni, public safety ...

Oakland schools pick superintendent amid budget mess

After a national search, the Oakland school board picked a city native and longtime employee to serve as superintendent and steer the district through a ...

Massive Fremont wedding brawl caught on video

The Chronicle has obtained video footage taken during a brawl that broke out Saturday at a wedding celebration at a Fremont banquet hall. Callers initially ...

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