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Fatal incident closes street near Martinez train tracks

A fatal incident involving a train briefly closed one entrance to Almar Marina in Martinez near the Amtrak station on Sunday afternoon, officials said. A ...

Bay Area political events: 9/11 prayers for peace, cyberthreats

Political events in the Bay Area Monday Prayers for peace: Multifaith prayers for peace and justice on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. ...

Pilot killed in Point Reyes crash had fled Hurricane Harvey

The pilot who died in a crash at Point Reyes National Seashore last week had recently left his Houston home after Hurricane Harvey flooded his ...

Woman suspected of DUI after driving on SMART train tracks

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit system temporarily ground to a halt Saturday after a Santa Rosa motorist suspected of driving under the influence veered off ...

Oakland protesters say police training is too militaristic

About 200 people chanted, picketed, and banged drums outside the Alameda County Building in Oakland on Friday, protesting this weekend’s Urban Shield event — a ...

UC Berkeley ratchets up security for right-wing pundit’s speech

Sections of the UC Berkeley campus are to be closed off and officials will request photo identification from attendees as part of safety measures being ...

Bay Area political events: DACA march, 9/11 prayers for peace

Political events in the Bay Area Sunday Picnic in the park: Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, hosts a picnic in Golden Gate Park’s Marx Meadow ...

Scientists say decline in monarch butterflies brings risk of extinction

Western monarch butterflies, which crowd trees along the California coast every winter and flush them with color, have declined so dramatically since the 1980s that ...

Is climate change wreaking weather havoc? Evolving science seeks answers

When San Francisco hit 103 degrees in June 2000, a new high after more than a century of record-keeping, the forces of global warming were ...

Dangling debris forces Union Square-area street closures

San Francisco Police on Thursday night barricaded a 1½ block strip beneath the Hilton Hotel in Union Square while crews worked to remove a piece ...

Photos of the week: August 28 – September 03, 2017

A dynamic week for Chronicle photographers as images were taken of Bay Area residents trying to escape the heat, whale watching expedition in the San ...

3 deaths in SF likely caused by weekend heat wave

Three people appear to have died from the record heat wave in San Francisco this weekend, the San Francisco medical examiner said Wednesday. All three ...

Local meteorologist falls victim to heat exhaustion during heat wave, collapses on Muni

Even if the weather is your business, that doesn’t mean you’re immune to the effects of it.

Trump ending DACA immigration program; Opponents slam ‘heartless’ move on Dreamers

President Trump’s decision to phase out protections for about 800,000 immigrants who entered the U.S. as children fulfilled a campaign promise while prompting alarm from ...

Taxi drivers to get payouts as plans for accumulated fund are dropped

San Francisco’s taxi drivers, who have seen their earnings plummet in recent years as Uber and Lyft have taken off, will get small windfalls and ...

San Francisco, Benioff rally behind Houston schools after flood

San Francisco is rallying behind its former schools superintendent Richard Carranza, who is in the thick of recovery efforts in flooded Houston, where he moved ...

Car slams into SF Tesla dealership on Van Ness Avenue Monday

A silver Mercedes crashed into a Tesla dealership on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco Monday afternoon, shattering windows at the facilities, officials said. City ...

Bay Area gets a touch of scattered rain from fading tropical storm

Fresh off a weekend heat bender, Bay Area residents found some respite Monday beneath overcast skies and light, scattered showers. The passing rain, which fell ...

Band music and a day in the park marks Labor Day for many

In San Francisco, a group of union members decided to celebrate Labor Day by, well, working. They were the 30-odd musicians with the Golden Gate ...

Fans sold out across Bay Area even as region starts to cool down

Even as the Bay Area was reaching the end of a heat wave Sunday, the fan market was still running hot as retailers continued to ...

Dogs and cats flown in from Texas for adoption in Bay Area

Texas animal shelters are dealing with a large influx of displaced animals due to Hurricane Harvey, and now five Bay Area rescue groups are looking ...

Scorching heat or not, Pleasanton’s annual Highland Games still go on

It cooled off to a sensible 105 degrees in Pleasanton on Sunday, which made wearing a woolen kilt downright comfortable, almost. Hundreds of men were ...

Castro Valley man accused of killing Sacramento deputy in shootout dies

The Castro Valley man accused of killing a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy and wounding two California Highway Patrol officers died Saturday, succumbing to the injuries ...

Watch an old Bay Bridge marine foundation implode

The first of six planned demolitions happened safely and successfully on Saturday, according to Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol.

Bay Area sizzles again Saturday, with numerous heat records falling

San Francisco’s record-shattering heat wave continued into Saturday, with a 102-degree afternoon that was the hottest Sept. 2 ever seen in the city. The city ...

San Francisco hits 106 degrees — shatters all-time record

Friday’s scorching 106-degree heat in San Francisco broke the all-time record dating to 1874 for the hottest day in the usually foggy city by the ...

Nipple equality: Women could go topless in Berkeley under new proposal

A Berkeley law that makes public displays of the female breast illegal could be abolished this month if a city councilman gets his way. The ...

Fires around California destroy homes, close roads, fill air with smoke

One of the worst wildfire seasons in recent California history was sending smoke into nearly every corner of the state Friday, turning skies into a ...

US shutters Russia’s San Francisco consulate in retaliation

The diplomats at the Russian Consulate in San Francisco have been known to bring plates of delicacies and vodka shots to neighborhood block parties and, ...

‘Oppressive heat’ about to scorch Bay Area; Livermore may hit 116

The good people of Livermore, under siege from the weather gods, retreated to their air-conditioned malls, senior centers and multiplexes on Thursday until this triple-digit ...

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