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U.S. asks judge to let it take action against sanctuary locales

A federal judge showed little inclination Wednesday to accept the government’s assurances that President Trump isn’t about to strip San Francisco, Santa Clara County and ...

Ship repair firm to pay SF Port $4.9 million to fix dry docks

BAE Systems, the ship repair giant that operated the dry docks at Pier 70 for more than a decade before walking away last year, has ...

Officer injured as police, skateboarders square off at Dolores Park

An informal skateboarding competition turned disruptive, bloody and then confrontational Tuesday night at Dolores Park in San Francisco when police rushed in to break up ...

S.F. supervisors OK affordable housing laws

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved two pieces of legislation intended to keep lower- and middle-class residents in the city, each requiring ...

100-acre brushfire engulfs 2 homes in San Jose hills

A swiftly moving brushfire engulfed two large homes in the northeast San Jose hills Tuesday, and an army of state and local firefighters was fighting ...

Torrid pace of wildfires likely to linger

The state is now far ahead of last year’s pace for forest and grassland fires, and conditions are ripe for it to stay nasty all ...

BART official criticized for memo on withholding crime facts

A top BART official opened the door for a fresh round of criticism Monday when she explained the transit agency’s decision to withhold information about ...

Judge slams Oakland leaders in police sex scandal

The federal judge overseeing reforms in the Oakland Police Department criticized city officials Monday for a “severely mishandled” investigation into officers who allegedly had sex ...

Oakland fire evacuees start returning home; many still displaced

Several people from three apartments adjacent to the still-smoldering burn site lingered outside their three-story building on the corner of Valdez and 24th streets. The ...

California wildfires destroy homes amid record heat

Wildfires tore across California’s record-hot hills and valleys Sunday, with blazes in both Santa Barbara County and Butte County destroying homes and forcing hundreds to ...

Oakland man drowns in Sonoma County

Authorities were notified about 4:30 p.m. about a man, who was last seen 300 yards away from the main beach in Forestville, slipping under the ...

Investigators seek cause of Oakland fire after crews topple crane

Hundreds of people remained displaced Saturday as crews toppled a giant, fire-damaged construction crane — the last obstacle before investigators could determine what caused a ...

Wildfires roar through rural Contra Costa County, state

A fire that ignited near a petroleum refinery in Rodeo charred 370 acres of hillside by Saturday night and was largely contained. Firefighters from agencies ...

Comic book lovers gather for 25-cent books in SF

Comic book lovers gather for 25-cent books in SF Scattered around Ed Minasian’s feet were copies of Bat Girl, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man — just ...

Hearst Foundations award $1.75 million in California grants

The Hearst Foundations have awarded $1.75 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in California to support a variety of educational, health and social service programs. ...

Oakland blaze a setback for city plan to transform Auto Row

Oakland’s residential builders were reeling Friday as word spread that a centerpiece of one of the city’s important redevelopment areas had burned down, the latest ...

Federal investigators join search for cause in massive Oakland fire

Federal investigators join search for cause in massive Oakland fire Federal and Alameda County arson investigators were among those trying to determine the cause of ...

Trump moves to open more public land to drilling in California

The Trump administration forged ahead with its commitment to boosting domestic fossil fuel production Thursday, directing more public lands to be opened for oil and ...

California counters Sessions’ claims on sanctuary cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions lashed out at so-called sanctuary cities Thursday and said some of the 10 state and local governments whose immigration policies his ...

California files more charges against antiabortion activists

State prosecutors have filed new, more specific invasion-of-privacy charges against two antiabortion activists for secretly recording conversations at national meetings of abortion providers, after a ...

Could Oakland be held in contempt for not reforming its police?

The attorneys who secured a sweeping civil-rights settlement against Oakland 14 years ago stemming from the Riders police-abuse scandal suggested Wednesday that city officials could ...

Banksy rat reappears above Upper Haight's the Red Victorian

A new mural which has every indication of being a new work by renowned graffiti artist Banksy has appeared on the side of The Red ...

Another violent teen robbery on BART in Oakland — but this time, witness saves day

For the second time in three months, a large group of teenagers committed a violent robbery at BART’s Coliseum Station in Oakland, snatching a phone ...

Antioch police seek man who shot and killed gas station cashier

A cashier at an Antioch gas station was shot and killed Monday evening in an incident that also involved an officer firing shots. Antioch police ...

Woman shot to death in San Jose remains unidentified

Officers responding to reports of loud bangs inside a home found the victim dead at the scene. There was no update on the status of ...

Budget cuts force SF courts to trim some services

Budget cuts force SF courts to trim some services San Francisco Superior Court, faced with a deficit of nearly $5.3 million, says it will close ...

Sudden flurry of bear incidents at Yosemite

Bear incidents at Yosemite spiked in late May and early June, according to new data from national park’s bear blog.

Mom of 2 boys killed in Concord hit-run released from hospital

A 35-year-old woman injured in a hit-and-run on Highway 4 in Concord on Friday night that left two of her young sons dead has been ...

Cloudy forecast could make SF fireworks show less than spectacular

Cloudy forecast could make SF fireworks show less than spectacular Locals and visitors to Pier 39 in San Francisco on Monday were not too optimistic ...

Warriors’ championship trophy takes a star turn in SF

The Warriors clinched the 2017 Finals in Oakland, but their trophy has already inched its way across the bridge — two years before the team’s ...

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