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Court reinstates SF ban on evicting teachers during school year

A state appeals court upheld a San Francisco ordinance Wednesday that protects teachers, other school staff and child care center employees from evictions during the ...

Professor leading bid to recall Judge Persky receives threat, ‘white powder’

A Stanford law professor leading the effort to recall a judge in a controversial sexual assault case said Wednesday that someone sent her an envelope ...

Berkeley City Council votes to become sanctuary city for cannabis, likely a first

Cannabis users and providers in Berkeley got an added layer of protection on Tuesday as the city declared itself a sanctuary city for marijuana, likely ...

Colorado man found slain on SF street may have owed big drug debt

A $14,000 debt in a drug deal may have led to the bizarre strangulation death of a 31-year-old Colorado man whose body was found tied ...

10 schoolchildren in SF hospitalized after ingesting unknown substance

Ten schoolchildren were hospitalized Tuesday afternoon in San Francisco after they ingested an unknown substance at a local middle school, officials said. Police and firefighters ...

California sues SF on behalf of transgender woman barred from restroom

A state civil rights agency has sued San Francisco on behalf of a transgender woman who said a city employee refused to let her use ...

San Francisco man killed in garbage truck incident

A 42-year-old San Francisco man died while operating a garbage truck in Potrero Hill, authorities said Monday. Jeremy Gordon, of San Francisco, was killed about ...

Novato police suspect foul play after woman, man found dead in apartment

A man and woman found dead inside an apartment Monday morning in Novato might be victims of foul play, authorities said. Officers responded to an ...

Wind blows chain-link fence in Mission District over — 2 injured, 1 critically

Two pedestrians were injured, one critically, after they were struck by a chain-link fence toppled by wind-driven construction debris Sunday in San Francisco’s Mission District, ...

Temperature breaks record in the Bay Area for 10th day in a row

Things are forecast to cool off around the Bay Area next week, but on Saturday the warm stretch continued, with high temperatures breaking a daily ...

Boatload of birdwatchers rescued when ferry goes aground near Berkeley

The Berkeley Fire Department and the Coast Guard rescued 41 people and a dog from the waters about a half-mile from the Berkeley Marina Saturday ...

Flower Market Fair opens SF’s Chinese New Year’s celebration

San Francisco’s Chinese New Year celebration officially began Saturday, and some say this lunar year will be a favorite among the crowds. That’s because it’s ...

Muriel James, self-help psychologist, author of ‘Born to Win,’ dies at 100

Being authentic, said self-help psychologist and author Muriel James, is more important than being a success. “Achievement is not the most important thing,” she wrote ...

Letters reportedly posted at SF tent encampment threaten to burn, beat homeless people

A man reportedly posted threatening, expletive-filled letters on tents at a Mission District encampment Friday afternoon, a human rights organizer said.

SF’s key issues condensed to van rental agent’s tweet storm

Sharky Laguana typed the string of 37 tweets in a fit of frustration Thursday, describing an hours-long saga of trying to recover a rental van ...

Federal ‘open house’ on oil drilling angers activists in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — Hundreds of Californians who traveled to the state Capitol to voice their opposition to President Trump’s plans to expand offshore oil drilling left ...

Harry ‘Hunk’ Anderson, modern art collector and philanthropist, dies at 95

Harry W. Anderson, a flat-topped dorm food distributor who, on the side, built one of the most valuable collections of American postwar art in private ...

San Jose flood victims sue city, county, water district for negligence

Sinia Ellis remembers seeing the water creep higher and higher, until she saw no option but to place her purse and a few belongings in ...

4 SF public defender’s lawyers to run against GOP-appointed judges

In an unusual effort to redirect judicial politics in San Francisco, four lawyers from the city public defender’s office announced their candidacies for Superior Court ...

Grateful Dead lyricist, digital civil rights pioneer John Perry Barlow dies

In an online biography, John Perry Barlow offered a short and simple version of his life: “I co-founded (Electronic Frontier Foundation), wrote songs for the ...

A gospel farewell to ‘Oh Happy Day’ composer Edwin Hawkins

The cream of the gospel world was on hand at Harbor Light Church in Fremont Tuesday, to praise the life and art of gospel titan ...

Dad loses bid to sue Marine Corps over daughter’s murder

The murder of a Bay Area woman by a fellow Marine, who then took his own life, is a tragedy that the legal system can ...

Strange light over Northern California was SpaceX rocket

A slow-moving light seen across Northern California Tuesday night was SpaceX correcting the trajectory of its Falcom Heavy rocket, launched earlier in the day.

Oakland OKs rule that could limit Brooks’ power

The Oakland City Council passed a rule change Tuesday that could lead to the removal of Councilwoman Desley Brooks from her position as a committee ...

Crash on San Mateo Bridge temporarily halts morning commute

Two eastbound lanes were reopened on the San Mateo Bridge on Highway 92 in Foster City Monday morning after a major collision caused an hour ...

3 Bay Area schools to close as enrollment shrinks

Three elementary schools in the South San Jose area will soon shutter, due in part to the fact that it’s extremely expensive to live in ...

Fiery crash in Santa Rosa sends 6 to hospital, damages 10 cars

A fiery crash Monday morning in Santa Rosa involved 10 cars and sent six people to the hospital — two with serious injuries, authorities said. ...

Bay Area’s summery weather sets records; no rain in forecast

The weekend brought the kind of California warmth and sunshine that makes the rest of the country jealous. As temperatures plummeted elsewhere, Bay Area residents ...

2 mountain lion sightings in Palo Alto neighborhoods

Street patrols increased in two Palo Alto neighborhoods Sunday after residents reported two overnight sightings of mountain lions outside their homes, authorities said. A woman ...

Union City pedestrian fatally struck by truck

A man was struck and killed by a large truck in Union City around 10:40 a.m. Saturday while crossing the intersection of Mission Boulevard and ...

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