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Fund helps immigrant family find ‘better future’ in Oakland

Abdul Nasiri, his wife and four children left Kabul in 2016 for a new life in Oakland with only several changes of clothes. They wanted ...

Corrections, Dec. 30

Charles Renfrew — Democratic judge appointed by Nixon, Dec. 27, Bay Area, D6 The obituary misstated Renfrew’s educational background. He attended Princeton University as an ...

Steve Phelps, longtime teacher, coach and administrator, dies at age 73

Stephen Phelps, president of Oakland’s Bishop O’Dowd High School and a teacher, coach and administrator who shaped the lives of thousands of kids as a ...

Tibetan filmmaker jailed in China flees to meet his family in Bay Area

A 43-year-old Tibetan filmmaker imprisoned by the Chinese government for making a short documentary about Tibetan opposition to the 2008 Beijing Olympics has managed to ...

100-year-old Bataan Death March survivor dies in El Cerrito

Ramon Regalado spent his last years giving a voice to his fellow Filipino veterans who feared they would be forgotten in American history. A survivor ...

New forecast says that rain and snow is unlikely for New Year’s weekend

It may remain a dry December after all. The forecast no longer shows a storm moving into the Bay Area on New Year’s Eve. “Yesterday ...

Marcus Raskin — prominent liberal thinker since ’60s — dies at 83

Marcus Raskin, an author and advocate who helped shape left-leaning thought for decades as a founder of one of Washington’s most prominent liberal think tanks, ...

Californians line up to pay property taxes before 2018

Under the new tax law signed by President Donald Trump, many homeowners will no longer be able to claim their local property taxes as a ...

S.F., other cities, sue Defense Dept. over gun background checks

The cities of San Francisco, New York and Philadelphia filed a sweeping federal lawsuit Tuesday accusing the U.S. Department of Defense of failing to live ...

Video captures 3-car crash as California drivers apparently watch SpaceX rocket

The rocket, dubbed the Falcon 9, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:27 p.m, leaving a glowing streak across the sky. Later that ...

CHP officer killed in Christmas Eve freeway crash in Hayward

A California Highway Patrol officer, just hours from getting off duty and going home to open Christmas presents with his wife and three young children, ...

Volunteers spend their Christmas lending a helping hand in St. Anthony’s kitchen

The Purdue football team that faces Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl at Santa Clara on Wednesday has no one with any postseason experience — ...

Act of kindness leads to family reunion for Sac homeless man

A homeless man living on the streets of Sacramento is heading to a new home after his Christmas wish was granted by two women who ...

Season of Sharing: Once homeless, single father finds help — and hope

A year ago, Ariel Juarez was alone on Christmas Day at a San Jose homeless shelter and, in his words, “curled up on my bedroll, ...

Seasons of Sharing: Formerly homeless single father gets help with rent

A year ago, Ariel Juarez was alone on Christmas Day at a San Jose homeless shelter and, in his words, “curled up on my bedroll, ...

No injuries in smoky Tenderloin blaze that snarls downtown SF traffic

A smoky two-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Saturday morning sent heavy smoke into the air and snarled traffic on the busiest shopping day of ...

Rod Dibble, bar pianist at the Alley in Oakland, dies

Rod Dibble, the hands at the keys of one of the last piano bars in Oakland, has died, ending a half-century run at the Alley, ...

SF Mayor Lee was able to answer questions in ambulance after collapsing

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was able to answer paramedics’ questions as he rode to the hospital in an ambulance from the Safeway where he ...

After probe, Contra Costa County sheriff denies claims of mistreatment at jail

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office has completed an investigation of its own practices and announced Friday that it prevented no immigration detainees from using ...

Russian spies in San Francisco? According to Foreign Policy article, yes!

It reads like the plot of a Cold War-era John le Carré novel set in the Bay Area: Russian spies roaming Pacific Heights and one ...

‘Squinty eyes’ remark about Ed Lee draws rebukes

Two retired San Francisco judges told a Chinatown audience mourning former Mayor Ed Lee that they were dismayed that a speaker at Sunday’s City Hall ...

Golden Gate Park meadow renamed for Robin Williams

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission voted unanimously Thursday to name what’s long been known as Sharon Meadow — a wide, grassy lawn on ...

Ammunition, tactical gear stolen from ICE agent’s car in Oakland

Ammunition and tactical gear were stolen from the locked truck of an immigration agent’s official car in Oakland, the latest in a string of thefts ...

New poll shows broad support for raising Bay Area bridge tolls

Details of a regional ballot measure that would raise tolls to pay for billions in Bay Area transportation improvements are beginning to fall into place ...

Supervisor Jane Kim takes first step to run for SF mayor

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim signaled her intent to enter the 2018 mayoral race Wednesday, requesting nomination papers from the city’s Department of Elections. Kim, ...

Police: South San Francisco High school worker had sex with minor

A 31-year-old employee at South San Francisco High School was arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a minor, police said Tuesday. Noelia Linares of ...

Poll: Voters support new transit taxes, especially on Uber, Lyft

A majority of San Franciscans want improvements to the city’s roads and Muni system — and they think businesses, including Uber, Lyft and food-delivery services, ...

No charges for men accused of igniting massive Valley Fire in Lake County

No criminal charges will be filed against two men whose faulty hot tub wiring was linked to the most destructive fire in the history of ...

SF TV anchor apologizes over comments about Sean Combs

An anchor at a Bay Area television station issued a public apology after his comments about rapper and producer Sean “Diddy” Combs and his co-anchor’s ...

Berkeley may repeal law that lets police use pepper spray during violent protests

A civilian commission in Berkeley worried about the health effects of pepper spray is urging the City Council to repeal an ordinance that allows police ...

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