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Report alleges 'sexual servitude' at San Francisco-based 'orgasmic meditation' company

Former employees of OneTaste say the San Francisco-based wellness company encouraged them to spend thousands of dollars on orgasmic meditation classes and, in some cases, ...

BART service halted in Oakland after person struck by train

BART stopped all service early Monday afternoon between Lake Merritt and Fruitvale stations in Oakland after a person was struck by a train, authorities said. ...

10 Santa Rosa grass fires believed to be arson

Police and fire officials are investigating 10 small grass fires they believe were set by an arsonist in Santa Rosa late Saturday and early Sunday.

Animal rights protesters taunted with meat when they crash Martinez BBQ festival

Attendees at a Bay Area barbecue festival were not happy when protesters with the Berkeley-based animal rights group, Direct Action Everywhere, crashed the party.

Fremont man dies while scuba diving in Sonoma County

A 51-year-old man died Saturday afternoon during a diving incident in a cove off Salt Point State Park in Jenner, Sonoma County authorities said. The ...

Fatal motorcycle crash shuts down Lawrence Expressway in Santa Clara

A motorcyclist died in a crash Saturday evening in Santa Clara, shutting down all lanes of the Lawrence Expressway, police said. The expressway was closed ...

Oakland water main break shuts off supply to 100 homes

A water main from 1930 broke Saturday night in Oakland, shutting off the supply to roughly 100 nearby homes, officials said. The pipe rupture happened ...

Firefighters battling 32-acre fire in Lake County

Firefighters battled a 32-acre fire off of Rocky Creek Road at Morgan Valley Road in Lake County, officials said. Cal Fire officials reported the fire ...

Humboldt man charged with felony after 250 dead cows, some stacked 10-ft-high, discovered on ranch

Authorities leveled multiple felony and misdemeanor charges on a Humboldt County man after investigators discovered hundreds of dead livestock on his ranch.

James Dunn, a major force in Marin County theater, dies

Jim Dunn was a Korean War-bound Marine on a weekend pass when he happened to see Henry Fonda on stage in “Mister Roberts.” Dunn instantly ...

D.J. Fontana, longtime drummer for Elvis Presley, dies at 87

MEMPHIS — D.J. Fontana, a rock ’n’ roll pioneer who rose from strip joints in his native Shreveport, La., to the heights of musical history ...

Where London Breed stands on San Francisco’s biggest issues

Proposal to remove ‘Early Days’ statue in SF gets another chance

American Indians who want the city to remove a 124-year-old statue of a vaquero, a priest and a fallen Indian from its perch in Civic ...

Incredible video shows rescue of man stuck between two massive waterfalls on Yuba River

A float down the Yuba River ended with a dramatic airborne rescue last summer after a swimmer became stranded on a rock, just feet from ...

San Francisco supervisors OK $425 million ballot measure for Embarcadero seawall repairs

San Francisco voters are all but certain to be asked in November whether to authorize nearly a half billion dollars in city borrowing to pay ...

Arrest made after ‘Jogger Joe’ trashes Oakland homeless man’s belongings

Henry Sintay was arrested Monday on suspicion of first-degree robbery, court records show, and a source familiar with the case confirmed it was related to ...

Beautiful weather greets Bay Area residents before big cooldown

Surrounded by dozens of people stretched out on the grass under the sun outside the Jewish Contemporary Museum in San Francisco, Michelle Sintov opted for ...

New design for SF’s public toilets is sleek, shiny and modern

It’s take two for San Francisco’s public toilets 2.0, with a proposed design that would replace the current mock-Parisian models with bulbous metallic orbs that ...

Danny Kirwan, guitarist during Fleetwood Mac’s early years, dies at 68

Danny Kirwan, a guitarist, singer and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac whose work fueled the band’s rise during its early years, died Friday in London. He ...

Report says California is the fourth-best state economy: Why isn't it first?

California has the fourth-best state economy in the nation, according to a new report. Some might be wondering why the Golden State isn’t at the ...

Teenage girl, 5 others hospitalized during Marin’s punishing Dipsea trail race

A 16-year-old Petaluma girl who passed out and had to be taken to a hospital by helicopter during Marin County’s famed Dipsea trail race was ...

Kidnapping victim escapes; 1 of 2 suspects dies in crash after car chase

A woman was attacked and forced into the trunk of a car in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco on Sunday, then the suspects led ...

3 arrested in connection with Yolo Co. teens' 2016 disappearances

Three people have been arrested in the almost two-year-old cases of two missing Yolo County teens, authorities said.

Firefighters contain blaze in San Rafael hills near Highway 101

A wind-driven brush fire Saturday in the hills of San Rafael was contained three hours after it ignited, officials said. The fire was first reported ...

SF police officer shoots man during North Beach foot chase

A San Francisco police officer shot and critically wounded a man early Saturday during a foot pursuit in North Beach, officials said. The man, who ...

12 Northern California wildfires sparked by PG&E power lines, investigators say

At least a dozen wildfires that ripped through Northern California last October, including the deadly Atlas and Nuns fires in the North Bay, were caused ...

8-year-old girl killed in Interstate 680 crash near Sunol

An 8-year-old girl died and her father was critically injured early Friday morning in a rear-end crash on northbound Interstate 680 near Sunol, the California ...

Estranged husband sought in woman’s slaying in SF

A 34-year-old woman was trying to leave a violent marriage when she was slain in San Francisco’s Mission Terrace neighborhood, family members said Friday. Hours ...

Jerry Maren, who sang and danced as Munchkin leader of Oz’s Lollipop Guild, dies at 98.

LOS ANGELES — Jerry Maren, who danced into pop culture in 1939 as the tartan-costumed, candy-toting Munchkin leader of the Lollipop Guild in “The Wizard ...

Judge orders bail hearings for immigrants despite Supreme Court ruling

Despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision rejecting mandatory bail hearings for thousands of immigrants in U.S. custody, a federal magistrate in San Francisco has ordered ...

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