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Mayor Ed Lee’s body to lie in state in SF City Hall rotunda

A memorial celebration for Mayor Ed Lee will take place Sunday afternoon in the San Francisco City Hall rotunda, just down the grand stone staircase ...

SF supes OK one of Ed Lee’s last requests: fast-tracking homeless shelters

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved one of Mayor Ed Lee’s final requests, to declare a citywide emergency and fast-track construction of ...

SF’s Chinese community adopted Ed Lee as a native son

Ed Lee wasn’t born in San Francisco, but that didn’t matter to the large Chinese community that adopted him as a native son. “He was ...

‘Giants fever’ and a famous brother — recalling Mayor Lee’s cornball humor

Following his death Tuesday at age 65, Ed Lee was remembered in part for his jokes. Whether the jokes were funny was as clear as ...

Oakland workers suspend strike — but no contract in place

A weeklong strike in Oakland ended Monday night after a mediation session concluded between representatives for the city and its largest union, allowing major services ...

Thomas Fire threatening celebrity enclaves in Santa Barbara County

The grueling battle to halt the fire threatening Santa Barbara and celebrity-filled communities along the coast of California is being waged over a vast rolling ...

UC Santa Barbara postpones final exams because of wildfires

The UC Santa Barbara chancellor postponed final exams Sunday evening, a day before they were scheduled to begin, because of the growing Thomas Fire that’s ...

Runners in scanty Santa gear show colors for AIDS/HIV benefit

There were antler-clad men in faux fur G-strings and others wearing nothing but bedazzled boxer briefs, while tiny dogs dressed to the holiday nines blinked ...

Smoky haze from Southern California fires expected again over Bay Area

Winds blowing from the southeast regions of the state were expected Monday to push more smoke into the Bay Area, forecasters said. The haze will ...

Researcher accuses UCSF professor of sexual harassment

A researcher is suing Stanton Glantz, a prominent UCSF professor and anti-tobacco crusader, accusing him of sexual harassing her when she worked for him. Eunice ...

Elderly pedestrian killed crossing street in Sunset District

An elderly woman was killed in San Francisco’s Sunset District on Saturday afternoon after being struck by a car while crossing the street, police said. ...

Company says bus that overturned in SF wasn’t speeding

An operating manager for the private charter company whose bus overturned and injured 29 passengers said Saturday that the cause was “ambiguous” because trackers on ...

Fatalities rising on Bay Area’s streets and highways, data show

Bay Area streets and highways are not only getting busier, they’re becoming deadlier, particularly for bicyclists and pedestrians. Fatal collisions in the nine Bay Area ...

Lull in winds gives fire crews chance to step up fight against 7 blazes

LA CONCHITA, Ventura County — Hoping to take advantage of a lull in the wind, an army of firefighters in Southern California embarked on a ...

Glimmer of hope as Oakland labor strike heads into next week

The Oakland worker strike that has shut down most city services will stretch into next week, but a bit of progress was made Friday when ...

Negotiations in Oakland strike end without a deal

Oakland and its primary striking union briefly returned to the bargaining table Thursday afternoon but walked away without a deal, probably extending the labor walkout ...

Thousands of firefighters battling blazes in Southern California as winds pick up

OJAI, Ventura County — As devastating Santa Ana winds picked up Thursday, thousands of firefighters dug in for an extended battle to halt the spread ...

Oakland council’s bid to halt city strike goes nowhere

Oakland city workers will strike for a third day Thursday after the City Council was unable to agree on a deal to get them back ...

Fire official warns worst is yet to come for LA area

LOS ANGELES — The onslaught of fire tearing through real estate in Southern California raged for a third day Wednesday as a new blaze erupted ...

Laney College board halts ballpark plans, leaving Oakland A’s shocked

The A’s plans to build a 35,000-seat ballpark in downtown Oakland near Lake Merritt derailed Wednesday when the community college district that owns the land ...

Cal Fire: Thomas Fire in Ventura County “mirroring” North Bay Tubbs Fire

The extreme conditions propelling a massive blaze in Ventura County eerily resemble those of the destructive Tubbs Fire that devastated Sonoma and Napa counties in ...

Plan to set SF parking rates based on demand is approved

San Francisco will become the first U.S. city to base its parking rates on driver demand citywide. Beginning in mid-January, motorists who park in the ...

Southern California wildfires burn homes, close freeways as thousands evacuated

VENTURA — Ferocious Santa Ana winds blew flames across bone-dry grasslands and into neighborhoods, leveling at least 180 structures and forcing tens of thousands to ...

Til debt do us part: UC Berkeley students are getting married to save thousands in tuition

Baela Tinsley, an out-of-state campus senior, first considered getting married because it would help him get in-state tuition.

Xavier Becerra opens review into abuse claims by immigrants at Richmond jail

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his office will review disturbing allegations of mistreatment by immigrant detainees at Richmond’s West County jail. The review will ...

Oakland city workers strike as talks break down; mayor calls walkout illegal

Labor unions representing thousands of city workers in Oakland said they will go on strike starting Tuesday, interrupting nearly all non-emergency services with the first ...

Michigan man dies in fatal crash in San Leandro

A 23-year-old man was killed after his sedan struck a guardrail early Sunday on a highway in San Leandro, authorities said. The victim, a Michigan ...

Driver remains in hospital after crash that killed Bay Bridge toll taker

The driver of a rented box truck who crashed into a Bay Bridge tollbooth, killing the attendant, remained in the hospital Sunday in serious condition, ...

Firefighter, resident injured in El Sobrante house fire

A firefighter and an El Sobrante resident were injured Sunday in a fire at a single-family home, officials said. Officials believe unattended cooking on a ...

Rental-truck driver booked on DUI after fatal Bay Bridge toll plaza crash

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter Saturday after crashing a rented box truck into a Bay ...

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