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2 hurt in San Jose garage explosion believed to be caused by fireworks

An explosion in the garage of a San Jose house injured two men Sunday afternoon and forced the evacuation of the surrounding homes as a ...

More traffic tie-ups as Oracle OpenWorld begins in downtown SF

Just as the morning commute into San Francisco was starting to return to normal — which is to say sluggish — Oracle OpenWorld has come ...

More than 1,000 striking hotel workers march through San Francisco

More than 1,000 hotel union workers and supporters marched through San Francisco on Saturday morning, stopping to chant at four of seven hotels in the ...

Nude body painting takes over San Francisco's 'urban Burning Man'

Just a month after actual Burning Man, San Francisco hosted its annual “Burning Man Decompression” on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Potrero Power Station.

Morgan Hill player gets 5 of 6 Mega Millions numbers; jackpot at $1.6 billion

Nobody took home close to a billion dollars Friday night, but someone did get close. One person, who bought a ticket at an AM/PM gas ...

SF residents dream big ahead of $1 billion Mega Millions lottery drawing

The Mega Millions jackpot reached $1 billion on Friday, luring veteran lottery players and newcomers to area convenience stores to try their luck. Banners in ...

SF Giants owner gave $1K to PAC behind racist ad targeting black voters

A billionaire co-owner of the San Francisco Giants gave money to a political action committee behind a racist radio ad in Arkansas that features two ...

NorCal statue of former president vandalized with acid

A statue of former President William McKinley in Arcata that has been a flashpoint of conflict in the Humboldt County city of 18,000 was defaced ...

Crash on I-680 crash snarls morning commute, I-580 reopened

An accident on southbound Interstate 680 resulted in a severe traffic alert Thursday morning in Danville, authorities said. At 10:35 a.m., California Highway Patrol reported ...

Crash on I-580 crash snarls rush hour commute

A vehicle crash Thursday morning snarled rush-hour traffic on westbound Interstate 580 in San Leandro, authorities said. California Highway Patrol issued a severe traffic alert ...

Big bluefin tuna make California comeback decades of decline

Large Pacific bluefin tuna not seen in California waters for decades have reappeared, to the excitement of fishing enthusiasts and scientists

Boy who ate cookie baked with grandpa's ashes says it was like crunching sand

A boy at a Davis charter school says he was one of the students given a cookie laced with the cremated human remains of a ...

Sex workers returned to SF streets after Backpage.com shut down

The government shutdown of Backpage.com this year sought to curtail the type of sex-for-sale classified ads that made the company infamous. Months later, though, the ...

Scavenger hunting Twitter account @HiddenCash is back with a giveaway — and some new rules

@HiddenCash is baaaaaack.

How an expert skydiver happened to fall to her death near Lodi

The woman who died during a parachute jump Sunday in the Central Valley has been identified as an experienced skydiver with more than 2,500 jumps ...

Davis students may have been given cookies baked with grandma's ashes

Police are investigating a report that a Davis high school student brought cookies baked with her grandmother’s ashes to school and passed them around.

Fremont Street reopens in SF, Transbay Transit Center remains closed

Fremont Street returned to the normal course of business Monday beneath the still-closed Transbay Transit Center, as vehicles progressed through South of Market as might ...

SF mayor to appoint school board member, sources say

Just three weeks before the November election, Mayor London Breed is expected to fill a vacancy on the San Francisco school board with one of ...

FAA: Skydiver dies at Lodi Parachute Center

A skydiver was killed when her parachute failed to deploy during a jump Sunday at the Lodi Parachute Center, authorities said. According to the Federal ...

Fremont Street to reopen Monday after Transbay Transit Center fixes

San Francisco commuters will get a beginning-of-the-work-week gift Monday when the portion of Fremont Street that passes under the damaged Transbay Transit Center will open ...

Corrections, Oct. 14

Can S.F.’s reforms save troubled taxi industry? Oct. 13, Main News, A8 In a story that began on the front page, the date for one ...

PG&E warns it may shut off power amid red flag fire conditions

A red flag fire warning was issued for parts of the Bay Area this weekend due to bone-dry conditions and gusty winds. State firefighters boosted ...

Lanes reopened after disabled big rig caused delays on Carquinez Bridge

A big rig with a broken trailer Saturday morning shut down several eastbound lanes on the Carquinez Bridge for nearly three hours, causing heavy traffic ...

San Francisco taxi drivers, pinched by ride-share services, may get some relief from city

As taxi operators face mounting pressure from ride-share services like Uber and Lyft, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has assembled a package of reforms ...

Bay Area babysitter pleads guilty to child pornography conspiracy

Ryan Michael Spencer pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco to two counts of production of child pornography, conspiracy to distribute and receive child ...

Woman starts petition to change name of Negro Bar state park in Folsom

A Stockton woman is petitioning to change the name of a popular California state park. Phaedra Jones started an online petition calling on the state ...

Large fire breaks out at warehouse near Oakland’s BART Coliseum Station

A large fire broke out Wednesday morning in an industrial warehouse in Oakland that housed a painting company on property set to become an apartment ...

Lanes reopen after 5 hours following bus crash on Dumbarton bridge near Fremont

A heavy utility truck slammed into a disabled bus around 2 p.m. Wednesday, resulting in injuries and closing eastbound lanes on Highway 84 west of ...

Brush fire closes northbound U.S. 101 in San Jose

A brush fire sparked shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday closed northbound lanes on U.S. 101 in San Jose and triggered a severe traffic alert, authorities ...

SF Muni bus driver who crashed last month in Marina dies from injuries

A San Francisco Muni bus driver who crashed into a building in the Marina last month has died, according to his family. Milton James, 66, ...

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