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SF scooter problem: City impounds dozens of the two-wheelers

San Francisco’s skirmish over scooters escalated Friday as the city’s Public Works department seized several dozen of the two-wheelers it said were blocking sidewalks and ...

Pacifica beachside property owners to pay $1.45 million fine

The owners of a seaside apartment complex in Pacifica will pay $1.45 million in penalties after a state agency said they failed to maintain the ...

Oakland councilwoman Campbell Washington says she won’t seek re-election

Annie Campbell Washington, an Oakland city councilwoman, will not seek a second term, she announced Thursday evening. Elected to the council in November 2014, Campbell ...

SF Supervisor: Scooter firm Bird’s song of alarm just doesn’t fly

Bird, one of three companies that’s dropped shared electric scooters on the streets and sidewalks of San Francisco, alleged Wednesday night that San Francisco supervisors ...

High court sides with landlords, bans Oakland penalty system

Oakland’s system of penalizing landlords for bad conditions in their buildings, in which appeals of penalties are reviewed by an appointee of the same city ...

Edward Von der Porten, expert on Drake’s visit to California, dies at 84

Edward Von der Porten, a renowned maritime scholar who was an expert on Sir Francis Drake’s 16th century visit to California, died Sunday after complications ...

Car in Mendocino County river may have belonged to missing Southern California family

Authorities are investigating whether a car that went over an embankment and into the Eel River in Mendocino County on Friday may have belonged to ...

Supervisors agree to negotiate sale of Coliseum complex to Oakland

Alameda County supervisors, hoping to keep the A’s in Oakland, agreed Tuesday to negotiate the sale of their share of the Coliseum complex to the ...

Trump supporters seem likely to win approval for unusual lawsuit

Supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump, who were roughed up by protesters after a June 2016 rally in San Jose, appear likely to win a ...

Chronicle wins investigative reporters’ award for exposing foster care abuses

A Chronicle investigation that revealed hundreds of questionable arrests in California’s shelters for abused and neglected children won top honors Monday in the prestigious Investigative ...

SMART railroad wins funding to extend to Larkspur ferry terminal

SMART, the North Bay’s nascent commuter railroad, got word Monday that it will receive $22.5 million in federal funding to complete a critical extension to ...

Delta fisherman finds bag of human remains in Isleton

A body was found in the Mokelumne River by a fisherman in the delta city of Isleton Sunday morning, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s ...

Green, creamy, tasty: It’s an avocado-a-ganza

Laurel Davis’ brother was flying across the country to visit her in San Francisco, so she made a list of 15 possible activities. They could ...

Yosemite, Muir Woods reopen after weekend storm

Campers and hikers started filtering back into Yosemite Valley on Sunday as the gates to the roadways reopened, park officials said, after a powerful storm ...

See Stinson Beach lot turned into 'mini Niagara Falls' in stunning storm video

The Bay Area’s “atmospheric river” reared its head by the coast Friday night, forcing a major parking lot in Stinson Beach to collapse overnight.

Woman, dog survive 100-foot plunge down cliff near Bodega Bay

A 55-year-old woman was critically injured Saturday when her vehicle tumbled down a cliff off Highway 1 near Bodega Bay, officials said. The woman, traveling ...

Woman found dead off Oakland Grizzly Peak is identified

A woman whose body was found down an embankment in the Grizzly Peak area of the Oakland hills near a crashed car was identified Saturday ...

Drenching storm soaks already soggy Bay Area

A powerful storm driven by an atmospheric river originating deep in the Pacific has dumped more than double the average rainfall for the entire month ...

John Mack Flanagan, 1970s Top 40 disc jockey at KFRC, dies

John Mack Flanagan, one of the top names in Top 40 radio at KFRC, “the Big 610,” in the 1970s, died March 31 of congestive ...

Bay Area storm snarls traffic and floods roads, but causes no major havoc

A subtropical storm that forecasters dubbed a “Pineapple Express” doused the Bay Area on Friday, causing minor flooding, a few major accidents, widespread traffic snarls ...

Woman’s body found near car down Oakland embankment

A car found several hundred feet down an embankment in the Grizzly Peak area of Oakland led firefighters and police officers Friday to the body ...

David Bonetti, former SF Examiner art critic, dies

David Bonetti, an incisive and passionate art critic for the San Francisco Examiner in the late 1980s and ’90s, was found dead in his apartment ...

Major storm brings flood barriers to SF, closes campsites, could rain out Giants

An uncommonly intense April storm powered by an atmospheric river was expected to swamp Northern California all day Friday, prompting San Francisco officials to put ...

Park service closing access to Yosemite Valley as storm approaches

The torrents of rain headed toward Northern California has prompted the National Park Service to preemptively close off access to Yosemite Valley beginning Friday at ...

San Francisco DA not immune to jury duty, put on civil case

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón was supposed to be at a news conference on Tuesday supporting new legislation that would restrict when police officers ...

Growing voice against gun violence: trauma surgeons

Less than two hours after Tuesday’s shooting rampage at YouTube’s San Bruno campus left three people wounded and the shooter dead, Dr. Andre Campbell walked ...

Southern California family gets $1.6 million after 3-year-old was scarred by bedbugs

A family in Southern California whose son was permanently scarred by bedbug bites has been awarded nearly $1.6 million by a civil jury. It was ...

Juvenile Hall ​officer molested inmate, Salinas police say

A Monterey County Juvenile Hall officer is accused of sexually molesting a 15-year-old girl while she was an inmate, Salinas police said Tuesday.

Disgruntled video-maker who expressed anger at YouTube policies ID’d as shooter

The woman suspected of opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday was a disgruntled video-maker, Nasim Aghdam of Southern California, law enforcement sources ...

YouTube Shooting: Doctor treating victims blasts endless gun violence

Mass shootings are a routine occurrence for the trauma team at San Francisco General Hospital. One week it’s a deadly shootout in the Mission District, ...

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