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Son’s emotional testimony at SJ sex-abuse sentencing of his parents | San Francisco Gate Son’s emotional testimony at SJ sex-abuse sentencing of his parents
Denis Flynn walked out of the courthouse Friday and into a new life. It was the last time the 24-year-old would have to face his adoptive parents, two high level marketing executives who in August pleaded guilty to abusing Denis throughout his childhood after they brought him home. A judge sentenced his adoptive father, 73-year-old Ralph Flynn, to 24 years in prison for three counts of lewd acts with a child. Carolyn Flynn, Denis Flynn’s 44-year-old adoptive mother, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for two counts of rape. The court als
San Francisco Gate | December 16, 2017
Second swimmer attacked by sea lion at SF’s Aquatic Park | San Francisco Gate Second swimmer attacked by sea lion at SF’s Aquatic Park
The second sea lion attack on a San Francisco Bay swimmer in less than two days occurred Friday morning at Aquatic Park, and swimmers are being urged to “swim at your own risk,” a San Francisco Fire Department official said. The swimmer, identified only as a man, suffered a “severe bite” around 8 a.m. on the lower body and was being treated at San Francisco General Hospital, said Lt. Jonathan Baxter of the fire department. “We are requesting that swimmers avoid Aquatic Park,” Baxter said. The latest victim was believed to be a memb
San Francisco Gate | December 15, 2017
For sweaters, it’s the most hideous time of the year | San Francisco Gate For sweaters, it’s the most hideous time of the year
That wondrous time of year to wear an ugly sweater in public has finally arrived. Christmas sweaters, in all their plaid and argyle glory, were making the rounds in downtown San Francisco and the people wearing them were not apologizing. “This is the time to get away with it,” said Agnes Boyd, who was ringing the Salvation Army bell in front of Macy’s department store Friday, drawing attention to the bright-red sweater full of sequins that were in the shape of either a flower or a butterfly or a bird. “I’m really not sure what it is,
San Francisco Gate | December 15, 2017
San Francisco named 6th worst US city for driving in 2017, according to Waze | San Francisco Gate San Francisco named 6th worst US city for driving in 2017, according to Waze
San Francisco traffic is awful — but apparently not the worst in the United States, as annual data from the popular driving navigation app Waze reveals.
San Francisco Gate | December 15, 2017
Blustery winds, dry air, no rain trigger Bay Area red flag fire warning | San Francisco Gate Blustery winds, dry air, no rain trigger Bay Area red flag fire warning
As thousands of firefighters try to control destructive wildfires in Southern California, an exceptionally dry winter in the Bay Area has prompted forecasters to warn of ripe fire conditions for the region over the weekend. The National Weather Service upgraded a fire weather watch in the North Bay mountains and East Bay hills to a red flag warning — a more severe notice to be on alert for wildfires. The warning will go into effect at 10 p.m. Friday and run through 10 a.m. Sunday. A combination of breezy conditions, dry air, and little rainfall in the regio
San Francisco Gate | December 15, 2017
Mayor Ed Lee escorted to SF City Hall for the last time | San Francisco Gate Mayor Ed Lee escorted to SF City Hall for the last time
A black hearse escorted by police on motorcycles slowly made its way from a Daly City mortuary to San Francisco City Hall, carrying the body of Mayor Ed Lee before dawn Friday morning. The somber motorcade left the Duggan Serra Mortuary in Daly City about 6 a.m., traveled north on Interstate 280 and turned off the freeway near the Balboa BART station, traveling streets the mayor knew so well. Outside City Hall, firefighters unfurled a huge American flag from two ladder trucks, as city officials, police, dignitaries and a pallbearers waiting outside the stately
San Francisco Gate | December 15, 2017
Oakland school board OKs $9 million in cuts | San Francisco Gate Oakland school board OKs $9 million in cuts
After years of overspending and draining the district’s savings account, the Oakland school board approved $9 million in midyear budget cuts, a decision lambasted by parents and teachers. The vote Wednesday night culminated a months-long process of public input and budget analysis to identify how much and where to cut to keep the district financially afloat. School board members voted 6-1 in favor of the resolution. Director Roseann Torres cast the only no vote. Their vote was met with loud “boos” from the audience of parents, teachers and students.
San Francisco Gate | December 14, 2017
Dramatic time lapse shows 'fire cloud' collapsing in the Thomas Fire | San Francisco Gate Dramatic time lapse shows 'fire cloud' collapsing in the Thomas Fire
The Ventura County Fire Department captured a dramatic time lapse of a collapsing pyrocumulus cloud, or 'fire cloud,' on Dec. 11 while fighting the raging Thomas Fire.
San Francisco Gate | December 14, 2017
Swimmer hospitalized after getting bitten by seal lion at SF’s Aquatic Park | San Francisco Gate Swimmer hospitalized after getting bitten by seal lion at SF’s Aquatic Park
A person was taken to a hospital in serious condition Thursday after being bitten by a sea lion while swimming at Aquatic Park in San Francisco, officials said. The San Francisco Police Department’s Marine Unit pulled the injured swimmer out of the water around 2 p.m., according to authorities. While it was unclear where the person was bitten, officers applied a tourniquet to the swimmer before he was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, said Lt. Jonathan Baxter of the San Francisco Fire Department. “SFPD Marine Unit officers sh
San Francisco Gate | December 14, 2017
The Christmas tree shortage is real. Here’s why your tree could be from North Carolina. | San Francisco Gate The Christmas tree shortage is real. Here’s why your tree could be from North Carolina.
Lots are starting to run out of trees, but are trying to keep up with demand ... even if that means shipping your tree from across the country.
San Francisco Gate | December 14, 2017
Companies fined in Oakland accident that sent 13 workers plunging into fresh concrete | San Francisco Gate Companies fined in Oakland accident that sent 13 workers plunging into fresh concrete
California workplace safety regulators fined three contractors nearly $150,000 for their role in a harrowing construction accident in Oakland in which 13 workers tumbled two stories into freshly poured concrete, agency officials said Thursday. On May 26, workers at 3039 Broadway, a 435-unit mixed-use project in Oakland’s burgeoning Auto Row neighborhood, were pouring concrete into elevated formwork when the shoring system supporting a temporary mold collapsed. The workers plummeted some 20 feet along with wet concrete, reinforcing steel, timber framework, t
San Francisco Gate | December 14, 2017
SF City Hall prepares to welcome Ed Lee for the last time | San Francisco Gate SF City Hall prepares to welcome Ed Lee for the last time
Flowers sprouted from the gray front steps of City Hall on Thursday while the sad-eyed people inside the great gray building prepared to welcome home their former boss. A group of planners was standing at the base of the grand staircase, deciding just how things should go for the lying in state of Mayor Ed Lee on Friday and the memorial service on Sunday. The advice to the public, who are welcome to attend both events, is to be patient and to be prompt. The body of Lee, who died Tuesday of a heart attack, will be brought into the Rotunda early
San Francisco Gate | December 14, 2017
Judge orders Derick Almena, Max Harris to trial for Ghost Ship deaths | San Francisco Gate Judge orders Derick Almena, Max Harris to trial for Ghost Ship deaths
Two men will face trial on 36 counts each of involuntary manslaughter in the Ghost Ship fire after an Alameda County Superior Court judge determined Thursday that there was sufficient evidence in the case. Prosecutors say Max Harris and Derick Almena created a firetrap at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland’s Fruitvale district. The men rented the space for an electronic music show on Dec. 2, 2016, that drew dozens of partygoers — 36 died in the burning building, which was not permitted for shows or residency and had no sprinklers, fire escapes or marked exits.
San Francisco Gate | December 14, 2017
Federal judge in SF under investigation over sexual misconduct allegations | San Francisco Gate Federal judge in SF under investigation over sexual misconduct allegations
A judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco is under a formal misconduct inquiry after several of his clerks accused him of inappropriate behavior, the court said Thursday. Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Sidney Thomas issued an order launching an inquiry into judicial misconduct by Judge Alex Kozinski, citing sexual misconduct allegations against him first reported in a Washington Post article published Dec. 8. Six women who had worked for Kozinski told the Post that he made sexual comments about them and subjected them to
San Francisco Gate | December 14, 2017
Female UC Berkeley student was raped by male student, police say | San Francisco Gate Female UC Berkeley student was raped by male student, police say
A female student at UC Berkeley was raped by a male student in his dorm room on Oct. 28, UC Berkeley Police said Thursday. The woman and the man left a party together and then went to the man’s room in Unit 3 Housing on UC Berkeley’s campus, police said Thursday in an advisory email. “Despite the victim telling the suspect that she did not want to have sex, he sexually assaulted her,” the email read. “A rape did occur,” said Sgt. Sabrina Reich, a spokeswoman for UC Berkeley Police. Reich said that the woman first reported the rape to police in Nov
San Francisco Gate | December 14, 2017
3 workers injured when restaurant under construction collapses in Santa Rosa | San Francisco Gate 3 workers injured when restaurant under construction collapses in Santa Rosa
A fast food restaurant under construction collapsed in Santa Rosa on Thursday and injured three workers, Fire Department officials said. The collapse happened just before 12:30 p.m., at 2005 Cleveland Ave. in the northwestern part of Santa Rosa, said Santa Rosa Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Basque. There were three workers at the site when it collapsed, Basque said, and all three sustained non-life threatening injuries. One was found pinned to the ground when Fire Department officials arrived, and firefighters quickly removed him. The c
San Francisco Gate | December 14, 2017
Judge: State can't force NorCal baker to make cakes for gay weddings – yet | San Francisco Gate Judge: State can't force NorCal baker to make cakes for gay weddings – yet
A Kern County judge denied a temporary restraining order against a Bakersfield bakery owner who refused to make wedding cakes for gay couples, the defendant's lawyers announced Thursday.
San Francisco Gate | December 14, 2017
Cost of battling Southern California’s Thomas Fire at nearly $69 million | San Francisco Gate Cost of battling Southern California’s Thomas Fire at nearly $69 million
A relentless Southern California wildfire grew by 4,000 acres overnight as stiff winds propelled the monster inferno across rugged and extremely dry terrain, leaving at least 18,000 homes and other structures in the posh communities of Santa Barbara and Montecito under threat. By dawn Thursday, the Thomas Fire had burned 242,500 acres — nearly 380 square miles — since starting in Ventura County on Dec. 4. Gusty Santa Ana winds and single-digit humidity in the region “will continue to support fire growth to the west, east and north sides of the Thomas incident,” the Cal
San Francisco Gate | December 14, 2017
In fire-ravaged Coffey Park, residents put up Christmas trees where houses stood | San Francisco Gate In fire-ravaged Coffey Park, residents put up Christmas trees where houses stood
In the Coffey Park neighborhood of Santa Rosa, where many blocks of houses were burned to the ground during the North Bay fires in October, some residents are determined to get into the holiday spirit despite everything they've lost, erecting Christmas trees and other symbols of cheer on the charred lots where their homes once stood.
San Francisco Gate | December 13, 2017
Oakland fire expert believes electrical failure started deadly Ghost Ship fire | San Francisco Gate Oakland fire expert believes electrical failure started deadly Ghost Ship fire
An assistant fire marshal for Oakland testified Wednesday that she believes a fault or failure in the electrical system started the deadly blaze, although the cause of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire was never officially determined. Assistant Fire Marshal Maria Sabatini, a certified expert in fire investigation, said she saw a spider box and multiple extension cords instead of fixed wiring. “I would say that the fire was most likely caused by a fault or failure in the electrical system based on what I saw,” Sabatini said during a preliminary hearing in the A
San Francisco Gate | December 13, 2017
Transbay Transit Center to see first bus line Dec. 26 | San Francisco Gate Transbay Transit Center to see first bus line Dec. 26
The new Transbay Transit Center probably won’t open until June, but the first bus service from the new transportation hub will start the day after Christmas. Muni’s decision to run some of its buses on the 5-Fulton route from the terminal’s street-level bus plaza, beginning Dec. 26, is part of an effort to break in the sprawling new transit hub. The partial service start also appears to be an effort to satisfy a federal loan requirement that the terminal reach “substantial completion” and begin Muni service by the end of 2017. The fi
San Francisco Gate | December 13, 2017
78-year-old man robbed, beaten in SF home invasion | San Francisco Gate 78-year-old man robbed, beaten in SF home invasion
A 78-year-old man was assaulted by one of four robbers who kicked in the door of his home in the Sunset District of San Francisco, took his money and ransacked his residence, police said Wednesday. The home-invasion robbery occurred between 10 and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the victim’s house on the 400 block of Noriega Street, near 11th Avenue, police said. Once the bandits forced their way into the home, they demanded the victim fork over money. Despite giving them cash, one of the robbers hit the victim, police said. The suspects then ransacked his house a
San Francisco Gate | December 13, 2017
Thomas Fire reaches 25 percent containment, but winds stoke new worries | San Francisco Gate Thomas Fire reaches 25 percent containment, but winds stoke new worries
Firefighters battling a stubborn wildfire burning a path of destruction through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties had a quarter of the blaze contained Wednesday, but winds picking up threaten to impede progress. The Thomas Fire has scorched 237,500 acres — or roughly 370 square miles — since starting on Dec. 4. The inferno, one of multiple blazes that broke out this month in Southern California, has destroyed more than 900 structures and damaged nearly 200 more as blustery Santa Ana winds and dry conditions have fueled its rise to become the fifth largest fire in modern s
San Francisco Gate | December 13, 2017
Their car was stolen. When they got it back, it had Lyft stickers and 11,000 more miles. | San Francisco Gate Their car was stolen. When they got it back, it had Lyft stickers and 11,000 more miles.
Cierra and Josh Barton purchased a new Honda CRV at the beginning of summer. It was stolen while parked in front of their Livermore apartment complex at the end of August. Four months later, Hayward police called the Bartons to say they had recovered their vehicle."What condition will it be in? Burnt out? Gutted?" Cierra Barton recalled thinking as she and her husband drove to the holding lot. "I was imaging the worst when we went to pick it up."What they found, to their surprise, was a car in relatively good shape – a few dents, a rattling hood. But in the back and front windows were Lyft s
San Francisco Gate | December 13, 2017
Has Oakland been snubbed over the years? Here are some way it might have been. | San Francisco Gate Has Oakland been snubbed over the years? Here are some way it might have been.
Oakland is one of California's great cities, but has it been snubbed over the years? Here are some ways it may have been.
San Francisco Gate | December 13, 2017
Bill Clinton ‘saddened’ by loss of friend, Mayor Ed Lee | San Francisco Gate Bill Clinton ‘saddened’ by loss of friend, Mayor Ed Lee
Former President Bill Clinton expressed sorrow on Twitter over former Mayor Ed Lee’s sudden death, and recalled recent times they spent together in San Francisco. Clinton tweeted Wednesday morning, “Saddened by the loss of my friend, Mayor Ed Lee” I’ll always be grateful for his leadership and steadfast support. It was a privilege to spend time with him earlier this month at the @aids_memorial on #WorldAIDSDay2017. He will be missed.” Clinton gave the keynote address at San Francisco’s World AIDS Day event on Dec. 1, which Lee attended.
San Francisco Gate | December 13, 2017
Oakland hills fire forces indefinite road closure | San Francisco Gate Oakland hills fire forces indefinite road closure
A total road closure is in effect in the 6600 block of Snake Road in Oakland, officials said, a result of damage to the area caused by a fire that burned down two homes this week, officials said. The road closure is in place for an indefinite amount of time, officials said. The fire started around 11 p.m. Monday and burned into early Tuesday, damaging an additional six homes nearby. The blaze started at a house that was under construction, officials said, before high winds and dry hillsides helped the flames spread quickly. The home where the blaze started an
San Francisco Gate | December 13, 2017
Mayor Ed Lee’s body to lie in state in SF City Hall rotunda | San Francisco Gate Mayor Ed Lee’s body to lie in state in SF City Hall rotunda
A memorial celebration for Mayor Ed Lee will take place on Sunday afternoon in the San Francisco City Hall rotunda. The service, which begins at 3 p.m., is open to the public “as building capacity allows,” according to an announcement on Wednesday from the mayor’s office. The mayor, who died of a heart attack on Tuesday, will lie in state in the rotunda on Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Details of the service have not been announced. Steve Rubenstein is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: srub
San Francisco Gate | December 13, 2017
Orphaned mountain lion cubs find new home at Oakland Zoo | San Francisco Gate Orphaned mountain lion cubs find new home at Oakland Zoo
A pair of tiny young mountain lion cubs believed to be siblings orphaned when their mother was struck by a car in Southern California have been taken in by the Oakland Zoo, the zoo announced this week.
San Francisco Gate | December 13, 2017
Bokara Legendre, solo performer, socialite and Buddhist, dead at 77 | San Francisco Gate Bokara Legendre, solo performer, socialite and Buddhist, dead at 77
Bokara Legendre, a solo performer, TV host and self-described “socialite-turned-social activist” died Dec. 3 in her Mill Valley home from an aggressive form of thyroid cancer. She was 77. Legendre built a public persona out of her background as an heiress who was raised by servants in the South, made her way into the tippy top of San Francisco society then evolved into a spiritual seeker who was friendly with the Dalai Lama. Her memoir, “Not What I Expected,” was published in July and in November, while terminally ill, she gave a reading at Book Passag
San Francisco Gate | December 13, 2017
Braille signs in UC Berkeley building are ‘fake,’ five months after opening | San Francisco Gate Braille signs in UC Berkeley building are ‘fake,’ five months after opening
A video emerged on social media Saturday demonstrating that the Braille on a placard outside a classroom was flat and artificial.
San Francisco Gate | December 12, 2017
Lucky to be alive: Ice ball falling from sky crashes into SoCal home | San Francisco Gate Lucky to be alive: Ice ball falling from sky crashes into SoCal home
For the second time in a month, a San Bernardino, Calif.—area home has been "ice-bombed," presumably by an aircraft passing overhead.
San Francisco Gate | December 12, 2017
Geminid meteor shower offers opportunity to see 100 shooting stars an hour on Wednesday night | San Francisco Gate Geminid meteor shower offers opportunity to see 100 shooting stars an hour on Wednesday night
As earth passes through the massive dusty cloud trailing a three-mile-wide rock orbiting in space, the nighttime sky will light up with shooting stars on Wednesday.
San Francisco Gate | December 12, 2017
Before-and-after photos show the devastating toll of Southern California wildfires | San Francisco Gate Before-and-after photos show the devastating toll of Southern California wildfires
Multiple wildfires continue to burn throughout Southern California, the largest of which has burned nearly 800 structures and charred a quarter-of-a-million acres.
San Francisco Gate | December 12, 2017
Social media users react to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's death | San Francisco Gate Social media users react to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's death
Bay Area residents woke up to the shocking news that San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday morning at the age of 65.
San Francisco Gate | December 12, 2017
Fire in Oakland hills burning multiple homes, prompting evacuations | San Francisco Gate Fire in Oakland hills burning multiple homes, prompting evacuations
Multiple houses in the Oakland hills were on fire early Tuesday after a blaze broke out at a residence under construction and quickly spread across dry hillsides, prompting evacuations, officials said. The fire ignited at 11:30 p.m. Monday at a home being constructed in the 6800 block of Snake Road in the Montclair neighborhood, according to the Oakland Fire Department. “Multiple homes and hillsides on fire upon arrival, embers raining down all over,” the first firefighters to arrive on scene reported. There were no immediate reports of in
San Francisco Gate | December 12, 2017
Season of sharing: Amid health woes, finding inspiration in music | San Francisco Gate Season of sharing: Amid health woes, finding inspiration in music
Music has always been important to Rosita Watson. The youngest of nine sisters and two brothers, she grew up in a close-knit religious family in Oakland. Her father was a pastor, her mother taught piano and her older sisters Betty, Mary, Shirley and Macletus formed a gospel singing group, the Watson Sisters, whose 1963 album “Glory Train” earned a four-star review in Billboard magazine. Watson was too young to be a regular part of the group, but she joined her late sister Betty in a choir that opened for Creedence Clearwater Revival’s June 1969 performa
San Francisco Gate | December 12, 2017
SF Muni, other transit agencies to pause at noon in memory of Mayor Lee | San Francisco Gate SF Muni, other transit agencies to pause at noon in memory of Mayor Lee
Muni streetcars, buses and cable cars, BART trains, and buses from AC Transit and a number of other transit agencies will stop at noon Tuesday for a minute in remembrance of Mayor Ed Lee. Trains will slow to a stop and buses will pull over, and operators will make an announcement explaining the reason for the unscheduled stop and honoring the mayor. Lee, the city’s first Asian American mayor, died early Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack. He was 65. Michael Cabanatuan is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.
San Francisco Gate | December 12, 2017
SF’s Chinese community embraced Ed Lee as one of their own | San Francisco Gate SF’s Chinese community embraced Ed Lee as one of their own
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 one of us,” said Norman Fong, director of the Chinatown Community Development Center, said Tuesday. “One of our guys made it to mayor.” Lee became known in the Chinatown community in the 1970s as the civil rights lawyer who pushed residents of the Ping Yuen public housing complex to speak up and fight to improve conditions. He became a perennial volunteer behind the scenes at the Chinese New Year celebrations and then
San Francisco Gate | December 12, 2017
SF Supes OK one of Ed Lee’s last requests — fast-tracking homeless shelters | San Francisco Gate 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 shelters for homeless people. But several supervisors contested and ultimately delayed voting on a second proposal from the mayor, who died early Tuesday morning, to add showers and laundry facilities at an office building on 440 Turk Street where the city’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing is headquartered. Supervisor Jane Kim, whose district includes the 440 Turk Street building a
San Francisco Gate | December 12, 2017
‘Giants fever’ and a famous brother — recalling Mayor Lee’s cornball humor | San Francisco Gate ‘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 anything else in the world of politics. What Lee told, said Board of Supervisors President London Breed in one of her first remarks as acting mayor, were “perfectly timed corny jokes.” In 2016, the mayor was rumored to be on a short list for a cabinet post if Hillary Clinton won the presidential election. Lee, at 5-feet-5, said he was “always on some short list.” That was arguably a better gag than his runnin
San Francisco Gate | December 12, 2017
Suspect in fatal Bay Bridge crash charged with manslaughter | San Francisco Examiner Suspect in fatal Bay Bridge crash charged with manslaughter
A Foster City man has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and six counts of felony DUI causing injury in the death of a toll worker on the » The post Suspect in fatal Bay Bridge crash charged with manslaughter appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
San Francisco Examiner | December 12, 2017
Thomas Fire now the fifth largest in modern California history | San Francisco Gate Thomas Fire now the fifth largest in modern California history
The Thomas Fire, which started in Ventura County a week ago, grew by 500 acres overnight to 230,500 acres on Monday, as firefighters worked to prevent the relentless blaze from spreading to multimillion dollar homes in posh neighborhoods of Santa Barbara County. The inferno, now the fifth largest in modern state history, was only 15 percent contained as it burned through extremely dry vegetation and treacherous terrain, causing thousands of new evacuations over the weekend. “This thing’s a monster,” Firefighter Jason Hodge of the Ventura County Fire Depa
San Francisco Gate | December 11, 2017
Oakland workers suspend strike — but no contract in place | San Francisco Gate 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 roadway repairs, libraries, senior centers, child care, building inspections and other major services to resume Tuesday morning with city workers back on the job. Negotiators for the city and the labor group spent Monday holed up in separate conference rooms in the Marriott Hotel in downtown Oakland, bringing point-by-point contract terms to their go-between, David Weinberg, a former Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
San Francisco Gate | December 11, 2017
Mystery shrouds death of Google engineer found in water near Sunnyvale trail | San Francisco Gate Mystery shrouds death of Google engineer found in water near Sunnyvale trail
A woman found dead last week in the San Francisco Bay off a hiking trail in Sunnyvale was identified as a 23-year-old Google software engineer, but the cause of her death remained a mystery on Monday, officials said. Chuchu Ma of Mountain View was found Friday in the water along the Bay Trail by a dive team from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. The circumstances surrounding Ma’s death remained unclear Monday and authorities said they are waiting for an autopsy report to determine if foul pla
San Francisco Gate | December 11, 2017
Oakland strike advances another day, becomes longest ‘in living memory’ | San Francisco Gate Oakland strike advances another day, becomes longest ‘in living memory’
Negotiators for Oakland’s largest union and the city will head back to the bargaining table Monday, but the strike that’s shut down major services for the last week will continue. With the help of a mediator, the two sides are hoping to come to a resolution that will bring workers back to their jobs and reopen the libraries, senior centers and nonemergency services that have been shuttered since the strike began Tuesday. Mayor Libby Schaaf said the walkout is “harming our most vulnerable residents.” “We cannot spend money we do not h
San Francisco Gate | December 10, 2017
Local photographer's helicopter photos showcase San Francisco's beauty from above | San Francisco Gate Local photographer's helicopter photos showcase San Francisco's beauty from above
As anyone who's flown in or out of SFO knows, San Francisco takes on a special allure from the air.
San Francisco Gate | December 10, 2017
Performers to revive retro burlesque show in SF | San Francisco Examiner Performers to revive retro burlesque show in SF
When punk rock had run its course in the late 1990s, Brian “Fisherman” Lease set out on a search for the strange and provocative elsewhere, and set his sights on » The post Performers to revive retro burlesque show in SF appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
San Francisco Examiner | December 10, 2017
As SF hospital preps to close unit, remaining patients complain of neglect | San Francisco Examiner As SF hospital preps to close unit, remaining patients complain of neglect
Hospital officials denied allegations Wednesday that fragile patients at the last subacute unit at a hospital in San Francisco are falling from beds, contracting infections and suffering from bedsores more » The post As SF hospital preps to close unit, remaining patients complain of neglect appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
San Francisco Examiner | December 10, 2017
Academy of Sciences replaces reindeer with ice rink | San Francisco Examiner Academy of Sciences replaces reindeer with ice rink
Santa’s reindeer may be too busy flying the globe this year to attend the California Academy of Sciences. That’s one possible takeaway, since it opted not to feature reindeer for » The post Academy of Sciences replaces reindeer with ice rink appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
San Francisco Examiner | December 10, 2017