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Bay Area events to offer many angles on eclipse | San Francisco Gate Bay Area events to offer many angles on eclipse
Real eclipse fanatics will have left the Bay Area for prime watching areas in points north and east but, for those who remain, the 156-minute solar spectacle will be playing — safely — at science museums, libraries and countless other public places under the sun. There will be eclipse lectures, eclipse safety telescopes, eclipse story time, eclipse chamber music, eclipse viewi
San Francisco Gate | August 19, 2017
In search for clues to slayings, long-dead Richmond-area killer IDd | San Francisco Gate In search for clues to slayings, long-dead Richmond-area killer IDd
For years, police in California and New Hampshire knew Robert “Bob” Evans was a killer, murdering and dismembering his wife in a home outside Richmond decades after presumably killing an unidentified woman and three young children in New Hampshire. They just never knew his real name. He was actually Terrance Peder Rasmussen, New Hampshire authorities announced
San Francisco Gate | August 19, 2017
Skateboarder battling for life after colliding with car in SF | San Francisco Gate Skateboarder battling for life after colliding with car in SF
A 19-year-old skateboarder suffered life-threatening injuries Thursday evening after he collided with a vehicle at an intersection in the Sunnyside neighborhood of San Francisco, police said. The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. at Foerster Street and Joost Avenue, police said. The injured man was taken to a hospital, where he was being treated Friday for life
San Francisco Gate | August 18, 2017
Bay Area man missing after Barcelona attack | San Francisco Gate Bay Area man missing after Barcelona attack
In the wake of Thursday’s terror attack in Barcelona, a Bay Area man remains missing. Jared Tucker, was vacationing in the city with his wife, Heidi Nunez, when the van-ramming terrorist attack happened in the Las Ramblas shopping district. The couple was separated, and Nunez has not heard from Tucker since. A family member told news outlets that Nunez had visit
San Francisco Gate | August 18, 2017
Big tobacco embraces nicotine gum sales after products show limited success alone, UCSF study finds | San Francisco Examiner Big tobacco embraces nicotine gum sales after products show limited success alone, UCSF study finds
Big tobacco has known for decades that nicotine patches, lozenges and gum hardly ever help smokers quit on their own, and yet the companies have in recent years ramped up » The post Big tobacco embraces nicotine gum sales after products show limited success alone, UCSF study finds appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
San Francisco Examiner | August 18, 2017
Bay Area political events: diversity march, prisoner rights | San Francisco Gate Bay Area political events: diversity march, prisoner rights
Saturday Diversity march: Mountain View Voices for Peace and Justice, along with other groups, rally in support of “the human rights principles of equality and diversity.” 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View City Hall, Mercy and Castro streets. For information: www.peaceandjustice.org/rally-for-equality
San Francisco Gate | August 18, 2017
There's a reason why people are rappelling down an SF hotel this weekend | San Francisco Gate There's a reason why people are rappelling down an SF hotel this weekend
About 100 people will rappel down the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco for the City Skyline Challenge, a fundraiser for youth outdoor adventure programs
San Francisco Gate | August 18, 2017
Richmond mayor wants to scrap city’s public housing authority | San Francisco Gate Richmond mayor wants to scrap city’s public housing authority
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt unveiled a proposal Friday that would dissolve the city’s Housing Authority, saying that diminishing funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development make the agency’s continued operations untenable. Butt said dissolving the Richmond Housing Authority would not eliminate exisitng public housing but would essentially divorce the city from
San Francisco Gate | August 18, 2017
‘Monster in the Mission’ housing developer making new pitch amid protest | San Francisco Gate ‘Monster in the Mission’ housing developer making new pitch amid protest
After more than two years of relative quiet, the “Monster in the Mission” — a contentious 330-unit development proposal next to the 16th Street BART Station — has resurfaced with a new campaign to win the hearts and minds of local residents. But, based on the reception Thursday night, the long respite did little to assuage their concerns. The developer, Ma
San Francisco Gate | August 18, 2017
Permit for right-wing Crissy Field rally to get 2nd look by officials | San Francisco Gate Permit for right-wing Crissy Field rally to get 2nd look by officials
The National Park Service on Wednesday acknowledged widespread concern over plans to hold a right-wing rally at Crissy Field in San Francisco next week, and said it would make a decision soon on whether to let the event proceed on the park property. The superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in her first public statement on the event, said the agency was bound
San Francisco Gate | August 17, 2017
Changes made at SFO after Air Canada jet’s close call | San Francisco Gate Changes made at SFO after Air Canada jet’s close call
Federal regulators have revamped rules at San Francisco International Airport, changing landing procedures and control tower staffing levels, in response to a close call last month in which an Air Canada jet nearly landed on a busy taxiway, officials said Thursday. The Federal Aviation Administration will now require pilots landing at night to do an instrument landing, using the r
San Francisco Gate | August 17, 2017
Showdown over state auditor’s access to records on probes of state judges | San Francisco Gate Showdown over state auditor’s access to records on probes of state judges
An unprecedented legal standoff between the state auditor and the agency that disciplines unethical judges in California came to a head Thursday as lawyers for both sides delivered spirited arguments in a case that has pitted the public agencies against each other for nearly a year. At issue is whether the San Francisco-based Commission on Judicial Performance will have to release
San Francisco Gate | August 17, 2017
Bay Area political events: diversity march, Urban Shield | San Francisco Gate Bay Area political events: diversity march, Urban Shield
Political events in the Bay Area Saturday Diversity march: Mountain View Voices for Peace and Justice, along with other groups, rally in support of “the human rights principles of equality and diversity.” Event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View
San Francisco Gate | August 17, 2017
2 children among 4 people critically hurt in Oakland car crash | San Francisco Gate 2 children among 4 people critically hurt in Oakland car crash
Five people, including two children, were hospitalized Wednesday evening after a two-car crash in East Oakland. Four of the victims remain in critical condition after the crash at 8:45 p.m. near the intersection of 55th Avenue and International Boulevard, according to a fire official. The fifth victim refused medical treatment. In photos taken by fire officials,
San Francisco Gate | August 17, 2017
North Bay’s SMART Train to start service next week | San Francisco Gate North Bay’s SMART Train to start service next week
Nine years after voters approved a commuter train system for the North Bay, it will start service Aug. 25. The opening comes after more than two years of delays for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit System, known as SMART. By the end of next week, riders will be able to hop aboard trains at 10 stations from the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa to downtown San
San Francisco Gate | August 17, 2017
See Charles Manson's newest mugshot | San Francisco Gate See Charles Manson's newest mugshot
Cult leader Charles Manson has a new mugshot, and it shows the 82-year-old with significantly less hair than in year's past.
San Francisco Gate | August 17, 2017
Bad behavior on BART rarely leads to fine, with 1 exception | San Francisco Gate Bad behavior on BART rarely leads to fine, with 1 exception
Nobody cares if you sip on a water bottle while riding BART. If, however, you bite into sloppy tuna salad sandwich, or open a pungent carton of kimchee or splash a milkshake over a seat, you might get some angry stares or harsh words. But a citation is highly unlikely.
San Francisco Gate | August 17, 2017
Man who went missing in 1991 ID’d as cold case death in Sacramento | San Francisco Examiner Man who went missing in 1991 ID’d as cold case death in Sacramento
Vacaville police said Thursday that a 20-year-old man who went missing in 1991 has recently been identified via updated fingerprint techniques as a cold case death that was reported in » The post Man who went missing in 1991 ID’d as cold case death in Sacramento appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
San Francisco Examiner | August 17, 2017
Golden Gate Bridge climbers go from daredevils to defendants | San Francisco Gate Golden Gate Bridge climbers go from daredevils to defendants
Two young Wisconsin daredevils were hit with charges of trespassing this week stemming from their climb in April to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge’s north tower — a stunt after which they posted video online of them dangling high over the roadway. Peter “Teatime” Kurer, 18, and Thomas Rector, believed to be in his 20s, were ordered to appear for arraignment in San Rafae
San Francisco Gate | August 17, 2017
Big tobacco fuels addiction with nicotine patches, UCSF says | San Francisco Gate Big tobacco fuels addiction with nicotine patches, UCSF says
Nicotine patches, lozenges, inhalers and gum have long been marketed as ways of helping addicts break the habit. But such products by themselves won’t do the job — something tobacco companies themselves have taken advantage of to boost their profits, new research from UCSF says. Nicotine replacement therapy products, which have been sold over the counter at drugstores since 19
San Francisco Gate | August 17, 2017
Where can you find eclipse sunglasses in the Bay Area? Not many places | San Francisco Gate Where can you find eclipse sunglasses in the Bay Area? Not many places
Here are your options for solar eclipse glasses.
San Francisco Gate | August 17, 2017
Bay Area dog owners greet 'Patriot Prayer' plans with promises of poop | San Francisco Gate Bay Area dog owners greet 'Patriot Prayer' plans with promises of poop
With a controversial "Patriot Prayer" rally scheduled to come to Crissy Field in San Francisco later this month, hundreds of Bay Area dog owners plan to extend a special welcome to the alt-right visitors by transforming the typically-idyllic picnic ground into a minefield of dog poop.
San Francisco Gate | August 17, 2017
SF residents use city Adopt a Drain program to dub drains 'Drainmond Green' | San Francisco Gate SF residents use city Adopt a Drain program to dub drains 'Drainmond Green'
At least four drains have officially been named "Drainmond Green" since the city kicked off its Adopt a Drain program less than a year ago.
San Francisco Gate | August 17, 2017
SF families receive free back-to-school goodies at Tenderloin nonprofit | San Francisco Examiner SF families receive free back-to-school goodies at Tenderloin nonprofit
Darlene Gonzalez pointed to a blue Costco bag resting at her feet, stuffed to the brim with notebooks, pairs of socks, jeans and jackets. “This is more than $200 right » The post SF families receive free back-to-school goodies at Tenderloin nonprofit appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
San Francisco Examiner | August 17, 2017
Bay Area political events: Voter registration, prisoner rights | San Francisco Gate Bay Area political events: Voter registration, prisoner rights
Bay Area political events: Voter registration, prisoner rights Political events Voter registration: Volunteers will help new U.S. citizens register to vote after swearing-in ceremony. Sponsored by Democracy Action, which works to advance Democratic candidates. Panel discussion on reforming the police training program. Panelists include David Muhammad, former Alameda County chief probation o
San Francisco Gate | August 16, 2017
Families fear death for patients told to ship out from SF hospital | San Francisco Examiner Families fear death for patients told to ship out from SF hospital
For more than a year, 77-year-old Leneta Anderson has taken both the bus and train from her home in Silver Terrace to visit her husband at a hospital in the » The post Families fear death for patients told to ship out from SF hospital appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
San Francisco Examiner | August 16, 2017
Trump administration kills push to ban bottled water in national parks | San Francisco Gate Trump administration kills push to ban bottled water in national parks
The Trump administration’s latest environmental rollback is an unusual one, but with a familiar feature: It benefits big business. The National Park Service announced Wednesday that, effective immediately, it will no longer allow parks to ban the sale of plastic water bottles, which have long been criticized for littering lakes and forests. Since 2011, as part o
San Francisco Gate | August 16, 2017
Feinstein slams Trump for ‘hateful deportation program’ after Oakland family denied reprieve | San Francisco Gate Feinstein slams Trump for ‘hateful deportation program’ after Oakland family denied reprieve
The California Democrat visited the family last week after reading a front-page Chronicle story about Maria Mendoza-Sanchez and Eusebio Sanchez, who plan to depart for their native Mexico late Wednesday with their 12-year-old son to start a new life, while leaving behind three daughters aged 16, 21 and 23 who have legal status. “This is a travesty, plain and simple, and evidence that Donald Tru
San Francisco Gate | August 16, 2017
Woman allegedly stabs brother during stop at San Mateo gas station | San Francisco Gate Woman allegedly stabs brother during stop at San Mateo gas station
An Oregon woman reportedly stabbed her brother multiple times during a road-trip gas station stop in San Mateo on Tuesday evening, police said. Evelynn Enriquez, 30, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Her brother was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The siblings were traveling back from Santa Cruz to Oregon about 9 p.m. Tue
San Francisco Gate | August 16, 2017
Caffe Trieste, popular North Beach landmark, roiled by family feud, lawsuit | San Francisco Gate Caffe Trieste, popular North Beach landmark, roiled by family feud, lawsuit
A family feud that has racked the popular Caffe Trieste in North Beach for more than a decade has escalated with a lawsuit by the late founder’s son, seeking to shut down the company that runs the 61-year-old coffeehouse. Fabio Giotta, former chief executive of the managing company and now a minority shareholder, claims in his San Francisco Superior Court lawsuit that his sister
San Francisco Gate | August 16, 2017
2 children among 3 dead in SJ mobile home fire | San Francisco Gate 2 children among 3 dead in SJ mobile home fire
2 children among 3 dead in SJ mobile home fire Three people, including two children, died in a mobile home fire in San Jose on Tuesday, fire officials said. The fire at the Golden Wheel Mobile Home Park broke out about 12:30 p.m. and quickly engulfed the structure. By the time firefighters arrived minutes later, the front of the house had collapsed, said Capt. Mike Van Elgort. Neighbors report
San Francisco Gate | August 16, 2017
For Oakland family split by deportation, an emotional last day in U.S. | San Francisco Gate For Oakland family split by deportation, an emotional last day in U.S.
Maria Mendoza-Sanchez spent her last hours in the United States before deportation tending to matters both routine and strange. She drove her 16-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, to the first day of her sophomore year in high school. She packed. She sat down for meals with loved ones. She cried. And she signed paperwork granting broad power of attorney over her family’s affairs to h
San Francisco Gate | August 16, 2017
Amazon debuts brick-and-mortar pickup store in Bay Area | San Francisco Examiner Amazon debuts brick-and-mortar pickup store in Bay Area
Amazon Prime and Prime Student members can now order hundreds of items online and pick them up at a company brick-and-mortar store in Berkeley for free, Amazon officials said. The » The post Amazon debuts brick-and-mortar pickup store in Bay Area appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
San Francisco Examiner | August 16, 2017
'13 Reasons Why,' 'Tranformers' prequel are filming in same Marin neighborhood right now | San Francisco Gate '13 Reasons Why,' 'Tranformers' prequel are filming in same Marin neighborhood right now
A sleepy neighborhood in Marin is abuzz with activity this week as the popular Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" and a new Transformers movie film simultaneously.
San Francisco Gate | August 16, 2017
Berkeley white supremacist electrician out of a job after Virginia rally | San Francisco Gate Berkeley white supremacist electrician out of a job after Virginia rally
A Berkeley man who was scheduled to speak at last weekend’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., has become the second Bay Area resident to lose his job as a result of his connection to the violence-marred event. John Ramondetta, known as Johnny Monoxide on white supremacist and neo-Nazi social media sites, was a union electrician working in the Bay Area on a project
San Francisco Gate | August 16, 2017
Oakland family facing deportation delays flight, hoping for last-second reprieve | San Francisco Gate Oakland family facing deportation delays flight, hoping for last-second reprieve
An Oakland nurse and her husband who are facing deportation and the prospect of splitting up their family decided Tuesday to push back a planned flight to Mexico one day as legal efforts to keep them in the country continue. Maria Mendoza-Sanchez and her husband, who have lived in the U.S. for more than two decades but do not have legal status, were set to depart with their 12-year-old son, who i
San Francisco Gate | August 15, 2017
Alameda County sheriff’s office catches heat for retweet of white nationalist | San Francisco Gate Alameda County sheriff’s office catches heat for retweet of white nationalist
The public information officer for the Alameda County sheriff’s office apologized Tuesday for mistakenly retweeting a video of a press conference held by a prominent white supremacist. Sgt. Ray Kelly said he was doing research Monday night on neo-Nazis groups ahead of their planned Aug. 27 gathering in Berkeley when he accidentally retweeted Richard Spencer’s “Unite the Right” news confer
San Francisco Gate | August 15, 2017
Drone footage shows whales surrounding boat in Monterey Bay | San Francisco Gate Drone footage shows whales surrounding boat in Monterey Bay
A pod of humpbacks surrounded a Sanctuary Cruises whale-watching boat on Saturday and biologist Chase Dekker caught awesome footage with a drone.
San Francisco Gate | August 15, 2017
Actor John Heard died from heart disease | San Francisco Gate Actor John Heard died from heart disease
Heart disease was the cause of death in Palo Alto last month of actor John Heard, the Santa Clara County coroner announced on Tuesday. Heard, who died last month in a hotel at the age of 71 following back surgery at Stanford Hospital, suffered “sudden cardiac death due to atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease,” the coroner’s office said. Heard was best known for playing the fathe
San Francisco Gate | August 15, 2017
Bay Area political events: Voter registration, Urban Shield | San Francisco Gate Bay Area political events: Voter registration, Urban Shield
Bay Area political events: Voter registration, Urban Shield Political events Voter registration: Volunteers will help new U.S. citizens register to vote after swearing-in ceremony. Sponsored by Democracy Action, which works to advance Democratic candidates. From 10 a.m. to noon Thursday outside the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. Panel discussion on reforming Urban Shield. Panel
San Francisco Gate | August 15, 2017