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Newsom says he never went to rehab as widely believed | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | May 25, 2018
By Angela Hart The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ In 2007, when he was mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom said he quit drinking and would seek professional help for » The post Newsom says he never went to rehab as widely believed appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
Persistent flooding washes mother-daughter cookie shop out of the Fillmore | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | May 25, 2018
After years of selling cookies online, the mother-daughter duo behind Bumzy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies realized a dream when they secured a brick-and-mortar storefront in the Fillmore’s Webster Square in 2010. » The post Persistent flooding washes mother-daughter cookie shop out of the ...
San Francisco Examiner | May 25, 2018
A federal court Thursday ruled that local governments across the country need not provide information on undocumented immigrants to federal immigration authorities in order to get certain grants. The ruling » The post Court: Local governments don’t need to provide information on undocumen...
San Francisco Gate | May 24, 2018
A whale carcass washed ashore Tuesday in Bolinas, the third dead whale since Friday to strand in the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Francisco Gate | May 24, 2018
What was found inside the Citrus Heights home of Joseph DeAngelo is likely to remain a closely guarded secret until the case goes to trial. But one investigator who saw the scene just dropped an eerie detail about the man law enforcement believes is the Golden State Killer.
San Francisco Gate | May 24, 2018
A Southern California man has won more than $6 million in the past six months buying Scratchers lottery tickets.
San Francisco Gate | May 24, 2018
Alpha Omega Winery, a St. Helena winery that describes itself as "exud(ing) a sense of place and hospitality," has been sued by a former employee over a shift spent working at a fundraiser on a company-owned yacht. The winery is owned by former lawyer and major Cal Poly San Luis Obispo benefactor Ro...
San Francisco Gate | May 24, 2018
Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan has proposed that the man who had the cops called on him while barbecuing at Lake Merritt earlier this month serve on the commission that helps make rules for Oakland's parks. "I recommend Kenzie Smith, for the Parks and Rec Advisory Commission," Kaplan wrote...
San Francisco Gate | May 24, 2018
In a Thursday morning ceremony at the historic Hofsburg imperial palace in Vienna, San Francisco tech entrepreneur and socialite Trevor D. Traina was officially installed as the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Austria. Though Traina was approved by a unanimous voice vote of the U...
San Francisco Gate | May 24, 2018
Even as BART prepares to start service to Antioch this weekend and to connect to San Jose within months, the transit system’s leaders are considering another extension, this one to Livermore. But some BART officials wonder if the expansion would risk the health of the overall system. ...
San Francisco Gate | May 24, 2018
BART trains were passing through the Hayward station during the Thursday lunch hour as police investigated a suspicious package, authorities said. “Out of an abundance of caution, we decided to run trains through the station,” said Alicia Trost, a BART spokeswoman. ...
San Francisco Gate | May 24, 2018
Flooding prompted a severe traffic alert on southbound Interstate 280 and southbound Highway 87 near San Jose, officials said. “A large pool of water” was first reported just after 4:00 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP issued the traffic ale...
UCSF to reschedule surgeries as worker strike looms | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | May 23, 2018
Tens of thousands of workers including healthcare professionals at UC San Francisco are slated to begin a three-day strike on Monday over stalled contract negotiations with the university system. The » The post UCSF to reschedule surgeries as worker strike looms appeared first on The San ...
City leaders echo residents’ calls to retest Parcel A at Hunters Point Shipyard | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | May 23, 2018
San Francisco officials pushed for a complete retesting of the Hunters Point Shipyard on Monday in a search for assurances in a radiological cleanup riddled with allegations of fraud. The » The post City leaders echo residents’ calls to retest Parcel A at Hunters Point Shipyard appeared...
Larry Harvey, beloved founder of Burning Man festival, dies at 70 | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | May 23, 2018
Larry Harvey, founder of Burning Man, is dead at 70, organizers of the arts festival said on social media Saturday. Harvey was hospitalized April 4 after suffering a massive stroke » The post Larry Harvey, beloved founder of Burning Man festival, dies at 70 appeared first on The San Franc...
San Francisco Examiner | May 23, 2018
A preliminary 3.6 magnitude earthquake was reported in Oakland this evening. The quake hit at 7:18 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. BART officials reported that all trains in » The post 3.6 magnitude earthquake reported in Oakland appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
San Francisco Gate | May 23, 2018
The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records about the agency’s use of license plate reader technology, after ICE apparently failed to turn over records following multiple requests. In December, ICE purchased access to t...
San Francisco Gate | May 23, 2018
On Tuesday night, Karl the Fog crashed yet another party in San Francisco's sky, wrapping his cloudy self around the new Salesforce Tower that was celebrating its grand opening with a light show and fireworks.
San Francisco Gate | May 23, 2018
A two-car accident early Wednesday at the Caldecott Tunnel in Orinda caused major traffic delays during the morning commute, authorities said. A black Ford and black Nissan Maxima collided just before 5:30 a.m. on Highway 24 and shut down all eastbound lanes, according to the Califo...
San Francisco Gate | May 23, 2018
Fog, cool weather and showers are expected to continue in the Bay Area from Wednesday through the end of the week with sporadic breaks of sunshine, though heavier rain might be in store Friday. “We have a pretty deep marine layer right now,” said Roger Gass, a meteorologist with...
San Francisco Gate | May 23, 2018
Only days after the announcement that it was safe to eat romaine lettuce again, Papa Murphy's was sued for a third time in Northern California for allegedly serving salad contaminated with E. coli bacteria.
San Francisco Gate | May 23, 2018
We asked you to share your memories of growing up in the Bay Area in the 1970s, and you offered up many wonderful blasts from the past, and we've included those in the gallery above.
San Francisco Gate | May 22, 2018
The body of a hiker who fell from the Half Dome cables in Yosemite National Park on Monday was recovered Tuesday afternoon, according to National Park Service officials. The fall occurred around 4:30 p.m., when the male hiker and a companion encountered a thunderstorm. Park rangers ...
San Francisco Gate | May 22, 2018
Neighborhoods in San Francisco and around the country are seeing changes in traffic patterns as mapping apps send motorists off the main grid, onto side streets and through residential neighborhoods to save time and gas.
San Francisco Gate | May 22, 2018
It was like something out of the post-apocalyptic horror TV series the "Walking Dead."
San Francisco Gate | May 22, 2018
A popular Sacramento brewery temporarily closed its doors to deal with the results of a health inspection report.
San Francisco Gate | May 22, 2018
Salesforce is opening its colossal tower rising above the San Francisco skyline with great fanfare on Tuesday.
San Francisco Gate | May 22, 2018
The Coast Guard on Sunday rescued a man whose kayak began taking water through a hole in the hull, leaving him stranded on the Albion River in Mendocino County, officials said. The kayaker was out on a fishing expedition. His wife called Coast Guard Station Noyo River around sunset....
San Francisco Gate | May 22, 2018
An exploration of old Noe Valley, from its Muni lines and cable cars to the daredevil drivers and old brick quarries.
Advocates worry Hunters Point Shipyard cleanup woes extend to Treasure Island | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | May 21, 2018
In the wake of revelations of a botched radioactive cleanup at Hunters Point Shipyard, environmental advocates are urging city officials to take a closer look at Treasure Island, where toxic » The post Advocates worry Hunters Point Shipyard cleanup woes extend to Treasure Island appeared ...
San Francisco Gate | May 21, 2018
Here's some good news for skiers looking to squeeze in few more weeks on the slopes: California's Mammoth Mountain extended its ski season through at least June 17.
San Francisco Gate | May 21, 2018
With the heat of June to soon descend on Northern California, state officials have released a video reminding folks to stay safe near the region's rivers.
San Francisco Gate | May 21, 2018
The N-Judah Muni line in San Francisco was delayed early Monday in both directions due to police activity, officials said. The delay was reported just before 6 a.m. at Church Street and Duboce Avenue, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. ...
San Francisco Gate | May 21, 2018
A 34-year-old man died over the weekend after his Tesla plunged into a pond in Castro Valley, authorities said. The incident occurred either Saturday or Sunday at Crow Canyon Road when a man driving a Tesla Model S veered off the roadway, broke through a fence and drove into a pond,...
San Francisco Gate | May 21, 2018
The affidavit, written by a Reno Police Department officer, says married couple Tyler and Averyauna Anderson kept 5-year-old Cali Anderson's body inside a duffel bag in a closet at their Nevada residence since May 4.
San Francisco Gate | May 21, 2018
BART trains bound for San Francisco from the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station were delayed Monday morning after a train reported smoke coming from one of its cars, officials said. The report of smoke came in at about 7:40 a.m., and the train was moved into a pocket track between the Lafa...
San Francisco Gate | May 21, 2018
The state of Arizona started a full-scale, three-and-a-half-day-long exercise Monday to prepare for a mass exodus of Californians in the event of a catastrophic earthquake.
San Francisco Gate | May 21, 2018
The Republican fury over Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s warning, months ago, about a federal immigration enforcement operation emerged Monday in the form of congressional legislation. Rep. Steve King, Republican of Iowa, introduced the “Mayor Libby Schaaf Act of 2018,” which aim...
San Francisco Gate | May 20, 2018
The still-unidentified woman has now been parodied on "Saturday Night Live" — perfectly.
San Francisco Gate | May 20, 2018
What goes up must come down. And at the starting line of Sunday morning’s Bay to Breakers race, the tortillas went up, then came down, landing first on heads before they were cast aside onto the street. As the last of the runners left the starting line, they left...
San Francisco Gate | May 20, 2018
The dreaded Hayes Street Hill. From the top it doesn’t look so bad, a short two-thirds of a mile with an 11 percent grade. All told, it’s just a 128-foot elevation gain. From the bottom, it looks bad. Halfway up it feels like hell. ...
San Francisco Gate | May 20, 2018
Some, as usual, were naked. Others decided it was a good idea to run the annual Bay to Breakers 12 kilometers Sunday as a unicorn, a gorilla, dinosaur, superhero or whatever else suited their only-in-San-Francisco fancy. And there were the outliers dressed as runners. ...
San Francisco Gate | May 19, 2018
Getting up the Hayes Street hill on Sunday requires just the right goop. Runners were looking to sip from the holy grail of energy goops on Saturday. That’s what the annual Bay to Breakers Expo is all about. The expo is, in theory, a giant hall that tens of thousa...
San Francisco Gate | May 19, 2018
The Salton Sea is steadily disappearing, and the communities near it are literally being left in the dust. California's largest body of water — located in Imperial County near the Mexico-U.S. border — has been sinking for years and dust clouds containing heavy metals, agricultural chemicals and ...
Panhandle Playground to close for soil testing and renovation preparation | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | May 18, 2018
The Panhandle Playground will close for three days beginning today to conduct soil testing and measurements for a complete renovation set to begin next spring, officials said. The $3.2 million » The post Panhandle Playground to close for soil testing and renovation preparation appeared fi...
Hunters Point contractor fighting fraud allegations says Navy might accept offer to pay for retesting | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | May 18, 2018
The U.S. Navy has “shown interest” in taking a contractor accused of fraud up on an offer made last month to pay for the retesting of the Hunters Point Shipyard, » The post Hunters Point contractor fighting fraud allegations says Navy might accept offer to pay for retesting appeared f...
San Francisco Gate | May 18, 2018
Civil rights attorney Pamela Price, who is challenging incumbent Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, on Friday walked back her comments about not prosecuting misdemeanors after domestic-violence victims criticized the stance. If elected, Price said, she would continue...
San Francisco Gate | May 18, 2018
A whale that may have been carried into San Francisco Bay on the bow of a freighter was found dead Friday morning near Jack London Square in Oakland, officials said. The large, dark carcass was spotted on its side beneath a bridge in Brooklyn Basin in the Oakland Estuary. Authoritie...
San Francisco Gate | May 18, 2018
A massive ficus tree split into two in San Francisco on Friday afternoon, with a big branch falling onto an Audi A4 and blocking traffic on Dolores Street.
San Francisco Gate | May 18, 2018
It's not only the lip kits people were lined up for on Friday morning at the Kylie Jenner Pop Up Shop in San Francisco. Many of the Kardashian-crazed teens and their moms waiting in a line that snaked around Union Square for several blocks were hoping to catch sight of the 21-year-old pouty-faced Ms...