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2 teenagers arrested in mugging on UC Berkeley campus | San Francisco Gate 2 teenagers arrested in mugging on UC Berkeley campus
A pair of teenager were arrested in connection with a theft on the UC Berkeley campus in which a student was thrown to the ground and robbed of his cell phone, police said Monday. The pair allegedly threw a male student to the ground outside Morrison Hall just before 8 p.m. Friday, snatched his cell phone from his hand and fled east toward Minor Hall, police said. Officers found the two boys ...
San Francisco Gate | June 26, 2017
Outdoor adventure beckons in Oakland | San Francisco Gate Outdoor adventure beckons in Oakland
[...] in between the museums, local coffee roasters and tall apartment buildings, outdoor adventure beckons. Kayakers glide across the water on Lake Merritt, dog walkers and hikers explore the redwoods and bonsai enthusiasts from all over the Bay Area check in on century-old trees. Tucked high in the Oakland hills about 20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown, a redwood forest, home...
San Francisco Gate | June 26, 2017
Body of SF father found in Delta after he drowned saving daughter | San Francisco Gate Body of SF father found in Delta after he drowned saving daughter
The body of a San Francisco father who drowned after he rescued his 5-year-old daughter when their kayak overturned near Rio Vista was pulled from the water by search crews hours after the river tragedy, officials said. The 40-year-old man’s name was not immediately released, pending positive identification and notification of his relatives, officials said. Right after their kayak overturned,...
San Francisco Gate | June 26, 2017
Human remains found in Hayward might be those of Uber driver | San Francisco Gate Human remains found in Hayward might be those of Uber driver
Bags containing human remains were found over the weekend by workers at a Hayward warehouse connected to a person of interest in the disappearance in May of a San Francisco Uber driver, officials said. Investigators from the San Francisco Police Department and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office were called to the building on Saturday after workers discovered several bags of human remains that cou...
San Francisco Gate | June 26, 2017
Bay Area residents are flooding Sacramento. What's it really like living there? | San Francisco Gate Bay Area residents are flooding Sacramento. What's it really like living there?
While Sacramento hasn't always been a glimmering refuge for those sick of the pricey Bay Area, the winds have begun to blow northward. Real estate prices aside, many of those who made the leap from the Bay to Sacramento have discovered a city coming into its own, with a burgeoning food, arts and culture scene.
San Francisco Gate | June 26, 2017
Most-provocative Trump protests at SF Pride | San Francisco Gate Most-provocative Trump protests at SF Pride
This year's group of Pride Parades saw a political edge to its floats and signs this year, as participants publicly expressed their intent to "resist" the new Trump administration.
San Francisco Gate | June 25, 2017
Politicians not all fun and cheers at the parade | San Francisco Gate Politicians not all fun and cheers at the parade
Politicians love any opportunity to shake hands and trumpet a message, and for the mostly left-leaning bunch around the Bay Area the Pride Parade was a perfect occasion for that. Given Republican control of Congress and the White House, and concern about the party blunting LGBTQ advances, the local pols — like the many activists in the parade — radiated a tone of defiance and determination. “...
San Francisco Gate | June 25, 2017
AIDS survivors share stories of struggle at Pride | San Francisco Gate AIDS survivors share stories of struggle at Pride
AIDS survivors share stories of struggle at Pride While the DJ on the Salesforce float thumped EDM music and blasted some bubbles, and Amazon’s employees, dressed in shirts that said “Glamazon,” danced beneath a rainbow “Alexa,” a much quieter trolley waited for its turn to enter the parade. Tanner’s been coming to Pride for about 20 years since he founded Black Brothers Esteem, a support gro...
San Francisco Gate | June 25, 2017
For kids, Pride Parade is a shot of confidence with the fun | San Francisco Gate For kids, Pride Parade is a shot of confidence with the fun
For kids, Pride Parade is a shot of confidence with the fun Along with the naked painted people, leather-bound guys cracking whips and politicians pressing flesh, there is one contingent in the Pride Parade that is always new, and always joyful— children. Whether they’re waving tiny rainbow flags or just walking along bewildered in toddler awe, the kids that join the Pride Parade every year a...
San Francisco Gate | June 25, 2017
What are people wearing to Pride? | San Francisco Gate What are people wearing to Pride?
The usual palette of bright rainbow colors decorated San Francisco parade-goers on Sunday, but a few fashion trends stood out as favorites. The long-loved tube socks with rainbow stripes was one, with Levi Strauss & Co. reporting Friday that the company had sold out of its special edition Pride socks both online and at retail outlets in the city. Alissa Long, 19, of San Jose had to sport ...
San Francisco Gate | June 25, 2017
Backstage pass: Airbnb offers SF drag queen ‘experience’ | San Francisco Examiner Backstage pass: Airbnb offers SF drag queen ‘experience’
Life as a drag queen ain’t easy. There’s makeup to apply, beautifully. There’s a wig to primp, expertly. And, importantly, an indisputable sense of humor and ease that helps a » The post Backstage pass: Airbnb offers SF drag queen ‘experience’ appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
San Francisco Examiner | June 25, 2017
Golden Gate Bridge rescue: CHP saves kitten, officer fosters him | San Francisco Gate Golden Gate Bridge rescue: CHP saves kitten, officer fosters him
California Highway Patrol officers responded to an unusual call on the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday afternoon.While crossing the bridge, a concerned citizen saw a flash of orange. It wasn't the rusty hue of the famous landmark, but a kitten stranded inside a moveable median barrier.
San Francisco Gate | June 25, 2017
Fire in Castro District briefly disrupts Pride festivities | San Francisco Gate Fire in Castro District briefly disrupts Pride festivities
A fire broke out in building in San Francisco's Castro District on Saturday, according to fire officials.
San Francisco Gate | June 24, 2017
Annual SF Dyke March is a celebration of gender identity | San Francisco Gate Annual SF Dyke March is a celebration of gender identity
The early morning drizzle gave way to rainbows in all forms over Dolores Park on Saturday, as revelers in multicolored tutus, capes and feather boas crowded the park for San Francisco’s annual Dyke March. Thousands danced, lounged, waved flags and cheered during the afternoon gathering, both celebrating and rallying against a political climate many described as a direct attack on their queerne...
San Francisco Gate | June 24, 2017
Pink triangle rises again as symbol of pride for LGBT community | San Francisco Gate Pink triangle rises again as symbol of pride for LGBT community
Pink triangle rises again as symbol of pride for LGBT community The pink triangle was first used by the Nazis during the Holocaust in concentration camps to identify LGBT prisoners, but has since been reclaimed by the LGBT community as a symbol of pride, said Patrick Carney, who hoisted the first pink triangle atop Twin Peaks in the dead of night in 1995. Volunteers on Saturday had on white T...
San Francisco Gate | June 24, 2017
Bay Area political events: diplomacy talk, impeachment march | San Francisco Gate Bay Area political events: diplomacy talk, impeachment march
Bay Area political events: diplomacy talk, impeachment march Political events Diplomacy talk: A panel with foreign affairs experts, “U.S., Iran, Saudi Arabia: A New Diplomatic Calculus?,” runs from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the World Affairs Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., Suite 200 in San Francisco. Nationwide marches will call for President Trump’s impeachment. Where money should go: A discussion ...
San Francisco Gate | June 24, 2017
Can't be in San Francisco? Follow the SF Pride Parade live here | San Francisco Gate Can't be in San Francisco? Follow the SF Pride Parade live here
Even if you can't be in San Francisco in person, you can be there in spirit with our live coverage of Sunday's festivities.
San Francisco Gate | June 24, 2017
West Nile virus found in bird, mosquito samples near Modesto | San Francisco Gate West Nile virus found in bird, mosquito samples near Modesto
The discovery of a dead bird that tested positive for West Nile virus and mosquitos that have the virus have prompted warnings from officials in Stanislaus County.
San Francisco Gate | June 24, 2017
Unease in the air as Trans March kicks off weekend of Pride in SF | San Francisco Gate Unease in the air as Trans March kicks off weekend of Pride in SF
Midway through the San Francisco Trans March, a full brass, gay band blared out a stirring rendition of David Bowie and Queen’s “Under Pressure,” an anthem that seemed to match the mood of the moment of the thousands of trans people and their supporters who packed San Francisco’s streets Friday evening. Though the overall mood of the Trans March — which began in 2004 and kicked off Friday morn...
San Francisco Gate | June 24, 2017
Public transit best for getting to Pride | San Francisco Gate Public transit best for getting to Pride
San Francisco Pride, one of the world’s largest such celebrations, officially starts Saturday with a rally at Civic Center Plaza at noon. Preparations have been long in the making for the 47th annual weekend of pride, with more than 1 million people expected to gather in the city from around the Bay Area and from across the world. If you can’t walk or bike to the celebrations, public transpor...
San Francisco Gate | June 23, 2017
For 1st time, GG Bridge to close northbound lanes for SF marathon | San Francisco Gate For 1st time, GG Bridge to close northbound lanes for SF marathon
The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District board voted unanimously Friday to close all northbound lanes of the iconic span to traffic for the San Francisco marathon, an unprecedented decision arising from concerns over safety and terrorism. Two southbound lanes will remain open to traffic throughout the race, and one northbound lane will be designated for use by Golden Gate Tra...
San Francisco Gate | June 23, 2017
Two Bay Area families say '13 Reasons Why' triggered their teens to commit suicide | San Francisco Gate Two Bay Area families say '13 Reasons Why' triggered their teens to commit suicide
Two Bay Area teenage girls committed suicide in April, only four days apart, after watching the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why."
San Francisco Gate | June 23, 2017
Bay Area political events: climate change, diplomacy talk | San Francisco Gate Bay Area political events: climate change, diplomacy talk
Bay Area political events: climate change, diplomacy talk Political events Climate change: Hosted by the Older Women’s League of California, a discussion and session for postcard-writing to elected representatives to push for climate change action. 10 a.m.-noon at the Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore St. in San Francisco. For information: info@owlsf.org. Diplomacy talk...
San Francisco Gate | June 23, 2017
Teenage who fell to her death near SF’s Lands End IDd | San Francisco Gate Teenage who fell to her death near SF’s Lands End IDd
The 17-year-old girl who died after slipping off an oceanside cliff near the Lands End area of San Francisco and plummeting 50 feet to the rocks below was identified as a Corte Madera resident, authorities said Friday. Treacherous conditions made it difficult for rescue swimmers to reach La Rocca, prompting emergency crews to use a personal watercraft to get to her. Rescue crews secured La Ro...
San Francisco Gate | June 23, 2017
Most of Bay Area to cool off after triple-digit heat wave | San Francisco Gate Most of Bay Area to cool off after triple-digit heat wave
Most of Bay Area to cool off after triple-digit heat wave After blistering weather sent temperatures soaring into triple digits in numerous cities throughout the inland Bay Area on the hottest day of a heat wave, forecasters said that the worst is over and temperatures Friday would drop at least ten degrees across the region. Though many locations surpassed the century mark Thursday, no heat ...
San Francisco Gate | June 23, 2017
Former SF gym teacher arrested in sex assault of minor | San Francisco Gate Former SF gym teacher arrested in sex assault of minor
A former gym teacher for the San Francisco public school system was arrested on suspicion of a sexual battery of a minor under 14 years old, and police suspect there may be more victims, officials said. Donovan Harper, 36, of Novato, who worked as a gym teacher at multiple campuses over three years of employment with the San Francisco Unified School District, was arrested earlier this month fo...
San Francisco Gate | June 23, 2017
Authorities evacuate 4 blocks in Northwest Berkeley due to gas leak | San Francisco Gate Authorities evacuate 4 blocks in Northwest Berkeley due to gas leak
A gas leak in the area of Gilman Street and Eighth Street in Northwest Berkeley prompted authorities to evacuate residents from several blocks late on Thursday afternoon.
San Francisco Gate | June 23, 2017
Teenage girl in critical condition after cliff fall by Land’s End in SF | San Francisco Gate Teenage girl in critical condition after cliff fall by Land’s End in SF
A teenage girl was in critical condition Thursday night after falling from the cliffs that line the area around Land’s End in San Francisco, an official said. A rising tide and treacherous conditions made it difficult for rescue swimmers to reach the girl in the hazardous area, he said. [...] they were able to secure her onto a flotation device and moved her through the water to nearby China ...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
BART delayed 20 minutes East Bay-SF because of police activity | San Francisco Gate BART delayed 20 minutes East Bay-SF because of police activity
BART trains were delayed Thursday evening by as much as 20 minutes between San Francisco and the East Bay because of police activity during the evening commute, according to the transit agency. The delay ran in both directions, and the nature of the police activity was not immediately clear. The stations affected weren’t specified. BART first reported the del...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
Army vet on cross country walk greeted in Bay Area by heat wave | San Francisco Gate Army vet on cross country walk greeted in Bay Area by heat wave
Army vet on cross country walk greeted in Bay Area by heat wave When Eli Smith left Pensacola, Florida, to start his journey of walking to the four corners of the United States, he didn’t plan on making it to the Bay Area in time for the peak of a heat wave Thursday. [...] as Smith walked from Morgan Hill to Gilroy, temperatures had increased into the triple digits by the mid-afternoon, accor...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
Archbishop John R. Quinn, Catholic progressive, dies in S.F. | San Francisco Gate Archbishop John R. Quinn, Catholic progressive, dies in S.F.
John R. Quinn, archbishop emeritus of San Francisco and a former president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, died early Thursday after a long illness. Archbishop Quinn, who was an advocate of interfaith cooperation, died at the Jewish Home of San Francisco after a long hospital stay. Archbishop Quinn had become ill during a visit to Rome last fall and had emergency surgery. “He...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
South Bay jail inmate dies after tumbling from stairwell | San Francisco Gate South Bay jail inmate dies after tumbling from stairwell
Santa Clara County authorities are investigating the second inmate death in three months at a jail in Milpitas after a man who fell or jumped from a second-story stairwell earlier in the week died from his injuries on Thursday, officials said. Shane Varaiya, a 35-year-old Cupertino resident, was found unconscious in a minimum security section of Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas about ...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
California man visits Disneyland 2,000 consecutive days | San Francisco Gate California man visits Disneyland 2,000 consecutive days
Jeff Reitz has visited Disneyland daily since January 1, 2012. The Huntington Beach resident made his 2,000th visit on Thursday.
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
BART says it’s ‘safe,’ but not a sanctuary, for immigrants | San Francisco Gate BART says it’s ‘safe,’ but not a sanctuary, for immigrants
BART directors declared Thursday that their transit system is welcoming to all immigrants, riders and employees alike, but stopped short of calling it a sanctuary. The new Safe Transit Policy, approved in an 8-1 vote, says that people of all immigration statuses, sexual orientations, races, religious affiliations and other identities will have their dignity protected on the trains and in stati...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
Car fire spreads up Vallejo hillside and threatening homes | San Francisco Gate Car fire spreads up Vallejo hillside and threatening homes
A car fire in Vallejo Thursday afternoon spread to nearby hillside, threatened homes and shut down parts of Interstate 80 to allow fire crews to battle the blaze, authorities said. By 1:45 p.m., the fire had moved away from the highway and was burning in the direction residential areas from Sonoma Boulevard to Glen Cove area of Vallejo, authorities said. While the Vallejo Fire Department repo...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
Shelter-in-place order lifted after gas main break in SF | San Francisco Gate Shelter-in-place order lifted after gas main break in SF
The gas line was struck near the intersection of Lake Street and 23rd Avenue, according to the San Francisco Fire Department. The order, which was lifted an hour after the leak was reported and about 30 minutes after it was issued, applied to the area between 22nd and 24th avenues from West Clay Street to California Street, according to an alert issued by the San Francisco Department of Emerge...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
Here's why your BART car is so stiflingly hot | San Francisco Gate Here's why your BART car is so stiflingly hot
Why are some BART cars so darn hot? And what should you do if you're trapped in a sauna pod?
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
Two men shot to death in botched home invasion in Brentwood | San Francisco Gate Two men shot to death in botched home invasion in Brentwood
Two men shot to death in botched home invasion in Brentwood Two men were killed in Brentwood Wednesday night in what investigators believe was a botched home invasion, officials said. A man was home alone and opened fire on the two intruders when they entered the house, said Lt. Walter O’Grodnick of the Brentwood Police Department. Responding officers found two male suspects, estimated to be...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
Bay Area political events: Climate change, diplomacy | San Francisco Gate Bay Area political events: Climate change, diplomacy
Bay Area political events: Climate change, diplomacy Political events Climate change: Hosted by the Older Women’s League of California, a discussion and session for postcard-writing to elected representatives to push for climate change action. 10 a.m.-noon at the Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore St. in San Francisco. Diplomacy talk: A panel with foreign affairs experts...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
Hot corner will be even hotter at A’s game in Oakland Thursday | San Francisco Gate Hot corner will be even hotter at A’s game in Oakland Thursday
With temperatures in the Bay Area steadily climbing Thursday as the state prepares to withstand the hottest day of the week’s blistering heat wave, the Athletics are expected to suit up in Oakland for an afternoon game against Houston. Temperatures in the Oakland hills will be on the brink of hitting 100 degrees during game time, Rowe added. [...] while there’s no indication that the baseball...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
Stabbing in SF’s Mission District leaves man fighting for life | San Francisco Gate Stabbing in SF’s Mission District leaves man fighting for life
Callers reported a physical altercation near the corner of 16th and Mission streets and when police arrived at the scene just after 3 a.m., they found a crowd of people gathered around the victim, according to the San Francisco Police Department. The attackers, believed to be three men and a woman, fled in an unknown direction, police reported. The wounded man was transported to a hospital, w...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
Woman hit by a car on SF’s Nob Hill in critical condition | San Francisco Gate Woman hit by a car on SF’s Nob Hill in critical condition
A 70-year-old woman sustained life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a car on Nob Hill in San Francisco on Wednesday, officials said. The injured woman, whose name was not released, was in a crosswalk on Clay and Powell streets about a block from the Fairmont hotel just before 11 a.m. when she was hit, according to the San Francisco Police Department. A car turned onto Powell Street...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
Temperatures already hitting 80 as Bay Area heat forecast to peak | San Francisco Gate Temperatures already hitting 80 as Bay Area heat forecast to peak
Temperatures already hitting 80 as Bay Area heat forecast to peak On average, most airports throughout the Bay Area were running 15 degrees warmer at 6:30 a.m. than the morning before, with the hottest being at Livermore Municipal Airport at 72 degrees, Rowe added. Two people died in San Jose from heat-related issues since the blistering heat began last week, officials said. Dennis Young, 72...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
Major BART delays on Richmond bound trains | San Francisco Gate Major BART delays on Richmond bound trains
Equipment problems caused major delays Thursday morning for riders on BART’s Richmond line trains, officials said. The delay was reported about 7:30 a.m. and impacted trains leaving the Richmond BART Yard and headed toward Richmond, Fremont and Millbrae, officials said. Crews were working to address the delays and by about 7:45 a.m., service was starting to be...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
PG&E braces for record-setting day as heat wave peaks | San Francisco Gate PG&E braces for record-setting day as heat wave peaks
The utility expects to set an all-time record for electricity demand early this evening, as the nearly week-long heat wave hits its peak. [...] PG&E and the people who manage California’s vast electrical grid do not expect widespread blackouts. All California utilities are required by the state to maintain a cushion in their power purchases, ensuring that they have access to 15 percent more e...
San Francisco Gate | June 22, 2017
SF judge deals setback to prosecutors in abortion sting videos | San Francisco Gate SF judge deals setback to prosecutors in abortion sting videos
A San Francisco judge dismissed 14 invasion-of-privacy charges Wednesday against two antiabortion activists who attended national meetings of abortion providers, posing as fetal researchers, and secretly recorded conversations with the participants. Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite refused, however, to dismiss conspiracy charges against the pair, based on the same video recordings, and de...
San Francisco Gate | June 21, 2017
Man shot by CHP officer on Bay Bridge IDd and arrested | San Francisco Gate Man shot by CHP officer on Bay Bridge IDd and arrested
A man shot and wounded on the Bay Bridge Sunday when he allegedly drove a car at California Highway Patrol officers and Caltrans workers clearing a vehicle crash has been arrested, officials said Wednesday. The shooting shut down all eastbound lanes of the Bay Bridge for several hours, trapping motorists returning from a night out in San Francisco in a seemingly-endless traffic nightmare. CHP...
San Francisco Gate | June 21, 2017
Man accused of fondling massage client in Millbrae | San Francisco Gate Man accused of fondling massage client in Millbrae
A masseuse was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery after fondling a woman inappropriately at a spa in Millbrae, officials said. The victim, a 40-year-old woman, was getting a massage at the Four Seasons Foot Spa at 106 Park Place about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday when the alleged battery occurred. Li was arrested at the spa and booked into Maguine Correctional Facility in Redwood City, said Detecti...
San Francisco Gate | June 21, 2017
'Resistance Contingent' will lead SF Pride Parade | San Francisco Gate 'Resistance Contingent' will lead SF Pride Parade
SF Pride has announced that a "protest contingent" will lead off the San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25.The contingent will be protesting the Trump Administration, which SF Pride believes poses "imminent threats to destroy recent human rights gains"
San Francisco Gate | June 21, 2017
Why are you getting emergency text alerts and who's sending them? | San Francisco Gate Why are you getting emergency text alerts and who's sending them?
When an officer-involved shooting shut down traffic on the Bay Bridge Sunday, AlertSF immediately sent a notification to the cellphones and email inboxes of San Francisco residents warning them of the gridlock. Days before, AlertSF sent another series of messages as a shooting unfolded at a UPS building in Potrero Hill.These are just a sampling of occurrences that could lead to a push notificat...
San Francisco Gate | June 21, 2017