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Civic leaders, protesters converge on SF for Global Climate Summit | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | September 21, 2018
Political leaders, representatives from businesses, nonprofits, and — of course — protesters from all over the world are set to descend on San Francisco this week for a climate change » The post Civic leaders, protesters converge on SF for Global Climate Summit appeared first on The S...
Jury awards man $289M in Monsanto cancer trial | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | September 21, 2018
A Vallejo man with cancer was awarded $250 million in punitive damages today in a landmark lawsuit against herbicide manufacturer Monsanto.   Following three days of deliberations, a San Francisco » The post Jury awards man $289M in Monsanto cancer trial appeared first on The San Fra...
San Francisco Gate | September 21, 2018
A group of two dozen people gathered in the driveway of Christine Blasey Ford's Palo Alto home Thursday to show support for the professor who says she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
San Francisco Gate | September 21, 2018
California is inviting folks to pitch a tent at one of six designated sites opening in Candlestick Point State Park on Oct. 1.
San Francisco Gate | September 21, 2018
A school bus fire Friday afternoon caused a traffic shutdown for about 40 minutes on the westbound lanes of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, authorities said. Three adults and 11 students, ages 11 to 18, got off the bus safely and without injuries. They were coming from the California School for the Deaf...
San Francisco Gate | September 20, 2018
Vacaville police have located the parents of a toddler who was found wandering around a neighborhood early Thursday morning. At around 6:45 a.m. the unattended child was found walking in the southeast area of Vacaville. He was found wearing red footie pajamas.
San Francisco Gate | September 20, 2018
More than 50 protesters confronted police outside of the Mission police station in San Francisco following the arrest of a Bay Area activist Wednesday who residents said was taken into custody for videoing police mistreatment of a black youth. Ilyich Sato, a rapper also known as Equipto, and the you...
San Francisco Gate | September 20, 2018
Police found drug paraphernalia on a man who was bitten by a lion after breaking into the Fresno Chaffee Zoo Wednesday night, ABC 7 reports.
San Francisco Examiner | September 20, 2018
A construction worker on the Twin Peaks Tunnel Project was hit Friday by a steel beam and taken to a trauma center, fire officials said. The officials reported the injury » The post Construction worker on Twin Peaks tunnel project taken to trauma center appeared first on The San Francisco Exami...
San Francisco Gate | September 20, 2018
A man accused in a violent San Francisco kidnapping that led to a fiery and fatal crash in Emeryville was ordered to stand trial on several charges, including murder, a judge ruled Thursday. Michael Brown, 42, is facing charges including kidnapping, conspiracy, assault, pimping and murder. A second ...
San Francisco Gate | September 20, 2018
Three people were rescued early Thursday, and one was in critical condition, after being trapped on the cliffs and in the water near Aquatic Park in San Francisco, officials said. The incident was reported just after 6 a.m., according to the San Francisco Fire Department, which sent crews to the sce...
Ghost Ship victims’ families blast short jail terms in case | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | September 19, 2018
Family members and friends of the 36 people who died in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland in December 2016 expressed outrage today that the two men who entered » The post Ghost Ship victims’ families blast short jail terms in case appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
San Francisco Gate | September 19, 2018
A bomb threat Wednesday morning caused evacuations at a Half Moon Bay middle school, officials said. San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies responded to the threat shortly before 11 a.m. at Cunha Intermediate School.
San Francisco Gate | September 19, 2018
The key to fully taking in the area's stunning landscape is to go during the off-seasons in fall and spring—and if you can, make your trip during the week, not on the weekend.
San Francisco Gate | September 19, 2018
Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed in a San Rafael construction accident Tuesday. San Juan Landaverde-Olvera, 59, of San Rafael, died when a stack of plywood sheets fell on him, the Marin County coroner’s office said. Landaverde-Olvera was sitting atop a pile of lumber plan...
San Francisco Gate | September 19, 2018
An average weekday in downtown San Francisco can already feel claustrophobic, so what happens when 170,000 additional people flood into a relatively small patch of the city? Congestion, and lots of it. Dreamforce, Salesforce’s annual customer conference, will bring many tens of thousands of confe...
San Francisco Gate | September 19, 2018
A flatbed truck towing a trailer Wednesday afternoon hit an elderly pedestrian and closed down a Bernal Heights intersection, authorities said. The incident happened around 2:49 p.m. at the intersection of Cortland Avenue and Ellsworth Street. The intersection remained closed as of 5 p.m, said San F...
San Francisco Gate | September 18, 2018
Customers of the McDonald’s at 24th and Mission streets in San Francisco may have to go elsewhere to get their Big Macs on Tuesday. Workers plan to walk off the job at lunchtime as part of a national protest of sexual harassment, which they claim the company ignores. The strike, scheduled to take ...
San Francisco Gate | September 18, 2018
A construction worker was killed by falling plywood sheets at a San Rafael construction site Tuesday morning, authorities said. The worker was sitting next to some lumber at the construction site on Fair Drive when the sheets, leaned up against the building’s frame, toppled over, said Sgt. Lisa Ho...
San Francisco Gate | September 18, 2018
The deer your daughter said jumped out of nowhere and dented the car she had borrowed to go out with friends might not be the elaborate fabrication it seems, a new analysis of highway crashes with animals would indicate. Mule deer were involved in 88 percent of the 6,600 accidents involving wildlife...
San Francisco Gate | September 18, 2018
A woman accused of murdering a man in a Hayward motel in July 2017 has been linked through DNA evidence to the stabbing of a San Jose Mercury News reporter, according to court records cited by a Bay Area News Group report.
Santa Clara police shoot suspect after pursuit in San Jose | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | September 17, 2018
Santa Clara officers were involved in a shooting Sunday morning following the chase of a stolen car, police said. The suspect was taken to a hospital with injuries that were » The post Santa Clara police shoot suspect after pursuit in San Jose appeared first on The San Francisco Examiner.
‘Ghost Ship’ prosecutors no longer accepting plea deals in case | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | September 17, 2018
After an Alameda County Superior Court judge last week rejected a plea deal for the two defendants in the case of the deadly 2016 Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, prosecutors » The post ‘Ghost Ship’ prosecutors no longer accepting plea deals in case appeared first on The San Franci...
Jurors weighing damages in Monsanto weed killer trial | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | September 17, 2018
A San Francisco Superior Court jury heard closing arguments Tuesday in the civil suit against pesticide manufacturer Monsanto, brought on by a 37-year-old Vallejo man who said he was diagnosed » The post Jurors weighing damages in Monsanto weed killer trial appeared first on The San Franc...
Northern California wildfire smoke prompts Bay Area air quality advisory | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | September 17, 2018
Smoke from wildfires in Northern California prompted air quality officials to issue an advisory for the Bay Area on Sunday afternoon as the Snell Fire continued to burn in Napa » The post Northern California wildfire smoke prompts Bay Area air quality advisory appeared first on The San Fr...
San Francisco Gate | September 17, 2018
A car that appears to have veered onto the sidewalk in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood Friday night left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries, authorities said. At 8:08 p.m., a driver struck a street sign in the 300 block of Ellis Street, and the sign then hit a pedestrian. The vict...
San Francisco Gate | September 17, 2018
San Francisco police have arrested two suspects believed to be tied to a trio of violent robberies in the city stretching back to late July. On Thursday, the SFPD announced that 21-year old Daisy Rodriguez and 19-year-old Fernando Herrera, both of San Rafael, had been charged with nine felonies in ...
San Francisco Gate | September 17, 2018
Update: Police said Dennis Dixon, the missing boy, has been located and is well. San Francisco police are asking for the public’s help in finding an 11-year-old boy who left his home on Sunday and hasn’t been seen since. Dennis Dixon, who lives with his family in the Diamond Heights neighborhoo...
San Francisco Gate | September 17, 2018
Redding police have surrounded a suspect holed up in a drainpipe under a road following an early morning pursuit and are reportedly trying to lure it out with fresh apples.
San Francisco Gate | September 16, 2018
Former San Francisco police chief Willis Casey has died from cancer at age 80. Casey served in the San Francisco Police Department for 30 years as an officer, including two years as chief. Casey died Thursday, according to Sneider Sullivan & O’Connell’s Funeral Home in San Mateo, where a memoria...
San Francisco Gate | September 16, 2018
The San Francisco Model Yacht Club is cheaper than most yacht clubs, perhaps because it doesn’t have a bar. It costs $30 a year, plus a $10 initiation fee for new members. For that, the price of two martinis downtown, you get to be a kid for the rest of your life. On Sunday the model boats were ru...
San Francisco Gate | September 15, 2018
The Berkeley City Council approved a resolution on Thursday, Sept. 13 to serve only vegan food at its facilities on Mondays or another day of the week.
Berkeley police arrest more than a dozen during demonstrations | San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner | September 14, 2018
Berkeley police on Sunday arrested at least 17 individuals on suspicion of various charges including battery during rallies put on by conservative demonstrators and left-wing protesters in the downtown area. » The post Berkeley police arrest more than a dozen during demonstrations appeare...
San Francisco Gate | September 14, 2018
An impassioned Harrison Ford told a crowd in San Francisco Thursday to "stop giving power to people who don't believe in science, or worse than that, pretend they don't believe in science for their own self-interest."
San Francisco Gate | September 14, 2018
All Interstate-280 northbound lanes are now open near the Avalon Drive off-ramp in South San Francisco after officials contained a bus fire Friday afternoon. California Highway Patrol was alerted of the bus engulfed in flames around 5:30 p.m. Friday, officials said. Bus passengers were escorted off...
San Francisco Examiner | September 14, 2018
A small airplane that crashed Sunday in Southern California after taking off from Concord was registered to a San Francisco-based company, according to federal aviation records. Five people aboard the » The post Plane in deadly crash out of Concord was registered to SF company appeared first on...
San Francisco Gate | September 14, 2018
As Hurricane Florence slammed the East Coast and Typhoon Mangkhut hit the Philippines, a thunderous Al Gore told a San Francisco audience climate change is exacerbating extreme weather events like Hurricane Florence.