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A stop off the San Francisco coast, on the way to the ‘white shark cafe’

The boat rose and fell relentlessly, one ocean swell after another. I leaned over its stern, fixing my eyes on the decoy floating a few yards away. I had watched …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 9 p.m.

Sen. Feinstein debates children over climate change

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a group of San Francisco Bay Area students squared off over climate change in a sometimes tense exchange captured on video widely shared on social …


Snow in San Francisco? Mild cities don’t escape winter storm

San Francisco, Las Vegas and other cities are getting dusted with unusual snow as winter weather sweeps through the American West. Places like Montana where the cold is more common …


A direct line to the past: The streetcars of San Francisco

“San Francisco’s past isn’t just frozen in an old picture or sitting in a museum,” says Ed Reiskin, the transportation agency’s director of transportation. “You can actually get on and …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 7:35 a.m.

California chef first American woman to earn 3-stars by Michelin

With Atelier Crenn’s recognition, San Francisco Bay Area can claim one more Michelin 3-star restaurant, and for the first time since the prestigious ranking system came to the U.S., the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

Body found Saturday near Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara confirmed to be that of missing Spokane man

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner confirmed Tuesday that a body discovered near Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara was that of Ian Powers, a Spokane resident and U.S. Army veteran …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Search continues Thursday for Spokane man who mysteriously disappeared in Santa Clara after 49ers football game

The search continued Thursday for a Spokane man who disappeared Monday night after a San Francisco 49es football game in Santa Clara, California.


NTSB faults Air Canada pilots for last year’s near disaster

Federal safety officials blame two Air Canada pilots for coming within 10 to 20 feet of crashing their jetliner into a plane on the ground last year in San Francisco.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco’s new $2B terminal

San Francisco officials shut down the city’s celebrated new $2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center’s public roof garden.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Spokane’s Eric Ansett helps WSGA team win Morse Cup title

Spokane’s Eric Ansett helped the Washington State Golf Association’s three-man team capture the Morse Cup, which was held concurrently with the Pacific Coast Amateur at The Olympic Club in San …


San Francisco to consider outlawing plastic straws, stirrers

San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws.


Area threesome teeing it up in Morse Cup, Pacific Coast Amateur

Three of the Inland Northwest’s top amateurs will be in action this week at The Olympic Club, site of the 2012 U.S. Open, in San Francisco.


San Francisco restaurants open kitchens to refugee chefs

At San Francisco’s Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a program that lets refugees aspiring to be chefs work …


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

San Francisco mulls ban on flavored vaping liquids, menthols

A major tobacco company is pumping millions of dollars into a campaign to persuade San Francisco voters to reject a ban on selling flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, certain …


Lawyers call US gun charges for Mexican man ‘vindictive’

Attorneys for a Mexican man acquitted of murder in a San Francisco shooting that helped fuel the U.S. immigration debate are pressing for documents to help them argue that his …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

California bullet train costs soar to $77B; opening delayed

The projected cost of California’s bullet train between San Francisco and Los Angeles has jumped to $77 billion and the opening date has been pushed back four years to 2033, …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Judge to weigh science behind Monsanto Roundup cancer claim

Claims that the active ingredient in the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer have been evaluated by international agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and the product’s manufacturer – …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Immigration chief: 800 avoided arrest due to mayor’s warning

A top immigration official said Wednesday that about 800 people living illegally in Northern California were able to avoid arrest because of a weekend warning that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf …


California to oversee San Francisco’s police reforms

California’s attorney general announced Monday that his office will oversee reforms at the San Francisco Police Department that were recommended by federal officials after the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Gonzaga has plenty to work on after holding off Dons

Gonzaga coach Mark Few, much like his team against San Francisco on Saturday, went back and forth. He had plenty of praise for his players’ efforts in a hard-fought 82-73 …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

Cities sue Defense Department over gun-check system failures

Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren’t reported to the national …


FBI thwarts ex-Marine’s alleged plans to carry out attack in San Francisco on Christmas

The FBI says it thwarted a possible terrorist attack at San Francisco’s Pier 39 after arresting an ex-Marine who told undercover agents he wanted to carry out an Islamic State-inspired …


San Francisco officer under criminal probe kills himself

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco police officer who killed himself after being pulled over by police in a neighboring city was under investigation for child sexual abuse in Las …


Somber mood as mourners honor San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

As a string trio played, a long stream of mourners filed past the body of the late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to say goodbye to their leader of seven …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, who oversaw explosive growth, dies suddenly at 65

Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his commitment to economic equality, died suddenly early Tuesday at …


Mexican acquitted of murder faces gun, immigration charges

U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged a Mexican man with new immigration and gun violations less than a week after a San Francisco jury acquitted him of murder for the shooting …


How the Kate Steinle case became an immigration flashpoint

A jury’s decision to acquit a Mexican man in the 2015 slaying of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier has reignited the furor of critics who in the two …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

San Francisco defends sanctuary status as backlash mounts

The verbal attacks on San Francisco and other cities with similar immigration policies began moments after a jury acquitted a Mexican man of killing a woman on a popular pier, …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 8:17 p.m.

Jury: Mexican man not guilty in San Francisco pier killing

A jury on Thursday found a Mexican man not guilty in the killing of a woman on a San Francisco pier that touched off a fierce national immigration debate two …


San Francisco approves rules on recreational pot stores

Following weeks of emotional and detailed debate over where to allow new stores, San Francisco supervisors approved regulations for the sale of recreational marijuana when it becomes legal in California …