Stories tagged: San Francisco
Fri., April 14, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
After hundreds of suicides off Golden Gate Bridge, new net could save lives
The Golden Gate Bridge is among the most photographed bridges in the world, recognized internationally as a majestic symbol of San Francisco, and the United States. But for decades, and …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
9th Circuit judges to Congress: Leave us alone
Three federal judges on Thursday asked Congress not to break up the vast, San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a longtime target of Republicans and a recent foil …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Gonzaga women clamp down on Dons’ high-scoring guards
Top-seeded Gonzaga bottled up San Francisco’s high-scoring tandem of Rachel Howard and Anna Seilund in a 77-46 blowout Monday in the WCC women’s basketball tournament semifinals at Orleans Arena.
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Gonzaga women take on San Francisco in WCC tourney semifinals on Monday
Get through the quarterfinals. Check. Now Gonzaga has just one more game to cross off the list before getting to the West Coast Conference final.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
United Airlines to add Spokane service to Chicago, San Francisco
United Airlines will add new flights from Spokane to San Francisco and Chicago this summer.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
United Airlines: Pilot taken off San Francisco-bound flight
United Airlines says it’s investigating after a pilot was removed from a San Francisco-bound flight before it left Austin, Texas.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 7:32 a.m.
San Francisco to announce new LAPD veteran as police chief
The mayor of San Francisco plans to announce that he has picked a veteran Los Angeles deputy chief to lead the city’s police department, which has been under scrutiny after …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Wells Fargo must now get permission before handing executives ‘golden parachutes’
Federal regulators are moving to make it more difficult for Wells Fargo to make executive changes or give departing executives departure packages known as “golden parachutes,” the latest signal that …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Mayors of ‘sanctuary cities’ say they’ll fight Trump’s plans
Democratic mayors of major U.S. cities that have long had cool relationships with federal immigration officials say they’ll do all they can to protect residents from deportation, despite President-elect Donald …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
McDonald’s agrees to $3.75M deal with California workers
McDonald’s has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a federal lawsuit that sought to hold the company liable for allegations that a franchise owner in the San Francisco Bay …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Two San Francisco-area earthquake faults found to be connected
The most dangerous earthquake fault in the San Francisco Bay Area is connected to another, which means both could rupture simultaneously and unleash major devastation, a new study finds.
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 10:20 p.m.
Tourists swamp San Francisco’s famously curvy Lombard Street
Lombard Street, the scenic San Francisco thoroughfare known as the “Crookedest Street in the World,” has become so thronged with gawkers that residents say it feels more like an overcrowded …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
Seattle passes new scheduling rules for hourly workers
Retail and food-service workers will have more predictability with their schedules after the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a new law Monday requiring employers to schedule shifts 14 days in …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
Yahoo CEO could reap $44 million if she leaves after sale
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stands to collect a $44 million severance package if she leaves after Verizon completes its purchase of the once-mighty internet company.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week
Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
Pfizer to pay $14 billion for Medivation
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. is paying $14 billion to buy Medivation Inc., a San Francisco biotech company that sells a high-priced prostate cancer medication discovered by UCLA.
Sat., July 9, 2016, 2 p.m.
San Francisco enacts broad ban on foam cups, coolers, toys
People in San Francisco won’t be able to buy polystyrene foam coolers, kiddie pool toys or packing peanuts after supervisors approved a measure in June that goes far beyond the …
Thu., June 23, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Report: Big drop in Bay Area transplants coming to Seattle to buy up homes
Seattle residents fed up with soaring housing prices may have to find a new scapegoat to blame the crisis on: It looks like the surge of San Francisco Bay Area …
Fri., June 17, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Prosecutor: Pacific Gas ignored regulations to cut costs
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ignored pipeline safety regulations to cut costs and tried to cover up its illegal practices by misleading federal officials investigating a deadly explosion of one …
Sun., June 5, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
Los Angeles Dodgers cut ties with underperforming Carl Crawford
The Dodgers cut ties with underperforming and oft-injured outfielder Carl Crawford on Sunday, designating the former All-Star for assignment.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
San Francisco’s police chief resigns amid racial issues
San Francisco’s police chief resigned Thursday at the request of the mayor hours after an officer fatally shot a young black woman driving a stolen car – the culmination of …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Apple’s stores getting new look as other retailers struggle
Apple is getting ready to unveil a stylish new product that’s not for sale – a new look for its stores.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Unusual number of whales seen in San Francisco Bay
Humpback whales have been swimming into San Francisco Bay in unprecedented numbers during the past two weeks – an onslaught that experts say could be caused by an unusual concentration …
Tue., April 19, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
Amid California drought, tony community threatens fines over dry lawns
A homeowners association for an upscale, gated community in the San Francisco Bay Area has threatened to fine homeowners for brown lawns and landscaping despite California’s continuing drought emergency.
Fri., April 1, 2016, 6:45 p.m.
Former Stanford and U.S. star Jennifer Azzi comes out as gay
University of San Francisco coach and former Stanford and U.S. star Jennifer Azzi has come out as gay, announcing she is married to her top assistant, Blair Hardiek.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Kyle Smith replaces Rex Walters as San Francisco basketball coach
Kyle Smith is the new men’s basketball coach at the University of San Francisco, the school announced Wednesday.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
San Francisco raises tobacco purchase age to 21
San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to boost the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, despite arguments from opponents that cities and counties cannot trump California …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
School districts offering condoms to middle schoolers
Available in a vast array of eye-catching colors and even candylike flavors, condoms are increasingly being distributed to teenagers to drive home a message about safe sex. But the question …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
Zags focused on turning in complete game
Gonzaga continues its season-long battle with turnovers and pursuit of the elusive complete game.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Four corners: Zags return home to face Broncos
The Zags open the second half of the WCC season against Santa Clara, which pushed GU to the final buzzer in a 79-77 loss on Dec. 31.