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San Francisco cafes are banishing disposable coffee cups

A new cafe culture is brewing in San Francisco, where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups and replacing them with everything from glass jars to …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

The Navy made Harvey Milk resign for being gay. Now they’re building a ship named after him.

In a move that signaled an about-face on the issue of gay rights, the Navy on Friday began to construct the USNS Harvey Milk, a fleet oiler that will provide …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Airbnb introduces new rules to rein in parties, nuisances

Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb.

Drive behind occupation of Alcatraz lingers 50 years later

The occupation of Alcatraz Island is often credited as being the seminal event that reinvigorated Native American tribes in the face of a U.S. government steamrolling over their land, their …

Real estate heiress who posted $35M bail acquitted of murder

A San Francisco Bay Area real estate heiress who was under house arrest on $35 million bail for more than two years plans to reconnect with her children and visit …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Utility says power lines may have started 2 California fires

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the utility said Monday, even though widespread blackouts were …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Felicity Huffman released with 2 days left on 2-week prison term

Actress Felicity Huffman was released Friday morning from a federal prison in California two days before the end of a two-week sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal, …

100 years ago in Spokane: Female Spokane swimmer makes cold crossing of Golden Gate

Juanita Heller was one of 20 top female swimmers in the country to complete the crossing, part of the third annual Golden Gate Swim in October 1919.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Juul stops funding San Francisco vaping measure

Juul Labs Inc. announced Monday that it will stop supporting a ballot measure to overturn an anti-vaping law in San Francisco, effectively killing the campaign.

Alaska Airlines to begin direct flights next year from Spokane to Los Angeles, San Francisco

Alaska Airlines will fly direct from Spokane to Los Angeles and San Francisco beginning early next year, the Seattle-based airline has announced.

Google pledges $1B to tackle housing crunch it helped create

Google is making a $1 billion commitment to address the soaring price of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, a problem that the internet company and its Silicon Valley …

UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

San Francisco police chief: Journalist ‘crossed the line’

A San Francisco reporter is seeking the return of his property confiscated by police after officers with a sledgehammer raided his home and his office amid an investigation to determine …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …