Teenager in sex scandal sues Richmond police
Friday, August 18, 2017

The teenage sex worker at the center of a scandal that affected police departments throughout the Bay Area has filed suit against Richmond police officers, alleging that some had sex with her while she was a minor and that others turned a “blind eye” to her exploitation. The 19-year-old woman, kn... .. read more..

Bay Area man on belated honeymoon killed in Barcelona attack
Friday, August 18, 2017

A Lafayette man on a belated honeymoon with his wife of one year was identified Friday as one of the 13 people killed in the terrorist attack in Barcelona. On Friday, hours after his wife, Heidi Nunes-Tucker, identified his remains in the Spanish seaside city, his family struggled to reconcile wi... .. read more..

Bay Area political events: diversity march, prisoner rights
Friday, August 18, 2017

Political events in the Bay Area Saturday Diversity march: Mountain View Voices for Peace and Justice, along with other groups, rally in support of “the human rights principles of equality and diversity.” 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View City Hall, Mercy and Castro streets. Information: www.... .. read more..

Relatives: Bay Area man killed in Barcelona attack
Friday, August 18, 2017

A Lafayette man, vacationing in Spain with his wife to celebrate their first wedding anniversary, was killed in Thursday’s terror attack in Barcelona, relatives said. Jared Tucker, 42, and his wife, Heidi Nunes-Tucker, were in the crowded Las Ramblas shopping district in Barcelona when terrorists... .. read more..

Bay Area political events: diversity march, prisoner rights
Friday, August 18, 2017

Saturday Diversity march: Mountain View Voices for Peace and Justice, along with other groups, rally in support of “the human rights principles of equality and diversity.” 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View City Hall, Mercy and Castro streets. For information: www.peaceandjustice.org/rally-for... .. read more..

There's a reason why people are rappelling down an SF hotel this weekend
Friday, August 18, 2017

About 100 people will rappel down the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco for the City Skyline Challenge, a fundraiser for youth outdoor adventure programs .. read more..

Teenager in sex scandal sues Richmond police
Friday, August 18, 2017

The teenage sex worker at the center of a scandal that affected police departments throughout the Bay Area has filed suit against Richmond police officers, alleging that some had sex with her while she was a minor and that others turned a “blind eye” to her exploitation. The 19-year-old woman, kn... .. read more..

Big tobacco fuels nicotine replacement addiction, UCSF study shows
Friday, August 18, 2017

Nicotine patches, lozenges, inhalers and gum have long been marketed as ways of helping addicts break the habit. But such products by themselves won’t do the job — something tobacco companies themselves have taken advantage of to boost their profits, new research from UCSF says. Nicotine replacem... .. read more..

Showdown over state auditor’s access to records on probes of state judges
Friday, August 18, 2017

An unprecedented legal standoff between the state auditor and the agency that disciplines unethical judges in California came to a head Thursday as lawyers for both sides delivered spirited arguments in a case that has pitted the public agencies against each other for nearly a year. At issue is w... .. read more..

SF residents use city Adopt a Drain program to dub drains 'Drainmond Green'
Friday, August 18, 2017

At least four drains have officially been named "Drainmond Green" since the city kicked off its Adopt a Drain program less than a year ago. .. read more..

See Charles Manson's newest mugshot
Friday, August 18, 2017

Cult leader Charles Manson has a new mugshot, and it shows the 82-year-old with significantly less hair than in year's past. .. read more..

SMART trains to begin North Bay service Aug. 25
Friday, August 18, 2017

A nearly decadelong wait for the SMART train, a rail service for North Bay commuters, is almost over. Starting next Friday, trains will carry passengers between Sonoma County and San Rafael. Federal railroad officials gave their stamp of approval to the Bay Area’s newest transit system late Wedne... .. read more..

Changes made at SFO after Air Canada jet’s close call
Friday, August 18, 2017

Federal regulators have revamped rules at San Francisco International Airport, changing landing procedures and control tower staffing levels, in response to a close call last month in which an Air Canada jet nearly landed on a busy taxiway, officials said Thursday. The Federal Aviation Administra... .. read more..

Golden Gate Bridge climbers go from daredevils to defendants
Friday, August 18, 2017

Two young Wisconsin daredevils were hit with charges of trespassing this week stemming from their climb in April to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge’s north tower — a stunt after which they posted video online of them dangling high over the roadway. Peter “Teatime” Kurer, 18, and Thomas Rector, ... .. read more..

2 children killed, 2 adults injured in horrific Oakland car crash
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Two young boys were killed and three adults were injured Wednesday evening in a two-car crash at an intersection in East Oakland. The wreck happened at 8:45 p.m. at 55th Avenue and International Boulevard, according to police and fire officials. The two children were taken by ambulance to Childre... .. read more..

Bay Area political events: diversity march, Urban Shield
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Political events in the Bay Area Saturday Diversity march: Mountain View Voices for Peace and Justice, along with other groups, rally in support of “the human rights principles of equality and diversity.” 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View City Hall, Mercy and Castro streets. For information: ... .. read more..

Where can you find eclipse sunglasses in the Bay Area? Not many places
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Here are your options for solar eclipse glasses. .. read more..

Bay Area dog owners greet 'Patriot Prayer' plans with promises of poop
Thursday, August 17, 2017

With a controversial "Patriot Prayer" rally scheduled to come to Crissy Field in San Francisco later this month, hundreds of Bay Area dog owners plan to extend a special welcome to the alt-right visitors by transforming the typically-idyllic picnic ground into a minefield of dog poop. .. read more..

BART considers a later daily start during systemwide rebuild
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hundreds of early-morning BART riders will have to begin their commutes an hour later on weekdays — or resort to buses or their cars — as the transit agency struggles to keep up its aging infrastructure while undergoing a massive modernization. BART officials were already working on plans to push... .. read more..

11th-hour plea denied as Oakland nurse and husband prepare for deportation
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

When Oakland nurse Maria Mendoza-Sanchez noticed an incoming call Tuesday afternoon from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the mother of four waved her family into her bedroom and put the phone on speaker. [...] Feinstein, D-Calif., told Mendoza-Sanchez, as she stood surrounded by loved ones, that immigrati... .. read more..

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