The best hidden gems and secret spots in San Francisco
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

San Francisco is a city that can excite you forever — it's one of those wonderfully dynamic places that's always ready to surprise. It's why, despite the rising costs and million other little complaints, the city sticks with you. .. read more..

The most ridiculous, hilarious, over-the-top Bay Area hoaxes ever
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The term "fake news" may be recent, but actual fake news has been around for as long as news existed. And some of the tallest tales have been told in the Bay Area. Here are the greatest of the hoaxes. .. read more..

Powell Street Station flooding causes BART commute delays in SF
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Powell Street Station flooding causes BART commute delays in SF Flooding at BART’s Powell Street Station in downtown San Francisco caused lengthy delays running in the East Bay direction during the Monday evening commute, according to the transit agency. The ground water can overwhelm drainage sy... .. read more..

State reaches deal to shut down sand mine in Monterey Bay
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

California regulators reached an agreement with a Mexican company to shut down the last coastal sand mine in the United States and avoid a legal battle over a dredging operation that experts say has caused devastating erosion in Monterey Bay, officials said Monday. The California Coastal Commissi... .. read more..

GG Bridge to hike tolls next week to meet budget shortfall
Monday, June 26, 2017

The toll is going up by at least 25 cents on the Golden Gate Bridge, the latest step in a series of increases designed to meet a long-running budget shortfall by the regulators of the iconic span. Starting July 3, the majority of bridge traffic, two-axle cars, will be charged the increased rate t... .. read more..

Bay Area political events: diplomacy, impeachment
Monday, June 26, 2017

Bay Area political events: diplomacy, impeachment Political events in the Bay Area Diplomacy talk: A panel with foreign affairs experts, “U.S., Iran, Saudi Arabia: A New Diplomatic Calculus?” The discussion is from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the World Affairs Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., Suite 200 in Sa... .. read more..

2 killed in Hwy. 1 crash with dump truck IDd as San Mateo couple
Monday, June 26, 2017

A married couple killed last week when their minivan collided with a dump truck on Highway 1 at Pomponio State Beach has been identified as residents of San Mateo, officials said Monday. Dennis Vernak, 83, and his 79-year-old wife, Helena, were leaving Pomponio State Beach Thursday about 4:11 p.m... .. read more..

Human remains found in Hayward might be those of Uber driver
Monday, June 26, 2017

Bags containing human remains were found over the weekend by workers at a Hayward warehouse connected to a person of interest in the disappearance in May of a San Francisco Uber driver, officials said. Investigators from the San Francisco Police Department and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office were... .. read more..

GG Bridge to hike tolls next week to meet budget shortfall
Monday, June 26, 2017

The toll is going up by 25 cents on the Golden Gate Bridge, the latest step in a series of increases designed to meet a budget shortfall by the regulators of the iconic span. Starting July 3, the majority of bridge traffic, two-axle cars, will be charged the increased rate to cross one of the wor... .. read more..

SF man who drowned in delta saving daughter IDd
Monday, June 26, 2017

The body of a San Francisco man who drowned after he rescued his 5-year-old daughter when their kayak overturned near Rio Vista was pulled from the water by search crews hours after the river tragedy, officials said. The man and his young daughter were kayaking near Three Mile Slough in the Brann... .. read more..

Biker busted in vandalism of multiple cars on East Bay freeways
Monday, June 26, 2017

An Antioch motorcyclist suspected of vandalizing multiple cars he sped past on the highway over several days was busted when a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew spotted him in the act and tracked his bright-green bike to his home, officials said Monday. The 29-year-old man, Eric Winston P... .. read more..

Big rig spills 6,000 gallons of organic sunflower oil in Vacaville
Monday, June 26, 2017

An overturned tractor-trailer in Vacaville Monday sent some 6,000 gallons of organic sunflower oil cascading out of its busted casing and oozing down a nearby storm drain. The driver of the big rig was transported to a nearby trauma center with serious, but non-life threatening, injuries, said Ba... .. read more..

SF father who drowned in Delta saving daughter IDd
Monday, June 26, 2017

The body of a San Francisco father who drowned after he rescued his 5-year-old daughter when their kayak overturned near Rio Vista was pulled from the water by search crews hours after the river tragedy, officials said. The man and his young daughter were kayaking near Three Mile Slough in the Br... .. read more..

Two arrested, 5 injured in Russian River beach brawl
Monday, June 26, 2017

Two teenagers were arrested and five people hospitalized when a massive weekend brawl sparked by a gang rivalry broke out at a popular Russian River beach, marring a day of fun for sunbathers who witnessed the melee, officials said. When they arrived, deputies found at least 16 people had been fi... .. read more..

2 teenagers arrested in mugging on UC Berkeley campus
Monday, June 26, 2017

A pair of teenager were arrested in connection with a theft on the UC Berkeley campus in which a student was thrown to the ground and robbed of his cell phone, police said Monday. The pair allegedly threw a male student to the ground outside Morrison Hall just before 8 p.m. Friday, snatched his c... .. read more..

CHP copter plucks man clinging to rock at top of 40-foot waterfall
Monday, June 26, 2017

The snowmelt-swollen South Yuba River almost claimed a victim when a man was swept by rushing waters toward a waterfall at least 40 feet high. .. read more..

Outdoor adventure beckons in Oakland
Monday, June 26, 2017

[...] in between the museums, local coffee roasters and tall apartment buildings, outdoor adventure beckons. Kayakers glide across the water on Lake Merritt, dog walkers and hikers explore the redwoods and bonsai enthusiasts from all over the Bay Area check in on century-old trees. Tucked high in... .. read more..

Human remains found in Hayward might be those of Uber driver
Monday, June 26, 2017

Bags containing human remains were found over the weekend by workers at a Hayward warehouse connected to a person of interest in the disappearance in May of a San Francisco Uber driver, officials said. Investigators from the San Francisco Police Department and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office were... .. read more..

Bay Area residents are flooding Sacramento. What's it really like living there?
Monday, June 26, 2017

While Sacramento hasn't always been a glimmering refuge for those sick of the pricey Bay Area, the winds have begun to blow northward. Real estate prices aside, many of those who made the leap from the Bay to Sacramento have discovered a city coming into its own, with a burgeoning food, arts and ... .. read more..

Stories from AIDS survivors emerge amid Pride’s commercial fervor
Monday, June 26, 2017

While the DJ on the Salesforce float thumped music and blasted bubbles, and Amazon’s employees, dressed in shirts that said “Glamazon,” danced beneath a rainbow-colored mockup of an Alexa smart speaker, a much quieter trolley waited for its turn to enter the parade. Tanner was among the hundreds ... .. read more..

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