Newest SF community garden brings a welcome splash of greenery
Saturday, February 24, 2018

San Francisco’s newest garden got a thumbs-up from the green thumbs. A crowd of gardeners, civic leaders and parks officials gathered in the Ingleside district Saturday for the grand opening of the Geneva Community Garden, the 40th of its kind in the city. What was once a tangle of overgrown weed... .. read more..

Light rains in the forecast, along with continuing low temperatures
Saturday, February 24, 2018

After a brief reprieve, cold weather is expected to return to the Bay Area, bringing light rain in the coming week. Early Saturday morning, some places hit record low temperatures for this date. San Rafael reached 34 degrees, and Oakland Airport dropped to 33. Moffett Field near Mountain View hit... .. read more..

Overturned truck on southbound US-101 blocks lanes
Saturday, February 24, 2018

An overturned truck turned completely on its side on southbound US-101 near the Cesar Chavez offramp Saturday morning, blocking three lanes and snarling traffic for nearly three hours. The truck turned over at 11:22 a.m, following a collision that involved three vehicles. California Highway Patro... .. read more..

Newest SF community garden brings a welcome splash of greenery
Saturday, February 24, 2018

San Francisco’s newest garden got a thumbs-up from the green thumbs. A crowd of gardeners, civic leaders and parks officials gathered in the Ingleside district Saturday for the grand opening of the Geneva Community Garden, the 40th of its kind in the city. What was once a tangle of overgrown weed... .. read more..

Overturned truck on southbound US-101 blocks lanes
Saturday, February 24, 2018

An overturned truck is turned completely on its side on southbound US-101 near the Cesar Chavez offramp, blocking two lanes and snarling traffic. The truck turned over at 11:22 a.m. The lanes should be closed until at least 1:30 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol, because a heavy-duty t... .. read more..

Coast Guard helicopter makes emergency landing in Golden Gate Park
Saturday, February 24, 2018

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter made an emergency landing in Golden Gate Park Thursday morning after a maintenance light came on in the aircraft, a spokesman said. “We had a helicopter on a search-and-rescue case that’s now closed,” said Petty Officer Cory Mendenhall. “They had a maintenance light ... .. read more..

Light rains in the forecast, along with continuing cold temperatures
Saturday, February 24, 2018

After a brief reprieve, cold weather is expected to return to the Bay Area, bringing light rains in the coming week. Early Saturday morning, some places hit record low temperatures for this date. San Rafael reached 34 degrees, and Oakland Airport dropped to 33. Moffett Field near Mountain View hi... .. read more..

Protected bike lanes could be coming to Lake Merritt — here's what they'd loo...
Saturday, February 24, 2018

After years of planning, protected bike lanes may soon be coming to Lake Merritt in Oakland. .. read more..

Historic Oakland building with history of problems destroyed by fire
Saturday, February 24, 2018

A large, smoky blaze on Friday destroyed much of a city-owned historic building in East Oakland that has long attracted squatters, had previously caught fire twice and had been a dilemma for city officials who repeatedly boarded it up. “It looks like it’s a complete loss,” said Oakland fire Batta... .. read more..

Deaths of three men in the Haight traced to fentanyl-laced street drugs
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Three men found dead in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood Thursday had trace amounts of the lethal opioid fentanyl in their bodies, city officials said Friday, reinforcing the belief that adulterated street drugs caused their deaths. The Department of Public Health said the men were lik... .. read more..

Martins Beach billionaire owner takes fight over public access to US Supreme ...
Saturday, February 24, 2018

California courts say Martins Beach, a picturesque haven near Half Moon Bay, should have its gates opened to the public, despite the objections of its billionaire owner. Sometime in the next few months, the nation’s highest court will decide whether to weigh in. “No property right is more fundame... .. read more..

Video: Watch San Francisco cops tackle alleged thief who grabbed ‘bait bike’
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Anyone who has ever had a bike stolen, which is very nearly anyone who has ever owned one, will be pleased that the San Francisco Police Department’s Mission Station is stepping up efforts to bust bicycle thieves. They may be even happier to view a video that police posted Friday morning on Twitt... .. read more..

Swarm of 16 earthquakes shakes Danville and Diablo, slows BART trains
Saturday, February 24, 2018

A cluster of small earthquakes continued to shake the Danville area into Friday afternoon, measuring as strong as magnitude 3.5, slowing BART trains, but causing no significant damage, authorities said. As of 1 p.m., the U.S. Geological Survey had reported 16 quakes in the area, with five of them... .. read more..

Alleged ‘drug house’ in SF’s Castro district catches fire
Saturday, February 24, 2018

A building in San Francisco’s Castro district that city officials had targeted as a “drug house” caught fire Friday morning. Water rushed down the road from the house at 519 Sanchez St. as firefighters — standing on the blackened roof — doused the two-unit building. Several of the windows had bee... .. read more..

These are the most common millennial names
Friday, February 23, 2018

There's a good chance you know a Jessica or two. A Joshua and a Matthew also. .. read more..

Large fire breaks out at vacant Oakland library branch
Friday, February 23, 2018

A large, smoky blaze on Friday was consuming a city-owned historic building in Oakland that has long attracted squatters and caught fire twice in one month last year. Friday’s fire broke out around 2 p.m. in the building at 1449 Miller Ave., in the city’s Fruitvale district, that previously house... .. read more..

Martins Beach billionaire owner takes fight over public access to US Supreme ...
Friday, February 23, 2018

California courts say Martins Beach, a picturesque haven near Half Moon Bay, should have its gates opened to the public, despite the objections of its billionaire owner. Sometime in the next few months, the nation’s highest court will decide whether to weigh in. “No property right is more fundame... .. read more..

Corrections, Feb. 24
Friday, February 23, 2018

Household products and air pollution, Feb. 16, Bay Area, D4 The story and headline mischaracterized the scope of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and UC Davis study about the link between household consumer products and air pollution. The study looked at items including personal ... .. read more..

Alleged ‘drug house’ in Castro District catches fire, cause under investigation
Friday, February 23, 2018

A building in San Francisco’s Castro District that city officials had targeted as a “drug house” caught fire Friday morning, officials said. Water rushed down the road from the house at 519 Sanchez St. as firefighters — standing on the blackened roof — doused the two-unit building. Several of the... .. read more..

Statue of President McKinley to be removed from Arcata town square
Friday, February 23, 2018

A bronze statue of President William McKinley has held court over the tiny town square of Arcata, Calif. for more than a century. It will soon be torn down. .. read more..

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