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In this April 21, 2020 photo, people sit and gather with belongings on a sidewalk in San Francisco. There are no tourists anymore on San Francisco's famously twisty and steep Lombard Street. The city's landmark hotels and posh shops are boarded up tight. But one staple of San Francisco has become even more pronounced since the coronavirus pandemic chased everyone inside. The city's homeless continue to sleep on the sidewalks and flap-to-flap in tents cluttered downtown and in other popular neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Francisco Sanctions Once-Shunned Homeless Encampments

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By JANIE HAR and TERENCE CHEA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is joining other U.S. cities...
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San Francisco Businessman To Plead Guilty In Corruption Case

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By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A businessman charged in a public corruption case involving a former...
In this April 21, 2020 photo, people sit and gather with belongings on a sidewalk in San Francisco. There are no tourists anymore on San Francisco's famously twisty and steep Lombard Street. The city's landmark hotels and posh shops are boarded up tight. But one staple of San Francisco has become even more pronounced since the coronavirus pandemic chased everyone inside. The city's homeless continue to sleep on the sidewalks and flap-to-flap in tents cluttered downtown and in other popular neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Politics Stall Push to Shelter Homeless in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There are no tourists anymore on San Francisco’s famously twisty and steep Lombard Street. The city’s landmark hotels...
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP)

Two San Francisco Women Charged With Robbery Affecting Interstate Commerce In Alleged Scheme To...

Friday, April 24, 2020 Defendants Allegedly Entered a Walgreens, Coughed Audibly, Claimed to Have “COVID,” and Stole Merchandise from Store SAN FRANCISCO – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California unsealed charges today in a criminal complaint charging Carmelita Barela and Rosetta Shabazz with committing robbery affecting interstate commerce in connection [...]
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Mayor London Breed Announces Give2SF Funding For Seniors, Undocumented San Franciscans, And Small Businesses

Wednesday,April22,2020 Give2SF COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund will provide San Franciscans with food security, access to housing, and security for workers and small businesses. The Fund has received approximately $10.5 million in contributions and pledges from foundations and individual donors, and is accepting additional donations. San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced [...]
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Mayor London Breed Announces Food Access Initiative In Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday,April13,2020 Call Center will provide those who are COVID-19-positive or awaiting test results with food deliveries while they are in isolation or quarantine; Online resource and 311 will provide information to help San Franciscans find food available to them. San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced a citywide effort to help San Franciscans [...]
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San Francisco Launches Text to 9-1-1 Service

Friday, April 10,2020 City establishes critical lifeline for people in situations where it is not possible to call 9-1-1 San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and Department of Emergency Management Executive Director Mary Ellen Carroll announced a critical tool to help people who cannot safely call 9-1-1 during the COVID-19 Stay Home Order [...]
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Mayor London Breed Announces Partnership To Increase Free Internet Access To Support Distance Learning

April 03,2020 25 “SuperSpots” will provide thousands of low-income students with internet access to support distance learning during COVID-19-related school closures San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced a partnership between the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and national nonprofit organizations EducationSuperHighway and the 1Million Project Foundation to provide connectivity support for [...]
A group of officials stand in front of beds at Moscone West in San Francisco, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Since the beginning of the international pandemic, officials in California have said one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting the coronavirus and spreading it to others: the homeless. Officials are setting up 400 beds at the Moscone Center to house homeless people who are currently in shelters to allow for more social distancing. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California Homeless Advocate: ‘We’re Moving Way Too Slowly’

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and...
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Mayor London Breed And Board Of Supervisors Announce $10 Million Small Business Relief Fund...

Thursday,April02,2020 City commits $9 million to launch new zero interest loan fund and adds $1 million to the City’s Resiliency Fund, increasing support for workers and small business San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, Board of Supervisors Budget Chair Sandra Fewer, Supervisor Hillary Ronen, and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) [...]
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Mayor London Breed And City Leaders Announce Significant Projected Budget Impacts As A Result...

Tuesday,March31,2020 Budget shortfalls to increase by over $1 billion from prior, pre-COVID-19 estimates; Mayor Breed will submit her proposed balanced budget to the Board of Supervisors by August 1st San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced initial, significant projected budget shortfalls as a result of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, [...]
In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it will meet a June 30 deadline for getting out of bankruptcy, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled his intent to follow through on his threat to attempt a government takeover of the nation's largest utility. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

PG&E Pleading Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter In Wildfire

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said Monday it will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection...
Customers maintain social distance while waiting to enter The Green Cross cannabis dispensary in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. As about 7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area are under shelter-in-place orders, only allowed to leave their homes for crucial needs in an attempt to slow virus spread, marijuana stores remain open and are being considered "essential services." (AP Photo/Haven Daley)

A Pot Shop At Your Door: Home Delivery Surges Amid Outbreak

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By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and HAVEN DALEY Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One company rushed to expand...
A man looks toward the skyline from Bernal Heights Hill in San Francisco, Monday, March 16, 2020. Officials in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting nearly 7 million people, including the city of San Francisco itself. The order says residents must stay inside and venture out only for necessities for three weeks starting Tuesday in a desperate attempt by officials to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Life In San Francisco Area Screeches To A Halt Amid Shutdown

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By JOCELYN GECKER and JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First, people were advised to avoid...
In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, the Grand Princess cruise ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge as it arrives from Hawaii in San Francisco. Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered the cruise ship to hold off the California coast Thursday, March 5, to await testing of those aboard, after a passenger on an earlier voyage died and at least one other became infected. (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)

Officials In 6 San Francisco Bay Area Counties Order Near-Lockdown, Affecting Nearly 7 Million...

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials in 6 San Francisco Bay Area counties order near-lockdown, affecting nearly 7 million people.
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San Francisco Mayor Breed Announces Plan To Provide Paid Sick Leave For Workers Impacted...

Monday, March 16, 2020 $10 million Workers and Families First program will grant private sector workers impacted by COVID-19 pandemic an additional week of paid sick leave San Francisco, CA – Today, Mayor London N. Breed announced a Workers and Families First Program to provide paid sick leave to private sector workers who have been [...]
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Associates Of San Francisco Western Addition “CDP” Gang Convicted Of RICO Conspiracy And Accessory

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO – Earlier today, a federal grand jury convicted Barry Gilton, a/k/a “Prell,” of participating in a racketeering conspiracy, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  The jury further found Gilton’s codefendant, Lupe Mercado, guilty of being [...]
A woman wearing a scarf covering a face mask walks past traditional British red phone boxes near Parliament Square in central London, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. A British government minister Nadine Dorries, who is a junior Heath minster has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self isolating. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: Seattle Area, San Francisco Ban Large Gatherings

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By The Associated Press The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe: Officials have...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

San Francisco Increases COVID-19 Protections For Homeless Residents And People Living In Single Room...

Monday, March 09, 2020 A $5 million emergency fund and new Public Health Order will support people living in shelters, single-room occupancy hotels, and permanent supportive housing. San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, and the Department of Public Health today announced $5 million in new investments, as well as a [...]
In this satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies, the Grand Princess cruise ship is seen as it was preparing to dock at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., Monday, March 9, 2020. The cruise ship forced to idle for days off the coast of California because of a cluster of novel coronavirus cases aboard arrived in port Monday as state and U.S. officials prepared to transfer its thousands of passengers to military bases for quarantine or return them to their home countries. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)

Thousands On Virus-Hit Cruise Ship Wait Their Turn To Leave

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By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of passengers aboard a...
Carrying multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the Grand Princess passes the Farallon Islands while holding off the coast of San Francisco, Sunday, March 8, 2020. The cruise ship is scheduled to dock at the Port of Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Thousands Prepare To Get Off Ship Hit By Coronavirus In California

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal and state officials in California were preparing Monday to receive thousands of people from a cruise ship...
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San Francisco Launches Coronavirus Text Message Alert System

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Public Health on Friday announced the launch of...
CORRECTS COAST GUARD TO NATIONAL GUARD-In this photo provided by Michele Smith, a cruise ship worker cleans a railing on the Grand Princess Thursday, March 5, 2020, off the California coast. Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered a cruise ship with about 3,500 people aboard to stay back from the California coast Thursday until passengers and crew can be tested, after a traveler from its previous voyage died of the disease and at least two others became infected. A National Guard helicopter lowered test kits onto the 951-foot (290-meter) Grand Princess by rope as the vessel lay at anchor off Northern California, and authorities said the results would be available on Friday. Princess Cruise Lines said fewer than 100 people aboard had been identified for testing. (Michele Smith via AP)

At Sea: Passengers Off California Await Coronavirus Test Results

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Passengers on a cruise ship off the California coast were instructed to stay in their cabins as they...
In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

San Francisco County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

Check back regularly for updates on the San Francisco County Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday ...
In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, "I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, but it rarely seems that way. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

San Francisco City Election Results – March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday

= San Francisco City Election Results can be found here:https://sfelections.sfgov.org/march-3-2020-election-results-summary
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City of San Francisco Takes Action Following Emergency Declaration To Prepare For Novel Coronavirus

March02,2020 City leaders provide update on new local testing efforts, expanded staffing deployments, and efforts to protect the most vulnerable populations and prepare for possibility of community spread of the virus San Francisco, CA – Today, Mayor London N. Breed and San Francisco Public Health and Emergency officials announced new plans to protect public health [...]
In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. A senior member of the main U.S. union that represents opera performers resigned Monday, March 2, 2020, accusing the leadership of a cover-up in its investigation into accusations of sexual harassment against superstar Plácido Domingo. Samuel Schultz, a baritone and elected officer of the American Guild of Musical Artists, had provided the full findings of the union's investigation to The Associated Press, which he said AGMA's leadership had planned to keep secret as part of an agreement with Domingo.(AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)

Opera Union Board Member Alleges Cover-Up In Domingo Scandal

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By JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A senior member of the main U.S. union that...
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California State Awards $8.5 Million For San Francisco Waterfront Park In India Basin

State Awards $8.5 Million for Waterfront Park in India Basin Project will transform a vacant industrial lot in the Southeastern neighborhood into the City’s newest park Thursday,February27,2020, San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced that funding from a voter-approved bond measure to create new parks and recreation opportunities in underserved communities will [...]
In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it will meet a June 30 deadline for getting out of bankruptcy, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled his intent to follow through on his threat to attempt a government takeover of the nation's largest utility. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Regulators Boost PG&E’s Wildfire Fine To $2.1 Billion

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California power regulators slapped Pacific Gas and Electric...
This Nov. 1, 2019, file photo shows flames from a backfire on a hillside as firefighters battle the Maria Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric's blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operation. PG&E is trying to dig out of a financial hole created by more than $50 billion in claims stemming from a series of catastrophic wildfires that have been blamed on the San Francisco company. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

PG&E Chief Testifies At San Francisco Commission Hearing That He Has Been Deeply Affected...

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- The chief executive officer of PG&E testified at a California Public Utilities Commission hearing in San Francisco Tuesday that...
Compton Community College students Alma Angel, 19, (L-R), Jacqueline Parra, 19, Ana Angel, 19, and Hugo Sierra, 18, participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill as California releases its new MyShake early warning app, in Los Angeles, California, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Earthquake Risk Prompts Order To Drain California Dam

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam south of San Francisco, officials have ordered its...
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed Calls For Proposals For Congestion Pricing, Sunday & Weekend...

  Letter to SFTMA Board of Directors urges new proposals to address challenges around congestion and sustainability and to improve San Francisco’s transportation system Tuesday, February18, 2020, San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today sent a letter to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors, urging them to address the [...]
A selection of iPhones are displayed an Apple store Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in suburban Boston. Apple reports financial earns on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

CA Supreme Court: Apple Must Pay Store Workers During Bag Searches

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously in San Francisco Thursday that Apple Inc. workers must be paid...
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San Francisco: U.S. Judge to Hear Challenge To Political Campaign Donor Disclosures Rules

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- A federal judge will hear arguments Friday on a political campaign committee's bid for a preliminary injunction blocking new...
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed Announces Rich Hillis As New Planning Director

  Hillis will bring decades of experience and a focus on streamlining housing approvals to the San Francisco Planning Department February12,2020, San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced Rich Hillis has been appointed as Director of the San Francisco Planning Department. Hillis is the Executive Director of the Fort Mason Center for [...]
Mohammed Nuru, director of San Francisco Public Works, center, gestures as he leaves a federal courthouse with attorney Ismail Ramsey, right, in San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. The FBI arrested public works director Mohammed Nuru and restaurateur Nick Bovis last week, saying the men schemed in 2018 to bribe a San Francisco airport commissioner for prime restaurant space at San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Francisco: City Attorney Issues Subpoenas Connected To Nuru Corruption Probe

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Wednesday he has issued subpoenas to eight companies and organizations, including PG&E,...
San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton

San Francisco Supervisor Walton Introduces Reparations Plan for City’s African-American Residents

Supervisor Shamann Walton introduced a resolution calling for reparations for the city's African-American community.
This Nov. 1, 2019, file photo shows flames from a backfire on a hillside as firefighters battle the Maria Fire in Santa Paula, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric's blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operation. PG&E is trying to dig out of a financial hole created by more than $50 billion in claims stemming from a series of catastrophic wildfires that have been blamed on the San Francisco company. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

California Governor Wants To Grill PG&E About Financing Plan

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric's plan to emerge from...
In this July 9, 2019, file photo a Lyft ride-share car waits at a stoplight in Sacramento, Calif. Ride-hailing service Lyft's annual loss more than doubled last year to over $2.6 billion, but the company claimed progress as revenue jumped 68% and ridership grew. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

San Francisco Based Lyft: Annual Loss More Than Doubles, But Revenue Keeps Rising

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By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer Ride-hailing service Lyft's annual loss more than doubled last year to over...
This Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, photo shows the S20 series of phones, the South Korean tech company’s latest flagship smartphone, on display in London during a preview for reporters ahead of the official launch on Tuesday, Feb. 11. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan)

Samsung Unveils Its New Foldable Phone, The Galaxy Z Flip

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By RACHEL LERMAN and KELVIN CHAN AP Technology Writers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a...
In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, a plane carrying evacuees from the virus zone in China lands at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. An evacuee from China has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been isolated at a San Diego hospital, a person with direct knowledge of the matter tells The Associated Press, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

First New Virus Case Found Among Evacuatees From China To US, San Diego Confirms

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By ELLIOT SPAGAT SAN DIEGO (AP) — The first confirmed case of novel coronavirus has been found among...
File - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, Mohammed Nuru, director of San Francisco Public Works, is interviewed at the Tenderloin Pit Stop mobile bathrooms in San Francisco. A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up the city's notoriously filthy streets and a champion of adding more portable toilets has been arrested, jail records show. Nuru was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, along with Nick Bovis, the owner of Lefty O'Doul's, a longtime sports bar popular with tourists and locals that closed two years ago. Records say only that the men were arrested for felony safekeeping, which typically indicates federal charges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

San Francisco: Public Works Director Nuru Resigns Amid Federal Corruption Probe

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- Embattled San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru has resigned amid a federal corruption probe, Mayor London Breed announced...
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed And Supervisor Rafael Mandelman Announce City’s Purchase Of Crucial...

  Grove Street House and South Van Ness Manor will be purchased by the City as part of Mayor Breed’s efforts to stabilize the City’s behavioral health system and ensure care for vulnerable residents Monday,February10,2020 San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman today announced the City will preserve two residential [...]
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FBI and San Francisco Police Investigate Agent-Involved Shooting That Injured Man

The FBI has confirmed one of their agents was involved in a shooting in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury neighborhood late Saturday night.
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California’s Bay Area Power Outages Grow Due to High Winds

Strong, gusty winds are continuing to wreak havoc on the Bay Area power grid and other services Sunday morning, with large electrical...
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Japanese Internment Survivors Call For Closure of Immigrant Detention Centers on 78th Anniversary

Members of San Francisco's Japanese American community on Friday spoke about their experiences being interred in camps during World War II, while...
In this Sept. 24, 2018, file photo, Mike Stoker regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency directs speakers during a public hearings on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back car-mileage standards in a region with some of the nation's worst air pollution in Fresno, Calif. Stoker said he got a call Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, from senior agency officials in Washington telling him to resign. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File)

Accusations Follow EPA’s Ouster Of California Regional Boss

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By ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency abruptly pushed out its top regional...
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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 2.6.20

Feb 06, 2020 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Kevin Kish, 43, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, where he has served as director since 2015. Kish was an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School from 2012 to 2015. He was director [...]
In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Sean Bailey, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, discusses the upcoming live-action film "The Lion King" during the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The Walt Disney Co. has apologized to a California school that was charged a $250 licensing fee after showing the company's film "The Lion King" during a fundraiser. Emerson Elementary School in Berkeley was billed by Movie Licensing USA on behalf of Disney for "illegally screening" the film at a "parent's night out" event that raised $800 last year, KPIX-TV reported Thursday, Feb. 5. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Disney Apologizes To Berkeley School Charged For Showing ‘Lion King’

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has apologized to a California school that was charged a $250 licensing fee after...
In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo is an Uber office in Secaucus, N.J. Uber continued to lose cash as it poured money into building its food delivery business and developing technology for driverless cars, but revenue for its rides business nearly tripled as the company picked up more passengers around the world. The ride-hailing giant lost $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019, about 24% more than it lost at the same time last year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Uber Loses $1.1B Investing In Food Delivery, Driverless Cars

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By CATHY BUSSEWITZ AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is still losing money as it expands...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

San Francisco Mayor London Breed Announces Rehabilitation Of 203 Affordable Homes For Seniors And...

Mayor London Breed Announces Rehabilitation of 203 Affordable Homes for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities Thursday, February 06, 2020 Rosa Parks Apartments, former public housing in Western Addition at 1251 Turk Street, was renovated under the Rental Assistance Demonstration program San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and community leaders today celebrated the grand [...]
File - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, Mohammed Nuru, director of San Francisco Public Works, is interviewed at the Tenderloin Pit Stop mobile bathrooms in San Francisco. A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up the city's notoriously filthy streets and a champion of adding more portable toilets has been arrested, jail records show. Nuru was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, along with Nick Bovis, the owner of Lefty O'Doul's, a longtime sports bar popular with tourists and locals that closed two years ago. Records say only that the men were arrested for felony safekeeping, which typically indicates federal charges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

San Francisco City Official, Businessman Mohammed Nuru In Court On Corruption Charges

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By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco official known around town as “Mr....
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San Francisco To Open Tent Treatment Center For Meth Users

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A center for people experiencing methamphetamine-induced psychosis will open in San Francisco as the city struggles with a...
This Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows flames burning near power lines in Montecito, Calif. Pacific Gas and Electric is promising promising to overhaul its board of directors in an attempt to avoid a potential takeover attempt by the state of California and prove the beleaguered utility is turning over a new leaf as it works through its second bankruptcy in less than 20 years. The promise to shake things up came late Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, as the San Francisco company tries to emerge from bankruptcy by June 30. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)

Victims: PG&E Still Has Rickety Power Line Near Paradise

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric is still operating a...
Kaiser Health News

Patients Caught In Crossfire Between Giant Hospital Chain, Large Insurer

After Zoe Friedland became pregnant with her first child, she was picky about choosing a doctor to guide her through delivery. “With so many unpredictable...
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San Francisco: Mayor Announces Ballot Measure To Build More Affordable Homes

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Wednesday a new ballot measure that seeks to get more affordable housing built...
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2 Jets With Americans Escaping Virus Zone Land In California

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FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Two jets carrying about 350 Americans fleeing the virus zone in China landed Wednesday morning at an Air...
BART Station, San Francisco International Airport, California

New State Bill Proposes To Integrate Bay Area Transit

By Bay City News Service- A newly introduced piece of state legislation seeks to integrate the more than two dozen separate...
Rosary Beads

Full List Of CA Catholic Clergy Accused Of Sexual Abuse: Hundreds Of Allegations

The investigative news site ProPublica, a Patch Partner, has compiled the most comprehensive list so far of Catholic clergy "credibly accused" of...
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Statement From Mayor London Breed On Investigation Launched By The City Attorney And Controller

February 04, 2020, San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today issued the following statement following the announcement by City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Controller Ben Rosenfield that they have launched an investigation into the allegations made against Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru: “While the investigation into the allegations against Mohammed Nuru is ongoing, [...]
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PG&E Clears Another Bankruptcy Hurdle With Debt Refinancing

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday...
In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo the logo for Alphabet appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Google parent company Alphabet posted mixed fourth-quarter results on Monday, Feb 3, 2020, falling short on Wall Street's expectations for revenue but beating on profit. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Google 4Q Revenue Grew, But Not Enough For Wall Street

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By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's revenue grew, but Wall Street wanted more.
MERS-CoV particles on camel epithelial cells - Photographer: NIAID

San Francisco: Hospital Treating Two Previously Reported Novel Coronavirus Cases

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- A hospital in San Francisco is treating two people from another California county for novel coronavirus, cases that were...
Investigators are seen outside of a Greyhound bus after a passenger was killed on board on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 in Lebec, Calif. A gunman killed one passenger and wounded multiple others on a Greyhound bus traveling from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. (AP Photo/Jayne Kamin-Oncea)

1 Dead, 5 Wounded In Shooting On Greyhound Bus In California

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LEBEC, Calif. (AP) — A gunman opened fire aboard a packed Greyhound bus as it was traveling from Los Angeles to San...
Dr. Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Office, right, briefs the media on Coronavirus in San Gabriel, Calif., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, as the outbreak reaches Southern California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

US Chinese Communities Rattled by Virus, Cancel New Year Events

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ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — The rapid spread of a new virus from China has cast a pall across Chinese American communities, with...
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FBI Data: Violent Crimes Decrease In California In 2019; Los Angeles 7 Times Higher...

New data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows a decline in violent crimes nationally in the first six months of 2019...
File - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, Mohammed Nuru, director of San Francisco Public Works, is interviewed at the Tenderloin Pit Stop mobile bathrooms in San Francisco. A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up the city's notoriously filthy streets and a champion of adding more portable toilets has been arrested, jail records show. Nuru was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, along with Nick Bovis, the owner of Lefty O'Doul's, a longtime sports bar popular with tourists and locals that closed two years ago. Records say only that the men were arrested for felony safekeeping, which typically indicates federal charges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

San Francisco: Supers Call For Outside Investigation Into Departments Implicated In FBI Probe.

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney on Thursday called for an independent investigation into city departments implicated in a...
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San Francisco: Former CEO Of San Rafael Medical Device Firm Convicted Of Fraud, Money...

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- The former chief executive officer of a medical device company in San Rafael has been convicted in federal court...
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Mixed-Income Housing Community In...

The Avery includes 548 new homes, 149 of which are permanently affordable and will serve low-income families Thursday, January 30, 2020, San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today celebrated the grand opening of The Avery, a mixed-income and mixed-use residential development that contains 548 new units, including 149 affordable and below market rate [...]
In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it will meet a June 30 deadline for getting out of bankruptcy, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled his intent to follow through on his threat to attempt a government takeover of the nation's largest utility. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

PG&E And California Governor At Odds Over Bankruptcy Plan

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric attorneys on Wednesday assured a...
File - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, Mohammed Nuru, director of San Francisco Public Works, is interviewed at the Tenderloin Pit Stop mobile bathrooms in San Francisco. A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up the city's notoriously filthy streets and a champion of adding more portable toilets has been arrested, jail records show. Nuru was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, along with Nick Bovis, the owner of Lefty O'Doul's, a longtime sports bar popular with tourists and locals that closed two years ago. Records say only that the men were arrested for felony safekeeping, which typically indicates federal charges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Top San Francisco Street Clean-Up Official Arrested

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By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning...
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Jailed California Congressional Candidate Omar Navarro Due in San Francisco Court This Week

As candidates across California begin their stretch runs to the ballot box for the upcoming March Primary election cycle, one high profile...
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San Francisco DA Drops Charges Against Man Who Attacked Cops

San Francisco’s new District Attorney Chesa Boudin has withdrawn charges against a man accused of attacking two police officers in the Mission...
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San Francisco Activates Emergency Operations To ‘Ensure Public Safety’ In Face Of Coronavirus Outbreak

San Francisco Mayor London Breed said Monday that the city is activating its emergency operations center to centralize response to any local...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

San Francisco Mayor London Breed Announces Policy Changes To Increase Usage Of Substance Use...

January24,2020 In response to initial data from DPH’s new bed inventory showing relatively high vacancy rate in some areas of City’s substance use treatment system, the Department will implement several changes to increase utilization of the City’s substance use treatment beds San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and the Department of Public Health [...]
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SFO: CDC Screening For CoronaVirus At San Francisco International Airport

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BCN)- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is screening passengers arriving to SFO from Wuhan, China for...
Houses

San Francisco: City Opens Transitional Housing Program For Trans, Nonconforming

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- The first transitional housing program for transgender and gender nonconforming adults in the nation are now open in San...
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San Francisco Restaurants To Start Using “Climate Change” Surcharge

Under a new San Francisco initiative, there might be a new surcharge added to your bill starting this month depending on the...
Town Hall Restaurant, San Francisco - Photographer: www.bluewaikiki.com

San Francisco: Public Health Department Announces Color-Coded Placard System For Restaurants

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- Restaurants in San Francisco will soon be required to post the results of their latest health inspection through a...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

San Francisco Mayor London Breed And The San Francisco Police Department Announce 2019 Public...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Year-end crime report for 2019 shows decrease in homicides and violent crime San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) today announced that violent crimes dropped significantly in 2019. The findings were released as part of the SFPD’s 2019 CompStat Profile and reflect progress [...]
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San Francisco 49ers Advance To Super Bowl LVI With 37-20 Win Against Packers In...

The San Francisco 49ers advanced to their seventh Super Bowl appearance in franchise history with a dominant 37-20 win against the Green...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Mayor London Breed and Speaker Nancy Pelosi Launch SF Counts, San Francisco’s Census 2020...

Friday, January 17, 2020 Official 2020 Census Day is April 1st. Starting in mid-March, San Franciscans will receive communications from the Census Bureau and should respond promptly online, by mail, or by phone. San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and Speaker Nancy Pelosi today hosted an event in City Hall to celebrate the [...]
PG&E Pacific Gas and Electric

Nearly 1,000 PG&E Bay Area Customers Without Power Due To Stormy Weather

BAY AREA- Nearly 1,000 PG&E customers are experiencing outages around the Bay Area as of midday Thursday because of stormy weather in...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

San Francisco Mayor Announces New Appointments to Fire Commission, Dianne Feinstein’s Daughter Gets Seat

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Wednesday announced a Superior Court judge and a fire prevention expert as the...
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Fewer San Francisco Police May Respond To Homeless Calls

Fewer San Francisco police may be responding to calls about the homeless following the passing of a resolution Wednesday evening by the...
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San Francisco School Board Approves Developing Up To 550 Units Of Affordable Teacher Housing

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - Teachers in San Francisco could soon get housing provided by thecity after the San Francisco Unified School District's...
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San Francisco Bart Board Approves Contract For New Train-Control System

BART will spend almost $800 million for a modern train control system its leaders say will enable more trains to run on...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Report Finds SFUSD “Stay Over Program” Successful in Helping Homeless Families

Monday, January 13, 2020 Controller’s Office evaluation found overnight shelter at Buena Vista Horace Mann School provides families experiencing homelessness with a safe place to sleep at night, especially families who are Latino and speak Spanish, and has successfully connected families to housing resources San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Hillary [...]
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New BART Police Chief Begins Job Friday

The new BART police chief is set to begin his tenure Friday amid an announcement about new strategies to increase police presence...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Mayor London Breed To Be Sworn In For First Full Term

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- San Francisco's first black female mayor will be inaugurated Wednesday morning at City Hall for her first full term,...
BART Station, San Francisco International Airport, California

San Franciso BART Board To Consider System-Wide Wireless Upgrades

SAN FRANCISCO-Cellphones and other wireless devices could work better on BART trains and stations if the transit agency's Board of Directors approves...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Mayor London Breed Releases Update To Five-Year Financial Plan For The City And County...

Friday,January03,2020 With revenue projected to grow at a slowing rate, steps must be taken to address structural deficits in future years San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced the release of San Francisco’s Joint Report Update to the Five-Year Financial Plan for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2020-21 through 2023-24. The Joint Report, released [...]
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San Francisco Restaurants Closing at Alarming Rate; More Than 400 Gone In 2019.

More than 400 restaurants in San Francisco shut their doors in 2019, showing a historic trend of more restaurants closing than opening...
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Weather San Francisco California – Current, 5 and 7 Day Forecasts, and Radar Precipitation...

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PG&E Pacific Gas and Electric

San Francisco Power Outage Hits 6,000 Customers of PG&E

A power outage reported in San Francisco on Monday affected nearly 6,000 PG&E customers, a utility spokeswoman said. ...
Department of Justice

Sonoma County CEO Pleads Guilty To Charges Stemming From $25-65 Million Student Loan Repayment...

Friday, December 20, 2019 Brandon Frere Was Arrested At SFO While Attempting to Leave the Country SAN FRANCISCO – Brandon Frere pleaded guilty today to wire fraud and money laundering charges in connection with a multi-million-dollar scheme to use deceptive sales tactics to convince people to enroll in his companies’ student loan repayment services programs, [...]
Technology

San Francisco Creates Nation’s First Office of Emerging Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)- San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Thursday signed legislation to create the nation's first Office of Emerging Technology.The...
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Judge Approves PG&E $24.5 Billion Plan For Wildfire Victims And Insurance Companies

A federal bankruptcy judge in San Francisco on Tuesday approved two settlements totaling $24.5 billion offered by Pacific Gas and Electric Corp....
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Embarcadero SAFE Navigation Center Slated To Open By End Of Year In San Francisco

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 The 200-bed SAFE Navigation Center will soon provide temporary shelter and services, adding to Mayor Breed’s goal of opening 1,000 new shelter beds by the end of next year San Francisco, CA — The Embarcadero SAFE Navigation Center, a 200-bed facility to provide temporary shelter beds for unsheltered individuals, will open [...]
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At&t 5G Now Live In San Francisco And San Jose.

AT&T announced that as of Friday December 13, 2019, it has become the first wireless carrier to launch its 5G network in both Bay...

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