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Report: California employs more people in creative industries than any other state

The Bay Area has long been recognized as a hub of technology, but the creative industry still thrives in the region, and it contributes significantly to the statewide economy. California employs the highest number of people in creative...Show More Summary

Escaped lamb leads Fremont police on wild sheep chase

Escaped lamb leads Fremont police on wild sheep chase Fremont police spent hours searching in vain for an escaped sheep Monday night, ultimately locating it Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The sheep escaped from a yard and was running...Show More Summary

Alameda school board votes to close quake-threatened school

An Alameda elementary school at risk of catastrophic damage in a major earthquake will close at the end of this academic year, the district board decided Tuesday night, overruling parents and school officials who had pleaded to keepShow More Summary

5 hurt when engine on SF-bound plane catches fire before takeoff from New Jersey

5 hurt when engine on SF-bound plane catches fire before takeoff from New Jersey An engine on a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport caught fire before it could take off to San Francisco Tuesday night, briefly...Show More Summary

SF ranks 3rd among U.S. cities for parks and access

San Francisco’s park system bumped up to third place in a poll by the Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit that helps fund and protect parks, edging ahead of Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va. “You can’t have a great city without...Show More Summary

Man hit by car in Palo Alto dies

The couple, both in their 80s, were crossing Mayview Avenue in the middle of the block shortly before 8 a.m. on May 9 when they were struck by a Nissan Leaf driving west, according to the Palo Alto Police Department. The driver of the...Show More Summary

Tucked in Trump budget plan, a new bid to punish sanctuary cities

President Trump proposed a dramatic expansion of the law at the center of the administration’s fight against sanctuary cities — changes that could enable the federal government to punish cities like San Francisco for shielding immigrants. Tucked...Show More Summary

Woman with painted-on beard disguise robs Danville bank

Surveillance photos from the bank show the robber clad in black clothes, sunglasses and a baseball cap that reads “CALI.” The initial description released by police specified the robber was slender and 5 foot 8 inches tall, but did not...Show More Summary

S.F. supes OK taller buildings in exchange for affordable housing

A housing density law that took two years to craft was approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, notching a win for developers and pro-growth advocates who say the only way to make San Francisco affordable is to keep building. Show More Summary

California lawmakers move to take control of UC president’s budget

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are proposing a change to the state Constitution and a new budget measure that would help them wrest control of spending by University of California President Janet Napolitano’s office. The moves come...Show More Summary

Former De La Salle High football player found to have raped teen

A former freshman football player at the all-boys De La Salle High School in Concord was found in juvenile court to have sexually assaulted a girl from neighboring Carondelet High School, officials said Tuesday. The boy was accused of...Show More Summary

S.F. mayor ups money for homeless as new Navigation Center opens

A long-anticipated Navigation Center opens Wednesday in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, one in a string of projects that Mayor Ed Lee is rolling out as he pushes for big investments to solve the homeless crisis. “This budget reflects...Show More Summary

Alamo Square Park, neighbor of Painted Ladies, reopening

The chain-link fences around Alamo Square Park, which rises above the Painted Ladies row of colorful Victorian homes, are coming down after more than a year of construction. An ADA-accessible bathroom was added, the park’s paths repaved...Show More Summary

Supervisor Katy Tang has Poop proposal for pet waste

Tang, whose district includes the Sunset, announced the Pet Owner Outreach Program — aptly known as Poop — last week to curb prolific piles on city sidewalks. The program seeks to educate pet owners on waste laws and give away free tools,...Show More Summary

Cops: San Rafael prowler intended to sexually assault victim

San Rafael police are on the hunt for a man they believe intended to sexually assault a woman during a home invasion earlier this month in which the victim woke up to find him standing over her bed, officials said Tuesday. Police released...Show More Summary

Man convicted of raping sister gets 1 year in jail; 'stigma' is enough, says judge

A Northern California judge sentenced a 20-year-old man who drugged and raped his 16-year-old sister to less than a year in jail.

Big Sur hit again as huge landslide covers Highway 1

The isolation that came to Big Sur this year when wet weather closed several roads has deepened with a giant mudslide across Highway 1, just south of the small community of Gorda (Monterey County). A quarter-mile-wide wall of mud and...Show More Summary

Bay Area political events: fake news, peace vigil

Bay Area political events: fake news, peace vigil Political events Fake news discussion: A conversation with Joaquin Alvarado, CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting, on the obligation of the government and media to filter fake news. The event is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Man killed in fatal three-car crash on Byron Highway

The crash occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Byron Highway and sent three vehicles careening off the roadway, according to the California Highway Patrol. Witnesses told CHP officers that the driver who was killed was in a Pontiac sedan that was heading south on Byron Highway at 60 mph and was weaving in and out of lanes, officials said. Show More Summary

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