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For sweaters, it’s the most hideous time of the year

That wondrous time of year to wear an ugly sweater in public has finally arrived. Christmas sweaters, in all their plaid and argyle glory, were making the rounds in downtown San Francisco and the people wearing them were not apologizing. “This...Show More Summary

Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund Daily Donor List, Dec. 16

Fund total as of Dec. 11: $6,739,806 Advocate ($1,000-$1,499): Suzanne Bria & Ted Temple, in honor of our families; Clyde & Janet Ostler, in honor of my beloved mother, Aurita Coates; Tod Racine; Kathleen Williams. Supporter ($500-$999): Eric Beelar; Jack Jewell; Anonymous, in memory of Margaret & Con McCauley; Anonymous, in memory of Junie Pose, Manh Luu and Thoi Nguyen.

San Francisco named 6th worst US city for driving in 2017, according to Waze

San Francisco traffic is awful — but apparently not the worst in the United States, as annual data from the popular driving navigation app Waze reveals.

Blustery winds, dry air, no rain trigger Bay Area red flag fire warning

As thousands of firefighters try to control destructive wildfires in Southern California, an exceptionally dry winter in the Bay Area has prompted forecasters to warn of ripe fire conditions for the region over the weekend. The National...Show More Summary

Second swimmer attacked by sea lion at SF’s Aquatic Park

The second sea lion attack on a San Francisco Bay swimmer in less than two days occurred Friday morning at Aquatic Park, and swimmers are being urged to “swim at your own risk,” a San Francisco Fire Department official said. The swimmer, identified only as a man, suffered a “severe bite” around 8 a.m. Show More Summary

Mayor Ed Lee escorted to SF City Hall for the last time

A black hearse escorted by police on motorcycles slowly made its way from a Daly City mortuary to San Francisco City Hall, carrying the body of Mayor Ed Lee before dawn Friday morning. The somber motorcade left the Duggan Serra Mortuary...Show More Summary

Federal judge in SF under investigation over sexual misconduct allegations

A judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco is under a formal misconduct inquiry after several of his clerks accused him of inappropriate behavior, the court said Thursday. Ninth Circuit Chief...Show More Summary

Female UC Berkeley student was raped by male student, police say

A female student at UC Berkeley was raped by a male student in his dorm room on Oct. 28, UC Berkeley Police said Thursday. The woman and the man left a party together and then went to the man’s room in Unit 3 Housing on UC Berkeley’s campus, police said Thursday in an advisory email. Show More Summary

3 workers injured when restaurant under construction collapses in Santa Rosa

A fast food restaurant under construction collapsed in Santa Rosa on Thursday and injured three workers, Fire Department officials said. The collapse happened just before 12:30 p.m., at 2005 Cleveland Ave. in the northwestern part of...Show More Summary

Judge orders Derick Almena, Max Harris to trial for Ghost Ship deaths

Two men will face trial on 36 counts each of involuntary manslaughter in the Ghost Ship fire after an Alameda County Superior Court judge determined Thursday that there was sufficient evidence in the case. Prosecutors say Max Harris and Derick Almena created a firetrap at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland’s Fruitvale district. Show More Summary

Companies fined in Oakland accident that sent 13 workers plunging into fresh concrete

California workplace safety regulators fined three contractors nearly $150,000 for their role in a harrowing construction accident in Oakland in which 13 workers tumbled two stories into freshly poured concrete, agency officials said...Show More Summary

SF City Hall prepares to welcome Ed Lee for the last time

Flowers sprouted from the gray front steps of City Hall on Thursday while the sad-eyed people inside the great gray building prepared to welcome home their former boss. A group of planners was standing at the base of the grand staircase,...Show More Summary

Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund daily donor list, Dec. 15

Fund total as of Dec. 11: $6,739,806 Benefactor ($1,500-$1,999): Amy Mortensen & David Kohlmeister, in memory of Joan & Alan Mortensen. Advocate ($1,000-$1,499): Maria Dichov, in memory of my parents. Supporter ($500-$999): James R. Kaspar; Priscilla Robertson, in memory of Donald Robertson; Gary & Kitty Woodworth.

Swimmer hospitalized after getting bitten by sea lion at SF’s Aquatic Park

A person was taken to a hospital in serious condition Thursday after being bitten by a sea lion while swimming at Aquatic Park in San Francisco, officials said. The San Francisco Police Department’s Marine Unit pulled the injured swimmer out of the water around 2 p.m., according to authorities. Show More Summary

Judge: State can't force NorCal baker to make cakes for gay weddings – yet

A Kern County judge denied a temporary restraining order against a Bakersfield bakery owner who refused to make wedding cakes for gay couples, the defendant's lawyers announced Thursday.

The Christmas tree shortage is real. Here’s why your tree could be from North Carolina.

Lots are starting to run out of trees, but are trying to keep up with demand... even if that means shipping your tree from across the country.

East Bay man scammed by person pretending to be his grandson

When 80-year-old retired psychiatrist named David Tomasini got a call from his grandson claiming he was in trouble and in need of bail money, Tomasini wanted to help.

Dramatic time lapse shows 'fire cloud' collapsing in the Thomas Fire

The Ventura County Fire Department captured a dramatic time lapse of a collapsing pyrocumulus cloud, or 'fire cloud,' on Dec. 11 while fighting the raging Thomas Fire.

Cost of battling Southern California’s Thomas Fire at $69 million

A relentless Southern California wildfire grew by 4,000 acres overnight as stiff winds propelled the monster inferno across rugged and extremely dry terrain, leaving at least 18,000 homes and other structures in the posh communitiesShow More Summary

Orphaned mountain lion cubs find new home at Oakland Zoo

A pair of tiny young mountain lion cubs believed to be siblings orphaned when their mother was struck by a car in Southern California have been taken in by the Oakland Zoo, the zoo announced this week.

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