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Woman attacked and robbed on Muni bus by four assailants

A woman riding a Muni bus near Union Square in San Francisco on Thursday afternoon found herself surrounded by a group of women who began to harass her before beating her and fleeing with her phone, officials said. The 30-year-old victim...Show More Summary

Steps you must take to become a true Californian

To truly call yourself a Californian there are certain tastes you must acquire (for better or worse, we can be snobby about food), stunning local landscapes you must see and several lessons you must learn (including the proper use of "hella" or when an earthquake is actually noteworthy).

Inmates at SoCal jail capture their escape on cell phone

In an age when everything else is captured for public consumption on a smartphone, why not your own jailbreak? Inmates who broke out of the maximum-security wing of a Southern California jail last year did just that with a smuggled cellphone and through an attorney released it to the public Wednesday, complete with glossy voiceover from one of the convicts.

Man loses his pants at SF Zoo in online transaction gone awry

When the four men met up on the 1700 block of Sloat Boulevard, one of the purported buyers showed the victims a gun concealed in his waistband and robbed one of the pants and shoes he was wearing, police said. “He demanded for the victim to take off his pants and shoes and give them to him,” said Officer Robert Rueca, a police spokesman. Show More Summary

Pummeled by drought and climate change, beloved Lake Tahoe in hot water

Lake Tahoe and the community around it are increasingly battered by climate change and drought, with the lake’s temperature climbing 10 times faster the historic average in the past four years and algae threatening the Sierra NevadaShow More Summary

Corrections, July 28

Time to collect storm water, not dump it in sea, Covert is the vice president of public policy for the Bay Area Council. 150 killed, scores hurt as fuel truck explodes, July 26, A3 The date that a blast in Pakistan occurred was incorrect.

Bay Area political events: LGBT rights film, town hall

Bay Area political events: LGBT rights film, town hall Political events in the Bay Area Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, will host a Resistance Fair and discussion with Indivisible Guide co-author Jeremy Haile. The event is from 10 a.m. Show More Summary

Drug dealer switched pot with broccoli, then fired at irate customers

Some people just can't stand broccoli. Take the hapless fellows who thought they were buying marijuana from a drug dealer who goes by the street name 22 Jump Street in Aurora, Colo. Instead of pot, they got a cruciferous vegetable.

Bike thief trades up in SF burglary

A burglar broke into the garage of a home near Twin Peaks in San Francisco earlier this week, stealing a man’s bicycle and leaving an old bike in its place, officials said. Police believe the thief broke into the home on Mountain Spring Avenue near Twin Peaks between 5 p.m. Show More Summary

Woman beaten with steering wheel club in Potrero Hill robbery

Woman beaten with steering wheel club in Potrero Hill robbery A woman is recovering in a hospital after she was clubbed with a steering wheel lock during a robbery early Thursday in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, officials said. The woman refused and the man began beating her with a steering wheel club, then snatched her wallet and fled by car, police said.

Man allegedly masturbating on BART placed under citizen’s arrest

A man allegedly masturbating on a BART train was placed under citizen’s arrest in Oakland early Thursday by a fed-up woman who caught him in the act and contacted police, officials said. The 53-year-old Pittsburg man was allegedly masturbating on a Pittsburg-Bay Point train about 4:40 a.m. Show More Summary

Boardwalk, state fair shut Fire Ball rides in wake of Ohio tragedy

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the California State Fair in Sacramento have shut down their Fire Ball amusement park rides after a horrifying accident involving the same kind of attraction in Ohio.

Forecasters: Hot August on the way for Bay Area and nation

A heat wave is expected to kick off a warmer-than-average August in the Bay Area with temperatures in some inland areas rising to near triple digits, forecasters predicted. On Thursday and Friday, temperatures in San Francisco will be...Show More Summary

Californians put high priority on environment, poll shows

Fifty-one percent of California adults approve of the way Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature are handling environmental issues, the Public Policy Institute of California survey shows, even as state climate policies threaten to raise...Show More Summary

Quarter ton of crystal meth seized from Santa Rosa storage locker

Three Australians arrested in connection with the seizure of hundreds of pounds of crystal methamphetamine from a Santa Rosa storage locker planned to smuggle the drugs to the land down under in a small airplane, authorities said Wednesday. Investigators...Show More Summary

Corrections, July 27

S.F. elected officials cash in big pay raises, July 23, Bay Area, C11 The Matier & Ross column that started on Page C1 misidentified the Marin County district attorney. He is Ed Berberian. Gone but not forgotten, July 23, Food, L8 AShow More Summary

SF supes demands Sutter Health keep long-term beds in Mission

Four San Francisco Supervisors on Wednesday demanded Sutter Health keep the doors open at its Mission District facility for long-term and acutely sick patients, which the nonprofit had planned to close in October. The request came at...Show More Summary

Bay Area political events: phone bank, Indivisible meeting

Bay Area political events: phone bank, Indivisible meeting Political events in the Bay Area Health care march: “Our Lives on the Line,” a nationwide protest against Republican health care plans. In Walnut Creek, a rally will begin at 1 p.m. Show More Summary

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