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Purdue Pharma rejects request from New Hampshire attorney general for information on suspected diversion of OxyContin

The top law enforcement official in New Hampshire, a state ravaged by the opioid epidemic, accused the manufacturer of OxyContin on Friday of stonewalling demands for information the company collects about suspected criminal trafficking of its painkiller. “They are just refusing to turn over documents,”...

City Attorney: HUD Was Wrong To Reject SF Anti-Gentrification Plan

"The Plan is intended to maintain diversity in neighborhoods such as the Western Addition," Herrera argues, not promote segregation. [ more › ]

Tank at Tesoro refinery in Carson blows lid and catches fire

A sulfur tank at a large oil refinery in Carson ruptured and caught fire Friday afternoon, prompting officials to order people in the area to shelter in place. The lid of the 1-ton tank at the sprawling Tesoro refinery “blew off” about 1 p.m., said Inspector Gustavo Medina of the Los Angeles County...

Marvin Kaplan, character actor who won laughs in ‘Adam’s Rib’ and ‘Alice,’ dies at 89

The ubiquitous actor was immediately recognizable for his thick glasses, thicker eyebrows and Brooklyn accent.

I, Anonymous: Ex-Messaging

by Anonymous Steven Weissman I didn't realize we had stopped dating as of last Friday—as you said in your text to your ex-girlfriend—or I wouldn't have just had sex with you this morning. Does she know you call her a drug addict whoShow More Summary

Golden Gate Bridge turns to texts to reach those in crisis

Gamboa, 49, said he doesn’t want to remember the anger he felt that day and the nightmare surrounding the death of his son, Kyle, a well liked basketball player at Sacramento Waldorf High School. Gamboa later learned that sailors found...Show More Summary

Bowser taps new St. Elizabeths CEO after previous one resigned under scrutiny

Mark J. Chastang, who led troubled D.C. General in the early 90s, returns to head the public psychiatric facility.

The Rotting Apple

The Forthcoming Closure of Red Apple, One of Seattle's Few Black-Loved Supermarkets by Charles Mudede G entrification is never a simple matter. You can argue that it simply removes poor people from a neighborhood and replaces them with those in the middle and upper classes. Show More Summary

Burners Beware: Traffic Cops In Central Nevada Reportedly Doling Out Tickets For Fun Of It

Watch out for a guy pretending to be a pedestrian in Wadsworth, on the way to the Black Rock Desert. [ more › ]

In Duels, Murder, Vegetables, Poop Jokes and a Cliché Affair

In Duels, Nick Stokes and Jose Amador Hit Everyone Over the Head with Insufferable Metaphors by Rich Smith T he strong smell of soil saturates the air inside 12th Avenue Theater's studio space. Set designer Silas James has laid out pounds of the stuff inside a rectangular garden bed situated center stage. Show More Summary

UC Berkeley suspends plans to build Global Campus in Richmond

Dirks, who announced his resignation last week amid widespread criticism, blamed ongoing budget challenges for the collapse of the UC Berkeley Global Campus project despite more than two years of debate, community meetings, planning and fundraising already invested in the effort. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: EpiPen CEO Very 'Frustrated' About All The Money She's Making Off EpiPen Price Hike

CEOs are bad, hamster gets a cast, Katy Perry feels sad about sad man, coyote family near JFK, and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Corrections, Aug. 27

Museum at the Palace plan denied, Aug. 20, Bay Area, C4 A story that began on C1 misstated the status of the Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts. The educational-programming nonprofit continues to operate out of the space.

Outside organization to run Pr. George’s troubled Head Start program

Community Development Institute Head Start will provide services in the interim, feds say

Federal judge denies injunction against California vaccination law for schoolchildren

A federal judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction against a new law that requires children in California’s public and private schools to be vaccinated unless they have a medical waiver from a licensed doctor. In an order released Friday afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Dana...

City Of L.A. Sued Over Former Councilman's Shredded Files

The ongoing saga of former Councilman Tom LaBonge's missing files has generated a great deal of controversy over the past year. [ more › ]

This Week In SF Food: Bar Tartine Lowers Prices, Revenge Pops Up At The Residence, And More

Also, Fiorella gets a second chef, and Berkeley gets a legit Neapolitan pizzeria. [ more › ]

Last-Minute Plans: 77 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend

Vibrations Festival, The Sustainable Ballard Festival, And More $10-And-Under Options For August 26-28 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Procrastinators, we have good news: Even if you didn't plan your weekend far in advance, there are still lots of cheap and easy entertainment options around Seattle. Show More Summary

Icahn reacts to reports he's ditching Herbalife by buying more stock

Herbalife Ltd. backer Carl Icahn said he bought an additional 2.3 million shares in the nutrition company following remarks by fellow billionaire Bill Ackman that the investor has been trying to sell... To view the full story, click the title link.

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