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25 years after the Rodney King riots: Photos from the Bay Area protests

The Bay Area saw its own share of protests and rioting in the days following the verdict, with several businesses damaged from looting.

Four years later, 15th and Mission proposed condo tower hits yet another snag

Four years later, plans to develop a mixed-use seven-story tower on the corner of Mission and 15th Streets are going back to the drawing board. The history Purchased for $1,300,000 in August of 2013, the Kevin Stephens Design Group (KSDG) initially submitted plans to the San Francisco Planning Department that would build a residential and

Bay Area workers, immigrants part of nationwide May Day strike

Though the drive is taxing, Carmona said she had no choice because hotel jobs closer to her home don’t allow union representation for workers — an important factor for her. “All immigrants — whether we are from Mexico or (are) Muslims...Show More Summary

Ray McGrath, SFFD captain and longtime volunteer, dies

Ray McGrath, a retired San Francisco Fire Department captain who stayed on as a toy drive volunteer and morale booster, sometimes walking from station to station throughout the city, has died at 95. Among the duties he adopted was as...Show More Summary

Bay Area political events: women’s meeting, May Day

Bay Area political events: women’s meeting, May Day Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. The second Women’s Coalition meeting, hosted by Democratic Activists for Women Now, includes...Show More Summary

$6 million settlement in Alameda medical lab kickback suit

Quest Diagnostics will pay $6 million to settle government claims that its laboratory in Alameda paid kickbacks to doctors and patients to induce them to to use the lab for blood tests, some of them medically unnecessary, federal officials...Show More Summary

Transgender employee, Dignity Health settle discrimination suit

A lawsuit by a transgender employee against Dignity Health hospital chain for denying insurance coverage for sex-reassignment surgery and other medical treatment has been settled for $25,000. The American Civil Liberties Union had represented...Show More Summary

Day Around The Bay: We Need A Microgrid

Also, a rapist of elderly women is arrested outside Sacramento, and that HIV-positive Russian asylum seeker has returned home to the Bay Area. [ more › ]

Piedmont police investigate possible child abduction attempt

Piedmont police say there may have been an attempted abduction of a child Thursday near Havens Elementary School. The incident occurred just after 3 p.m., when an 8-year-old walking home was approached at the corner of Vista and Bonita avenues. Show More Summary

Killer Whales Continue Putting On Show In Monterey Bay With Multiple Killings

"This has never happened in my thirty years," says one local marine biologist. [ more › ]

Release of videos sought in same-sex marriage case

While the case was covered extensively during the trial and later court proceedings “there is no substitute for the insight and illumination that only the videotaped record of the trial can provide,” lawyers for KQED radio and television said in the U.S. Show More Summary

$5.5 Million Settlement For Guy Beaten Senseless by Alameda County Deputies

The victim in a police brutality video that went viral receives a seven-figure settlement, but can’t really enjoy it because he’s back in jail on weapon and drug charges. [ more › ]

This Week In SF Food: Hazel Debuts On Mid-Market, Biig Opening Slowly In the TL, and More

Also Aperto is closing in Potrero, Atelier Crenn had a remodel, and Camino's fast-casual spinoff The Kebabery has just opened in Oakland. [ more › ]

Frameline Breaks Out A Preview Of Its 2017 Festival Schedule

Armistead Maupin, Alan Cumming, and other big, gay bigwigs will be featured at Frameline41 in June. [ more › ]

‘Terrible news’ as Alameda elementary school may close over quake risk

‘Terrible news’ as Alameda elementary school may close over quake risk An Alameda elementary school will likely close after the school year because structural engineers discovered the soil beneath it could liquefy during an earthquake,...Show More Summary

BART makes first arrest in teen takeover robbery as police declare ‘emergency’

BART makes first arrest in teen takeover robbery as police declare ‘emergency’ BART investigators have made their first arrest in connection with last Saturday evening’s takeover robbery by dozens of juveniles who mobbed a train at Coliseum...Show More Summary

Political events in the Bay Area: climate change marches, May Day events

Political events in the Bay Area: climate change marches, May Day events Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. In Oakland, a march will begin at 11 a.m. at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, between 12th Street and First Avenue. In Kentfield, a march will start at 11 a.m. Show More Summary

Amazon Put Alexa Inside A Camera So She Can Give You Fashion Advice (And Maybe Spy On You)

It's being billed as a "hands-free camera style assistant" and not as a potentially creepy talking robot that watches your every move. [ more › ]

Self-Driving Car Guru Anthony Levandowski Steps Aside From Lead Role At Uber

This is pending the outcome of that court case brought by his former employer, Alphabet. [ more › ]

Creepy Prowler Walks Into Victim's Bedroom, Says 'Hi"

A Masonic Avenue prowler freaked his teenaged victim out, suddenly appearing in her bedroom Thursday morning. [ more › ]

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