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1 person killed in predawn blaze at Oakland apartment building

One person was killed when a fire erupted in a top-floor unit of four-story Oakland apartment complex early Wednesday, fire officials said. Oakland firefighters were called out shortly before 4 a.m. to the blaze at the apartment building...Show More Summary

San Francisco school area is fourth-worst in the nation for distracted driving

It doesn't matter whether you're texting, Google-mapping, Waze-ing or Periscoping-ing: if you use your phone while you're driving, your chances of a collision go up 20-fold. But 88% of us do it anyway.

After a 23andMe DNA test, Northern California woman discovers 3 siblings

As a 33-year-old mother of two, Jaclyn Baxter took the mail-in DNA test primarily to learn about her genetic health risks. On a Sunday in March, she spit into a test tube and sent the sample to 23andMe, a genetic testing firm based in Mountain View, California. Show More Summary

Day Around The Bay: Lucky 13's Got A Year

Caltrans under fire for a crass "look both ways" campaign, Uber's in an ugly legal battle with an ad agency, and Bay Area schools are considering getting rid of letter grades. [ more › ]

Yet Another Gun Stolen From A Local Cop

Continuing an incredibly infuriating trend, the San Francisco sheriff's department reports that a deputy's gun was stolen out of a rental car. [ more › ]

SFist To-Do List: 12 Cool Things To Check Out This Week

The weird weather (for September) is over, and it's a warm and sunny week ahead. In addition to this weekend's Folsom Street Fair and all the attending gay and BDSM parties that come with that, there's plenty more to do, outdoors and in. Here are our picks. [ more › ]

Reversal in decision to hold inmate arraignments in Dublin

Felony arraignments of in-custody inmates that had been moved to a new Dublin courthouse will be headed back to Oakland after a coalition spearheaded by the Alameda County public defender fought the move, officials said Tuesday. Public...Show More Summary

A supervisor's solution to crime on Twin Peaks? Close it at night

City leaders are considering a proposal to close Twin Peaks at night, multiple media outlets report. 

Been a long time coming, but SF’s new Rooftop Park opens next month

A 6,000-square-foot rooftop park in Chinatown will finally be open early next month, the Recreation and Park Department announced this week. Rooftop Park, as it’s being called, was nearly 15 years in the planning. The park, which sits atop the 500 Pine Street building on Quincy Street between California and Pine Streets, connects to St. Show More Summary

Big setback for Gov. Brown’s twin-tunnels project in the delta

California’s biggest agricultural water supplier said Tuesday that it’s not ready to spend money on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed delta-tunnels plan, a decision that could threaten the future of the $17 billion project. The Westlands Water...Show More Summary

'Pepe The Frog' Creator Jumps On Alt-Right With Cease-And-Desist Letters

Amazon and Google have complied, but the trolls are digging in for a real frogfight. [ more › ]

SF supervisors want Justin Herman Plaza to get a new name

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors made it clear Tuesday it no longer wants the plaza at the foot of Market Street to be named for Justin Herman, the city’s longtime redevelopment chief who is widely blamed for bulldozing the Western...Show More Summary

San Francisco’s soda labeling law blocked by appeals court

San Francisco’s ground-breaking effort to curb soda consumption by requiring health warnings in display ads hit a judicial wall Tuesday when a federal appeals court barred enforcement, saying the messages were one-sided and would violate advertisers’ freedom of speech. Show More Summary

No, It's Not Just You: Bay Area Traffic Reaches Record Highs

According to the Metropolitan Traffic Commission, time spent in weekday traffic has skyrocketed by 80% between 2010 and 2016. [ more › ]

Bay Area political events: Khanna town hall, peace festival

Political events in the Bay Area Wednesday Town hall: Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Fremont, holds a town hall at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ohlone Community College’s Jackson Theater, 43600 Mission Blvd. in Fremont. Information: http://bit.ly/2jGzAGS. Saturday Peace...Show More Summary

Sea of firefighters salute SFFD battalion chief who died after call

Battalion Chief Terry Smerdel spent more than a quarter century with the San Francisco Fire Department — longer than some of the rookie firefighters who saluted him at his funeral Tuesday have been alive. The 59-year-old Smerdel, who...Show More Summary

Soda Warning Label Law Blocked, Citing Soda Companies' First Amendment Rights

A federal appeals court just blocked a San Francisco law requiring soda companies to put health warning labels on their billboards and ads. [ more › ]

Big, new mixed-use project proposed for Potrero Power Plant property

The new owner of the mothballed Potrero Power Plant on San Francisco’s central waterfront has submitted a plan to build more than 1,800 residential units on the 21- acre property, a number that could jump to nearly 2,700 homes if the...Show More Summary

California's Foie Gras Ban May Be Back On, Pending An Appeal

This would be a second appeal following a 2015 federal court decision that struck down the California law, which took effect in 2012. [ more › ]

Stanford professor Carol Dweck, pioneer of ‘mindset’ educational theory, awarded $4 million prize

A Stanford University researcher is among two inaugural winners of the biggest prize in education circles, receiving nearly $4 million for her research on the ability to learn. Carol Dweck, a psychology professor, was named as one of...Show More Summary

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