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Time to rethink SF? These US cities have better tech salaries

Hired has released its annual "Global State of Salaries Repot," which looks at average tech salaries across 11 US cities. Although San Francisco tech workers have the highest nominal wages in the country ($134K annually), the study found that tech workers from nine other US cities are actually "better off" when taking costs of living into account.

Man says he tried to help cops before Oakland shooting, but was ignored and mistreated

A man who allegedly fired a gun at neighbors and police near the Oakland Zoo and Bishop O’Dowd High School — prompting officers to fatally shoot him — could have been apprehended three days earlier after he turned his rifle on a manShow More Summary

Day Around The Bay: Damaged Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge In Big Sur Is Beyond Repair

Also: A Pier 70 developer is threatening loudly to back out of a deal, claiming the Port of SF hid the cost of necessary repairs from them. [ more › ]

SF Symphony Celebrates The 70th Birthday Of Berkeley-Based Composer John Adams

Two events hosted by the SF Symphony honored Berkeley composer John Adams' birthday. He turned 70 last week. Adams has achieved an enduring success as one of, if not the, most prominent American living composers. To wit, he has written many operas that have reached repertory status and are being staged all over the world. Show More Summary

Santa Cruz leaders slam feds over immigration detentions during gang operation

Santa Cruz law enforcement leaders took the unusual step of castigating federal Department of Homeland Security officials Thursday over a joint gang bust that the city participated in, only to later learn that federal agents detained...Show More Summary

Sheriff’s deputy hit by bus at Santa Rita Jail dies

An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy who was struck by an inmate transport bus at Santa Rita Jail died Thursday, officials said. Deputy Michael Foley, 60, suffered extensive head trauma when he was hit by a bus driven by another sheriff’s deputy in the jail parking lot in Dublin at about 6 a.m. Show More Summary

Video: Anderson Reservoir Spillway Makes For Pretty Waterfall

The Anderson Dam's wide-open floodgates have created a magnificent waterfall cascading from the Anderson Reservoir spillway in Morgan Hill. [ more › ]

28 Horses Stranded, Left Behind In Contaminated Floodwaters In San Jose

Over two dozen horses were left stranded in paddocks in San Jose after rising floodwaters forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people there earlier this week. [ more › ]

Santa Clara County calls Trump’s sanctuary order ‘extortion’

Santa Clara County officials asked a federal judge Thursday to impose a nationwide preliminary injunction against President Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions, calling the moveShow More Summary

The 18 Best Roast Chickens In San Francisco

Julia Child once said "The real test of a good chef is a perfectly roasted chicken." [ more › ]

Bay Area politics: Feinstein protests, environmental rallies

Bay Area politics: Feinstein protests, environmental rallies Political events Rallies, protests and town hall events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Health care town hall: Starts at 9 a.m. at Piner High School, 1700 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa. Town hall: “A Conversation About America” hosted by Rep. Show More Summary

San Francisco White Guy Becomes Meme

SF resident Drew Scanlon could never have known four years ago when he was participating in a video for the gaming site he works for that a single reaction shot to his editor's throwaway joke would, in 2017, give birth to a meme. [ more › ]

White guy of 'white guy blinking meme' fame is from San Francisco

The blink felt around the world began in San Francisco. That's right, the white guy of the "white guy blinking" meme is a San Francisco native, and he's just as confused about his internet fame as the rest of us. Drew Scanlon is the blinker's name, a 30-year-old video producer at gaming site Giant Bomb.

Hand grenade prompts evacuation of San Leandro recycling center

A San Leandro recycling center was evacuated Thursday morning after staff discovered what a hand grenade on the conveyer belt, officials said. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit responded to calls at 6:30 a.m. Show More Summary

California drought levels lowest since 2011

The only counties in the state showing lingering drought indicators are in the Southern California area, primarily in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Imperial counties. Despite the rainy weather that’s caused streams and creeks to swell and...Show More Summary

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