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5 SF supervisors seek commercial property tax hike to pay for more housing

Five San Francisco supervisors joined forces Tuesday to put a measure on the June 5 ballot that would raise about $100 million a year to pay for 10,000 low- and middle-income housing units and shelter accommodations for the city’s homeless...Show More Summary

No injuries when blaze damages 2 Nob Hill residential buildings

A fire on San Francisco’s Nob Hill burned through 20 units of two residential buildings Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said. The fire was reported at 3:47 p.m. in the 1426 Taylor Street and also burned into the adjacent building at 1420 Taylor Street. Show More Summary

Costs to upgrade Muni’s Sunset Tunnel soar — partly thanks to neighbors

Work to strengthen and modernize Muni’s Sunset Tunnel will end up costing $4 million more than planned — due in part to neighbors’ complaints about noise and late-night work. The Municipal Transportation Agency board voted Tuesday to...Show More Summary

Feds planning massive Northern California immigration sweep to strike against sanctuary laws

U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation. Show More Summary

200,000 honey bees killed in Prunedale

A bee killer toppled 100 beehives in Prunedale and sprayed hundreds of thousands of honey bees with gasoline over the weekend.

'New California' campaign aims to separate rural counties from coastal cities

Two men frustrated with what they call an "ungovernable" California have launched a new campaign to divide the rural areas of the state with its coastal cities.

Paralyzed high school wrestler remains in ICU; GoFundMe account launched

A Pleasant Hill high school wrestler is currently paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a spinal injury during a junior varsity match Jan. 10, school officials said. Ryan Joseph, a 16-year-old sophomore at College Park High School,...Show More Summary

Peter Sitkin, pioneering lawyer who fought for welfare rights, dies at 77

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday for Peter Sitkin, a pioneer of welfare rights and public interest lawyer, who died Dec. 29 at his home in Sonoma at age 77. Sitkin became a public interest lawyer when the practice of public interest law was relatively new. Show More Summary

Traffic slowed by fog, accidents around the Bay Area

After the rain subsided early Tuesday morning, fog and slick roads slowed traffic around the Bay Area. On the Golden Gate Bridge, fog is currently affecting northbound and southbound lanes and causing delays for morning commuters. An accident with injuries was reported around 6:35 a.m. Show More Summary

What outsiders think happens when you move to California

Believe it or not, not everyone who moves to California joins a cult or starts working in tech.

Will Parkmerced Set Precedent for Westside Development? It Already Has

  Wiener’s SB 837 Could Bring Even More Westside Housing Richard Brandi remembers growing up in 1960s San Francisco like it was yesterday. The architectural historian attended Lick-Wilmerding High School in Ingleside, not far from his...Show More Summary

CHP officer injured in crash in Concord

A California Highway Patrol officer was injured in a traffic collision in Concord on Monday evening, the agency said. The crash occured at 6:15 p.m. at eastbound State Route 4 and Port Chicago Highway, the CHP said. The officer suffered major injuries which were not believed to be life-threatening. Show More Summary

Pleasant Hill high school wrestler paralyzed during match

A Pleasant Hill high school wrestler was paralyzed from the neck down by a spinal cord injury he suffered during a junior varsity match Wednesday, school officials said. Ryan Joseph, a 16-year-old sophomore at College Park High School, suffered an injury to his neck that left him unable to breathe on his own, school athletic director Jim Keck said. Show More Summary

King Day march in SF unites generations in name of civil rights icon

Erika Morris rolled out of bed Monday morning with “We Shall Overcome” playing in her head. Before long, the gospel song was blasting throughout the San Francisco home of the 14-year-old and her family — lyrical fuel for the holiday march and celebration of civil rights pioneer the Rev. Show More Summary

People are lining up days early in San Francisco to get $225 Levi's Air Jordan sneakers

Crowds gathered on Market Street to buy limited-edition Air Jordan IVs, designed in collaboration with San Francisco's own Levi's jeans brand and sewn with blue denim.

North Bay fire cleanup resumes after state steps in

Cleanup crews are rolling into four fire-scorched Northern California counties again after the state approved a new agreement for debris removal, sidestepping a dispute that had property owners worried about how quickly they could begin...Show More Summary

Surveillance video shows car slamming into 2nd floor of dental office

A crash that sent a car flying into the second floor of a Southern California dental office early Sunday was captured on surveillance video.

San Francisco Bay Area led the nation in overbidding in 2017

Nearly one quarter of U.S. home sales last year closed at over their listed price, according to a new Zillow study. This national average has increased since 2012, when 17.8 percent sold over-asking; in 2017 that percentage to 24.1. City specific focus The study is much more dramatic when we look at individual cities. In 2017,

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