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3 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

California ethics reform passed following scandals

This July 6, 2011 file photo shows State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, speaking during a news conference in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Sacramento, CA

7 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California Legislature passes paid sick leave bill

In the waning hours of their session, California lawmakers passed a measure to provide workers with three paid sick days a year, capping tense negotiations that splintered supporters.

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Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Francisco, CA

10 hrs ago | The Daily Democrat

San Jose PD jettisons armored transport on the heels of a similar decision in Davis

Amid a national furor over police militarization, the San Jose Police Department has decided to get rid of a 15-ton armored vehicle it received earlier this year from a federal military surplus program.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, South San Francisco, CA, Redwood City, CA, San Francisco, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

14 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Citywise: Oakland map shows seismically prone buildings

The nonprofit civic organization Open Oakland this week launched a website that maps many of the seismically unsound "soft-story" apartment buildings across town.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, Berkeley, CA, Hayward, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Fresno Bee

California political ad disclosure bill pulled

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins D-San Diego, Sen. Mark Leno, D- San Francisco, and Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff confer during the California Legislature approve the budget bill at the State Capitol in 2014.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, San Mateo County, CA, San Mateo, CA

KTVN Reno

Giant millipedes caught at San Francisco airport

Authorities say they captured nearly two-dozen live giant millipedes inside a fake toy box at San Francisco International Airport.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

Inside Bay Area

San Francisco woman killed in motorcycle crash near Bay Bridge toll plaza

A woman killed Thursday night when she was ejected from her motorcycle near the Bay Bridge toll plaza and then struck by at least one vehicle was identified Friday by the Alameda County Coroner's Office as Suna Bayram, 34, of San Francisco.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Alameda County, CA

SFGate

Outage severs phone service at Bay Area businesses

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

KTVU Oakland

Suspected drug smugglers arrested in Pescadero now facing federal charges

Nine people accused of hauling more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana off of a boat from Mexico that landed at a San Mateo County beach earlier this month are now facing federal drug smuggling charges, according to court records.

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Related Topix: Drugs, San Mateo County, CA, Pescadero, CA, Prison, San Francisco, CA

Inside Bay Area

BART does away with free lifetime rides for board members

BART directors voted Thursday to terminate a perk that gave themselves and their families free travel for life in the rapid transit system.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Legislature approves new insurance requirements for Uber, Lyft, Sidecar

Online ride-sharing companies will provide more insurance for drivers under a bill sent to the governor's desk Thursday, the result of a deal struck after months of hardball negotiations.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, San Leandro, CA, Science / Technology

Inside Bay Area

Interstate 280 closure begins for holiday weekend seismic retrofit

Northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco will close Thursday afternoon and remain closed through the Labor Day weekend as large sections of the highway are removed and new hinges are installed to seismically strengthen an overpass, a Caltrans spokesman said.

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Related Topix: SoMa (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

SFGate

Boyfriend charged with murder in Bernal Heights death

Jules Sibilio, 48, is being held without bail in the death of 42-year-old Mary Atchison.

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Related Topix: Bernal Heights (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco, CA

Contra Costa Times

San Francisco city worker hit, killed by garbage truck

A driver of a garbage truck fatally stuck a worker with San Francisco's Human Services Agency in the city's Bayview District this morning.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

Connecticut Post

5 things to know about earthquake faults

Contractors pull loose bricks from the roof of an earthquake damaged 36,000 square foot former boat shop on Mare Island Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Vallejo, Calif.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Vallejo, CA, San Francisco, CA, Wine, Drink

Business Journal

Napa earthquake: Wineries open, catastrophe experts descend on quake zone

The strongest earthquake to hit northern California in 25 years rocked Napa. San Francisco officials said they have programs underway to prepare for the city's next big shaker.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Napa, CA, Natural Disasters, San Francisco, CA

KMPH-TV Fresno

San Francisco to fund immigration attorneys

San Francisco officials are set to announce $100,000 in funding to help city residents facing deportation for living in the country illegally obtain an attorney.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

Examiner.com

Stricken chemical tanker towed into San Francisco after deadly fire

A chemical tanker that was left adrift at sea after a deadly fire in its engine room has arrived in San Francisco after a towing journey of hundreds of miles.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

SiliconValley.com

PG&E substation in San Jose that suffered a sniper attack has a new security breach

The same PG&E electricity substation hit by gunfire in 2013 has endured a fresh security breach, despite a wide-ranging upgrade of the facility's security systems, the utility reported Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, San Francisco, CA

KTVU Oakland

Four arrested in shooting near San Francisco's Powell Street station

Four suspects were arrested in connection with a shooting that critically injured a man near the Powell BART station in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday night, a police spokesman said.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

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