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1 hr ago | Contra Costa Times
A two-and-a-half month racketeering trial in which two alleged gang members are accused of a triple murder in South San Francisco in 2010 began winding up as prosecutors started on closing arguments in federal court in San Francisco Monday. Victor Flores, 22, of Petaluma, and Benjamin Campos-Gonzalez, 23, of San Mateo, each face three counts of murder in aid of racketeering and four counts of attempted murder in a gunfire attack on a group of young men at a South San Francisco street corner on Dec. 22, 2010.
2 hrs ago | SFGate
Supervisor London Breed will announce Tuesday that she has lost confidence in the leadership of the San Francisco Fire Department , saying its inability to get ambulances to medical emergencies quickly is putting public safety at risk. She also wants a change to city law that would require minimum standards for emergency medical services.
6 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
A recent surge of mountain lion sightings in San Mateo County has authorities sending out tips on what residents should do if they see or even encounter one of the cats. San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies often respond to calls of mountain lion sightings.
The move Monday follows PG&E's internal investigation of allegations of improper contacts between the utility and officials at the California Public Utilities Commission. PG&E says its probe found improper emails last January between PG&E and the commission over the assignment of state officials to decide a rate case involving PG&E.
This fisherman's soul will forever remain at sea, thanks to a special message in a bottle created by his family. When California native Melvin Stanley Clary died in April at the age of 77, his family members wanted to do something to memorialize his spirit beyond spreading his ashes in the Pacific Ocean.
During a recent trip to the Half Moon Bay, Calif., farmers market, Johnny Righini didn't suffer a panic attack or chastise his mother when she bought nonorganic produce.
No parent wants to see his or her 2-year-old battle cancer, but Patricia Watson and Jesus Pena took just that experience to create the Juliana's Journey Foundation to help fight childhood cancer. The South San Francisco child lost her battle with neuroblastoma in 2012, but her parents want to carry out the mission of raising awareness and funds to assist pediatric clinical trials at UCSF Medical Center.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. President Barack Obama may have announced that he will delay issuing executive orders on immigration until after the November elections, but his government has quietly slowed down deportations by close to 20 percent this year - removing the lowest number of immigrants since 2007.
Deputies said residents in the 500 block of Crest Vista Lane called the sheriff's office Saturday morning after they saw a mountain lion in their backyard around 11:15 p.m. A 65-pound male mountain lion was killed Wednesday in Santa Clara County following a Sept. 7 attack on a 6-year-old boy who was hiking with his family.
Oregon has budgeted $2 million for its legal fight with software giant Oracle over the state's failed health care exchange website. The state sued the Redwood City, California, company in Marion County Circuit Court last month, claiming that Oracle officials lied, breached contracts and engaged in "a pattern of racketeering activity."
A crowdfunding page has been set up and a fundraiser is planned at Pipes Cafe, where Tara Marquez-Tortarolo has been manager for 9 years. Visitors can now pick up a "virtual queue" ticket, similar to a ride Fastpass, at no cost to meet the heroines from smash movie "Frozen."
An 11-year-old was killed Sunday morning in a crash on Interstate Highway 280 in Burlingame, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers responded around 12:55 a.m. to a report of pedestrians on the shoulder of northbound Interstate Highway 280, south of Trousdale Drive.
A crowdfunding page has been set up and a fundraiser is planned at Pipes CafA©, where Tara Marquez-Tortarolo has been manager for 9 years. 2 L.A. City Councilmen Urge Feds to End Ban on Blood Donated by Men who Had Sex with Other Men The restriction was put in place in 1983 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration when there was no way of testing for HIV in blood or plasm A motorist has accused him of threatening to kill him and then showing up outside his place of work a few days later.
Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 1600 block of Michigan Avenue around 2:50 a.m., Sgt. Jeff Liu said.
A resident saw the lion on the side of the road straddling a dead dear at about 10:23 p.m. in the 300 block Devonshire Boulevard. On Wednesday, wildlife officials in Cupertino shot and killed a mountain that mauled a 6-year-old boy on Sunday.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper's "Six Californias" plan to break up the Golden State failed to qualify for November 2016's ballot, falling well short of the petition signatures required, the Secretary of State's Office reported Friday. The slip-up seemed like the punchline to what had mushroomed into a national joke, with television talk-show hosts taking potshots at California's latest political weirdness.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:40 am
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