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Alpha Omega winery sued for alleged sexual harassment during wild party aboard SF bay cruise

Alpha Omega Winery, a St. Helena winery that describes itself as "exud(ing) a sense of place and hospitality," has been sued by a former employee over a shift spent working at a fundraiser on a

Papa Murphy's sued again as E. coli lettuce crisis ends

Only days after the announcement that it was safe to eat romaine lettuce again, Papa Murphy's was sued for a third time in Northern California for allegedly serving salad contaminated with E. coli

Oakland councilwoman has plans for man who was hassled for 'BBQing while black'

Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan has proposed that the man who had the cops called on him while barbecuing at Lake Merritt earlier this month serve on the commission that helps make rules for

ACLU sues ICE for license plate reader contracts, records

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records about the agency’s use of license plate reader technology, after ICE apparently failed to turn

Karl the Fog upstages the Salesforce Tower opening, and social media gets a laugh

On Tuesday night, Karl the Fog crashed yet another party in San Francisco's sky, wrapping his cloudy self around the new Salesforce Tower that was celebrating its grand opening with a light show and

Fog, showers in Bay Area expected to lead into ‘rainmaker’ Friday

Fog, cool weather and showers are expected to continue in the Bay Area from Wednesday through the end of the week with sporadic breaks of sunshine, though heavier rain might be in store Friday. “We

Caldecott Tunnel accident causes major traffic to East Bay

A two-car accident early Wednesday at the Caldecott Tunnel in Orinda caused major traffic delays during the morning commute, authorities said. A black Ford and black Nissan Maxima collided just before

Readers' suggestions: You know you grew up in the Bay Area in the 70s if...

We asked you to share your memories of growing up in the Bay Area in the 1970s, and you offered up many wonderful blasts from the past, and we've included those in the gallery above.

Yosemite hiker falls to his death from cabled-section of Half Dome

The body of a hiker who fell from the Half Dome cables in Yosemite National Park on Monday was recovered Tuesday afternoon, according to National Park Service officials. The fall occurred around 4:30

South Florida city warns residents of 'extreme zombie activity'

It was like something out of the post-apocalyptic horror TV series the "Walking Dead."

Popular Sacramento brewery closes after cockroaches, mice and weevils found in kitchen

A popular Sacramento brewery temporarily closed its doors to deal with the results of a health inspection report.

Salesforce Tower opens Tuesday with fireworks and light display at 1,070 feet

Salesforce is opening its colossal tower rising above the San Francisco skyline with great fanfare on Tuesday.

Coast Guard rescues stranded kayaker in Mendocino County

The Coast Guard on Sunday rescued a man whose kayak began taking water through a hole in the hull, leaving him stranded on the Albion River in Mendocino County, officials said. The kayaker was out on

What did your street used to look like? Views of San Francisco's Noe Valley, then and now

An exploration of old Noe Valley, from its Muni lines and cable cars to the daredevil drivers and old brick quarries.

Apps blamed for turning a tiny street in Glen Park into a traffic nightmare

Neighborhoods in San Francisco and around the country are seeing changes in traffic patterns as mapping apps send motorists off the main grid, onto side streets and through residential neighborhoods

Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86

NEW YORK — Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped craft such historic addresses as Robert Kennedy’s “ripples of hope” and LBJ’s

Video of woman's ill-fated backflip off Yuba River waterfall is a safety reminder, CHP says

With the heat of June to soon descend on Northern California, state officials have released a video reminding folks to stay safe near the region's rivers.

‘Mayor Libby Schaaf Act’ could imprison officials who disclose ICE sweeps

Immigration hard-liners’ anger toward Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for her warning about a federal sweep for undocumented migrants in Northern California led an Iowa congressman to propose criminal

Arizona prepares for mass exodus of Californians in event of catastrophic earthquake

The state of Arizona started a full-scale, three-and-a-half-day-long exercise Monday to prepare for a mass exodus of Californians in the event of a catastrophic earthquake.

Smoking BART train causes commute delays into San Francisco

BART trains bound for San Francisco from the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station were delayed Monday morning after a train reported smoke coming from one of its cars, officials said. The report of smoke came