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Video: Watch San Francisco cops tackle alleged thief who grabbed ‘bait bike’

Anyone who has ever had a bike stolen, which is very nearly anyone who has ever owned one, will be pleased that the San Francisco Police Department’s Mission Station is stepping up efforts to bust

Deaths of three men in the Haight traced to fentanyl-laced street drugs

Three men found dead in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood Thursday had trace amounts of the lethal opioid fentanyl in their bodies, city officials said Friday, reinforcing the belief that

These are the most common millennial names

There's a good chance you know a Jessica or two. A Joshua and a Matthew also.

Historic Oakland building with history of problems destroyed by fire

A large, smoky blaze on Friday destroyed much of a city-owned historic building in East Oakland that has long attracted squatters, had previously caught fire twice and had been a dilemma for city

Corrections, Feb. 24

Household products and air pollution, Feb. 16, Bay Area, D4 The story and headline mischaracterized the scope of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and UC Davis study about the link

Statue of President McKinley to be removed from Arcata town square

A bronze statue of President William McKinley has held court over the tiny town square of Arcata, Calif. for more than a century. It will soon be torn down.

SFist orphaned by public radio deal to buy Gothamist

Three major radio stations have purchased the multi-city local news site the Gothamist, and it's not clear what this could mean for its Bay Area site, SFist. WNYC (New York), KPCC (Southern

Alleged ‘drug house’ in SF’s Castro district catches fire

A building in San Francisco’s Castro district that city officials had targeted as a “drug house” caught fire Friday morning. Water rushed down the road from the house at 519 Sanchez St. as

More than $100K in fines proposed after Vallejo man dies at Sutter Home winery

Napa Valley wine brand Sutter Home Winery Inc. and a cooling company called Process Cooling International are facing more than $100,000 in possible workplace safety fines after a Vallejo man fell to

Tiger returned to SF Zoo after transfer to Sacramento made her homesick

A 5-year-old female tiger was returned to her former San Francisco Zoo digs recently after she didn't take to enjoying her new Sacramento home.

Swarm of 16 earthquakes shakes Danville and Diablo, slows BART trains

A cluster of small earthquakes continued to shake the Danville area into Friday afternoon, measuring as strong as magnitude 3.5, slowing BART trains, but causing no significant damage, authorities

Here's the story behind those swings popping up around San Francisco

Dozens of rope swings have been installed all over San Francisco by a guerilla group that wants to help bring a sense of joy and wonder to the city's denizens.

Is 'ski week' elitist or a bad name for a valuable break from school?

"I hate the term 'ski week.' It's so clueless. I remember when they introduced it at my public school in the early '80s and my mom was like, 'Only in Marin.'"

Martins Beach billionaire owner takes fight over public access to US Supreme Court

California courts say Martins Beach, a picturesque haven near Half Moon Bay, should have its gates opened to the public, despite the objections of its billionaire owner. Sometime in the next few

Latest Trump tirade is threat to pull immigration officials out of California

President Trump unleashed a tirade Thursday against California and its supposedly lax stance on illegal immigration, ending with a seemingly spontaneous threat to remove federal immigration

Court tells Lafayette to let voters decide on 22-acre development

A hillside housing development proposal for Lafayette must be submitted to the voters for approval, a state appeals court has ruled, reversing a judge’s ruling that had barred a referendum in the East

Wintry blast dusts Bay Area mountaintops with snow

A cold storm blasted the Bay Area Thursday, delivering a frigid chill, high winds, scattered hail and rain storms, and a dusting of snow on the highest mountaintops.

Michelle Obama returns to Bay Area for Oracle Arena event in March

Michelle Obama returns to the Bay Area next month for an event expected to be a hot ticket. The former first lady will appear at Oracle Arena for a moderated conversation at 8 p.m. March 28, according

Dublin Vice Mayor Don Biddle dies at 80

Don Biddle, the vice mayor of Dublin, died late Wednesday after a brief illness, city officials said. He was 80. “Don is in a class by himself,” Mayor David Haubert said in a statement. “He was an

The oldest buildings in San Francisco

Most of San Francisco's oldest standing structures were built right after the Gold Rush began.