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Fire breaks out at Pier 45 warehouse in San Francisco

Firefighters have contained a fire that erupted early Saturday morning at a warehouse on Pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.

With more research on kids and coronavirus, a UCSF pediatrician shares what parents need to know

Parents have found comfort in the fact that young coronavirus patients have mostly displayed mild symptoms, or none at all. According to a study cited by the CDC, 13% of children who contract COVID-19

Newsom provides clues to what's opening next in California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom provided an update on the state's reopening plan Friday and said 43 out of the state's 58 counties have met certain criteria to move into the second phase of Stage 2 and

SFPD has only issued 25 citations for SIP violations, warns about Memorial Day weekend

When a group of six police officers showed up at Alamo Square Park on May 17, many people began packing up their picnics. While park-goers feared being scolded, police officers appeared friendly as

Police: Tushar Atre was murdered by people who worked for him

Tushar Atre knew at least two of the men suspected of killing him, police say. They worked for him. The Santa Cruz tech CEO was kidnapped from his waterfront Pleasure Point home in the early hours of

SF McDonald's workers used coffee filters as masks, got infected, per complaint

Three McDonald's employees in San Francisco — two in a Bayshore location and one in the Fillmore — have filed complaints with the San Francisco Department of Public Health alleging a lack of safety

Maps: San Francisco closes more streets to traffic

San Francisco is closing 13 more streets to through traffic this week, increasing the space where residents can walk, run and cycle while maintaining at least six feet of distance from others.

Stanford Medicine to test drug on less serious COVID-19 cases

A team of Stanford Medicine scientists is trying to determine if a drug previously given to hepatitis patients can keep people who’ve just tested positive for the coronavirus out of the hospital.

Pastor tests positive for COVID-19 after live-streaming church service in Mendocino County

A pastor in Mendocino is hospitalized and has tested positive for COVID-19 after live streaming a Mother’s Day service, according to The Mendocino Voice. There were two other people involved in the

Man in stolen car plunges off Carquinez Bridge, police say

A man died in a fiery crash after the stolen car he was driving plunged off the Carquinez Bridge Sunday, police say.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes swipe at California over return of sports

During a Friday press conference, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis criticized the state of California for shutting down a UFC event scheduled for late April, and doubled down on his invitation for sports

South Lake Tahoe issues $1,000 fines to tourists and short-term rental owners

South Lake Tahoe is increasing enforcement of a local order allowing the city to issue $1,000 citations to people who violate the California stay-at-home order, which asks people to stay home except

17 Calif. counties now listed as moving into Stage 2 more swiftly

The number of counties opening more swiftly than the statewide timeline is growing.

'We are not anticipating a common opening': Calif. superintendent on public schools

California school districts will decide on an individual basis when to open for the next year, California Superintendent of Public Education Tony Thurmond said in a virtual news conference Wednesday.

Most San Francisco retail may reopen for pick-up and delivery on Monday, Breed announces

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Wednesday that all retail businesses in the city would be permitted to reopen in a limited capacity on Monday, May 18, as long as local hospitals do not see

Newsom on upcoming wildfire season: 'The hots are getting hotter, the dries are getting drier'

As California faces the struggles and devastation from the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a press briefing Wednesday the state is also looking ahead and preparing for wildfire season

200 escape goats run amok in San Jose neighborhood

About 200 hired goats broke out of their enclosure and ran through a San Jose suburb Tuesday evening.

Evicted Yosemite employees fear homelessness

For those who work and live in Yosemite National Park, these are impermanent, troubling times. After closing to visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 20 this year, 300 of the employees of

Twitter announces work from home policy will continue indefinitely

Twitter employees don’t ever have to enter the company’s offices again. CEO Jack Dorsey sent an email on Tuesday announcing that Twitter employees may work from home permanently, even once the

Late-spring storm headed for Bay Area may be stronger than Monday's rain

A late-spring storm swept the Bay Area Monday and delivered a dose of rain considered heavy for mid-May. The unsettled weather is expected to remain in the forecast through the week, with a second