San Francisco Bay Area

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SF Bay Area wildfire prompts smoke advisory

CLAYTON, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park has prompted a smoke advisory for three counties. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District said residents in parts of […]

09/09/2013

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About 100 homes evacuated in SF Bay Area wildfire

CLAYTON, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say about 25 additional homes were evacuated overnight, as a wildfire burning in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park grew. The blaze in Mt. Diablo State Park in […]

09/09/2013

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

New Bay Bridge to open decades after ’89 quake

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When traffic flows across the new stretch of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the first time, it will do so nearly a quarter-century after a deadly earthquake during the 1989 […]

08/31/2013

Officer of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department (r) stands outside a BART train while passengers board in San Francisco.

Judge grants Bay Area transit strike reprieve

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A judge has signed off on Gov. Jerry Brown’s request for a 60-day cooling-off period in talks between the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and its unions, giving San Francisco Bay […]

08/11/2013

Officer of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department (r) stands outside a BART train while passengers board in San Francisco.

Governor to seek cooling off period if no deal reached

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Contentious negotiations are scheduled to resume Saturday, one day after Gov. Jerry Brown said he will seek a court-ordered, two-month cooling-off period if a contract dispute threatens to stall commuter trains […]

08/10/2013

Site of Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport. (National Transportation Security Board / AP Photo)

Suit cites seatbelts in San Francisco plane crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three San Francisco Bay Area families have sued Boeing over the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, alleging that coach passengers suffered more serious injuries than business class travelers because […]

08/09/2013

In this Aug. 6, 2012 file photo, fire crews pour water on a fire at the Chevron Richmond Refinery in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Lance Iversen)

Chevron agrees to pay $2M in Calif. refinery fire

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. on Monday agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution and pleaded no contest to six charges in a fire last summer at its refinery in the San […]

08/05/2013

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers picket as they close the intersection of 14th & Broadway on Monday, July 1, 2013, in downtown Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Brown orders inquiry, averts SF rail strike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay area commuters got at least a temporary reprieve from a massive transit strike when Gov. Jerry Brown intervened in a labor contract dispute. Sunday […]

08/05/2013

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers picket as they close the intersection of 14th & Broadway on Monday, July 1, 2013, in downtown Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Bay Area transit workers give strike warning

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two transit unions issued a 72-hour strike notice, alerting the more than 400,000 San Francisco Bay area commuters that the system could be shut down during Monday’s commute if labor issues […]

08/02/2013

Frank Somerville of KTVU TV in San Francisco issues apology for error regarding pilot names in newscast, posted on YouTube.

TV station reports bogus SF crash pilot names

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area TV station has apologized after reporting bogus names of the four pilots aboard Asiana Airlines flight 214 that were a play on Asian names. KTVU-TV co-anchor […]

07/12/2013

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