San Francisco Bay Area

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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Coroner: Plane crash victim may have been run over

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A county coroner said his office is conducting an autopsy to determine whether one of the teenage victims of the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport was run over […]

07/08/2013

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Parents killed, son injured in Northern Calif. fire

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – Two parents were killed and their son critically injured in a fire Friday morning at a garage that had been converted into living space in San Francisco Bay Area, fire officials […]

07/05/2013

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

Strike halted SF commuter trains resuming service

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Commuter rail service is resuming Friday in the San Francisco Bay area after unions called off a strike, agreeing with the transit agency to extend a labor contract for a month […]

07/05/2013

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Public picks up $221M government pension tab

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Nearly 64,000 state and local government workers at public agencies in the San Francisco Bay area had some or all of their pension contributions covered at taxpayer expense last year, […]

06/23/2013

Sequoia National Park, Calif. (AP Photo)

Arborists try to clone John Muir’s Bay area tree

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — More than one hundred years after John Muir helped conserve thousands of acres of California wilderness, arborists are trying to clone a dying tree the naturalist brought to the San Francisco […]

06/20/2013

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Damage reported from magnitude-5.7 quake in Calif.

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Residents in rural northeastern California assessed damage to their homes and businesses Friday from a magnitude-5.7 earthquake, one of the strongest temblors to hit the densely forested region in decades. The […]

05/24/2013

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Money 101 ‘Future Week’ podcast: Day 3

Bob talks to one of the world’s premier cancer specialists, Dr. David Agus about the future of medicine and healthcare. The episode also features Christina Farr, health and tech reporter for San Francisco-based VentureBeat.com. She […]

05/22/2013

The 50th Super Bowl goes to San Francisco Bay Area

BOSTON (AP) — The 50th Super Bowl will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area. NFL owners voted Tuesday for the 49ers’ new stadium as host of the 2016 game. That facility in Santa […]

05/21/2013

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