San Francisco Chronicle

Occupy Oakland protesters stand atop a railroad scaffold at the Port of Oakland, California. (AP Photo)

Oakland agrees to settle Occupy suit

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a dozen Occupy Oakland protesters who said they were the victims of excessive […]


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Proposed Calif. measure requires doctor drug tests

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A proposed state ballot measure in California would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the “Pee in the Cup” initiative is being […]


Joanne Hayes-White, San Francisco Fire Department chief (AP Photo)

Understaffed San Francisco firefighters rake in OT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some San Francisco firefighters are raking in six-figure overtime paychecks because of staffing shortages that have department managers scheduling numerous extra shifts, a newspaper reported.


Cable car in SF

SF police chief wants more cameras after Boston

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the wake of the Boston bombings, San Francisco’s police chief wants more security cameras along a major thoroughfare that hosts city parades.


Medical workers aid an injured woman at the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon

Stories of casualties in Boston Marathon bombing

(AP) — Here are the stories of some of the people injured in the Boston Marathon bombings: Runners, couples, spectators, children. Some are in grave condition; some lost limbs or senses; all their lives will be forever touched by the bombings.


An oak tree

Jack London’s tree to be felled this fall

GLEN ELLEN, Calif. (AP) — A 50-foot tree that has provided shade for centuries on the ranch site in Sonoma County that once served as the home of writer and adventurer Jack London is set to be chopped down.


Crystal Springs Reservoir

Fish killed after pipe bursts in SF Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At least 30 fish were killed after a drinking water pipe burst and sent thousands of gallons of chlorinated water into a San Francisco Bay area creek.


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Report questions how Calif. schools managed lands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Researchers are questioning how California’s schools have managed the more than 5.5 million acres that the federal government granted to the state when it joined the union.


Stem cell research

Calif. stem cell agency to change grant system

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The governing board of California’s stem cell funding agency has voted to overhaul how it distributes scientific grants after critics raised concerns that too many board members represented schools that have won funding.


Fireball across skies in West was flaming comet

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A California researcher says a fireball seen streaking across Western skies last week was a flaming comet.


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‘Climate dividend’ approved for Calif. households

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utility regulators have approved a small, twice-a-year dividend for households to help offset bill increases caused by the state’s new cap-and-trade system.


School district loses big because of Giants parade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Thousands of San Francisco kids apparently skipped school to attend last week’s Giants World Series parade. The school district had sent a letter home to parents on the eve of the […]





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