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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 […]


Calif. high school 'League' gives points for sex

PIEDMONT, Calif. (AP) – Parents have been told that male athletes at a high school in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb formed what they called a “Fantasy Slut League,” awarding points for sex with […]


SF planners OK plans for city's tallest building

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco planners have approved plans to build what will become the city’s tallest building. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Thursday’s decision by the Planning Commission clears the way for funding […]


Newspaper reports corrosion in 2011 Chevron fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A newspaper is reporting that corrosion that went unchecked – the suspected cause of a fire at Chevron Corp.’s Richmond refinery in August – was linked to another fire at the […]


WWII gun to be displayed at Marin battery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A massive gun that was on the battleship Missouri when the Japanese surrendered at the end of World War II will soon be installed on a cliff at the entrance to […]


Brazen daytime iPad theft in SF ends in crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco police say three men were taken into custody in the brazen daytime theft of an iPad during which the suspects crashed into a minivan, injuring its driver and a […]


SF City Hall ruins from 1906 quake are unearthed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Construction crews have unearthed the massive foundations of the old San Francisco City Hall destroyed in the disastrous 1906 earthquake. The wreckage of City Hall and its 300-foot dome became a […]




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