San Francisco

A man looks at a tipped over Smart car on the corner of Prospect and Oso Streets in San Francisco, Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Police probe Smart car vandalism in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four Smart cars were flipped over in an apparent vandalism spree Monday in two San Francisco neighborhoods. Police said they didn’t know whether the attacks were a prank or another episode […]

04/08/2014

A tipped over Smart car is shown on the sidewalk at the corner of Prospect and Oso streets in San Francisco, Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Smart car tipping in San Francisco

We’ve found 2014′s urban, hipster alternative to cow tipping. Apparently, punks in San Francisco are now doing SMART CAR TIPPING. These guys run around, find a smart car, and flip it either on to its […]

04/08/2014

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California seeks to dam 3 Delta channels

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials are planning to temporarily dam three channels on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to keep out salty ocean water if the state’s drought persists. Two of the barriers would […]

03/12/2014

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Judge says 2 California laws are unconstitutional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled two California laws enacted through the initiative process are unconstitutional because they retrospectively increase the punishments for crimes committed before the laws came into effect. U.S. […]

03/02/2014

UC Davis breaks ground on new art museum

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Davis is breaking ground on a new $30 million arts museum that has been years in the making. University officials on Saturday kicked off the eventual construction […]

03/01/2014

A man runs through Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday, March 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Saturated slopes worry California cities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Saturated mountainsides loomed over foothill communities on Saturday as a storm centered off California rotated bands of rain into a state that sorely needs the moisture but not at such dangerously […]

03/01/2014

Commuters board the "Triumphant", a catamaran serving as a ferry for Google employees on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Redwood City, Calif.  Google workers commuting from San Francisco to the company's Mountain View campus can now make the trip on an 83-foot, Wi-Fi-equipped catamaran.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Google pledges $6.8M for San Francisco program

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is donating nearly $7 million to allow San Francisco to continue providing free bus and other transportation services to low-income city kids. City officials announced the donation on Thursday and […]

02/28/2014

This Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 photo, released by Tony Roderick shows smoke rising from a multi-alarm fire at an auto body shop in the Bayview district of San Francisco. The plume was visible for miles around noon on Monday. The fire was burning in an industrial area. (AP Photo/Tony Roderick)

Fire in San Francisco creates thick smoke plume

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco fire officials say a three-alarm blaze that created a plume of thick, black smoke visible for miles was fueled by tires, cars and other toxins. The fire at an […]

02/24/2014

George Lucas

George Lucas’ San Francisco museum plan rejected

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The stewards of national park land at the base of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge have rejected a museum proposal by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas. The San Francisco Chronicle reports […]

02/04/2014

In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, file photo, two men fish in the water in front of a barge on Treasure Island in San Francisco. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Google must move San Francisco ‘mystery’ barge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google must move its mystery barge from a construction site on an island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay because the permits are not in order, a state official […]

02/03/2014

This January 30, 2014 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Max Wade after his arrival at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. A probation report says Wade,convicted of stealing celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini and shooting at another teen, was planning a heist at a San Francisco jewelry store and tried to sell the Lamborghini to a dealership in the Dominican Republic. Wade was also convicted of attempted murder for a 2012 drive-by shooting. He was sentenced to life in prison Jan. 23. (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections)

Documents: Teen planned to sell Guy Fieri’s car

MARIN, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California teenager convicted of stealing celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini planned to sell the car and also commit a jewelry heist, according to court documents. Investigators found a sales […]

01/31/2014

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Calif. to recognize that gang members can change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Prison officials are enacting new rules that they say will make California the first state to recognize that inmates can quit prison gangs and put that lifestyle behind them. However, gang […]

01/31/2014

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