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Is soda tax on tap for San Francisco?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco lawmakers will decide whether a two-cent-per-ounce soda tax will appear on ballots this fall. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to decide Tuesday whether to put the tax before […]

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Two surfers ride a wave near Fort Point below the Golden Gate Bridge in this May 3, 2014 file photo in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier up for vote

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For John Brooks, the years of waiting for officials to come up with money for a suicide barrier on San Francisco’s majestic Golden Gate Bridge have been agonizing. He has fought […]

06/27/2014

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

Investigators eye pilots’ actions in Asiana crash

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly a year after Asiana Flight 214 crashed while landing in San Francisco, the National Transportation Safety Board is meeting to determine what went wrong, who’s to blame and how to prevent […]

06/24/2014

A cable car and parking meter near San Francisco's financial district. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

San Francisco tells firm to stop auctions of parking spaces

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has issued a cease-and-desist demand to a mobile app called Monkey Parking, which allows people to auction off public parking spaces that they’re using to […]

06/23/2014

The sun shines through the Olympic rings at the Cross Country stadium at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

LA still in the running for 2024 Olympic Games

Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. A person briefed on the U.S. Olympic Committee’s decision-making process […]

06/13/2014

Cable car in SF

San Francisco transit workers call in sick again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco’s famed cable cars halted for a second straight day, and the rest of the city’s transit system experienced delays after drivers called in sick again on Tuesday, days after […]

06/03/2014

@HiddenCash's Twitter profile photo (via Twitter)

Anonymous “HiddenCash” creates social media frenzy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Someone is dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco — and causing an international frenzy on social media. An anonymous man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash has been hiding money […]

05/28/2014

This image provided by Sergio Loza shows Loza holding up an envelope that had cash hidden in it in San Francisco, on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Loza followed the clues from a Twitter user using the handle @HiddenCash to find the money. The mysterious person has been hiding money throughout the city since Friday that's leading scores on a scavenger hunt.  (AP Photo/Sergio Loza)

Anonymous “HiddenCash” creates social media frenzy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Someone is dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco — and causing an international frenzy on social media. An anonymous man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash has been hiding money […]

05/28/2014

File - In this Oct. 2, 1970, file photo shows the "crookedest street in the world," the 1000-block of Lombard Street in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/File)

Famous San Francisco street to see summer closing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco transit leaders will temporarily close a stretch of Lombard Street, a popular tourist spot that’s known as the “Crookedest Street in The World.” On Tuesday, the city’s Municipal Transportation […]

05/20/2014

This April 21, 2014 file photo shows  the new Levi's Stadium during a preview tour in Santa Clara, Calif.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, file)

AP Source: 49ers stadium to host Pac-12 title game

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference will announce at a news conference Thursday that it is moving the league championship game to the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara, a person familiar […]

05/14/2014

George Lucas

San Francisco mayor wants filmmaker’s museum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mayor Edwin Lee isn’t about to lose a museum to be filled with George Lucas’ lifetime art collection and movie memorabilia to another city. The San Francisco mayor has given his […]

05/03/2014

Paul McCartney performing at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., July 9, 2013.  (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Invision/AP, File)

Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers’ former stadium. McCartney’s website posted a statement Thursday confirming that […]

04/24/2014

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