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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Another tech boom has brought an influx of money and new residents to San Francisco, and people who have long called the city home are being evicted from their apartments. Tenants and community organizers are demanding that the city do something to stop residents from being pushed out.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Voters in San Francisco have rejected a referendum that would have allowed a major new condominium development on the city's waterfront.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
In the Northern California town of Santa Rosa, a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 13-year-old Latino boy holding a toy gun shaped like an assault rifle. Hundreds of protesters have marched to demand a transparent investigation into the case.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
In August, Lynn Ellins, the clerk of Dona Ana County and a long-time supporter of same-sex marriage, decided to "put the ball in play" by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples for the first time in New Mexico history. More than 900 marriage licenses have been issued to gay couples across the state.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday hears arguments over a radical plan to stem the foreclosure crisis. The City of Richmond is proposing to buy underwater mortgages in order to help keep local residents in their homes. If banks don't want to sell those mortgages, the city says it is prepared to invoke eminent domain to seize the mortgages.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
San Francisco's Bay Bridge is open again, after being closed over the weekend to allow the last phase of a retrofitting project to finish up. While commuters are celebrating the bridge's return, the project was a lesson in cost overruns and delays.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
California is currently the only state with a program to confiscate guns from residents prohibited from owning firearms. To find them, agents comb through a database of people who legally owned a gun until mental illness or a brush with the law rendered them no longer eligible for gun ownership.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Hedge Fund manager Phillip Falcone has agreed to pay an $18 million fine. As part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Falcone also agreed to a five-year ban from the securities industry.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder outlined federal steps to cut long prison sentences for some drug offenders. In a speech before the American Bar Association, Holder said the change is necessary to curb growing incarceration costs and to make the justice system more fair.
Friday, July 12, 2013
The feature film Fruitvale Station opens Friday in select markets, including the San Francisco Bay area. That's where the subject of the film, Oscar Grant, 22 and unarmed, was shot and killed by a transit police officer in 2009 — sparking violent street protests across Oakland.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Federal investigators are piecing together what was happening in the cockpit of Asiana Flight 214 when it clipped a seawall and crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two people. Federal investigators have interviewed the cockpit crew, and released some new details about problems the crew had in the final seconds before impact.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Investigators in San Francisco are poring over the wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214. Two people were killed on Saturday when the plane crash-landed. Firefighters positioned themselves to knock down most of the fire in the fuselage with foam.
Monday, July 08, 2013
More details are emerging about the crash of Asiana flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday that killed two people. The Boeing 777 jet nearly stalled on its approach to land, and the flight crew tried to take corrective action just seconds before it hit the ground. There's also word the pilot, while having extensive flying experience, had only 43 hours on the 777.
Sunday, July 07, 2013
More than 180 people were wounded — nearly 50 seriously — after the crash-landing of Asiana Flight 214 from South Korea. NPR's Richard Gonzales has the latest on the investigation.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Public transit employees in the San Francisco Bay Area are on strike, leaving about 400,000 people looking for alternative routes to work. The striking BART workers walked out after negotiations over pay increases fell apart just as their four-year contract was set to expire.
Friday, June 28, 2013
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted its injunction on gay marriages in California on Friday. They'd been on hold while the challenges to Proposition 8 worked their way through the appeals process.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
In two rulings on Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin again in California. There were celebrations after the rulings were announced, but others did not welcome the news.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Supreme Court has struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin again in California. Voters passed the ban, known as Proposition 8, in November of 2008 banning same-sex marriage. The court said that the people bringing the appeal did not have legal standing to do so.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
One of the largest public works project in California history is struggling to re-gain public confidence amid construction delays and questions about whether the new bridge will be safe. A scheduled opening for Labor Day is in doubt as officials race to fix a series of bad bolts that were meant to keep the bridge secure in a catastrophic earthquake.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Revelations about the government's electronic surveillance programs are being followed closely by those in the tech industry.