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  1. Embattled San Francisco police chief resignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 19 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    The chief of the beleaguered San Francisco Police Department abruptly resigned Thursday hours after the fatal police shooting of an African-American woman in the city's Bayview District. Chief Greg Suhr stepped down from his job as the city's top cop at the request of Mayor Ed Lee.


  2. Catholic school lets transgender teacher keep jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 13 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    A teacher who came out as a transgender man at a Catholic high school in San Francisco has been allowed to keep his job by the order of the nuns that runs the school. "This is significant for us; we did not take this lightly," said Sister Laura Reicks, president of the 16-state region of the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community.


  3. McDonald's tests fresh beef for burgersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 13 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    McDonald's is cooking up hamburgers with fresh beef in a few test locations in Texas, in a departure from the frozen patties it normally uses. McDonald's is conducting a "limited test" with burgers made out of fresh beef at 14 restaurants in Dallas, according to company spokeswoman Lisa McComb.


  4. Deputies charged in videotaped San Francisco beatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 10 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Prosecutors in San Francisco have obtained a felony arrest warrant for two sheriff's deputies captured on a surveillance video beating a suspect with dozens of baton blows following a high-speed pursuit and foot chase, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the matter. The graphic images of the early-morning beating in a San Francisco alley last November went viral on the Internet and have drawn widespread media attention in the Bay Area.


  5. Clinton calls on media to step up scrutiny of TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 7 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Clinton tweaked the media's coverage of Trump at her fundraiser in San Francisco on Friday night, according to multiple attendees. Clinton, the donors said, told the group that she wished "he would be asked the follow-up questions" about his plans and proposals, arguing that he gets away with empty plans and promises.


  6. Baby, family, parents, maternity leave, paternity leaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 5 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Yet that's the only choice a majority of U.S. workers have when they have a baby or care for an ailing parent or spouse. Nearly 25% of women go back to work within two weeks of having a baby, mostly because they can't afford to be out any longer, said Ellen Bravo, executive director of the advocacy group Family Values @Work.


  7. High court signals it won't stop $15 minimum wageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 2 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say. The justices refused to hear a challenge to Seattle's law, which franchise owners said discriminates against them by treating them as large businesses.


  8. San Francisco is expensive and residents are over itRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 2 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    One-third of Bay Area residents say they are likely to leave the region in the next few years due to its lack of affordability, according to a new report from the Bay Area Council. San Francisco's housing market has been on fire, with home values jumping 11.5% over the past year to $1.13 million.


  9. San Francisco police chief releases more racist textsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    San Francisco's police chief has ordered effective immediately that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, even as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages. Investigators found the text messages on the personal phones of the officers during criminal probes of former officer Jason Lai and retired Lt. 1 comment

  10. San Francisco to require new small buildings to add solar panelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2016 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    The new law, passed this week by the Board of Supervisors, is the first of its kind in the United States for a major city. Two smaller cities in California, Sebastopol and Lancaster, have similar requirements in place.


  11. Uber settlement keeps drivers as contractors in CA, MARead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    Don't expect it to be cheap -- or easy -- to get around the Bay Area by way of Uber, Lyft or a taxi during the week and weekend leading up to the Super Bowl. A trip with a regular Uber from the KCRA 3 studios in downtown Sacramento to Levi's Stadium will cost between $100 and $132.


  12. SF police shoot, kill homeless man with knifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    San Francisco Police officers shot and killed a homeless man carrying a knife, the third fatal shooting of a minority suspect without a gun over the last two years. The shooting Thursday morning in the city's Mission District neighborhood comes amid the department's attempt to reform its "use-of-force" policies and repair an image battered by two separate incidents of officers exchanging racist and homophobic text messages.


  13. Dirk's Thursday Morning ForecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | KCRA-TV Sacramento



  14. With no nominee, Obama consigned to fundraiser-in-chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2016 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    As President Barack Obama waits out the unexpectedly protracted nomination battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, he's stepping up his role as the Democratic Party's top draw for dollars, jetting to wealthy enclaves across the country to capitalize on his popularity among deep-pocketed donors. In the first three months of the year, Obama has held nine fundraisers for Democratic candidates, in California, Texas, and Washington, D.C., nearly doubling his tally from the start of 2015. 13 comments

  15. San Francisco is first city to require fully-paid parental leaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    San Francisco has become the first city to pass a law guaranteeing new parents time off that's fully-paid pay to care for a new child. The city board of supervisors, its city council, unanimously passed a measure Tuesday night granting new parents six weeks of paid leave.


  16. San Francisco approves fully paid leave for new parentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of the measure after supporters said six weeks of fully paid leave is needed because too many families can't afford to take time off after a child is born or adopted. Small business owners countered that it's the latest in a long list of city mandates- including paid sick leave and health coverage- that unfairly targets them.


  17. SF Giants' Pence's scooter stolen from Make-A-WishRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    A pair of thieves stole an autographed motorized scooter donated by San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence from the city's Make-A-Wish Foundation office over the weekend, officials said Monday. Foundation spokeswoman Jen Wilson said the burglars were caught on surveillance cameras as they also escaped with high-end backpacks, laptops, iPads and other items.


  18. Linh's Morning Northern California Forecast 3.27.16Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2016 | KCRA-TV Sacramento



  19. 95 years after disappearance, USS Conestoga is foundRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    The wreck was first discovered in 2009 in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary about 20 miles west of San Francisco, and an investigation initiated in 2014 confirmed that the wreckage was the missing Navy vessel. "After nearly a century of ambiguity and a profound sense of loss, the Conestoga's disappearance no longer is a mystery," NOAA Deputy Administrator Manson Brown said in a news release.


  20. Revised UC intolerance policy addresses discriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | KCRA-TV Sacramento

    The University of California revised a proposed policy on intolerance to include "anti-Zionism" and anti-Semitism as forms of discrimination that won't be tolerated on UC's 10 campuses, releasing the long-anticipated draft statement Tuesday to both praise and criticism. The new statement prepared by a working group was applauded by Jewish organizations that had demanded more be done to protect students against anti-Semitism after several high-profile incidents, including one in which swastikas were spray-painted on a Jewish fraternity house.


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