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  1. America's Cup sailors have social media #battleofbermudaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 16 |

    The Emirates Team New Zealand windsail is mirrored in a puddle as the team hauls out the boat in the Great Sound, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Hamilton, Bermuda. Emirates Team New Zealand faces Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup sailing match starting June 17. The Emirates Team New Zealand windsail is mirrored in a puddle as the team hauls out the boat in the Great Sound, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Hamilton, Bermuda.


  2. San Francisco celebrates pivotal time in US: Summer of LoveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 |

    ADVANCE FOR USE TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017 AND THEREAFTER-FILE - In this April 3, 1967 file photo, people parade up and down the streets of the Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco. They came for the music, the mind-bending drugs, to resist the Vietnam War and 1960s American orthodoxy, or simply to escape summer boredom.


  3. California businesses join, pay for Gov. Brown's China tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 7 |

    In this March 4, 2011, file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown, left, speaks at a news conference next to Jim Wunderman, president and CEO of the Bay Area Council, at Bank of America Tower in San Francisco. Wunderman is among the roughly 30 California business leaders who are in China with Brown as he promotes his climate change agenda.


  4. San Francisco issues subpoenas for Uber, Lyft driver recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 5 |

    San Francisco's city attorney issued subpoenas Monday to ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft for records about their drivers and service in the city. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said he is concerned about drivers who commute from as far away as Southern California to work in San Francisco and wants to ensure the companies comply with laws that require equal accommodation for people with disabilities.


  5. a Mess with jobsa was decades in the makingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2017 |

    President Donald Trump says lots of nutty, made-up things that invariably generate lots of appalled reactions from the news media and the wonkocracy. His statements about the unemployment rate have generated lots of appalled reactions, too.


  6. How to train your children to enjoy really long road tripsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 |

    He was still on the road when I last wrote about it, so a lot of you have wondered if he made it back OK, and some of you have wondered how in the world a kid could tolerate driving that much. The simple answer to the latter question might be a combination of genetics and childhood training.


  7. Long shots: Quinnipiac beats Miami 85-78 for Sweet 16 berthRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 |

    Quinnipiac head coach Tricia Fabbri, left, shouts during the first half of a second round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament against Miami, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami head coach Katie Meier watches during the first half of a second round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament against Quinnipiac, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Coral Gables, Fla.


  8. Uber to help cities get a better grasp on traffic patternsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2017 |

    In this July 15, 2015, file photo, Uber driver Karim Amrani sits in his car parked near the San Francisco International Airport parking area in San Francisco. Uber announced Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, that it will offer a free website, called "Movement," expected to be available to the public in mid-February.


  9. Strike by West Coast crab fishermen ends after 11 daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 |

    An 11-day strike by thousands of West Coast crab fishermen has ended after a successful negotiation of prices with seafood processors. The agreement reached late Friday will restart the sputtering season for much-sought-after Dungeness crabs in Northern California, Oregon and Washington.


  10. George Lucas museum cliffhanger: LA or San Francisco?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2017 |

    This concept design provided by the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art shows a rendering of their proposed museum on Treasure Island in San Francisco. In January George Lucas, the legendary filmmaker, is expected to decide whether he will put a museum for his extensive personal art collection in San Francisco or Los Angeles, after other attempts were upended by community opposition.


  11. San Francisco mayor to Uber: Quit the self-driving car ridesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 |

    The mayor of San Francisco is demanding that Uber stop picking up passengers in self-driving cars as part of the ride-hailing company's newly launched service in his city. Mayor Ed Lee says through spokeswoman Ellen Canale that his concern is public safety and he wants Uber to suspend the service until it gets permission from state regulators.


  12. Alabama nets two highly rated JUCO linemen for 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 |

    Alabama officially netted the first two members of its 2017 class Wednesday, as junior college offensive lineman Elliot Baker and junior college defense end Isaiah Buggs both signed their National Letter of Intent as part of Junior College Signing Day. The two players will enroll at Alabama next month.


  13. When pigs (help you) fly! Meet Lilou, the first known airport therapy pigRead the original story

    Dec 14, 2016 |

    LiLou, the first known airport therapy pig, debuts at San Francisco as the first non-dog member of the Wag Brigade, cheering up passengers at their terminals. LiLou loves performing tricks for her audience, wearing charming costumes, and showing off her painted nails.


  14. Lawmakers OK ride-hailing regulations, voter ID billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 |

    Uber and other ride-hailing services could legally operate in Michigan under a statewide regulatory framework endorsed Thursday by state lawmakers, who also began advancing stricter voter ID legislation and considering contentious municipal retiree health care changes in the final weeks of the two-year term. The amended Uber bills - which were approved overwhelmingly by the Senate and are poised for final passage 1A1 2 years after the House passed them - would create uniform rules and licensing fees for ride-hailing, taxi and limo companies, and pre-empt most local regulations.


  15. PG&E announces $85M deal over Diablo Canyon closureRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2016 |

    Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $85 million to neighboring cities and a school district affected by the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, the California utility announced Monday. The state's largest utility reached a deal to provide economic support in the region when the Central Coast plant shuts down in 2025, depriving the area of property taxes and potentially affecting local businesses through the loss of plant workers. 1 comment

  16. Obama's alumni-to-be contemplate life after the White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 |

    In this Nov. 9, 2016, photo, White House staff members applaud in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after listening to President Barack Obama speak about the election. Hoping to ensure his staffers find decent jobs, Obama and his team have brought in representatives from Facebook, Instagram and others to offer insight into the job market, and officials from LinkedIn have come to the White House to help staffers identify ways to market their skills for their next positions.


  17. The Latest: Californians approve $9 billion in school bondsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 |

    Proponents said the measure was needed for new buildings and renovations, while opponents argued the state couldn't afford an estimated $500 million each year to pay off the bonds. The measure was backed by a coalition funded by two developer organizations that has received more than $9 million in contributions since January.


  18. Virgin America profit falls on tax item but beats forecastsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 |

    Virgin America Inc. reported a 28 percent drop in third-quarter profit because of a tax item, but the results still beat Wall Street expectations as the company looks to complete its sale to Alaska Airlines. Key measurements of revenue per mile declined sharply, however.


  19. Tilting, sinking San Francisco high-rise raises alarmRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 |

    In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, is the Millennium Tower in San Francisco.


  20. Russian indicted on charges he hacked LinkedInRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 |

    A Russian man has been charged with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other San Francisco Bay Area companies, federal prosecutors announced Friday. A grand jury indicted Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 29, of Moscow on Thursday on charges including computer intrusion and aggravated identity theft, the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco said.


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