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  1. Health Inspection Grades Added to DC Yelp PagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | NBC Washington

    The crowd-sourced review site announced Tuesday that the scores now appear on the pages for 3,000 restaurants, with more to come. The scores on a 1 to 100 scale are determined by HDScores, a company that analyzes data from health departments.


  2. 1st Trial Over Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Link Claim Under WayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | NBC Washington

    Lawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer have asked a San Francisco jury to find that agribusiness giant Monsanto's widely used weed killer Roundup likely caused his disease. Sam Brock reports.


  3. It's Gavin Newsom Vs. John Cox for Calif. Gov. Who Are They?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | NBC Washington

    California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and businessman John Cox will face off in the November election in the race for governor Under California's unusual open primary system, the top two candidates who receive the most votes advance, regardless of party California's crowded field for governor was knocked down to two Tuesday, when voters picked Democratic Lt.


  4. Rare Footage of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Devastation to Go PublicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | NBC Washington

    After spending decades forgotten somewhere in a film canister, a film of previously-unknown footage showing aftermath of San Francisco's devastating 1906 earthquake and fire will finally go on public view. Joe Rosato Jr. reports.


  5. Salesforce Officially Opens San Francisco's Tallest BuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | NBC Washington

    Stretching into the sky at 1,070 feet makes the Salesforce Tower the tallest building in San Francisco, and the second tallest on the west coast The Salesforce Tower in San Francisco opened for business back in January, but the skyline-altering skyscraper was christened with an official grand opening ceremony Tuesday morning. Jean Elle reports.


  6. Data Points to Disparity in Asylum Approvals NationwideRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | NBC Washington

    The disparity has led many observers-from academic researchers, to judges, to the very lawyers appearing before the immigration court judges-to worry that political beliefs could be getting in the way of justice in America's immigration courts Years of data from immigration courts around the United States and compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University show that whether or not a person seeking asylum is granted that request depends more on where they live and appear before an immigration court judge than it does on the facts of the case.


  7. Car Break-Ins Hit 'Epidemic' Levels in San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2018 | NBC Washington

    The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit installed four hidden cameras inside a vehicle to expose a rising surge of car break-ins across San Francisco An NBC Bay Area hidden-camera investigation provides a rare glimpse into an "epidemic" across San Francisco that continues to prey on the city's most famed landmarks and popular tourist destinations. The city's nearly 30,000 car break-ins last year shattered previous crime records and illustrate an organized and elaborate crime operation that law enforcement is calling an "epidemic."


  8. Flight From SFO to Hawaii Lands After Losing Engine CoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | NBC Washington

    An United Airlines plane was able to land safely in Hawaii Tuesday afternoon after engine trouble over the Pacific Ocean during its flight from San Francisco to Honolulu. A United Airlines plane was able to land safely in Hawaii Tuesday afternoon after experiencing engine trouble over the Pacific Ocean during a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu.


  9. 17 Universities Oppose Anti-Smoking Group With Tobacco TiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2018 | NBC Washington

    In this May 31, 2011file photo, a young man smokes a cigarette in front of the San Francisco Centre on May 31, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada pledged Thursday to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry.


  10. Plane Nearly Lands on Occupied Runway in San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | NBC Washington

    An Aeromexico plane nearly landed on the wrong runway at San Francisco International Airport, and the Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating the incident, officials confirmed Wednesday. Bob Redell reports.


  11. California Billionaire Will Not Run in 2018 ElectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2018 | NBC Washington

    Tom Steyer said Democrats don't just have to win in the mid-term elections but need to "run the table." California billionaire Tom Steyer will not run for elected office in 2018, he announced Monday, but plans to spend millions supporting Democratic candidates in key races.


  12. Magnitude 4.5 Quake Shakes Sleeping Bay AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2018 | NBC Washington

    A preliminary magnitude 4.4 earthquake on the Hayward Fault jolted Bay Area residents out of bed early Thursday, but it appears to have done little damage. The temblor, initially reported as magnitude 4.5, struck at 2:39 a.m. two miles east of Berkeley and had a depth of eight miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


  13. Second Swimmer Attacked by Sea Lion in San Francisco BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | NBC Washington

    The San Francisco Fire Department said Thursday they had to rescue a swimmer from the water after he was reportedly bitten by a sea lion. Sam Brock reports.


  14. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies at 65Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2017 | NBC Washington

    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday morning at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, his office announced. He was 65 years old.


  15. Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US HavenRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | NBC Washington

    A new survey from the National Institute on Drug Abuse reveals in 2015 more than a third of American adults took a prescription painkiller. A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals.


  16. Oakland Couple Pulls Off Wedding Despite North Bay FiresRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2017 | NBC Washington

    Rick Grenis and Bonnie Frazier share a kiss while wearing masks to protect them from wildfires burning in Northern California. Rick Grenis and his bride Bonnie Frazier spent the past year or so planning the wedding of their dreams in wine country.


  17. Teen Detained After Crossing Border Fights to Have AbortionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | NBC Washington

    Advocates for a pregnant 17-year-old girl held in a Texas facility for immigrant children who have crossed the border alone are asking a federal judge to allow her to get an abortion, over the opposition of U.S. and state officials. A federal magistrate judge in San Francisco has scheduled a hearing Wednesday on a request filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, which accuses the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of refusing to let the girl be taken for the procedure.


  18. This Is What the California Wildfires Look Like From SpaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | NBC Washington

    Destructive and deadly wildfires in the North Bay continued to burn out of control Monday night and into Tuesday morning, sending more people fleeing their homes and still others on edge, preparing their potential escape. A slew of wildfires continued to blaze through Northern California Tuesday morning, destroying structures in the region's wine country and forcing thousands to evacuate.


  19. Thousands of Sharks Dead in San Francisco Bay, Brains EatenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | NBC Washington

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife isn't dedicating any funding toward determining the cause, says resources are needed elsewhere As many as 2,000 sharks have mysteriously died in the San Francisco Bay, and scientists believe whatever killed them is now spreading to other marine life. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says determining the cause is not a priority and, therefore, the state is not dedicating any funds towards researching the deaths.


  20. Fundraiser Launches for 45-Foot Woman Statue on Nat'l MallRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 | NBC Washington

    Organizers of an arts festival have launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring a giant statue of a naked woman to stand on the National Mall, next to the Washington Monument. Catharsis on the Mall organizers need $90,000 to bring artist Marco Cochrane and his team to assemble the statue in D.C. ahead of the festival, which is scheduled for Nov. 10 to Nov. 12. The statue would remain on the National Mall until March.


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