California

Bay Area rents tumble, except in Concord

Price way down in San Francisco since 2016<p>Rental site Zumper on Wednesday ranked Bay Area cities to see where median apartment prices had dropped the most year over year.<p>Rents in the Bay Area are, of course, still highest in San Francisco, followed by Palo Alto (a median of $2,890/month for a …

San Francisco

The Silver Lake drought is over: Reservoir will be finally refilled

The drought is over in Silver Lake — at least, at its picturesque reservoir.<p>Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials announced Wednesday that the popular Silver Lake Reservoir — which has stood empty for more than a year — will be refilled starting in mid-April.<p>The 96-acre reservoir is …

California Drought

31 percent of SF millennials live with their parents

Bay Area is mecca for people ages 18-34, and a plurality of them live with their parents<p>According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), San Francisco and San Jose are the ninth and tent most popular city for Millennials, here defined as those between 25 and 34.<p>And according to the rental …

San Francisco

California joins suit against defunding of sanctuary cities

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a brief in in support of a lawsuit filed by Santa Clara County challenging President Donald Trump's …

Santa Clara County

White supremacist says he killed man because he was black

The well-dressed man accused of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old in Hell’s Kitchen is a white supremacist who traveled from Baltimore specifically to …

New York Post

Behold the dopey dogs of Bernal Hill

You’re welcome<p>If you rent in San Francisco and your rent-control lease specifies no-pets, you too might known the pain of living a pooch-free life. So much so that you’re resorted to petting any dog that passes by and/or visiting dog parks alone just to take pics of other peoples’ pups. Which isn’t …

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For former Gov. Pete Wilson, this campaign is personal: It's about his reputation

For a time, no California politician was more formidable than Republican Pete Wilson.<p>Over two decades, the popular former San Diego mayor enjoyed a record of nearly unbroken success, besting Gov. Jerry Brown in 1982 to seize a U.S. Senate seat and toppling San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein eight …

Los Angeles Times

Manchester United to face Real Madrid at Levi's Stadium this summer

English squad Manchester United will take the pitch at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium to face off against Spain's Champions League titleholders Real Madrid in a special match taking place this summer.<p>The event is part of a 12-game International Champions Cup tournament, featuring eight teams from …

Oakland

California about to go its own way on methane

While Congress and the Trump administration may roll back a just-enacted federal rule regarding methane emissions, California is on the verge of …

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Former Noe Valley firehouse back on the market—with a million-dollar price cut

We first told you about the converted firehouse for sale in Noe Valley all the way back in 2015, when the 1909 building with a 2007 top-to-bottom remodel came to market asking just under $7 million. By the end of that year, the home was removed from market and ended up as a high-end vacation rental …

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Meet The Hayes Valley Resident Behind Budding German Bakery 'Hahdaugh’

"When I came to San Francisco, I had the idea to have a bakery," said Ha Do, who moved here from Germany more than a decade ago.<p>Today, when the Hayes …

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Cal State trustees approve controversial tuition hike

After a heated morning of debate and impassioned statements from students, professors and lawmakers, the California State University Board of Trustees voted 11 to 8 Wednesday to increase tuition as a way to fill a looming gap in state funding.<p>“I don’t bring this forward with an ounce of joy,” said …

Los Angeles Times

Lead Poisoning Afflicts Neighborhoods Across California

By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell<p>Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of …

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ABC7's National Puppy Day adoption event -- WATCH LIVE

In honor of National Puppy Day, ABC7 News is launching a big adoption event with our Perfect Pet partners to help dogs at local agencies find forever …

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Measuring the Snowpack From the Sky

<i>Good morning.</i><p><i>(Want to get California Today by email?</i> <i>Here’s the sign-up</i><i>.)</i><p>Thomas Painter has one of the coolest jobs in science.<p>A hydrologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, Dr. Painter leads the Airborne Snow Observatory, a mapping project in the Sierra …

The New York Times

4.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Baja California

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 struck Baja California, Mexico, on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.<p>The temblor hit …

Baja California

WATCH: Jerry Brown rips GOP health care plan; `Mr. Trump, come down from Trump Tower’

On his first trip to Washington since President Trump took office, Gov. Jerry Brown tore into the House GOP plan to dismantle and replace the …

The Mercury News

All the Dog-Related Events in San Francisco

You’ll be dogged by regret if you miss them.<p>San Francisco is a city of dogs. Perhaps it’s because adults opt not to have children here, or perhaps …

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Airbnb boots hundreds of San Francisco hosts

Company cracks down on those breaking its own rules, but lawbreakers are still sliding<p>In 2016, Airbnb introduced a “One Host, One Home” policy in San Francisco.<p>It was a voluntary concession in some of the markets that sought to curtail the short-term listing sites’ effect on local housing (the …

San Francisco

Gov. Jerry Brown warns GOP health plan would cost California billions

Brown’s administration released an analysis on the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. (March 22, 2017) (Sign up for our free video …

Jerry Brown

California’s Cellphone Driving Ban 'Too Broad'

CBS TV News reports on the campaign to have two-way radio operation excluded from Californian 'Distract Driving' statute AB 1785

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San Francisco store allegedly sold clothes made of endangered species

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco prosecutors have charged the owner of a vintage clothing store with attempting to sell coats and other items made …

San Francisco

SoMa Crime: Man In Wheelchair Set On Fire, Victim Catches Robber After Taxi Chase, More

Here's another edition of your local crime blotter, taken from daily updates provided by the SFPD. Here is a recap of some of the criminal activity …

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Shell reluctant to part with California refinery amid asset sale

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (L:RDSa) is in talks with several potential buyers for its refinery outside of San Francisco, but the …

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AKQA names Mark Uttley group strategy director in San Francisco

AKQA has appointed Mark Uttley to group strategy director at AKQA’s San Francisco office. Mark will lead the research and insights discipline, which …

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Joint Statement regarding the Clean Power Plan By the Governors of Washington, Oregon and California, and the Mayors of Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles | Governor Jay Inslee

Following is a joint statement from West Coast Governors and Mayors in anticipation of a possible Executive Order from President Trump, including a …

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Native flowers aren't the only plants in 'super-bloom' this spring — nasty weeds have also flourished

While hundreds of thousands of Southern Californians are oohingand aahing the “super bloom” of wildflowers painting the region’s fields and hillsides, at least a few folks are ughing and arghingthe dark side of recent drought-busting storms: weeds.<p>Along with scarlet monkey flowers, blue lupines and …

Los Angeles Times

405 Room Hotel Nikko San Francisco Opens

Hotel Nikko San Francisco, located steps from Union Square in the heart of the city, unveils a sweeping $60 million renovation commemorating its 30th …

San Francisco

Know About Digital Devices Searches in California Schools? Send a Report to EFF.

Here in California, we’re in a tough battle over how and when the government can search through the digital devices of teachers and students. A …

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'The Americans' creators vow not to put a young KGB-era Putin in the series

<i>Executive producers Joel Fields (L) and Joe Weisberg of the television show 'The Americans.'; Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images</i>John Horn , …

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