San Francisco Bay Area

East Bay chemical company accused of smuggling hazardous chemicals

OAKLAND (BCN)<p>An East Bay chemical company and its owner are being indicted on charges of smuggling hazardous materials and conspiracy to defraud the U.S., federal prosecutors announced Friday.<p>The indictment alleges that 53-year-old Peiwen Zhou of Palo Alto, and his Union City-based company, AK …

Oakland

We took a 1,000-horsepower electric luxury sedan for a spin on the streets of Silicon Valley

We have driven, reported on, road-tripped, and talked about our fair share of electric and hybrid vehicles at Business Insider. These are exciting times for a technology that was born more than 100 years ago, but only started to gain steam 20 years ago with the Toyota Prius.<p>Electric-vehicle sales …

San Mateo County

National Weather Service Issues Wind Advisory In Effect This Afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the San Francisco Bay Area that will be in effect from 4 p.m. today until 5 a.m. Tuesday.<p>According to the National Weather Service, southerly winds of 20 to 35 mph are expected this afternoon and evening, especially along the coast and in …

Oakland

Coffee Bar 101 Montgomery, San Francisco

Coffee Bar is a retail outlet for Mr. Espresso, a Bay Area institution and a leader in fine coffee on the West Coast. Coffee Bar serves as a workshop to explore, experiment, and embrace the trends of the coffee industry. After finding success in the space we designed for them in the Mission …

San Francisco

New York and San Francisco are the 2 most expensive rental markets in the world

Two reports – one on the most expensive rental markets in the world, and the other on the top multifamily “Sell Markets” in the US – have the same winners: San Francisco and New York City, where the dynamics have changed and, for landlords, are veering for the worse.<p>Of the 120 global cities …

San Francisco Politics

Potent storm ready to slam Bay Area

A concentrated punch of drenching weather taking aim on California will soak the middle part of the state all day Monday, causing widespread flooding and landslides, forecasters said Sunday.<p>The atmospheric river — a plume of moisture accompanied by strong winds — will begin blasting the Bay Area on …

Oakland

A new Coliseum experience: food trucks, Shibe Park tavern

MESA, Ariz. - Try to wrap your mind around this: The Coliseum as a drawing card for foodies, beer lovers and baseball history aficionados.<p>For years, decades even, the food and beverage options at the A’s stadium have been mediocre at best, and the nods to the team’s rich past only cursory. Under …

Oakland

A’s Khris Davis won’t play in WBC, discusses love for Oakland

MESA, Ariz. - MESA, Ariz. - Citing a desire to focus on his commitment to the A’s and the city of Oakland, left fielder Khris Davis confirmed Sunday that he will not play for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.<p>“I’m not going be able to fulfill that due to some timing issues,” Davis said at …

Oakland

Giants’ Bochy says rule change could impact bullpen usage

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Manager Bruce Bochy and his coaches met with league officials Saturday to discuss rules changes for 2017, one of which could profoundly affect how clubs manage their rosters.<p>The league and players association agreed to shrink the disabled list from 15 days to 10, with teams able …

Oakland

Foster scores 18; San Francisco cruises past Portland 65-51 (Feb 18, 2017)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Chase Foster scored 18 points and San Francisco jumped out early and cruised to a 65-51 victory over Portland on Saturday …

San Francisco

February 19: Reign game breakdown

<b>Reign game breakdown</b><br>For a second straight weekend the Reign suffered a loss against Pacific Division leaders San Jose in a 2-0 defeat in Ontario on …

San Jose

A's spring training update Day 6: Davis savors winter in Oakland

MESA, Ariz. — Khris Davis enjoyed quite an offseason travel itinerary, checking out Toronto, taking in the beaches of Hawaii and dining on lobster in …

Oakland

Mosta and Millbrae: A Human Connection

Before 1996, the Maltese people were fairly unfamiliar with the idea of sister cities. It took a highly successful first connection between the city …

San Mateo County

Tech’s Diversity and Gentrification Problems Start at Home—With those Fancy Campuses

Silicon Valley tech companies love to build super awesome campuses that their employees will never want to leave. Those college-like idylls are …

Silicon Valley

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn let go of longtime Pacific Palisades home

Actors <b>Kurt Russell</b> and <b>Goldie Hawn</b> have sold their Pacific Palisades home of more than a decade for $6.9 million.<p>The Georgian traditional-style home, built in 1951 and since updated, retains its classic curb appeal, with slender columns, ivy-covered siding and brickwork. An ornate frontispiece …

San Francisco

Man Single-handedly Repopulated a Butterfly Species in San Francisco Using His Own Backyard

Man Single-handedly Repopulated Butterfly Species in a City Using His Backyard<p>Tim Wong may work as an aquatic biologist during the day, but when he …

San Francisco

St. Charles Borromeo School, a part of San Francisco history, will close

<b>By Laura Waxmann</b><p>After 129 years in operation in the Mission, St. Charles Borromeo School at 3250 18th St. will suspend operations in June, citing low enrollment and an inability to meet an expensive construction budget for outstanding seismic retrofit work.<p>“There has been a steady declination over …

Education

On Haight Street, Driver Flips Car, Flees Scene [Updating]

At approximately 9:45pm, a car, traveling west on Haight Street between Pierce and Scott streets, flipped.<p>Police are on the scene.<p>The driver …

San Francisco Politics

Announcer introduces Kevin Durant as 'OKC's own' in cringe-worthy moment

Things got very uncomfortable at Saturday night's All-Star 3-Point Contest when an announcer mistakenly introduced Kevin Durant as "OKC's own."<p>The Warriors forward, who was watching the contest from the sidelines, looked around expressionlessly for a few seconds before throwing up a peace sign. The …

Oakland

Scaling Rapidly, This Social Entrepreneur Provides Clean Water To Many In 3 Countries

CEO Galen Welsch launched Jibu with his father to provide affordable access to clean water to people in three countries where culinary water–where …

Draymond Green says the Earth ‘could be’ flat

NEW ORLEANS — An unexpected storyline emerging at All-Star weekend in New Orleans: NBA players discussing whether they believe the world is round or …

Oakland

Neighbor says Oakland police should have arrested shooter days ago

An Oakland man who was shot by police after a standoff died Friday night. He went on a bizarre shooting rampage at his home near the Oakland Zoo …

Oakland

Motorcyclist killed in Oakland crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Oakland late Saturday night, police said.<p>Phitsanu Mumcy, 31, of Pittsburg was on the 8700 block of International Boulevard just after 11 p.m. when he collided with a truck.<p>He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was reportedly arrested on …

Oakland

Oakland heavy metal show canceled over police concerns

A heavy metal band from Sweden will not perform Saturday night as planned at a converted Oakland warehouse over concerns from police that the group …

Oakland

The happiest and unhappiest states in the U.S.

Gallup has released a list of the happiest and unhappiest states in America, determined by the "well-being" of each state's citizens.<p>The polling site uses five elements of an individual's well-being to calculate a state's final score: "purpose," "social," "financial," "community" and "physical."<p>The …

Oakland

Santa Clara County: Anderson Reservoir set to overflow

SANTA CLARA COUNTY — Anderson Reservoir was expected to reach maximum capacity early Saturday morning and begin spilling over for the first time …

Santa Clara County

The Sinking of the Valencia: The Tragedy and Beyond

1<p>When the SS Valencia sank off the coast of Vancouver Island on Monday, January 22nd, 1906, not only did an immense tragedy unfold, it did so over …

San Francisco

Stanford women beat Cal again, set up showdown with Oregon State

There was little of the suspense that marked Stanford’s win at Berkeley three nights earlier. Cal stuck with the Cardinal until late in the third quarter before Stanford took control Sunday night.<p>The No. 10 Cardinal celebrated Senior Night with a 72-54 win over the Bears, setting up a duel with …

Oakland

A’s spending millions to find best site for new Oakland ballpark

Owner John Fisher is investing millions of dollars in finding the best place to build a new ballpark in Oakland, underscoring the Athletics’ …

Oakland

Apple developers' conference in US from June 5

Apple's 28th annual "Worldwide Developers Conference" (WWDC) will be held at the McEnery Convention Centre in San Jose, California from June 5-9, the …

San Jose