San Francisco Bay Area

Bay Area hammered by loss of 4,700 jobs

For the second straight month, the Bay Area lost thousands of jobs in September, making it the worst month for employment locally since February 2010.<p>…

Real Estate

CA Sanctuary State Status Backfired — ICE Reveals Disturbing Truth Behind Who Caused Wildfires

Tom Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has stated that a man has been arrested on suspicion of starting …

Immigration

The 'Fake Melania' Conspiracy Theory Is Toxic, Cynical Spam

Even when fake news looks like a joke, it can spin out of control.<p><i>Welcome back to Can't Handle the Truth, our Saturday column looking at the past seven days of fake news and hoaxes that have spread thanks to the internet.</i><p>One notion about The Fake News Problem that you'll hear occasionally if you …

Journalism

Headed to LA for the World Series? Six restaurants that beat Dodger Dogs

Heading for Los Angeles for the World Series? Dodger Dogs are all well and good, but if you’d rather dine on something other than stadium hot dogs …

Los Angeles

San Francisco best views: List of Best San Francisco lookout points

San Francisco is one gorgeous city with gently rolling hills and lots of elevated spaces providing spectacular views of the city. Most of these …

San Francisco

San Francisco 49ers: 5 stats where the Niners are actually good in 2017

SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is sacked by defensive lineman Arik Armstead of the San Francisco …

San Francisco 49ers

They survived the California fires. Now, the crisis is finding housing

<b>Santa Rosa, California (CNN) —</b> Laurie Martinez has slept in a tent every night since a fire ripped through her neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California.<p>She walked several blocks to a local center on Wednesday to find out what help is available and began the process of piecing her life back …

California

Bitcoin blows past $6,000 for the first time

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole slew of crypto-currencies.<p>The original virtual currency …

Bitcoin

Owner uses back seat of car to save pony from wildfire

When wildfires threatened her California home, Lauren Mesaros wasn’t going to let the absence of conventional transport prevent her from getting her …

Santa Rosa

ICE, Sonoma sheriff clash over arrest of Latino man falsely linked to wine country fires

REDDING, Calif. — A brewing fight between US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and a Northern California county sheriff is putting into sharp focus the conflict between federal immigration enforcement and California’s resistance to it.<p>The back and forth between Sonoma County Sheriff Robert …

News (U.S.)

Here's What's Open Amid Fires in California

Northern California continues to reel from ongoing wildfires that began on Sunday, October 8, affecting regions such as Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Mendocino, Redwood Valley, and Santa Cruz. The 250 total wildfires, 21 of which were categorized as major, have burned more than 245,000 acres, forced …

Weddings

City's 1st Bike-Only Playspace Debuts Tomorrow In McLaren Park

After ten years, a new park designated for bikes is coming to McLaren Park, San Francisco's second-largest open space. The new facility will open on …

San Francisco

Qantas flight to San Francisco turned back to Sydney

A Qantas jumbo jet bound for San Francisco was forced to return to Sydney on Saturday after a "technical issue" 90 minutes into its flight, the …

Business (Australia)

Man accused of running down SF officer pleads not guilty to attempted murder

A man accused of running down a San Francisco bicycle patrol police officer with a sport utility vehicle and then speeding away, prompting an hours-long manhunt, pleaded not guilty Friday to attempted-murder charges.<p>As Officer Elia Lewin-Tankel remained in critical condition in San Francisco …

Crime

Housing economist’s predictions: about bubbles, frustrated first-time buyers, new housing starts (Where are they?)

Housing economist Lawrence Yun got everyone’s attention Thursday — he talked about bubbles in his address to the 27th Annual Convention and Expo of …

Real Estate

Woman Reports Rape On E. Oakland Street

Police said the suspect is still at large in the Wednesday attack.

Crime

Where Did the Napa Fire Begin? Investigators Scour the Ashes

CALISTOGA, Calif. — On a blackened hillside across the road from Napa Valley’s prized vineyards, investigators have cordoned off driveways and posted round-the-clock security guards, forming a protective seal around what is believed to be the origin of the most destructive fire in California …

News (U.S.)

California Wildfires Have Disrupted School For A Quarter Of A Million Students

The wildfires in Northern California cut across a wide swath of the state — including dozens of school districts, hundreds of schools and hundreds of thousands of students. At one point, classes were cancelled for 260,000 students in 600 schools.<p>And while schools are slowly coming back on line, …

News (U.S.)

A Ground-Level View of the Fires in Northern California

Californians have grown accustomed to praying for rain. Only a year ago, nearly two-thirds of the state was in the grip of a severe long-term drought: the mountains were starved of snow, the aquifers and reservoirs were depleted, and more than a hundred million trees had withered and died. But …

Business

Amid Tragedy in California’s Wine Country, There’s Some Cause for Hope

On Sunday, Oct. 8, I was having dinner at the winery Ovid in Napa Valley with Jack Bittner and his wife Sara. It was a sort-of-business, …

Napa Valley

Electronic Arts

Overall Score<p>1.9<p>Sector<p>Technology<p>Industry<p>Computer Software<p>CEO<p>Andrew Wilson<p>Employees<p>8,800<p>HQ Location<p>Redwood City, Calif.<p>Revenues ($M) (Past 12 …

Electronic Arts

Essential California: The Dodgers gear up for the World Series

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is <b>Saturday</b>, <b>Oct. 21</b>. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>“Sea-ger! Sea-ger! Sea-ger!”:</b> The Dodgers gave L.A. something the city hasn’t had since 1988: a starring turn in the World Series. As they prepare, …

Major League Baseball

San Francisco narrowly votes to rename Justin Herman Plaza

Replacement names include noted Fillmore photographer David Johnson<p>San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department voted Thursday to remove the name of influential-yet-controversial urban designer Justin Herman off the titular Embarcadero plaza. But the department may have to hold the vote …

San Francisco

How Bay Area family reclaimed its family’s priceless, historical Bibles

SAN JOSE — The brochure advertising Masuo Kitaji’s two family Bibles — hand illustrated, annotated and supplemented with Japanese transcription, done …

San Jose

Toxic Cleanup From California's Wildfires Expected to Take Until 2018

California’s wildfires are stillresulting in devastation across the state, with at least 42 dead and another 50 missing, in addition to 6,900 …

Sonoma County

Can the Dallas Cowboys cover against the San Francisco 49ers

The Dallas Cowboys are facing a must-win game coming off the bye week against the San Francisco 49ers.<p>Colin Cowherd breaks down the match-up as part of his Blazin' 5 picks on The Herd.<p>43<p>View Gallery<p>Gallery:<br>PHOTOS: 2017 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders<p>Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports | Matthew Emmons

San Francisco

Santa Rosa Family Burned Out Of Home Welcomes Healthy Baby Boy

A Santa Rosa family who lost everything except each other in the Wine Country wildfires has something to smile about: a new son, Remington "Phoenix" …

Santa Rosa

10 most destructive California wildfires

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP<p>Napa & Solano counties, 741 structures. The Atlas fire, which started Oct. 8, in Napa and moved into Solano County, has …

California

Ratto Stories: The exits of two legendary Bay Area baseball minds

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San Francisco

San Francisco's 5 Best Delivery Brunch Options

It’s nearly the weekend, San Francisco, and you know what that means — brunch.<p>However, if you don’t want to stand in a long line and you don't want …

San Francisco