Study: San Francisco and Oakland are the most gentrified cities in the US

San Francisco and Oakland topped a recent study investigating gentrification and cultural displacement across America. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

'The miracle is over': UCSF doctor on what went wrong in California

UCSF coronavirus expert Dr. Bob Wachter sounded the alarm bells Monday for California where coronavirus cases are surging. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Minneapolis city council abolishes police dept. 12-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously advanced a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. The 12-0 vote is just the fir … | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Tesla gave workers permission to stay home, then sent termination notices

SAN FRANCISCO - When he defiantly reopened the company's Fremont plant against county orders last month, Elon Musk promised Tesla employees they could stay home if they felt uneasy. They would not be penalized. If "you feel uncomfortable coming back to work at this time, please … | Continue reading | 18 days ago

Oakland group sends proposal for first Black-owned team in NFL history

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The two women who caught the mountain lion in San Francisco

Captain Amy Corso woke up last Thursday at 1:30 a.m. to the sound of her crying... | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Bay Area city radically reformed its police department. Here's how it went

A city dramatically reformed its police department around principles of community policing right here in the Bay Area, and it paid off. When Magnus left Richmond in 2015, the city had seen an overwhelming decline in the major crime indices. According to a USA Today profile of Ma … | Continue reading | 23 days ago

Workers at re-opened Tesla plant test positive for coronavirus

SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla workers in California tested positive last month for the novel coronavirus following chief executive Elon Musk's defiant reopening of the company's main production facility in Fremont, according to employees with knowledge of the situation. Two workers, who … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Wealthy buyers reportedly in 'mad rush' to leave San Francisco

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Why the Golden Gate Bridge made strange noises with the wind Friday

Bay Area residents were serenaded by the Golden Gate Bridge as wind gusts passed through the region Friday - a new phenomenon that has a relatively simple explanation. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Stitch Fix lays off 1,400 in California, offers to rehire in low-cost states

San Francisco-based online personal styling service Stitch Fix is laying off 1,400 stylists in California between now and the end of September, affecting 18% of its workforce, per a statement released on Monday. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Researchers warn Covid-19 could cause debilitating long-term illness for some

In the fall of 2009, one of us, Beth, was hit by an illness she suspects was H1N1 flu, which was circulating then. In 2012, the other, Brian, developed a sudden fever, which his doctors said was also likely of viral origin. Neither of us recovered, and we're both disabled to thi … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Unlike its Nordic neighbors, Sweden decided early in the pandemic to forgo lockdown in the hope of achieving "herd immunity." While social distancing was promoted bars, restaurants, salons, gyms and schools stayed open. How has that worked out? | Continue reading | 1 month ago

All locations of Specialty's Cafe and Bakery to close for good

A staple of work lunches all over the Bay Area is closing permanently. Specialty's Café & Bakery, which has over 50 locations in three states, announced on its website that the company is shuttering due to the coronavirus pandemic. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Vice Media announces massive layoffs and their union bites back

Almost every industry is currently facing difficult layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic, but despite increased audiences, journalism has been hit particularly hard. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Uber drivers stage caravan protest around SF HQ for Gig Worker Rights

A caravan of protest vehicles surrounded Uber's San Francisco headquarters on Monday afternoon asking the ride-sharing company to drop support for a ballot initiative that would overturn California's AB5 law, intended to give gig workers more employee rights and benefits, and ens … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Bug experts dismiss worry about 'murder hornets' as hype

Insect experts say people should calm down about the big bug with the nickname "murder hornet" - unless you are a beekeeper or a honeybee. The Asian giant hornets found in Washington state that grabbed headlines this week aren't big killers of humans, although it does happen on … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

The Covid-19 Riddle: Why Does the Virus Wallop Some Places and Spare Others?

The coronavirus has killed so many people in Iran that the country has resorted to mass burials, but in neighboring Iraq, the body count is fewer than 100. The Dominican Republic has reported nearly 7,600 cases of the virus. Just across the border, Haiti has recorded about 85. … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

A growing force at virus protests? Anti-vaxxers

The protest Friday in Sacramento urging California's governor to reopen the state resembled the rallies that have appeared elsewhere in the country, with crowds flocking to the state Capitol, pressing leaders to undo restrictions on businesses and daily life. But the organizers … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

First wave of virus litigations are filed

NEW YORK - Hundreds of lawsuits stemming from the coronavirus pandemic are rapidly amassing in state and federal courts, the first wave of litigation challenging decisions made early during the crisis by corporations, insurance companies and governments. Claims have been filed a … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Wife's email may have tainted Stanford coronavirus antibody study

The wife of a Stanford professor solicited parents via email in Los Altos to join her husband's coronavirus antibody study, falsely claiming that the tests were "FDA approved" and would tell participants whether they were immune, potentially comprising the study's findings, accor … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Wife's email may have tainted Stanford coronavirus antibody study

The wife of a Stanford professor solicited parents via email in Los Altos to join her husband's coronavirus antibody study, falsely claiming that the tests were "FDA approved" and would tell participants whether they were immune, potentially comprising the study's findings, accor … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Bay Area couple lived in a van for 2 years to save for their Oakland dream home

A Bay Area couple came up with a very novel way to try out different areas before deciding where to put down roots. For two years, Jessica and Bryan Ausinheiler lived in a van as a way to quickly pay off their student loans and save up enough money for their eventual dream home. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

A mysterious blood-clotting complication is killing coronavirus patients

Craig Coopersmith was up early that morning as usual and typed his daily inquiry into his phone. "Good morning, Team Covid," he wrote, asking for updates from the ICU team leaders working across 10 hospitals in the Emory University health system in Atlanta. One doctor replied th … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Some wealthy Bay Area residents reportedly fled to bunkers

A handful of rich Americans have reportedly bugged out in the most luxurious possible way - fleeing to their New Zealand bunkers to wait out the coronavirus pandemic. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Large-scale antibody test suggests Covid-19 cases underreported by factor of 50

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Video shows coyotes howling in SF's North Beach

Back on March 27th, two weeks into San Francisco's shelter-in-place order, we reported on an uptick in sightings of coyotes on the newly barren streets of the city. As the streets remain quiet, the animals have only gotten more audacious in recent days. This incredible video f … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

New signs suggest coronavirus was in California far earlier than anyone knew

A man found dead in his house in early March. A woman who fell sick in mid-February and later died. These early COVID-19 deaths in the San Francisco Bay Area suggest that the novel coronavirus had established itself in the community long before health officials started looking fo … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

California health care workers comprise almost 10% of state's Covid-19 cases

The California Department of Public Health provided new data on the state's positive COVID-19 tests on Wednesday, and provided the striking piece of information that health care workers make up nearly 10 percent of the state's confirmed cases. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

The streets are empty, but Home Depot isn't

Bring on a pandemic and, suddenly, everyone's Bob the Builder. While the nation's streets, malls and theaters are ghost towns, visit any home improvement store, and it feels like Mardi Gras. "Every honey-do list is getting done," said one of the exhausted paint guys at a Home D … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

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Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients

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A wave of evictions is coming. Temporary bans won't help

Before the novel coronavirus struck, 300,000 evictions were filed in the United States in a typical month. With nearly 10 million people filing unemployment claims last month, evictions would clearly skyrocket, absent intervention from the government. In one hint of the trouble t … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Researchers at Stanford Medicine are working to find out what proportion of Californians have already had COVID-19. The new study could help policymakers make more informed decisions during the coronavirus pandemic. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Behind the scenes, private equity angles for a piece of stimulus

WASHINGTON - The private-equity industry is pressing members of Congress and senior Trump administration officials, including President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, to help them gain access to billions of dollars of stimulus funds to protect their riskier investments. … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Coyotes are being seen on the empty streets of San Francisco

While families' cats and dogs are enjoying the upside of spending days with their owners working from home during the coronavirus shutdown, wild coyotes in San Francisco are reportedly also taking advantage of the benefits of a suddenly empty city. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus – SFGate

International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound tells USA Today "the Games are not going to start on July 24." | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Cannabis Is Essential

As San Franciscans continue to grapple with the magnitude of the "shelter in place" order issued simultaneously by six Bay Area counties on Monday,  news that marijuana dispensaries and delivery services would not be considered an "essential" service by the city resulted in confu … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

San Francisco May Pay Dearly for Renaming Army Street (1995)

worker leader Cesar Chavez may have been politically correct, but then the city didn't expect to get a jaw-dropping bill of almost $900,000 from the state highway department. Which, much to the shock of the mayor and the Board of Supervisors, is just what happened Friday, when C … | Continue reading | 4 months ago

San Francisco reports first coronavirus case

Two cases of COVID-19 have been identified in San Francisco and the patients are "contained," Mayor London Breed said Thursday. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Fourth case of coronavirus in Santa Clara County

Health officials said Friday a new coronavirus case of unknown origin has been identified in Santa Clara County. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

U.S. sees first coronavirus case of unknown origin in Bay Area

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday a new case of coronavirus in a Northern California resident who did not visit China or another foreign country and who did not have contact with an infected person, according to the Washington Post and other medi … | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Footage of San Francisco's Market Street in the '60s

This footage of Market Street in the mid-60s feels like the opening of a Scorsese masterpiece, the passing neon signs and movie theater marquees give a glimpse at a vibrant city's central artery at night. Passing pool halls, cigar bars, and nightclubs and record stores briefly te … | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Weekend trip turns into ordeal after app-rental car loses cell service

A tourist who rented an app-powered car says she was stranded on a rural road along the Northern California coast after she lost cell phone service. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Soviet Maps of San Francisco Bay Area

The Russia-U.S. relationship continues to be a topic of intense discussion on the national stage, but newly published maps, secretly drafted during the Soviet era, shed light on the shocking extent of U.S.S.R. intel on American cities during another moment of unrest between the t … | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Food delivery apps incorrectly display restaurants that don't deliver

When Adam Mesnick, the owner of Deli Board on Folsom Street, saw a courier enter his restaurant and bypass the line of already waiting customers, he was perplexed. Grubhub bag in hand, the delivery driver said he was expecting to pick up an order for Allison C. The problem was, … | Continue reading | 5 months ago

The NBA is having a brutal year for television viewership, as ratings for game broadcasts on all major networks are down double-digit percentages year over year. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes representing herself in Arizona fraud case

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is representing herself in an ongoing Arizona fraud case, and called into an "important hearing" on Thursday, according to a report from Bloomberg . An anonymous source allegedly at the hearing told the news site that Holmes said she wouldn't be … | Continue reading | 5 months ago