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IHOP offering free pancakes for National Pancake Day

Craving a short stack? You're in luck. In honor of National Pancake…

The Bayview District. (Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner)

Wet weather to subside, warmer weather expected midweek

A wet and cold weather system that settled in the Bay Area…

Top stories of the week: Emergency immigration hotline, seal pupping season, delivery robots

Top stories of the week: Emergency immigration hotline, seal pupping season, delivery robots

Had a hard time keeping up with The City's news this week?…

Electric cars, Nissan's "Leaf", are being charged at the charging stations in front of the entrance of Nissan's global Headquarters located in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Air District offers $5 million in grants for public electric vehicle charging stations

The Air District announced that it's opening its 2017 grant funding cycle…

Electric cars, Nissan's "Leaf", are being charged at the charging stations in front of the entrance of Nissan's global Headquarters located in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)
Supporters and protesters of republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, cheer and jeer while waiting to hear him speak in Costa Mesa CA April 28, 2016. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Counter-protest planned in response to Berkeley ‘March 4 Trump’

News that a nationwide 'March 4 Trump' would be hitting close to…

Supporters and protesters of republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, cheer and jeer while waiting to hear him speak in Costa Mesa CA April 28, 2016. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)
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California Health Officials release report on cell phone radiation

A previously unreleased report on cell phone radiation commissioned by California’s Department of…

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Overnight construction will close two lanes of 19th Avenue, from March 3 to April 28, 2017. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Eight weeks of overnight construction will close parts of 19th Avenue

A large construction project to seismically upgrade three key Hetch Hetchy water…

Overnight construction will close two lanes of 19th Avenue, from March 3 to April 28, 2017. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Recology driver spotted offering senior citizen a little assistance

A heartwarming act of kindness was captured today when a Recology worker…

woman struggles to push a baby stroller up a very steep incline in the Nob Hill area on May 18, 2015 in San Francisco. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Babysitters earn more in SF than anywhere else in the nation, states new report

San Francisco's expensive childcare costs extend to babysitting, according to a new…

woman struggles to push a baby stroller up a very steep incline in the Nob Hill area on May 18, 2015 in San Francisco. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)
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Senator Hill calls for change in statewide utility bill structure

Senator Jerry Hill is calling on PG&E and the California Public Utilities…

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A rescued Harbor Seal pup at the Marine Mammal Center. (Courtesy photo)

As seal pupping season begins, experts offer tips for safe viewing

It's birthing season for several species of ocean mammals that live along…

A rescued Harbor Seal pup at the Marine Mammal Center. (Courtesy photo)
Ashante Jones, 39, in a tent on 13th Street before homeless people were ordered to vacate the area on Feb. 24, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City’s homeless presenting ‘Speak On It! Voices from the Streets’ workshop at SF Public Library

A unique event is taking place at the San Francisco Public Library…

Ashante Jones, 39, in a tent on 13th Street before homeless people were ordered to vacate the area on Feb. 24, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A young Trump supporter stands outside of Hilton hotel Midtown Manhattan during Donald Trump introduction Governor Mike Pence as running for vice president, July 16, 2016. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Pro-Trump rally marching in Berkeley Saturday

A national event titled "March 4 Trump" is coming to Berkeley Saturday.…

A young Trump supporter stands outside of Hilton hotel Midtown Manhattan during Donald Trump introduction Governor Mike Pence as running for vice president, July 16, 2016. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)
A new play structure in South Park. (Photo courtesy SF Recreation & Parks Department)

South Park reopening next week after $3.8 million renovation

San Francisco's oldest park is reopening on Tuesday after a 16-month renovation.…

A new play structure in South Park. (Photo courtesy SF Recreation & Parks Department)
San Francisco's Public Library Main Branch. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Nearly 700,000 books returned to SF Public Library during ‘fine amnesty’ month

A recent campaign by the San Francisco Public Library to reactivate its…

San Francisco's Public Library Main Branch. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)
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Mission District Grocery Outlet opening next week

Mission District residents will have a new grocery store option on March…

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Volunteers of The Peace Corps of United States, Community Outreach Program and Community-Based Organizational Development in Thailand, January 19, 2016. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

UC Berkeley produces more Peace Corps volunteers than any college in the nation

The Peace Corps announced Tuesday that the all-time top producer of Peace…

Volunteers of The Peace Corps of United States, Community Outreach Program and Community-Based Organizational Development in Thailand, January 19, 2016. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)
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Marsh management controlled burn season opens

The spring open season for controlled burning of marshes opens March 1,…

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Cars block a protected bike lane on Valencia Street, Feb. 23 2017. (Photo courtesy @adaman797/Twitter)

Oblivious drivers pack SF’s first raised, ‘parking-protected’ bike lane with cars

Parking drama along one short block in San Francisco exploded on Twitter…

Cars block a protected bike lane on Valencia Street, Feb. 23 2017. (Photo courtesy @adaman797/Twitter)
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Was the Oscars’ Best Picture gaffe a publicity stunt?

The musical “La La Land” waltzed away with six Oscars Sunday night…

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