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SF to shut down 82 oil wells on Kern County property

‘Keep It in the Ground’ legislation prohibits the extraction of oil, gas and minerals from city land

 

Can an endangered plant help wildlife escape rising seas?

On a recent sunny day, we pounded large wooden branches into the sand and mud next to newly planted shrubs at a salt marsh in the north San Francisco Bay.

  • Jul 20, 2019

 

Central Subway contractor dispute threatens to bust budget

Muni’s $1.6 billion Central Subway project is nearly out of money. An…

 

Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant: A place of friendship

“It’s a beautiful country but I don’t think I’m going to stay here forever,” Tommy Bermejo wrote in a letter from the United States to his wife.

Lyft rolls out new rental bikes

San Francisco welcomed 2,400 electric-assist rental bikes on its streets Friday morning…

BART sees major delays due to mechanical problem

BART was experiencing major delays Friday evening because of a door problem…

Family and friends raising money for injured skateboard entrepreneur

Tomoko Oikawa injured in annual Dolores Park Hill Bomb

Drivers deliver letter to Uber demanding better working conditions

A coalition of labor unions and advocacy groups for the drivershas been pushing for improved wages and employee protections for drivers.

Judge: ‘Rideshare Rapist’ warrants not based on legally questionable DNA evidence

Defense attorney seeking to throw out evidence obtained through fake DUI stop

SF teens arrested in connection with Tanforan shooting

Police have arrested two additional suspects in connection with a shooting that…

Big-rig driver arrested in fatal hit-and-run

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision…

‘Manholes’ are out as Berkeley removes gender-specific language from city code

City Council votes to replace terms in the city’s municipal code with gender-neutral words.

Free Muni, Uber crackdowns and bikeshare support — D5 supervisor candidates stake out transportation positions

Free Muni for all, car-free streets, a crackdown on scofflaw Uber drivers,…

Billionaire Tom Steyer pledges to fight corporations at Mission District campaign event

Presidential candidate positions himself as a financially independent outsider

Navigation Center opponents’ lawsuit sent back to SF

Judge declines to issue immediate injunction stopping construction of Embarcadero shelter

Flooding capped — Muni trains resume service at Embarcadero station

Eastbound BART trains are now stopping at the Embarcadero Station in San Francisco Thursday morning after a water drainage issue.

One person killed in big-rig hit-and-run

UPDATE (10:15 a.m.): The victim of a hit-and-run collision in downtown San…

More housing approved for Hunters Point despite contamination concerns

San Francisco has approved initial plans for the construction of more homes at the Hunters Point Shipyard, despite pending litigation over health concerns there.

Tax on Uber, Lyft rides heading to voters

New fee intended to reduce traffic congestion, fund transit

Another SF cab company faces closure

Town Taxi in dissolution talks with city after more than 20 years in the business