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May 18, 2011

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Bonus feature: A taxi driver demonstrates how to properly hail a cab.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency revised its plan to boost the cost of catching a cab Tuesday, but it still approved a rate hike, with another increase likely coming in June. The agency's Board of...

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A funeral will be held today for Bob Batlin, a veteran Bay Area newspaperman who died May 9 after a long fight against Parkinson's disease. He was 80. Mr. Batlin, a San Francisco native, worked for a variety of Bay Area...

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San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr announced his new command staff Tuesday, reassigning his immediate predecessor to a civilian post and restoring the former head of operations who had been stripped of the post by...

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May 19, 2011

Forced into the streets by the economic downturn, hundreds of newly homeless people have been showing up in San Francisco - in cars and camper vans. Crushed by the same pressures, the number of families without homes...

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Cisco Systems Inc. is getting less love from investors these days, following five straight disappointing quarters. And yet it's the darling of social-media users, who praise its networking gear and customer service. The...

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San Francisco's Tagged Inc. is trying to expand its niche as a social network for meeting new people by creating its own social games development division. Tagged, which says it has 100 million registered members,...

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May 17, 2011

As the Bay Bridge gets ready for yet another change come Memorial Day weekend, drivers can now prepare for the shift virtually.


Sushi at Walgreens ? Hai! Also, fresh fruits and vegetables, salads, sandwiches and ready-to-heat meat loaf. The array of vittles, spotted at a Walgreens in San Francisco's Outer Richmond, is part of a Bay Area pilot...

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The San Francisco Giants will become the first professional sports team to jump into the burgeoning anti-homophobia campaign with an upbeat "It Gets Better" video designed to bring hope to gay, lesbian, bisexual and...

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A San Francisco man has been arrested for allegedly killing one of two men slain during a brawl at a birthday party in the Bernal Heights neighborhood, police said Monday. Keo Sobrera, 24, is suspected of fatally...

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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid Monday by five former U.S. captives to revive their lawsuit accusing a Bay Area flight-planning company of arranging for the CIA to send them to countries where they were tortured....

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May 15, 2011

Don't have land for your own garden? No problem!


May 16, 2011

The meters in San Francisco taxis may soon run a bit faster, and could make a cab ride through the city streets the priciest in the nation. On Tuesday, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors, which...

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May 20, 2011

Five environmental groups are voicing concern about a soon-to-be-implemented National Park Service policy that would enable parks to share profits from research within their boundaries. The plan would be impractical and expensive, the groups said Wednesday,...

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A man who was struck by a Caltrain after lying down on the tracks at the San Mateo station died Wednesday night at Stanford Hospital. The man, whose name and other information had not been released, was observed lying on the southbound tracks as the train...

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San Francisco's school superintendent has laid down the law when it comes to the use of district-issued credit cards by school board members, issuing an edict that prohibits spending on personal items and limits gratuities to 15 percent. The new policy,...

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