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SF Appeal (Jun 13, 2011)

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that burned at a Wells Fargo bank in San Francisco's Financial District early this morning. More

SF Appeal (Jun 13, 2011)

A class action lawsuit was filed against the Oakland Police Department and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office today alleging that they violated the rights of 150 people who were arrested after former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced last Nov. More

SF Appeal (Jun 13, 2011)

A judge in San Francisco today suspended criminal proceedings against a Fisherman's Wharf souvenir shop worker accused in the January killings of two employees at a neighboring business in order to allow a psychologist to assess the defendant's mental competency. More

Time (Jun 13, 2011)

In the 1960s and '70s, the San Francisco Bay Area was where the counterculture really started - the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley, the Summer of Love in Haight-Ashbury, gay rights in the Castro. More

The Mad Professah Lectures (Jun 13, 2011)

Johannes Mehserle claimed that he shot Oscar Grant by mistake, using his gun instead of his Taser, and a jury with no Black members agreed The former BART police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black man while holding him restrained face down on the ground on New Years Day 2009 has been released from prison this morning after serving an ... More

SFGate (Jun 13, 2011)

Editor's note: This is an SFGate.com In The Mission Blog. These blog posts are not written or edited by SFGate or the San Francisco Chronicle. More

SFGate (Jun 13, 2011)

Tourist Trapped is a weekly Culture Blog post in which Beth Spotswood visits San Francisco's popular tourist destinations and reports back. More

SF Sentinel (Jun 13, 2011)

In the 1960s and '70s, the San Francisco Bay Area was where the counterculture really started - the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley, the Summer of Love in Haight-Ashbury, gay rights in the Castro. More

Seattle Weekly (Jun 13, 2011)

The Place: A cousin's wedding in wine country led Holey Shit to the Bay Area this weekend and I found myself wondering how San Francisco's bagels stack up against those boiled in the Emerald City. More

KTVU (Jun 13, 2011)

A man was hospitalized after being hit in the head several times with a hammer during a home invasion robbery in San Francisco's Jordan Park neighborhood early Monday, police said. More

San Jose, CA

Patch.com (Jun 13, 2011)

Cal Fire has suspended burn permits effective Monday, June 13, the official start of fire season. More

San Jose Mercury News (Jun 13, 2011)

A teen driver was killed late Sunday night after he collided with another car and crashed into a sound wall on Highway 85 in San Jose, according to the California Highway Patrol. More

Patch.com (Jun 13, 2011)

With temperatures starting to rise for summer, Cal Fire will be opening its one seasonal station up in the Los Gatos mountains as fire season officially begins today. More

WNOL-TV New Orleans (Jun 13, 2011)

When I checked into a surgical center recently for a procedure that required general anesthesia, I presented my advance healthcare directive. More

Reuters (Jun 13, 2011)

Rerouting ambulances away from overcrowded emergency rooms may be costing patients their lives, U.S. researchers say. More

Palo Alto, CA

Patch.com (Jun 13, 2011)

Cal Fire has suspended burn permits effective Monday, June 13, the official start of fire season. More

Palo Alto Weekly (Jun 13, 2011)

It's been a pleasantly wet year for the Hetch Hetchy system and the dozens of cities it serves, but the wealth of water will not stop Palo Alto's water bills from going up this summer. More

Patch.com (Jun 13, 2011)

Step into the office of California State Senator Joe Simitian and have a piece of fresh fruit at the same time. More

Patch.com (Jun 13, 2011)

Secession and subsidies are on tap for discussion Monday in the wake of a controversial decision by the Santa Clara County Library district to charge non-residents $80 for a library card. More

San Jose Mercury News (Jun 13, 2011)

A teen driver was killed late Sunday night after he collided with another car and crashed into a sound wall on Highway 85 in San Jose, according to the California Highway Patrol. More

Berkeley, CA

SF Appeal (Jun 13, 2011)

A class action lawsuit was filed against the Oakland Police Department and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office today alleging that they violated the rights of 150 people who were arrested after former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced last Nov. More

PoliPundit (Jun 13, 2011)

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present Richard A. Muller, Ph.D. His bio: Muller obtained an A.B. degree at Columbia University and a Ph.D. degree in physics from University of California, Berkeley. More

Patch.com (Jun 13, 2011)

Search dogs and forensic investigators had no luck Friday searching a rural area of southeastern Alameda County for the body of a nursing student who was last seen at a Hayward hospital May 27 , police announced Friday night. More

Hypotyposeis (Jun 13, 2011)

About a week ago, Mike Aubrey tipped me off about a recent dissertation on the placement of clausal clitics in Classical Greek: David Goldstein, "Wackernagel's Law in Fifth-Century Greek," . I have now read this dissertation and enthusiastically recommend it. More

KSWB-TV San Diego (Jun 13, 2011)

Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle, who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter after killing an unarmed man, has been released from jail, and police up and down the state are bracing for a possible backlash. More

Oakland, CA

SF Appeal (Jun 13, 2011)

A class action lawsuit was filed against the Oakland Police Department and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office today alleging that they violated the rights of 150 people who were arrested after former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced last Nov. More

Patch.com (Jun 13, 2011)

Search dogs and forensic investigators had no luck Friday searching a rural area of southeastern Alameda County for the body of a nursing student who was last seen at a Hayward hospital May 27 , police announced Friday night. More

Canada.com (Jun 13, 2011)

Evangelical broadcaster Harold Camping, who rallied thousands of followers with a prophecy that the world would end last month, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, a spokesman said Monday. More

KFMB-am (Jun 13, 2011)

The California radio preacher who predicted the world would end last month was recuperating Monday after suffering a mild stroke, his family and colleagues said. More

KTLA-TV Los Angeles (Jun 13, 2011)

The California-based radio preacher who predicted the end of the world has been hospitalized after suffering a mild stroke. More

Santa Cruz, CA

I-Newswire.com (Jun 13, 2011)

Jill Alexander Designs unveils its latest line of high quality clothing for the curvy woman, size 12 and above, during Full Figured Fashion Weeka in New York, June 16 - 18. More

Patch.com (Jun 13, 2011)

One man's junk is another's treasure - and no where is that more obvious than the Santa Cruz Flea Market. More

Patch.com (Jun 12, 2011)

Santa Cruz Police are investigating why a 28-year-old man was shot at 2:45 a.m. Sunday on the 200 block of California Avenue. More

Santa Cruz Sentinel (Jun 12, 2011)

A new Robbery Apprehension Team comprising plainclothes cops has focused on stopping a string of recent armed robberies, and police are investigating whether four gang members the team has arrested in the past two weeks were involved in the holdups. More

Santa Cruz Sentinel (Jun 12, 2011)

Police are seeking the public's help in trying to determine what led to a shooting early Sunday on the Westside. More

Santa Rosa, CA

Petaluma360 (Jun 13, 2011)

Last Modified: Monday, June 13, 2011 at 9:22 a.m. A man struck by a car in west Santa Rosa Sunday night had been seen running in and out of traffic prior to the collision, Santa Rosa police reported. More

KQED (Jun 13, 2011)

Gov. Brown Says Activists Fueling Republican Opposition to Budget Governor Jerry Brown says Republican opposition to his plan for additional taxes is based solely on the demands of activists. More

Unstrung (Jun 13, 2011)

BaySpec, Inc., a world leader in handheld spectral devices for small and large molecular chemical identification, announces the introduction of the 1064-MiniTM, a palm-sized, dispersive handheld Raman analyzer based on 1064 nm excitation. More

Planning (Jun 13, 2011)

By Glenda Anderson, The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif. June 12--Another dip in lumber prices' seven-year roller-coaster ride could dash Mendocino County's hopes for earning money and generating jobs by harvesting its 50-acre forest south of Mendocino. More

KNTV-TV (Jun 13, 2011)

Without warning, Marie Callender's has shut 13 of its California restaurants, including a number of them in the Bay Area. More

Napa, CA

Patch.com (Jun 13, 2011)

It costs a little more to play at Napa's Kennedy Park golf course these days, but general manager Tom Sims believes the slight increase will pay significant dividends to the 18-hole course and those who play there. More

Fermentation (Jun 13, 2011)

The town of Napa, my newish home, has exploded with new restaurants and food destinations. More

Monterey County Herald (Jun 13, 2011)

Perkins & Marie Callender's said Monday that it has closed 65 restaurants nationwide, including four in the East Bay, seven in the Bay Area, amid a bankruptcy filing for the retailer. More

Patch.com (Jun 13, 2011)

A wet, soggy winter and spring have given way to sunshine and smiles from local businesses. More

Patch.com (Jun 13, 2011)

A 20-year-old man was arrested in the 500 block of River Glen Drive Sunday night after a knife attack that left his victim uninjured, but with a shredded shirt, according to a shift activity log released early Monday by the Napa Police Department : At 2121 hours, the suspect got into an altercation with his mother's boyfriend. More

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