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San Francisco: Consolidated city-county in California, US
San Francisco, officially City and County of San Francisco and colloquially known as SF, San Fran, or "The City", is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 13th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 883,305 residents as of 2018. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second most densely populated large U.S. city, and the fifth most densely populated U.S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. San Francisco is the 12th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States, with 4,729,484 people in 2018. With San Jose, it forms the fifth most populous combined statistical area in the United States, the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area.

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Tour bus runs off California road, killing one, injuring 7

Bus ran off highway in Shandon, between L.A. and San Francisco, and down a steep embankment, authorities say
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Your Thursday Briefing

Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump, San Francisco: Here’s what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

Videos for San Francisco

Trump Directs EPA To Take Action Against Homeless Pollution [Video]Trump Directs EPA To Take Action Against Homeless Pollution

President Donald Trump is taking action for the environment and against the homeless population in California. He ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a notice in less than a week to..

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Trump On LA's Homeless: They're Ruining 'Our Best Highways' [Video]Trump On LA's Homeless: They're Ruining 'Our Best Highways'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that homeless individuals are ruining America's best highways and streets. According to Business Insider, Trump also claimed some people have told him they want to..

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The Healthiest Cities In America [Video]The Healthiest Cities In America

According to The Huff Post, when it comes to American cities, the West Coast is home to some of the healthiest. A study from WalletHub ranked the most healthy cities in the U.S., over 174, based on..

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'We're trying to help people' - says vape shop as NJ Gov. creates task force to combat vaping [Video]'We're trying to help people' - says vape shop as NJ Gov. creates task force to combat vaping

'I don't know anybody that has died from vaping the right stuff,' says owner at iVape, as NJ expects to announce vaping restrictions within weeks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:18Published

San Francisco: $2.5 Billion Bid For PG&E's Electric System [Video]San Francisco: $2.5 Billion Bid For PG&E's Electric System

FILE PHOTO: A PG&E truck carrying an American Flag drives past PG&E repair trucks in Paradise, California, U.S. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage NEW YORK (Reuters) - The city of San Francisco has offered to..

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What to look out for at Apple's Sep 10 event [Video]What to look out for at Apple's Sep 10 event

Apple's big hardware event is coming on September 10. New iPhones are expected to be launched and investor will be watching the prices to see how the trade war is impacting the Cupertino tech giant...

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As tariffs loom Apple remains dependent on China [Video]As tariffs loom Apple remains dependent on China

Tapping factories in Brazil and India has not lessened Apple's dependence on China, the company's supply chain data shows, raising the stakes for the iPhone maker as U.S. President Donald Trump wages a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

Hudson's Bay to sell Lord + Taylor for $100 million [Video]Hudson's Bay to sell Lord + Taylor for $100 million

Hudson’s Bay Co said on Wednesday it would sell its Lord + Taylor department store operations to San Francisco-based fashion rental service company Le Tote Inc for about $100 million. Yahaira Jacquez..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Blockchain ID database could help Sierra Leone's unbanked [Video]Blockchain ID database could help Sierra Leone's unbanked

A San Francisco tech non-profit is using blockchain to create an online ID database in Sierra Leone, which it hopes will help millions of people outside the traditional banking system. Serena Chaudhry..

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DNC Votes Against Allowing Candidates To Participate In Exclusive Climate Debate [Video]DNC Votes Against Allowing Candidates To Participate In Exclusive Climate Debate

Democratic National Committee delegates in San Francisco voted against a debate focused on climate change. The 222-137 vote said they would not allow candidates to participate in such a primary debate...

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Watch: Swimming from Hawaii to San Francisco to clean up the ocean [Video]Watch: Swimming from Hawaii to San Francisco to clean up the ocean

Ben Lecomte is swimming from Hawaii to San Francisco to better understand how plastic is affecting our oceans.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:19Published

Lyft Yanks Electric Bikes In SF [Video]Lyft Yanks Electric Bikes In SF

Lyft has yanked over a thousand electric bikes from rental availability in San Francisco. Gizmodo reports the move comes after two e-bikes experienced battery fires in the past few days. The estimated..

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Police seek motive, second suspect in CA shooting [Video]Police seek motive, second suspect in CA shooting

Police in northern California identified a teen as the gunman who killed three people, including a 6-year-old boy, in a mass shooting at a food festival, as they searched for a suspected accomplice...

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Trump Attacks Nancy Pelosi And Elijah Cummings' Districts [Video]Trump Attacks Nancy Pelosi And Elijah Cummings' Districts

President Donald Trump started his Sunday morning attacking Nancy Pelosi’s district Trump implied Pelosi is failing her district in San Francisco and said the area is not “recognizable lately.”..

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2 U.S. Teens Jailed In Rome For Murdering Policeman [Video]2 U.S. Teens Jailed In Rome For Murdering Policeman

According to CNN, two 19-year-old Americans from San Francisco, were arrested in Rome on Friday, in connection with the murder of an Italian police officer. The two suspects, Christian Gabriel Natale..

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Trump orders environmental notice to San Francisco on homeless

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency less than a week to issue a notice to the city of San Francisco over its homelessness problem and..
Reuters - Published

Golden State Warriors unveil new uniform combinations for the 2019-20 NBA season

In conjunction with their move to San Francisco, the Golden State Warriors have revealed a number of throwbacks and new uniform combinations.
USATODAY.com - Published

Protests gather as Donald Trump visits San Francisco area

More than 100 protestors greeted President Trump's motorcade on his way to a private fundraiser during his first visit to the San Francisco Bay Area as president. (Sept. 17)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Peru ex-president denied bail in U.S., wife dragged from court after outburst

A former Peruvian first lady was dragged out of a courtroom in San Francisco on Thursday as she cursed a judge's decision to keep her husband, ex-president Alejandro Toledo, in jail pending extradition..
Reuters - Published

San Francisco's famed cable cars are set for repairs. That might not be the worst of it for tourists

Traveling to San Francisco will lose some of its appeal in September as the city repairs its airport and famed cable cars.
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San Francisco's iconic cable cars down for repairs

San Francisco's historic cable cars will stop running for ten days starting Friday while they undergo repairs to the gearboxes that propel the world-famous system up the city's notorious steep hills...
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NRA sues San Francisco over "domestic terrorist organization" label

Claims city's declaration violates its free speech rights for political reasons; city official calls suit "desperate move"
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'We will never stop': NRA sues San Francisco over the city's 'domestic terrorist organization' resolution

The NRA's lawsuit filed Monday accuses San Francisco officials of violating the gun lobby’s free speech rights for political reasons.  
USATODAY.com - Published

N.R.A. Files Suit Against San Francisco

Days after the city declared it a terrorist organization, the National Rifle Association took action against San Francisco.
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Should you ditch your cash? A growing number of cities say no way

From Philadelphia to San Francisco, several cities and states have passed or are considering bills banning retailers from refusing to accept cash
USATODAY.com - Published

San Francisco makes $2.5 billion bid for PG&E's electric system

The city of San Francisco has offered to buy PG&E Corp's power lines and other electrical system infrastructure serving the city for $2.5 billion, according to the utility, which sought Chapter 11..
Reuters - Published

San Francisco Declares the N.R.A. a ‘Domestic Terrorist Organization’

The city’s lawmakers unanimously passed the resolution in response to recent mass shootings. The National Rifle Association called it a worthless “sound-bite remedy.”
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Twitter account for San Francisco’s fog, “Karl,” gets hundreds of thousands of followers

While much of the country has sunny weather this time of year, San Francisco is an exception: the city is frequently shrouded in fog for much of the season. Recently, that fog acquired not only a name,..
CBS News - Published

DNC will reject Iowa Democrats' virtual caucus plan, throwing the state's first-in-the-nation status into question

The decision follows a meeting of the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee last week in San Francisco, where members voiced concerns about cybersecurity.
USATODAY.com - Published

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Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Dorian amid threat of life-threatening floods; Cloud of mystery surrounds San Francisco's Karl the Fog.
CBS News - Published

Cloud of mystery surrounds San Francisco's Karl the Fog

Fog may bother the tourists in San Francisco this summer. But the fog, known as Karl, has its own Twitter account with a fan following. But as John Blackstone explains, no one knows his true identity.
CBS News - Published

On California’s Lost Coast: Sea Lions, Surf and Squiggly Roads

Just 225 miles north of San Francisco, on a remote and rugged shoreline, crowds are sparse and cell phones are useless (and you won’t care).
NYTimes.com - Published

San Francisco rebrands 'convicted felons' as 'justice-involved persons'

The city of San Francisco is trying to change the public’s perception of criminals by introducing new language to refer to someone who committed a crime.  
USATODAY.com - Published

AP Top Stories 21 A

Here's the latest for Wednesday, August 21st: Trump insists US has strong gun background checks; Australian court upholds convictions against Cardinal Pell; Facebook launches new privacy tool; San..
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Alice Walker Defends George Washington Murals

“Why try to hide the reality of our history?” she said of the objectionable images that confronted San Francisco students every day.
NYTimes.com - Published

FogCam Is Signing Off in San Francisco

Long before streaming video, it captured images of campus life every 20 seconds. The quirky project, believed to be the longest-running public webcam, will shut down at the end of August.
NYTimes.com - Published

San Francisco airport rolls out ban on plastic water bottles

Prior to the ban, the airport sold about 10,000 bottles of water each day and generated about 28 million pounds of trash each year
CBS News - Published

Controversial George Washington mural to be covered, not destroyed, San Francisco school board votes

San Francisco's school board voted Tuesday to cover up, but preserve, a mural depicting slavery, a murdered Native American and George Washington.
USATODAY.com - Published

San Francisco School Board Votes to Hide, but Not Destroy, Disputed Murals

The vote, which came after a tense meeting, nullified an earlier vote to paint over Depression-era school murals that some considered offensive to minorities.
NYTimes.com - Published

$500,000 of jewelry and electronics stolen from rental car of Alex Rodriguez

Half-a-million dollars in electronics & jewelry were reportedly stolen from the rental car of baseball legend Alex Rodriguez in San Francisco.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Alex Rodriguez has $500,000 worth of items stolen from rental car, per report

While in San Francisco for ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" broadcast, Alex Rodriguez has jewelry, electronics taken from his rental car.
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San Francisco School Board May Save Controversial George Washington Mural

Following outrage over its vote to paint over the murals, which some considered offensive, the board is considering covering them in a way that preserves them.
NYTimes.com - Published

Federal drug crackdown yields 32 arrests in notoriously drug-heavy San Francisco neighborhood

“It’s pretty bad. They're just shooting up right in front of you,” one local business owner described the drug-infested area.  
USATODAY.com - Published

U.C. Merced’s Chancellor Talks About a New Chapter

Monday: Speaking with Chancellor Dorothy Leland. Also, updates on the Gilroy shooting, and San Francisco’s original free health clinic has closed.
NYTimes.com - Published

Hot cat summer, prairie dog plague, vaping sickness: News from around our 50 states

‘Inverted Jenny’ stamp turns out to be fake at Iowa museum, San Francisco airport bans single-use water bottle sales, and more
USATODAY.com - Published

George Washington mural causing controversy in San Francisco

A mural portraying George Washington in a San Francisco high school could soon be painted over in response to complaints that it is demeaning in its depiction of slaves on Washington's Mount Vernon..
CBS News - Published

Bring your own bottle: Plastic bottle sales banned at San Francisco airport

Starting this month, SFO travelers who need plain water will have to buy refillable aluminum or glass bottles if they don't bring their own.
USATODAY.com - Published

School removing George Washington mural in San Francisco

A San Francisco high school named after George Washington is painting over 1930's artwork featuring the life of America's first president now seen as controversial.  
USATODAY.com - Published

San Francisco runner makes art with GPS-tracking fitness apps Strava, MapMyRun

Frida Kahlo, pizza, California -- his runs have drawn them. This man tracks runs to make art on San Francisco streets using GPS-tracking fitness apps.
USATODAY.com - Published

GPS tracking and the streets of San Francisco: this is how one man makes art as he runs

Frida Kahlo, pizza, California and more: Lenny Maughan tracks his runs to make art using the streets of San Francisco and a GPS app.
USATODAY.com - Published

How Did Kamala Harris Do in the Democratic Debate?

Thursday: Ms. Harris goes on defense in the her second presidential debate, 24 hours of homelessness in S.F., and the harrowing escapes from Paradise.
NYTimes.com - Published

Tulsi Gabbard Says Kamala Harris Should Apologize for Record as Prosecutor

Speaking on the second night of the Democratic debates in Detroit, Ms. Gabbard highlighted Ms. Harris’s record as a prosector in San Francisco and as attorney general of California.
NYTimes.com - Published

Teen identified as gunman in mass shooting at California garlic festival

A California teenager was identified by police on Monday as the gunman who killed three people, including two children, at a food festival south of San Francisco.
Reuters - Published

Teen identified as gunman at California food festival, police hunt for associate

California police were searching on Monday for a suspected accomplice of the gunman who killed three people, including a 6-year-old boy, in a mass shooting at a food festival south of San Francisco.
Reuters - Published

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