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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, Frisco, or The City, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 15th-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 by population, with 4.7 million people, and the 4th-largest by economic output, with GDP of $549 billion 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.


Sea lions at Pier 39 in San Francisco: 30 Years Later

Thursday: The pier is celebrating 30 years of the pinnipeds. Also: Kevin McCarthy’s role in impeachment; and Lunar New Year.
NYTimes.com - Published

US airports screen passengers for China virus

The Coronvirus outbreak in China has the CDC on alert. They have set-up screenings at three U.S. airports including San Francisco, JFK in New York and LAX. (Jan 18)  
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New Year's greetings from Times Square [Video]New Year's greetings from Times Square

'I have a diaper on' - revelers arrive early and prepared for hours long wait to midnight

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Warren Caught In "Wine Vault" Hypocrisy [Video]Warren Caught In "Wine Vault" Hypocrisy

During the December 19th 2019 Democratic debate Senator Elizabeth Warren took a swipe at Mayor Pete Buttigieg. She went after Buttigieg for hosting a fund raiser in a "wine cave." But, according to Fox..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

NBA's Curry releases film about growth of basketball in Japan; hopeful Warriors can return to greatness [Video]NBA's Curry releases film about growth of basketball in Japan; hopeful Warriors can return to greatness

NBA great Stephen Curry releases 15-minute documentary "The Rising" about the growth of basketball in Japan; hopeful Warriors will return to greatness when healthy

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:35Published

Judge approves a $13.5 billion payment from PG&E to victims of California wildfires [Video]Judge approves a $13.5 billion payment from PG&E to victims of California wildfires

Power lines from utility company ignited multiple deadly fires over recent years

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

San Francisco Kicks Off $6 Billion Makeover Of Radioactive Island, Displacing Vulnerable Residents [Video]San Francisco Kicks Off $6 Billion Makeover Of Radioactive Island, Displacing Vulnerable Residents

San Francisco's Treasure Island is a manmade island originally used by the US Navy. It's currently home to around 2,000 residents. Many of them were formerly homeless or are in need of supportive..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Thousands line up to see Yayoi Kusama's exhibit in New York [Video]Thousands line up to see Yayoi Kusama's exhibit in New York

The 90-year-old Japanese artist has attracted about 100,000 visitors, with her Inifinity Room being the main draw. Julia Sun reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:58Published

Snowstorm Makes Holiday Traveling Difficult [Video]Snowstorm Makes Holiday Traveling Difficult

The U.S. faced nearly 900 cancelled flights and closed roads due to heavy snowfall. According to Reuters, travelers trying to head home after Thanksgiving were stranded. Most of the flight..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Kamala Harris Campaign Has Serious Case Of The Mondays [Video]Kamala Harris Campaign Has Serious Case Of The Mondays

Business Insider reports Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris' presidential campaign is in free-fall. She's polling at about 4% nationally, and she's been able to raise enough money to keep her campaign..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published


California governor's 'homelessness tour' seeks money, solutions to crisis on streets

California's governor began a week-long "homelessness tour" on Monday seeking $750 million to address growing numbers of people living on the streets, stopping first in a rural community to show his..
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The Warriors Get a New Home, and New Neighbors

Chase Center, in San Francisco’s Mission Bay, seeks to anchor more than an N.B.A. franchise.
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Falling redwood kills hiker in California park on Christmas Eve

A Minnesota man visiting Muir Woods National Monument near San Francisco was killed by a falling redwood tree during a Christmas Eve hike with his sister and her boyfriend, the sheriff's department and..
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Trump lashes out at "Crazy Nancy" Pelosi and San Francisco, suggests a primary challenge

Nancy Pelosi took a commanding lead in her 2018 primary election with 68.5% of the vote, and won re-election in November 2018 with 86.8% of the vote.
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In Trying Times for President’s Business, It Turns Out Less Trump Is More

Office towers in New York and San Francisco — centers of political resistance — are offsetting revenue downturns in the president’s glitzier Trump-branded hotels.
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They Can’t Vote. Here’s Why They Watched the Debate.

Friday: A recap of the Democratic presidential debate through the eyes of students. Also: Where are the tech millionaires in San Francisco?
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After impeachment, divided views of Trump persist

Trump supporters at a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan said Wednesday's impeachment vote didn't change their minds. The largely Democratic crowd at a cafe in San Francisco said Democrats had to make a..
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Bloomberg talks climate in Calif. campaign trip

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making his first trip to California as a Democratic presidential candidate. At a stop in San Francisco, he talked about the environment and climate..
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Passenger has a nasty surprise on United Airlines flight: A scorpion stung her

A passenger on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Atlanta (ATL) had a nasty surprise: A scorpion sting.
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The Dish: Chef Gabriela Camara on her successes and new projects

Chef Gabriela Camara’s Mexico City restaurant "Contramar" was described by the New York Times as the "equivalent of New York's Four Seasons in its heyday, only more fun, and with much better food."..
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This California town has the slowest Internet in the U.S.

Less than 100 miles from the country's tech hub in San Francisco, rural residents lag far behind on Internet access.  
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USA TODAY Sports' Week 12 NFL picks: Do Packers or 49ers solidify grip on first-round bye in NFC?

Green Bay and San Francisco, currently the NFC's top playoff seeds, clash Sunday night in a matchup that could have major implications down road.
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AIDS Memorial Quilt to Return Home to San Francisco

The quilt’s more than 50,000 panels will move to the National AIDS Memorial, while its archive of personal items will go to the Library of Congress.
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San Francisco’s Homeless Population Is Much Bigger Than Thought, City Data Suggests

Tuesday: Data kept by the city reveals a more alarming portrait than a point-in-time count. Also: The streaming era has arrived.
NYTimes.com - Published

Dreaming of traveling to Australia? Qantas offers $100 flights — but you have to book fast

Qantas has $100 flights to Australia from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago, but seats and dates are limited.
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A 17-Mile Hike to Unite San Francisco

A motley alliance decided a single trail could unite this divided city. A sixth-generation native sets out to walk it.
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Massive mural of Greta Thunberg stares down at San Francisco

A massive portrait of Greta Thunberg gazed down onto San Francisco on Tuesday night after an artist unveiled a mural of the Swedish teen activist in a bid to remind residents of the dangers posed by..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Suspect arrested after California school shooting

A suspected gunman is under arrest, hours after a shooting at a California school. One teenager was wounded in Santa Rosa, about 55 miles north of San Francisco.
CBS News - Published

Amazon loses in Seattle, which joins other liberal communities chasing jobs away

San Francisco and Silicon Valley. New York and Amazon. Now Seattle and a 'head tax.' The message to high-paying jobs is not in my backyard: Our view
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California wildfire forces thousands to evacuate in Sonoma County

Another explosive fire is burning in Sonoma County's wine country. North of San Francisco, homes are destroyed there, as well — thousands were forced to evacuate.
CBS News - Published

BART Apologizes for Handcuffing Man Eating Sandwich on a Train Platform

A widely shared video of the episode prompted a weekend “eat-in” protest on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in San Francisco.
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World’s first airport therapy pig hogs the limelight at San Francisco airport

Pigs might not fly, but LiLou the therapy pig wants to make air travel less stressful.
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NRA claims victory in lawsuit against San Francisco

NRA withdraws lawsuit against San Francisco over city's resolution labeling gun-rights group a "terrorist organization"
CBS News - Published

USA TODAY Sports' Week 10 NFL picks: Can Seahawks knock off unbeaten 49ers?

Seahawks roll into Monday NFC West clash with chance to drop San Francisco from ranks of unbeaten. But are any of our experts buying that outcome?
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Why It Costs So Much to Build Affordable Housing

Thursday: Looking at the math of California’s housing shortage. Also: The dopamine fasters of San Francisco.
NYTimes.com - Published

San Francisco's first black mayor wins reelection

"I grew up in this city and in poverty, and I never thought that in my life that I would have the opportunity to serve in this capacity," said London Breed
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Shooting in Orinda, California, Leaves 4 Dead

Several others were injured in the shooting in Orinda, east of San Francisco, the authorities said. Witnesses told local news outlets that it happened at a Halloween party.
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Nature: Pelicans

We leave you this Sunday Morning in the company of American white pelicans in Marin County, California, north of San Francisco. Videographer: Lee McEachern
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Clearing the air on e-cigarettes

Will e-cigarettes make the traditional cigarette obsolete? Vaping is catching on among smokers switching from cigarettes, but it is also attracting a new demographic: young people who'd never smoked..
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Pizza by the deaf

Mozzeria is ranked among the top pizza places in San Francisco, and it is also notable for being entirely owned and operated by people who are deaf. Tracy Smith reports.
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A toast to Irish coffee

The Buena Vista Café is a San Francisco institution, and it's where for more than 40 years bartender Paul Nolan has been making the drink that made the Buena Vista famous: the Irish coffee. He..
CBS News - Published

Nature: Wild turkeys

"Sunday Morning" takes you this Sunday before Thanksgiving to California's Marin County, just north of San Francisco, where wild turkeys might consider staying out of sight. Videographer: Lee..
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Calendar: Week of January 7

From a Motown anniversary to a San Francisco comedy festival, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.
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Nature: Baby geese

On this Easter morning, "Sunday Morning" takes you to the company of goslings – baby geese – at Stow Lake in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.
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Dr. Day is Quitting

Steve Kroft's career at 60 Minutes began in 1989 with a profile of Dr. Lorraine Day, a prominent San Francisco orthopedic surgeon who led a one-woman crusade, warning doctors about the risks of..
CBS News - Published

San Francisco's leaning tower of lawsuits

The Millennium Tower opened to great acclaim with high-priced, posh apartments. But those accolades and property values are sinking, along with the building's foundation. Jon Wertheim reports.
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Ronald Reagan Library is safe from Easy Fire flames because of firefighters and goats

The Easy Fire is another wildfire to ignite in California, joining the Getty Fire in Los Angeles and the Kincade Fire north of San Francisco.
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As wildfires foul California air, residents are wearing face masks. But they really need respirators

What kind of mask do you need for wildfire smoke? As wildfires blaze around San Francisco and Los Angeles, here's how to protect yourself from smoke
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California accuses PG&E of mishandling power outages amid wildfires

Crews battling the Kincade Fire in Northern California wine country fear more heavy wind could bring new life to the massive wildfire. It has burned an area more than twice the size of San Francisco..
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Eye Opener: California launches investigation into PG&E

California's largest utility PG&E now says two fires that broke out Sunday less than 20 miles northeast of San Francisco may have been caused by its own electrical malfunctions. Also, a decorated army..
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Kincade Fire scorches California wine country

The Kincade fire is devastating California's wine country. Strong winds helped the fire double in size Sunday, scorching an area nearly twice the size of San Francisco. CBS San Francisco's Wilson..
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George Gascon Enters Race for District Attorney in Los Angeles

Mr. Gascon, the former district attorney of San Francisco, is promising to reduce incarceration rates.
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Eye Opener: ISIS leader killed in Syria

California is in a state of emergency as flames and high winds tear through wine country north of San Francisco. Also, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. All that and all that matters in today's..
CBS News - Published

California Fire Updates: More Evacuations and Blackouts Ordered

Driven by dry winds, the Kincade fire north of San Francisco was still growing on Sunday morning, and power was being shut off to much of the Bay Area to prevent more outbreaks.
NYTimes.com - Published

Northern California braces for ferocious winds and more power outages that may affect 1 million

Ferocious winds Saturday could result in more power outages for nearly 1 million PG&E customers near San Francisco. The move is to prevent wildfires.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump slams California politicians, says San Francisco in 'horrible shape'

Trump's singling out of the California politicians continues his feud with the progressive-leaning state.
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Major wildfires rage near Los Angeles and wineries north of San Francisco

California firefighters on Friday sought to take advantage of a lull in winds to gain ground on a pair of fast-moving wildfires, including one that has forced the evacuation of about 50,000 residents..
Reuters - Published

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