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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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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..
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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

Videos for San Francisco

Airport therapy pig helps others to fly at San Francisco airport [Video]Airport therapy pig helps others to fly at San Francisco airport

Pigs might not fly, but LiLou the therapy pig wants to make air travel less stressful.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published


Greta Thunberg Gets Huge Mural In Downtown San Francisco [Video]Greta Thunberg Gets Huge Mural In Downtown San Francisco

A mural of the Swedish teenage climate activist, whose movement has caught the attention of the world, is set to be completed next Tuesday. Located in downtown San Francisco near Union Square (420..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Pony takes a ride on San Francisco train [Video]Pony takes a ride on San Francisco train

Amused train passengers meet fellow traveller's unusual 'service animal'

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:09Published

Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia [Video]Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment,..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:33Published

Man pulled from path of oncoming train by transit worker in California [Video]Man pulled from path of oncoming train by transit worker in California

A transport supervisor in San Francisco's Bay area is being hailed a hero after saving a man from falling under a train on Sunday (November 3).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

The Party's Over: Airbnb Bans Party Houses After Mass Shooting [Video]The Party's Over: Airbnb Bans Party Houses After Mass Shooting

Reuters reports short-term rental platform Airbnb banned “party houses” on Saturday. The move comes after five people were killed in a shooting at a large Halloween gathering inside a California..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Therapist: Tech Bros' Relationship Woes [Video]Therapist: Tech Bros' Relationship Woes

A former Silicon Valley project manager, couples counselor Gal Szekely practices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. According to Business insider, Szekely says Silicon Valley couples have several common..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Slower winds help Southern California firefighters fight back [Video]Slower winds help Southern California firefighters fight back

Firefighters are battling wildfires in Northern California and the wealthy west side of Los Angeles that have forced tens of thousands to flee their homes. The blaze that broke out last week amid..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

Thousands ordered to flee wildfire near L.A.'s Getty Center [Video]Thousands ordered to flee wildfire near L.A.'s Getty Center

Thousands of people in Los Angeles were ordered to evacuate after a fast-moving brush fire ignited early on Monday morning near the Getty Center museum. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

50,000 Residents Ordered To Flee California Wine Country [Video]50,000 Residents Ordered To Flee California Wine Country

California firefighters on Saturday cut defensive lines against a wildfire in Sonoma County’s famed wine country. Reuters reports authorities ordered 50,000 people to evacuate. The order came ahead..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Artificial Intelligence Can Do Radiologists' Work Faster [Video]Artificial Intelligence Can Do Radiologists' Work Faster

Radiologists look at thousands of head scans a day. They search for tiny abnormalities that can signal life-threatening emergencies. But it's far more efficient for artificial intelligence to scroll..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Christopher Columbus statue vandalised with red paint in San Francisco [Video]Christopher Columbus statue vandalised with red paint in San Francisco

Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalised with red paint and messages against the 15th-century Italian navigator on Monday when the US holiday named after one of the first Europeans to reach..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Watch: San Francisco Columbus statue vandalised on namesake US holiday [Video]Watch: San Francisco Columbus statue vandalised on namesake US holiday

The Italian navigator has become a polarising figure in the country and there have been calls for Columbus Day to be renamed "Indigenous Peoples Day".

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Crook Walks Out Of Gallery With $20K Dali Etching [Video]Crook Walks Out Of Gallery With $20K Dali Etching

A thief strolled into a San Francisco art gallery, stole a famous Salvador Dali piece and walked out. The framed mid-'60s etching titled "Burning Giraffe" was on an easel at the front of Dennis Rae..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Brush fire threatens transmission lines in California [Video]Brush fire threatens transmission lines in California

A brush fire ignited in the San Bruno mountain ridge just south of San Francisco, threatening transmission lines in an area already affected by planned power outages aimed at reducting wildfires risks...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

Oh, Never Mind: In These US Cities, It Doesn't Make Sense To Live Together [Video]Oh, Never Mind: In These US Cities, It Doesn't Make Sense To Live Together

It's often said that two can live as cheaply as one, but is that really true? According to Business Insider, there are US cities where couples can, indeed, benefit from moving in together. But in many..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near San Francisco [Video]3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near San Francisco

Business Insider reports a 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit Colma, California, on Saturday morning. The earthquake had a depth of 4.7 miles, and there have been no reports of damage from the earthquake so..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Naturalized Citizen Charged With Giving US Secrets To China [Video]Naturalized Citizen Charged With Giving US Secrets To China

Reuters reports a San Francisco tour guide may ultimately end his days in the equivalent of Alcatraz. 56-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen Xuehua Peng is also known as Edward Peng. Federal prosecutors..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

 

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
USATODAY.com - Published

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.
NYTimes.com - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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?
USATODAY.com - Published

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
CBS News - Published

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.
NYTimes.com - Published

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
CBS News - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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.
CBS News - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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.
CBS News - Published

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.
CBS News - Published

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.
CBS News - Published

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.
USATODAY.com - Published

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
USATODAY.com - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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..
CBS News - Published

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.
NYTimes.com - Published

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.
USATODAY.com - Published

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

United Airlines says in talks with Apple on San Francisco airport upgrade

United Airlines is in early discussions with Apple Inc about upgrading the U.S. carrier's terminal at San Francisco International airport, United's Chief Digital Officer Linda Jojo told journalists on..
Reuters - Published

California wildfires force evacuations, cause power outages

California emergency officials on Thursday ordered hundreds of people to evacuate a historic wine country town north of San Francisco, and nearly 200,000 were without power, as a growing wildfire..
Reuters - Published

Sonoma Co. fire grows rapidly, forces evacuations

A wind-driven wildfire has forced evacuations north of San Francisco in Sonoma County. The blaze near Geyserville had grown to 10,000 acres. (Oct. 24)
USATODAY.com - Published

Eye Opener: Republicans storm a closed-door impeachment hearing

Dozens of Republican lawmakers storm into a high-security room where another official was due to answer questions in the impeachment inquiry. Also, strong winds whip a fast-moving wildfire north of San..
CBS News - Published

San Francisco is losing residents because it's too expensive for nearly everyone

A former bohemian mecca, San Francisco now lays claim to the most expensive housing in the West, with a median home price of $1.4 million.
USATODAY.com - Published

Syrian teen allegedly attacked on San Francisco trolley

Police are investigating an alleged attack on a Syrian teen while he rode a San Diego trolley as a hate crime. The 17-year-old was FaceTiming on Tuesday when a man apparently approached him and asked..
CBS News - Published

South Korean court upholds 45-day ban on Asiana's San Francisco flights

South Korea's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a government decision to suspend Asiana Airlines' Incheon-San Francisco route for 45 days, adding to the debt-ridden carrier's headaches as it battles..
Reuters - Published

The million-dollar home isn't the mansion it used to be

Spending $1 million on a house can get you 5,000 square feet in the South -- or a condo in San Francisco a fifth that size
CBS News - Published

Crews work into the night, fire engulfs NuStar ethanol storage tanks near San Francisco

Flames engulfed two ethanol holding tanks on Tuesday at a NuStar Energy petrochemical storage facility near San Francisco, prompting health authorities to urge residents of two adjacent towns to remain..
Reuters - Published

Fuel storage tanks up in flames near San Francisco

A fire at an oil storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area prompted a hazardous materials emergency Tuesday afternoon that led authorities to order about 12,000 people in two communities to stay..
USATODAY.com - Published

Fire breaks out at San Francisco area NuStar storage facility

A fire broke out Tuesday in two tanks at a NuStar oil and refined products storage facility in Crockett, California, the company said.
Reuters - Published

Thief Walks Out of Gallery With a $20,000 Salvador Dalí Etching

An employee of the San Francisco gallery turned his back for a moment. When he looked again, the work had vanished.
NYTimes.com - Published

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