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State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Committee Passes Phone Anti-Theft, Kill-Switch Measure—Heads To Full State Assembly

A measure that would force smartphones sold in California to include a kill switch to try to stop the epidemic of phone thefts is now headed to the full state Assembly.

06/24/2014

A home for sale in San Francisco

May Home Survey Finds Another Big Jump In Bay Area Prices, Rents

New data on the Bay Area housing market indicates a sharp increase in home values paired with higher rents across the region.

06/23/2014

Halloween Cocktails Beer

15 Things To Do In The Bay Area — Week Of June 21st-June 29th

Beer, mustaches, free jazz, outdoor dancing, and movies on the waterfront are just some of the mostly free things to do in the Bay Area!

06/19/2014

Lizz Westman

New Study Values Silicon Valley’s Natural Capital At $1.6 Billion

A new study is attempting to put a dollar amount on the value of nature and other open spaces in Silicon Valley.

06/16/2014

Ed Lee

2024 Olympics In San Francisco? Mayor Ed Lee Admits Working Quietly For Past Year On Bid

After the U.S. Olympic Committee announced San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington, D.C. were on the short list of locations for the official national bid being submitted to the International Olympic Committee to host the 2024 summer games, Mayor Ed Lee outlined some of the next steps to make the Bay Area the host.

06/16/2014

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10:  Mathew Belcher (R) and Malcolm Page (L) of Australia celebrate in the Olympic rings after winning gold in the Men's 470 Sailing on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 10, 2012 in Weymouth, England.  (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

First The Super Bowl, Next The 2024 Olympics In The Bay Area?

San Francisco, and by extension, the entire Bay Area is on the short list of cities being considered by the U.S. Olympic Committee for the nation’s official bid for the 2024 summer games.

06/13/2014

Pensioner Bill Francis cleans out his storage locker at Central Storage in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose’s Homeless Depending On Storage Lockers For Shelter, Survival

A storage locker in downtown San Jose is the closest thing some people have to a home.

06/13/2014

An Iraqi security officer stands guard as Iraqi civilians wait to volunteer to join the fight against a major offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq, on June 12, 2014, in the central Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf. Fighters from the Sunni Muslim Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were, according to some accounts  advancing on Baghdad after over-running the cities of Mosul and Tikrit in recent days.  (HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

War Veterans Watch In Horror As Iraqi Towns They Fought For Fall To ISIS Terrorists

“It’s like a punch in the gut,” is how one Bay Area Iraq War veteran describes news today that Mosul, Tikrit, Ninevah, and so many other Iraqi cities have now fallen to the terrorist army known as ISIS.

06/12/2014

HALF MOON BAY, CA - JANUARY 24: Tyler Fox rides a wave during the second heat of round one of Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

15 Things To Do In The Bay Area — Week Of June 15th-June 22nd

World Cup Soccer viewing in San Francisco, free outdoor movies, and Surfing Day top this week’s list of 15 mostly free things to do in the Bay Area.

06/12/2014

BART board members applaud after unveiling a model of the car to be rolled out by next year and in full use by 2017. (CBS)

BART Directors Vote In Favor Of Compromise On New Car Design

BART directors voted 5-2 Thursday in favor of a proposal for the design of future train cars that seeks to achieve a compromise between the competing requests of bike riders, wheelchair users and blind people.

06/12/2014

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