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Pastor John Hyobin, aka Hyo Bin Im

San Ramon Church Pastor Accused Of Hiding Runaways, Sex With Teen

A San Ramon youth pastor has been arrested after allegedly hiding two 17-year-old runaways at his home and having a sexual relationship with one of them, police said Thursday.

02/06/2014

Exterior view of the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi on the 600 block of Vallejo St. In San Francisco. (National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi)

Ex-Employee Claims Forced Sex Acts At SF Church In Lawsuit Against Archdiocese

A former administrative assistant at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco’s North Beach is suing the Archdiocese over a culture of sexual retribution at the church that included forced sex acts on church grounds and spankings with a wooden paddle.

01/31/2014

Crash damage at the New Presbyterian Church in Hayward. (Ralph Morales)

Organ Credited For Saving Lives When Car Plows Into Hayward Church

Members of a Hayward Church are thankful that no one is injured after a car plowed through the crowded building during a grocery giveaway.

01/16/2014

Firefighters battle a 2-alarm blaze in San Francisco. (CBS)

2-Alarm Fire Damages Internet Archive Library In SF’s Richmond District

Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze Wednesday morning that damaged an internet archive has displaced at least eight people in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood, a fire dispatcher said.

11/06/2013

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Bronze Memorial Plaques Stolen From Modesto Church

Dozens of bronze plaques have been pried off a memorial wall at a Modesto church.

01/29/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Shooting Outside Oakland Church Wounds Parishioner Inside

Oakland police say an attacker began shooting outside a church on Christmas Eve, wounding a parishioner and a teenager.

12/26/2012

(CBS)

Churches Increasingly Rent Out Steeples As Cellphone Towers

People demanding better cellphone service without having to look at a bunch of new towers may soon have their prayers answered.

11/27/2012

Rev. Salvatore Cordileone

Pro Gay Marriage Bishop Says He Was Snubbed At SF Archbishop Installation

The Episcopal bishop for the Bay Area, who’s a strong gay marriage supporter, says he was snubbed when he showed up for San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone’s formal installation ceremony.

10/05/2012

A firefighter was injured during a fire at St. Patrick Proto-Cathedral Parish in San Jose on August 30, 2012. (Breena Kerr)

San Jose Firefighter Makes Progress Following Heart Attack

A veteran firefighter who has been in critical condition since he suffered a heart attack at the scene of a church fire in downtown San Jose on Thursday has regained consciousness.

09/04/2012

A firefighter was injured during a fire at St. Patrick Proto-Cathedral Parish in San Jose on August 30, 2012. (Breena Kerr)

Firefighter Suffers Heart Attack While Battling San Jose Church Fire

A firefighter was hospitalized after battling a three-alarm fire at a San Jose church late Thursday morning, a fire captain said.

08/30/2012

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