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San Francisco Fire Officials Investigate Recent Dumpster Fires

San Francisco fire officials say there has been a rash of dumpsters set on fire by one or more arsonists over the last few weeks, most of which have occurred in the South of Market area.

06/19/2014

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Study Shows Oakland Homes Appreciating At Faster Rate Than San Francisco’s

A new report from ZipRealty finds Oakland homes appreciating at a faster rate than San Francisco in the last year.

06/18/2014

Crews patrol the Oakland hills on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 following a series of fires on Tuesday afternoon. (Holly Quan/CBS)

Oakland Fire Crews Monitor Hills After Series Of Small Blazes Deemed Suspicious

Crews have been patrolling the Dimond Canyon Park area, after five fires deemed suspicious broke out in the area on Tuesday afternoon.

06/18/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Audrie’s Law Supporters Urge Mandatory Sentencing For Juvenile Sex Offenders Before State Lawmakers

Emotional testimony took over an Assembly committee on public safety hearing in Sacramento Monday over a bill requiring mandatory sentencing for certain juvenile sex offenders.

06/17/2014

Police officers protect the City Hall as protesters from Occupy Oakland -the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street- marched to the buiding in Oakland on January 28, 2012. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Monitor: OPD Making Progress, Still Struggling With Racial Profiling

Oakland Police Department’s federal monitor released a report that says it has to comply with just six of the 51 original reform goals that were imposed over 10 years ago.

06/17/2014

A newly naturalized U.S. citizen has his photo taken with members of the U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC color guard in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

West Contra Costa School Board Approves Plan To Fund Junior ROTC Program

The plan calls for an allocation of $100,000 a year for two years to fund the program, which will be established at De Anza High School in Richmond in the fall.

06/12/2014

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America’s Cup Eliminates One Prospective Venue For 2017; Could Be San Francisco

America’s Cup officials have reduced the prospective venues for the next regatta from four to three, and it appears San Francisco has been eliminated.

06/10/2014

A Christian holding a crucifix praying beads (Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images)

Bishop O’Dowd High School Teacher Among 3 Let Go Over Morality Contract

Instead of signing the morality contract enacted by the Diocese of Oakland, Bishop O’Dowd teacher Kathleen Purcell crossed out portions of it, and will be let go after graduation this year.

05/21/2014

A N Judah streetcar enters the San Francisco Muni Metro system at the Sunset Tunnel eastern portal next to Duboce Park. (Christopher Beland)

Standing Room Only? Muni’s Experiment With Fewer Seats Begins With N Line

San Francisco Muni is experimenting with offering fewer seats and more standing room on its fleet of vehicles. The idea is to get riders on and off the trains faster.

05/19/2014

Sullivan’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services in San Francisco, California. (CBS)

San Francisco Funeral Home Could Close Soon Following Big Rig Crash

Sullivan’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services owner Jim Sullivan said he has been thinking of retiring and selling the valuable plot of land, now that his kids are grown and have their own careers.

05/15/2014

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