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A voter fills out their ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco, Oakland Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase; SF Mayor Ed Lee Calls It ‘A Good Bump’

San Francisco already has the highest minimum wage in the country but voters on Tuesday pushed it even higher. Now, low-wage earners in both San Francisco and Oakland will be getting raises.

11/05/2014

A man spray-paints a lawn in Southern California during a severe drought. (CBS)

Report Says Bay Area Uses The Least Amount Of Water Compared To Rest Of State

The state of California has released figures that say Bay Area residents are conserving the most water during this drought tan any other part of the state. People also happen to be getting rid of the turf on their lawns.

11/04/2014

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Health Advocates At Odds With Small Business Owners Over Bay Area Soda Tax Measures

San Francisco and Berkeley both have soda-tax measures on their ballots in next week’s election, but it’s being described as a “David vs. Goliath” battle with all the money being poured into the campaign by the beverage industry.

10/28/2014

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Boat Crash Along Waterfront In San Francisco’s Mission Bay Neighborhood Leaves 1 Man Dead

Police are investigating a boat crash that happened early Wednesday morning along a pier in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood that left one man dead.

10/08/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

How To Protect Yourself Against Enterovirus— A Doctor Suggests Precautions

Enterovirus has made its way to Northern California, but one doctor says you don’t need to pull your kids out of school and that there are simple ways to protect them and yourself.

10/02/2014

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Bay Area’s First 2 Cases Of Enterovirus 68 Reported In Alameda County

Health officials have confirmed the Bay Area’s first two cases of the uncommon respiratory infection enterovirus D68 in Alameda County Thursday morning.

10/02/2014

Christine Svanemyr (left) was fatally struck by a San Francisco Recreation and Park Department truck at Holly Park on September 5, 2013. City employee Thomas Burnoski is accused of hit-and-run in the case. (Bay City News Service, SFPD)

San Francisco Settles For $15M With Family Of Woman Killed In Holly Park

The family of a 35-year-old woman who was run over and killed by a city employee driving on the grass in San Francisco’s Holly Park last September has been issued a settlement by the city of $15.1 million.

09/30/2014

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

California Adopts ‘Yes Means Yes’ Law, Defines Sexual Consent

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed groundbreaking legislation that defines “yes means yes” when it comes to investigating college sexual assaults. California is now the first state in the nation to adopt such requirements for campuses.

09/29/2014

Jeff Adachi

San Francisco Public Defender Begins Study Of ‘Unconscious Bias’ In Arrests, Judgments For Minorities

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi wants to pull the curtain back on racial disparity in the justice system to determine how much race plays a part in arrests, charging and sentencing by launching an ambitious study that will examine a decade’s worth of cases.

09/23/2014

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First Day Of Folsom Street Off-Ramp Closure Runs Smoothly For SF Bay Bridge Commuters

The morning commute into San Francisco has gone smoothly so far Tuesday following the overnight closure of a major off-ramp from the Bay Bridge into the city.

09/23/2014

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