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A Cal Fire firefighter uses a hose to put out a spot fire while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake, California. Over 600 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that erupted to over 8,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently zero percent contained and has destroyed three homes. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Firefighting Agencies Forced To Prioritize Assets During Busy California Wildfire Season

When California wildfires overwhelm firefighting resources, the National Forest Service is faced with deciding where the most important battles must be fought, and what firefighters will work to save.

08/09/2015

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Building Damaged By Mission District Fire Could Sell For $20 Million

A 108-year-old building in San Francisco’s Mission District badly damaged by a fire that took the life of one man could sell for $20 million.

08/05/2015

A little house surrounded by a big hospital in Oakland could be yours, if you can haul it away. (Photo Courtesy: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland)

House In Front Of Children’s Hospital Oakland Could Be Yours, If You Can Take It Away

The little house that looks so out of place in front of Children’s Hospital Oakland is looking for a new plot of land to call home, and the hospital is willing to pay thousands of dollars for someone to take it away.

06/22/2015

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Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb Rentals

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has recommended putting a cap on hosting short-term housing rentals to 120 nights a year in an amendment proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell.

04/24/2015

Cover art for the 'Superman' comic book, 1930s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum To Close In June; Searching For New Home After Rent Increase

San Francisco’s only museum devoted to comics, cartoons and animation is closing its doors at the end of June, but not forever.

04/20/2015

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pollution Tax On Downtown San Francisco Commercial Properties Proposed That Could Ease Housing Crunch

San Francisco is floating the idea of a pollution tax that would target downtown high-rise commercial properties in the hope of solving the city’s housing crunch.

04/08/2015

Hillside Apartments in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Reaches $150,000 In Settlements With 2 Landlords Over ‘Appalling’ Conditions At Apartment Complexes

Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker said on Wednesday that her office has secured settlements that will require landlords to address what she says are unsafe and inhumane living conditions at two rental properties.

03/04/2015

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Most Of SF’s Airbnb Listings Technically Illegal As Homeowners Struggle With Rigorous New Application Process

Many San Franciscans say they haven’t been able to register their homes or apartments under the city’s new short-term vacation rental law since it went into effect last month.

03/04/2015

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Alameda County Bans Skateboarding On County Property; Violators To Face Citations

The county of Alameda voted Tuesday to ban skateboarding on all county property, allowing for violators to be cited.

03/03/2015

Sgt. Ian Furminger and Officer Edmund Robles and their attorneys in federal court, February 28, 2014. (Sketch by Vicki Behringer)

Veteran San Francisco Police Officer Sentenced To More Than 3 Years In Federal Prison

A former SFPD sergeant was sentenced to 41 months in prison for corruption in a federal court on Monday after being convicted of four charges related to a scheme to steal money and property seized during searches and arrests in 2009.

02/23/2015

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