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MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Twelve former students of a man convicted of sexually abusing them when he was their teacher at a San Francisco Bay Area school will receive a combined $10.9 million to settle a lawsuit against the school, an attorney said.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland City Council on Tuesday moved to approve an ordinance that would prohibit landlords from asking about a potential tenant’s criminal history or rejecting them out of hand for having a record.

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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A Stanford institute is home to copies of the most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, writings and manuscripts of Martin Luther King Jr. But the historian tasked with protecting the documents and other artifacts is anxious about what will become of them wh…

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The group Moms 4 Housing announced Monday that a sale is being negotiated of a house in Oakland that they had been occupying from November until last week when they were evicted.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Homeless mothers who were evicted last week from an Oakland, California, house where they were squatting plan to move back after speculators agreed to sell the property to a nonprofit organization, it was announced Monday.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California increased its efforts Friday to keep the federal government from allowing oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres of public land, suing to block the Trump administration from issuing new permits in the central part of the state.

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An Oakland man convicted of committing 17 Northern California bank robberies and two attempted heists within one year was sentenced in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday to eight years and one month in prison.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A legal trailblazer and longest-serving sitting member of the California Supreme Court said Wednesday he'll retire this year, giving Gov. Gavin Newsom an opportunity to shape the state's highest court.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An executive of a San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in what federal prosecutors said was a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homeless women ordered by a California judge last week to leave a vacant house they illegally occupied in Oakland for two months were evicted before dawn Tuesday by sheriff's deputies in a case that highlighted the state's severe housing shortage and growing numbers of h…

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homeless women ordered by a California judge last week to leave a vacant house they illegally occupied in Oakland for two months were evicted before dawn Tuesday by sheriff's deputies in a case that highlighted the state's severe housing shortage and growing numbers of h…

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A 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit an area approximately 9 miles southwest of Gilroy in San Benito County early Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An advisory council appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom called Monday for California voters to consider a legally enforceable mandate to end homelessness, as the most populous state grapples with one of its most pressing and politically fraught problems.

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LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — A pristine, 80-square-mile ranch within an hour's drive of San Francisco is up for sale for the first time in 85 years and California wants to acquire the property to create one of the largest state parks in decades.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to overhaul California's probation system by greatly reducing the time a convict is under supervised release, but increasing rehabilitation programs at the outset of the probationary period, when they are considered the most effective.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another bit of old, quirky San Francisco will be no more when Tom Sweeney finally hangs up his white pressed collar and signature Beefeater jacket this weekend after more than four decades of opening doors at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel downtown.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area woman who opposes mandatory childhood vaccinations has been charged with two felonies over allegedly flinging a cup of menstrual blood at state senators last year.

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California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday swore in San Francisco’s 37th Sheriff Paul Miyamoto.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the nation's largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights — some lost their phones, too.

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Cellphones and other wireless devices could work better on BART trains and stations if the transit agency’s Board of Directors approves a “BART Digital Railway” proposal at its meeting Thursday.

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In advance of his inauguration on Wednesday, San Francisco’s District Attorney-elect Chesa Boudin said Tuesday he’s ready to transform the office he was elected in November to lead.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some California lawmakers said they support a group of homeless women who have been illegally living in a vacant three-bedroom house since November, partly to protest real estate speculators who drive up housing costs in the pricey San Francisco Bay Area.

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LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it is banning "deepfake" videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation. But the policy leaves plenty of loopholes.

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Bay Area holiday travel could be disrupted over the next seven days by rain and cool temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and abducted their 2-year-old daughter Sunday in San Jose, prompting authorities to issue an Amber Alert for the missing girl, was arrested Monday and the girl was found safe, police said.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Construction of a suicide prevention net at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is two years behind schedule because of problems with the lead contractor, officials said.