Film captures the loss of black San Franciscans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Actor Jimmie Fails draws from his own story in his portrayal of a young black man navigating a shifting racial landscape in "The Last Black Man in San Francisco." His tale is a fa...

San Francisco may force treatment on mentally ill drug users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials struggling to help people on the streets who are mentally ill and addicted to drugs will consider a proposal Tuesday to force them into treatment, but crit...

Legal experts: California reporter did not commit crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Media law experts pushed back against the San Francisco police chief, who said a freelance journalist allegedly conspired to steal a police report, saying that it is not a crime t...

After raid, San Francisco reporter seeks return of property

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco reporter is demanding his property be returned after police raided his home to find the source of a leaked report into the death of the city's public defender. ...

Asian Americans push for Smithsonian gallery of their own

Asian Americans are pushing for a Smithsonian gallery of their own on Washington's National Mall. A $25 million fundraising drives kicks off with glitzy, celebrity-filled party in Lo...

Officials: PG&E equipment sparked deadly California wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California fire authorities say Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines sparked the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. Cal Fire said We...

San Francisco bans police use of face recognition technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments, becoming the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly develo...

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology ...

San Francisco to join list of those banning cashless stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is about to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment. If approved by the Board of Supervisors at a meeting Tuesday, San Francisco...

Homeless shelter, looming IPOs have San Francisco on edge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's renowned waterfront hosts joggers, admiring tourists and towering condos with impressive views. It could also become the site of a new homeless shelter for up to 2...

Nunes files $150M defamation claim against McClatchy Co.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California congressman Devin Nunes is suing a media company for $150 million, saying it engaged in "character assassination" with a 2018 story that linked him to a yacht where pro...

Yabba dabba don't: California town rejects Flintstones house

HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. (AP) — Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred Flintstone welcomes visitors near the front door. And by the driveway on the la...

San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that critics say aggressively target kids, with an official on Tuesday planning to propose what's believed to be the...

Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life from toastier southern waters migrated into the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year period o...

Legendary Napa Valley vintner John Shafer dies at 94

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Legendary Northern California vintner John Shafer, who was part of a generation that helped elevate sleepy Napa Valley into the international wine powerhouse it is today, has died...