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Thomas Hawthorne, The Arizona Republic-USA TODAY N
June 19, 2019 - 10:19 am
Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $1 billion for damage caused by wildfires in the Bay Area and Northern California going back to 2015. The settlement, announced Tuesday, would pay local governments for losses in the 2015 Calaveras County fire, known as the Butte Fire, the 2017 Wine...
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San Mateo County sheriffs deputies investigated two fatal stabbings on Skyline Boulevard that were discovered on June 17 and 18, 2019.
Holly Quan/KCBS Radio
June 19, 2019 - 9:01 am
Authorities in San Mateo are investigating two fatal stabbings that may be linked and were discovered along a wooded section of Skyline Boulevard on Monday and Tuesday. The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said it has not determined yet if the two homicides are connected, although a suspect...
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Jeremy Wong blows vapor from an e-cigarette at The Vaping Buddha on January 23, 2018 in South San Francisco, California.
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Bob Butler
June 18, 2019 - 11:04 pm
San Francisco Supervisors voted on Tuesday to ban the distribution, sale and manufacturing of e-cigarettes, an unprecedented move in this country that was motivated by the rise in underage vaping . But business owners who sell electronic cigarettes have vowed to put a measure on November’s ballot...
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Closed Signage
June 18, 2019 - 4:30 pm
Āina had temporarily closed its doors in December, but announced via Instagram, the closure will be permanent.
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The Richmond Ferry Arrives at The San Francisco Ferry Building
KCBS Reporter Megan Goldsby
Megan Goldsby
June 18, 2019 - 3:27 pm
The relatively new Richmond Ferry has taken off much more than its designers projected it would.
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Pride flags were recently stolen from a San Jose crosswalk where pedestrians held them up as they crossed the street.
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Jennifer Hodges
June 18, 2019 - 12:55 pm
Rainbow-colored LGBTQ pride flags were recently stolen and replaced with Christian pennants at a crosswalk in the Watkins Glen neighborhood where they'd been held up by pedestrians as they cross a busy street.
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Houses in San Jose.
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June 18, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Google will invest $1 billion in housing in the Bay Area, according to blog post from CEO Sundar Pichai published on Tuesday. The tech powerhouse would repurpose $750 million of land owned by the company for at least 15,000 homes for people at a variety of income levels. The other $250 million...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, an opponent of a measure to toughen the rules for vaccination exemptions gives a thumbs down as the bill's author, state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, makes his closing statements in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Pan have agreed to limit the role of public health officials in approving doctors' vaccine decisions. But the health officials will increase their oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions. Sen. Richard Pan announced the changes Tuesday, June 18 after Newsom said he had doubts about giving state public health officials instead of local doctors the authority to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 18, 2019 - 11:32 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the bill's author disclosed the deal aimed at cracking down...
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Bradford Hornsby
June 18, 2019 - 10:52 am
Thrillist has released their 2019 list of the "23 Best Rooftop Bars In America" and a San Francisco spot made the list for the second year in a row.
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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - AUGUST 1: Boxes travel on conveyor belts at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on August 1, 2017 in Robbinsville, New Jersey. The more than 1 million square feet facility holds tens of millions of products, features more than 14 miles of con
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Melissa Culross
June 18, 2019 - 10:21 am
San Franciscans soon may be able to have alcohol delivered to their front doors through Amazon Prime Now.
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