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TERFs Out of Oakland!

TERFs with ties to the far-Right, white nationalists, and the Republican party are showing up in Oakland to assert trans women should be locked up in men's prison and push a dangerous and divisive agenda that must be countered. Background Info: WoLF and Their Ties to the Far-Right/GOP:
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2.9 earthquake strikes near Walnut Creek

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — A 2.9 earthquake struck in Contra Costa County Saturday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The quake happened around Mt. Diablo — approximately 10 miles east of Walnut Creek. The earthquake happened around 4:27 p.m. PT. USGS said the depth of the quake is 15.9 kilometers […]

Oakland may soon have a street called Too $hort Way

We can almost guarantee those namesake lyrics by local rapper Too $hort will be running through your head when you drive along Oakland's Foothill Boulevard in the future – at least if a proposal to rename a stretch of the street for the rapper goes through. The Mercury News...

East Bay restaurant owned by Marshawn Lynch provides free food, toys for community

KRON4's Philippe Djegal reports. East Bay restaurant owned by Marshawn Lynch provides …. KRON4's Philippe Djegal reports. Six years later, Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland …. KRON4's Dan Kerman reports. San Francisco restaurant owners face deadline to …. KRON4's Rob Nesbitt reports. Hospitals see spike in sick children. Proposed...

Two 2-alarm fires break out in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Two 2-alarm fires broke out in San Francisco overnight and early this morning, according to San Francisco Fire Department. The first fire broke out overnight at 62 Bluxome Street in the city’s South of Market neighborhood. No injuries were reported, and the fire was contained at 2:49 a.m., SFFD said. The […]

The Tenderloin Center to close Sunday

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The Tenderloin Center will be closing on Sunday, cutting off a vital resource that many people have utilized since its creation. The closure was initially announced in June, and confirmed on the City of San Francisco website. The Tenderloin Center is a key part of the Tenderloin Emergency Initiative, and was […]
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San Francisco looks to renew lease for cabin shelter at 33 Gough

San Francisco officials are seeking to extend the life of a 70-cabin homeless shelter at 33 Gough St., which opened in March 2022 on a temporary one-year lease. Cabins, or tiny homes, are an increasingly popular shelter option for cities looking for solutions to homelessness. The idea is to provide a private space that can protect someone from the elements and create alternatives to congregate shelters, which do not work for everyone who experiences homelessness, such as people with pets or those who had harmful experiences in group shelters.

Masks Up: Covid Is Back in the SF Bay Area

Put off getting your Covid booster? Now might be the right time. Sewage plants in San Francisco are reporting rising amounts of Covid particulate in the city’s wastewater, according to data from the Department of Public Health. Covid-related hospitalization rates have also jumped, nearly doubling between October and November.

Mayor Breed personally ordered homeless sweeps, new evidence shows

Mayor London Breed personally ordered illegal sweeps of homeless encampments and the city regularly harassed unhoused people, destroyed their belongings, and violated their Constitutional rights, legal document filed today allege. The documents, part of a lawsuit filed by the Coalition on Homelessness, include declarations by former city employees who say...

SF Condo Prices Continue To Drop, but It’s the Worst in this Neighborhood

Condos account for the bulk of San Francisco’s new housing inventory. But with concerns about a possible recession, legions of tech layoffs and a downtown corridor that closely resembles a ghost town, nobody’s willing to buy—and it looks like economists’ grim prediction of an epic commercial real estate crash is already unfolding in San Francisco.

San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf Is Getting a Rare, Brand-New Hotel

The San Francisco Planning Commission has unanimously approved a hotel project in Fisherman’s Wharf, paving the way for the first new ground-up hospitality project in a generation in one of the city’s premier tourist destinations. The project would demolish the existing one-story commercial building at 2629 Taylor St.,...

Day Around the Bay: First SF Flu Death of the Season Was Person Under Age 65

Mayor London Breed has been implicated by a former employee of the Department of Homelessness for having personally ordered encampments to be cleared off SF streets. The somewhat incendiary allegations come from former Director of Outreach and Temporary Shelter in the department Kaki Marshall, who is formerly homeless herself, in testimony given as part of the Coalition on Homelessness's earlier announced lawsuit against the city over encampment sweeps they say are illegal. [Mission Local]