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Alameda County DA Seeks New Sentences for 3 People on Death Row Amid Misconduct, Record Destruction Claims
Pamela Price is seeking to resentence two men after finding evidence prosecutors excluded Black and Jewish jurors from their trials. A third man is being resentenced for other reasons.

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San Francisco Overdose Deaths Are At Nearly 2-Year Low. What’s Behind the Decline?
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Can California Build a Million EV Charging Stations to Meet Its Clean Energy Goals?
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This East Bay Elected Official Is a Delegate at the Republican National Convention
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AI Raising the Rent? San Francisco Could Be the First City to Ban the Practice
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Elon Musk Says He's Moving SpaceX and X Headquarters From California to Texas
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Can California Build a Million EV Charging Stations to Meet Its Clean Energy Goals?
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Cadence Music Video Festival Hits the Big Screen in Oakland
Music video producers Sebastian Santiago and Adam Geiser sit with rapper Money Man and EMPIRE record label owner Ghazi Sham at the video set for Money Man's song "Drums."
This San Jose Tortilleria Makes the Best Sonoran Flour Tortillas in the South Bay
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Tunnel Tops Park Will Have a New Food Hall in 2025
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Housing Affordability

San Francisco Mayoral Candidates Agree Bold Action Is Needed on Housing. What Are Their Proposals?

The next mayor of San Francisco will lead the city's charge to build nearly 82,000 new state-mandated housing units by 2031.

UC Berkeley Family Housing Tenants Fight Rent Hike, New Parking Fees

The university recently hiked rents and imposed new parking fees at its family housing site, called UC Village, in Albany.

San Francisco Developers Have Mixed Feelings About Peskin’s Middle Income Housing Plan

SF Supervisor Aaron Peskin is creating a new funding program to build ‘middle-income’ housing. Some affordable housing developers are optimistic to get more funding, but others worry it could be making funding more complicated than needed.
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Unhoused Oakland Residents Win Order Delaying Eviction in Early Test of Supreme Court Ruling

After the Supreme Court granted cities broader power to clear homeless encampments, a new lawsuit filed by a group of unhoused Oakland residents over a sweep will test the ruling's limits.

Immigration

If Trump Wins: Immigration and Foreign Affairs

Sen. Padilla on the Presidential Debate, Immigration, 2 Years Since Dobbs

Half Moon Bay Farmworker Housing to Go Forward After Council Rejects Appeals

A year after a mass shooting at a mushroom farm in the city brought scrutiny to living conditions for the area’s agricultural workers, advocates are celebrating the progress but say there’s more to do.

More West Africans Making Risky Journey to US, Where an Uncertain Fate Awaits Them

As Europe cracks down on immigration and speeds up deportations, the U.S. has emerged as a destination for West Africans fleeing their countries. But getting here is only half the struggle.

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A Black woman looks at the camera, wearing a red dress and a necklace with shoulder-length hair.

Alameda County DA Seeks New Sentences for 3 People on Death Row Amid Misconduct, Record Destruction Claims

Pamela Price is seeking to resentence two men after finding evidence prosecutors excluded Black and Jewish jurors from their trials. A third man is being resentenced for other reasons.

San Francisco Overdose Deaths Are At Nearly 2-Year Low. What’s Behind the Decline?

San Francisco reported 48 accidental overdose deaths in June. Though public health officials cited citywide programs, an expert says wider drug use trends are likely at play.

Can California Build a Million EV Charging Stations to Meet Its Clean Energy Goals?

Public chargers must be built at an unprecedented pace to meet the target in less than seven years and then doubled to 2 million in 2035. The high cost is just one obstacle.

This East Bay Elected Official Is a Delegate at the Republican National Convention

Jeff Wang, the vice mayor of Union City, told KQED he’s not trying to change his constituents' minds about national politics.

AI Raising the Rent? San Francisco Could Be the First City to Ban the Practice

The legislation comes as President Biden is looking to curb rental increases at 5% for corporate landlords.
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Elon Musk Says He's Moving SpaceX and X Headquarters From California to Texas

Musk posted on the social media platform X on Tuesday that he plans to move SpaceX from Hawthorne to Starbase, Texas. X will move to Austin from San Francisco.
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Are Amazon Prime Day Deals Worth It? 5 Key Factors to Consider

Amazon's annual two-day sale for Prime members is here. Not all deals are as good as they seem, however. It pays to do some research to ensure you're getting the best price.

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