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US Representatives Call for Investigation into Abrupt East Bay Prison Shutdown
Ten U.S. lawmakers sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee this week calling for hearings on the closure of FCI Dublin.

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Carnaval San Francisco 2024: From the Parade Route to Parking, Here's What to Know
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Advocates Urge State to Intervene in Closure of San Jose Trauma Center
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Tasty Tales of Conference Room Crab, a Cold Turkey Fruitarian, and Tiger Food
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After Declining for Years, US Drowning Deaths Are on the Rise Again
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Argument Led To Shooting That Injured 3 After Oakland Graduation, Police Say
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World's Largest Tree Passes Health Test, Even as California's Giant Sequoias Face Growing Climate Threats
New UCSF Center Offers Hope for Children With Rare Genetic Disease
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California Has a Theory on Why Brown Pelicans Are Starving and Dying
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Library Exhibit Honors the Prolific Output of an SF Artist and Puppeteer
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‘The Last Murder at the End of the World’ Is a Story of Survival and Memory
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This is Her, Now, in Space: J.Lo Heads to a New Galaxy for AI Love Story in ‘Atlas’
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Housing Affordability

Alameda County District Attorney Sues Farmers Insurance Alleging Unfair Practices

For the second time this year, Pamela Price’s office is taking insurance companies to court for allegedly undervaluing property.
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California Forever Hands Out $500K to Solano Nonprofits Ahead of November Election

The billionaire-backed company is handing out thousands of dollars in funding to 45 Solano County nonprofits. California Forever says the money comes with 'no strings attached.'

Peskin Ballot Measure Aims to Pay Rent for Thousands of Low-Income Households in SF

The proposed amendment to the San Francisco city charter would dedicate millions of dollars a year to expand the Senior Operating Subsidy program.

California Wants Cities to Plan For More Housing. Cities Say the Rules Are Unclear

The state has set strict standards for how cities have to plan for more housing. A new audit seeks to make sure those standards are clear enough for cities to actually follow.

Immigration

A middle-aged Latino man with a hat sits on a bus.

After Months-Long Coma, This Latino Immigrant Worker Is Still Fighting Mysterious Long COVID Symptoms

Construction worker Osbaldo Varilla-Aguilar is still fighting mysterious symptoms after emerging from a 3-month coma and going blind in his left eye. His experience is just one example of the devastating impact that COVID continues to have on Latinx communities in San Francisco.
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'Political Football:' Future Uncertain for Program Reuniting Migrant Families

The little-known Central American Minors program has started, stopped and started again under successive presidential administrations.

Half Moon Bay Farmworker Housing Gains Approval After Push by Newsom

The governor urged the planning commission to approve the 40-unit project, a little over a year after a mass shooting on two farms revealed deplorable conditions for farmworkers.

Key California Ag Giant and United Farm Workers Clash Amid Union-Drive Efforts

In California, a conflict has emerged between the Wonderful Co. and the United Farm Workers over worker organization under a new labor law. Since its enactment, four groups of farm laborers, including those from Wonderful Nurseries in Wasco, have sought to unionize.

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Wire fencing and green grass in front of a prison structure.

US Representatives Call for Investigation into Abrupt East Bay Prison Shutdown

Ten U.S. lawmakers sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee this week calling for hearings on the closure of FCI Dublin.

Carnaval San Francisco 2024: From the Parade Route to Parking, Here's What to Know

San Francisco Carnaval 2024 is happening this Memorial Day weekend. Here's everything to know, from the Grand Parade route to how to get there (and why parking in the Mission District will be tricky).

Advocates Urge State to Intervene in Closure of San Jose Trauma Center

Planned cuts by Regional Medical Center will lead to more deaths among lower-income people of color, group says to California attorney general.

Tasty Tales of Conference Room Crab, a Cold Turkey Fruitarian, and Tiger Food

After Declining for Years, US Drowning Deaths Are on the Rise Again

According to the CDC report, there were around 4,000 accidental drowning deaths in the US in 2019. That jumped to more than 4,500 fatalities annually in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Two police cruisers at night on a roadway.

Argument Led To Shooting That Injured 3 After Oakland Graduation, Police Say

The shooting at Skyline High School stemmed from a dispute in the parking lot, Oakland police said. One arrest has been made, and officers are looking for additional suspects.

World's Largest Tree Passes Health Test, Even as California's Giant Sequoias Face Growing Climate Threats

Researchers this week climbed General Sherman in Sequoia National Park for the first time, and found it to be in relatively good shape. But giant sequoias, once thought to be nearly indestructible, are increasingly threatened by extreme heat, drought, wildfires and insects.

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