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Crowds (and Dragons) Pack Chinatown for San Francisco's Chinese New Year Parade
Thousands gathered to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon in downtown San Francisco, with an impressive dragon puppet and Awkwafina as grand marshal.

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February's Storms Doubled California Snowpack, March Could Bring More Wet Weather
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Leap Year 2024: Why Do We Get an Extra Day?
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Holiday Weekend Storms On Tap Could Bring Flooding to the Bay Area
Several people wearing rain ponchos walk outside as the wind blows.
Cézanne Seascape Mural Discovered at Artist’s Childhood Home
An unfinished white wall with a partial view of a wall painting of sky and buildings behind it.
Zendaya Donates $100,000 to Bay Area Theater Company
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When a Silicon Valley Taqueria Assembled the World’s Largest Burrito
a photo of the world's largest burrito in 1997 wrapping around an entire park in Mountain View, California

Housing Affordability

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SF Mayor London Breed Reverses Course on Proposed Sober Living Site After Community Pushback

The decision comes less than two weeks after the mayor announced the opening of 149 units at a hotel wedged between North Beach and Chinatown.

California Bill Would Require Landlords to Accept Pets

Supporters say the law would remove barriers that contribute to the housing crisis, but property owners are balking at the plan.
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California Will Help Fund the Down Payment for Your First House. Here's How to Apply

The state will distribute roughly $250 million this year as part of the 'California Dream for All' program to assist first-generation home buyers.
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Could Vacant Office Spaces Across the US Be the Solution to a National Housing Problem?

As the US faces a housing problem and as office-building landlords face a vacancy crisis, some people have begun exploring converting empty buildings into residential housing.

Immigration

People protesting, including adults and children, with a young girl holding a sign that says "We're not done dreaming."

Research Finds Immigration Enforcement Hurts Students and Hinders Schoolwork — but Schools Offer Support

According to UCLA's policy brief, children of 'unauthorized immigrants' between the ages of 6 and 16 are 14% more likely to repeat a grade, while those aged 14 to 17 are 18% more likely to drop out of school altogether.
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New Bay Area Immigration Court Opens, Aims to Tackle Deportation Backlog

The federal immigration court opening in Contra Costa County will nearly double the capacity of San Francisco’s overburdened court. But advocates fear it could rush asylum seekers and other immigrants through deportation proceedings without lawyers.
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California Advocacy Group Sues ICE, Judge Orders Release of All Immigration Policies

The immigration agency has until Oct. 31 to release a trove of internal documents under a transparency lawsuit brought by a San Diego-based immigrant advocacy group. 

Half Moon Bay Farm Involved in Shooting Paid $126,000 in Workplace Violations

California Terra Garden paid $84,000 in back wages and $42,500 in penalties under federal protections for agricultural workers. A Department of Labor investigation into Concord Farms, the second site of consecutive shootings, is ongoing.

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Crowds (and Dragons) Pack Chinatown for San Francisco's Chinese New Year Parade

Thousands gathered to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon in downtown San Francisco, with an impressive dragon puppet and Awkwafina as grand marshal.

Are Women to Blame if California Ends Up With 2 Male Senators?

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Zendaya Donates $100,000 to Bay Area Theater Company

The Oakland-born star gives back to Cal Shakes, where she began acting lessons at the age of 8.
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Farm-to-Desk? How This School District Is Getting Fresh Produce to Students

Fresno Unified contracted with Fresno Metro Ministry, a nonprofit organization, to bring farmers markets to schools and increase access to fresh, healthy and affordable food.

How the Freeway System Shaped California

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Find Your Early Voting Site or Ballot Drop-Off Location for the 2024 California Primary Election

The 2024 primary election is almost here. Here's how to find your early voting location, where to drop off your mail-in ballot and what to do if your ballot takes a while to show up.

Scientists Discover Long-Lost Stone Age 'Megastructure' While Scanning Seafloor

A research team aboard a ship in the Baltic Sea found a hidden, half-mile-long wall on the seafloor they dubbed the 'Blinkerwall.' Stone Age hunter-gatherers likely used it to lure reindeer.

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