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Algal Blooms Love Heat Waves. When is Bay Area Swimming Dangerous for Humans and Pets?
As California continues to experience heat waves this summer, officials warn people about harmful algal blooms in lakes, rivers and streams that “can pose a threat to people and pets.”

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Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Talks Democracy and Cheese Curds
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Judge’s Dismissal of Trump Documents Case Was ‘Stunning and Wrong,’ Berkeley Law Dean Says
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California Republicans Applaud Trump’s VP Pick of JD Vance at National Convention
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'Never Felt as Much at Home as I Do Today': For Bay Area's Colombians, Copa América Loss Can't Dent Joy
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Trump Picks JD Vance as Vice Presidential Running Mate
UC Berkeley Study Finds Toxic Metals in Popular Tampon Brands. Here's What Experts Advise
Wildfire Season Just Got Worse. Here's How to Prepare Your Home
California Heat Turned Brush Into Prime Fuel for Fires. Forests Will Be Next
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Cumbia!@Frost Turns Up the Volume on Afro-Latin Rhythms
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Looking Back on ‘Mummies Alive!’ — a Truly Bizarre, San Francisco-Set Cartoon
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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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An aerial view of cars driving on a bridge over brownish water.

Algal Blooms Love Heat Waves. When is Bay Area Swimming Dangerous for Humans and Pets?

As California continues to experience heat waves this summer, officials warn people about harmful algal blooms in lakes, rivers and streams that “can pose a threat to people and pets.”

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Talks Democracy and Cheese Curds

Judge’s Dismissal of Trump Documents Case Was ‘Stunning and Wrong,’ Berkeley Law Dean Says

The dismissal of the classified-documents case rests on a ‘fringe theory’ targeting the attorney general’s right to appoint a special counsel, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky says.

California Republicans Applaud Trump’s VP Pick of JD Vance at National Convention

California delegates praised Vance’s youth as KQED spoke to officials at the GOP convention, where Trump was nominated Monday.

'Never Felt as Much at Home as I Do Today': For Bay Area's Colombians, Copa América Loss Can't Dent Joy

This weekend, hundreds of Colombian families from all over the Bay Area gathered in San José to cheer on their national men’s soccer team in the Copa América.

Trump Picks JD Vance as Vice Presidential Running Mate

The senator from Ohio, a onetime San Francisco venture capitalist who became famous for his memoir ‘Hillbilly Elegy,’ was once a ‘Never Trump guy’ before changing his tune.
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How to Talk With Kids When the News Is Disturbing

How can parents and caregivers talk with their children about traumatic events they might be seeing in the news — in developmentally appropriate ways?

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