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Willie Mays Dies at 93
Considered one of the greatest Major League Baseball players ever, the beloved Giants legend looms large over San Francisco and baseball history.

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California Reparations Task Force Chair on Addressing the Legacy of Slavery, Systemic Racism
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San José to Pay $12 Million to Exonerated Man in Wrongful Conviction Suit
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Islamic Prayer at San Francisco Park Interrupted by ‘Hateful Verbal Attack’
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Young Humpback Washes Ashore In 2nd Bay Area Whale Death of the Year
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Biden Administration Seeks to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Bay Area Women's Prison Abuses
UC Berkeley Launches Landmark Study: How Exactly Do Magic Mushrooms Alter the Brain?
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A New Art Installation Blooms on the Presidio Tunnel Tops
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105-Year-Old Great-Grandma Receives Master’s 83 Years After Leaving Stanford
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Housing Affordability

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These Cities Are Using A Controversial New Tactic to Sidestep California Housing Laws

A recent court ruling exempted five charter cities from a controversial housing law. That’s given anti-density advocates across California an idea, while legal experts are skeptical that the ruling will hold.

San Francisco Lawmakers Want Sober Housing to Be Part of Homelessness Plan

The proposed legislation would require the city to create more drug-free recovery housing in its push to provide permanent housing for the homeless population.
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6 Months After People’s Park Closure, Many Former Residents and Supporters Struggle to Adjust

Many of the park's former residents and supporters continue to mourn the loss of the park, where UC Berkeley has long sought to build student and low-income housing. Last week, the California Supreme Court said the school could proceed with its construction plans.
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California Shows Where Insurers Would Need to Boost Coverage in Fire-Prone Areas

New maps are part of California insurance regulators’ plan to address the ongoing crisis in the state’s home insurance market.

Immigration

What to Expect When Enrolling Your Child in Transitional Kindergarten

California is making transitional kindergarten available to all 4-year-olds. So what is it, and how do you know if it’s right for your child and your family?
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California Teacher Shortage Hinders Transitional Kindergarten and Bilingual Education Goals

It’s uncertain whether California will have enough teachers to meet its ambitious goals of providing transitional kindergarten to all 4-year-olds and increasing bilingual education for dual language learners.

Are Democrats Losing Their Edge With Latino Voters as Biden Closes the Border?

Newsom Faces Backlash for Plan to Cut In-Home Care for Undocumented Disabled Adults

Gov. Gavin Newsom faces criticism for proposing to cut a Medicaid benefit that provides in-home caregivers for some disabled immigrants. Advocates feel betrayed, but Newsom argues the budget requires difficult decisions.

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Willie Mays Dies at 93

Considered one of the greatest Major League Baseball players ever, the beloved Giants legend looms large over San Francisco and baseball history.
A Black woman wearing glasses, a navy blue jacket and yellow and black designed shirt, shakes hands with a Black woman wearing a patterned hat and black shirt in a building with other people in the background.

California Reparations Task Force Chair on Addressing the Legacy of Slavery, Systemic Racism

A younger man poses outside next to an older man (his father).

San José to Pay $12 Million to Exonerated Man in Wrongful Conviction Suit

The San José City Council approved the settlement payment to Lionel Rubalcava, 46, who spent 17 years behind bars for his alleged involvement in a drive-by shooting, a conviction that was later found to be based on shaky eyewitness statements coerced by police investigators.
Two people walk down an open stretch of road in a park.

Islamic Prayer at San Francisco Park Interrupted by ‘Hateful Verbal Attack’

San Francisco police are investigating after a man was caught on video yelling racist, Islamophobic statements at a prayer group in McLaren Park.

Young Humpback Washes Ashore In 2nd Bay Area Whale Death of the Year

Rescue teams recovered the whale’s body at Cowell Ranch State Beach in Half Moon Bay.

Biden Administration Seeks to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Bay Area Women's Prison Abuses

The class action lawsuit demanded systemic changes at FCI Dublin, where women alleged rampant sexual assault and retaliation by officers.

Ex-Wife of Man Who Attacked Paul Pelosi Is Barred From Court as Jury Deliberates

During closing arguments, the San Francisco judge in the case barred the ex-wife of David DePape from court, citing attempts to sway the jury.

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