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San Francisco Supervisors Pass Resolution Urging Release of Video in Banko Brown Killing

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Newsom's Plan to Crack Down on Fentanyl in San Francisco Could Cause More Harm Than Good, Some Addiction Experts Say

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is seen behind a slightly open large wooden door.

Pressure Mounts on Feinstein to Return to DC, as Democrats Scramble to Confirm Federal Judges

Sen. Dianne Feinstein wears a black pant suit as she speaks from a stage. In the foreground, many people's arms are seen holding black and yellow signs that are blurred.

Feinstein's Prolonged Absence Frustrates Senate Democrats

A New Bill Could Help Get Teens Closer to Recovering From Addiction

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San Francisco Will Allow City Officials to Fundraise for Safe-Consumption Sites

A man in uniform stands next to a sign that says "California State Prison, San Quentin," with the castle-like facade of the prison behind him.

'Turning a New Page': Infamous San Quentin Prison to Become Hub for Rehabilitation

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Newsom Will Mobilize National Guard to Deliver 1,200 Tiny Homes to Address Homelessness Crisis

Two armed police officers, one with a baton in left hand, stand outside Silicon Valley Bank headquarters as another person behind them reads a notice taped to the closed front entrance explaining the bank's closure.

California Lawmakers Call for State Investigation Into Silicon Valley Bank Failure