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Warehouse Fire Devastates San Francisco’s Fishing Industry

SAN FRANCISCO — A huge fire that tore through a warehouse on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has destroyed fishing gear used to deliver about two-thirds of the city’s fresh seafood, threatening to disrupt the upcoming Dungeness crab season, local fishermen …

Los Angeles and San Francisco Don’t Lose Power Even When Their Suburbs Do

Swaths of Southern California are being plunged into darkness on purpose to prevent power lines from sparking fires during the state’s latest windstorm. But the lights are staying on in Los Angeles. Just like San Francisco, L.A. has avoided the …

California Fuel Tank Fire Contained, and Shelter Order Ends

A fire at a San Francisco-area fuel terminal is contained after spewing black smoke high in the air, snarling rush-hour traffic and prompting officials to ask residents to take shelter. Authorities are working to assess any health threat from the …

San Francisco Officials Consider $15M Settlement in Park Death

San Francisco city officials are considering a $15.1 million payout to the family of a woman who was struck and killed by a city gardener while with her dog and baby at a park. The city’s Recreation and Parks Commission …

Repairs Requested Before Fatal San Francisco Public Housing Fire

A mother who died with her 3-year-old son in a fire in in their San Francisco, Calif., public housing unit apparently had requested that her smoke detectors be fixed two weeks earlier. The San Francisco Examiner reported on Tuesday that …

City Kill Switch Law Proposed in San Francisco

A San Francisco supervisor is proposing legislation requiring smartphones and other mobile devices sold in the city to be equipped with a “kill switch” to render them inoperable if lost or stolen. Supervisor London Breed’s local proposal on Tuesday comes …

Spray-Painted Fire Hydrants Threaten Public Safety

Spray-painted fire hydrants in San Francisco are creating a public safety threat and costing the city tens of thousands of dollars, a newspaper reported. Thirty-five to 40 hydrants have been spray-painted in recent months, Bill Gunn, with the San Francisco …

Family Members Sue Over Fatal California Limo Fire

Family members of the five nurses who died in a limousine fire on a San Francisco Bay Area bridge have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against several companies, including those that maintained the limousine and customized it. The lawsuits – …

Lightning Strikes Lead to Small Fires North of San Francisco

A storm moving across Northern and Central California has brought hundreds of lightning strikes, leading to nearly two dozen wildfires. The National Weather Service counted nearly 500 lightning strikes north of San Francisco Monday. State fire officials say the lightning …

San Francisco Cable Car Accidents Costs Millions

In this city of innumerable tourist attractions, the clanging, hill-conquering cable cars stand out as a top draw. The quaint conveyances also stand out for the inordinate number of accidents and the millions of dollars annually the city pays out …