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Two killed in botched robbery of marijuana grow in California

09 Aug 2014

SAN FRANCISCO Seven robbers invaded a Central California house used by pot growers and engaged the occupants in a gun battle that killed two of the attackers, while some of their accomplices briefly kidnapped a 15-year-old girl, police said on Friday.

Google, Facebook pay for shuttles to use San Francisco bus stops

01 Aug 2014

SAN FRANCISCO Commuter shuttles run by Google Inc, Facebook Inc and other Silicon Valley companies began paying on Friday to make stops at San Francisco bus stations after protests blamed them for gentrification.

Google, Facebook pay for shuttles to use San Francisco bus stops

01 Aug 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 1 Commuter shuttles run by Google Inc, Facebook Inc and other Silicon Valley companies began paying on Friday to make stops at San Francisco bus stations after protests blamed them for gentrification.

Landlords say San Francisco anti-eviction law unconstitutional

25 Jul 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (This story corrects to show family lives in duplex but wants to take possession of entire building in paragraph four)

California inmates win class-action status in racial bias suit

25 Jul 2014

SAN FRANCISCO A ruling that granted class-action status to a lawsuit accusing California prison officials of racial discrimination for keeping inmates of the same ethnicity in cells during lockdowns brings all state prisoners into the suit, an attorney said on Thursday.

Landlords say San Francisco anti-eviction law unconstitutional

24 Jul 2014

SAN FRANCISCO A San Francisco law requiring landlords to pay large sums of money to tenants before removing a property from the rental market was challenged in federal court on Thursday amid rising tensions between renters and landlords in the expensive city.

San Francisco approves soda tax for November ballot

24 Jul 2014

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco city leaders have approved a measure for the November ballot that would place a two-cents-per-ounce municipal tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, hoping to become the first major city to successfully impose such a levy.

San Francisco approves soda tax for November ballot

24 Jul 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 San Francisco city leaders have approved a measure for the November ballot that would place a two-cents-per-ounce municipal tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, hoping to become the first major city to successfully impose such a levy.

Drought-stricken California agencies seek 'water cops'

23 Jul 2014

SAN JOSE Calif. Hosing down a driveway in drought-stricken California could soon mean a visit from the "water cops," as agencies throughout the state begin beefing up staff to enforce strict new conservation rules set to take effect next month.

Big California raid targets marijuana grown on tribal land

23 Jul 2014

SAN FRANCISCO California authorities have launched a major raid to seize marijuana grown on and around a Northern California Indian reservation, joining with tribal authorities to combat illegal grow operations on native lands, authorities said on Tuesday.

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