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Nation Sep 051 acquitted in deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire; jury deadlocks on 2nd
A jury on Thursday acquitted one man of involuntary manslaughter but could not reach a verdict for the leader of an artists' commune accused of turning a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse into a cluttered maze that trapped 36 partygoers…
Nation May 15Cal Fire officials say PG&E equipment sparked deadly California wildfire
The San Francisco-based utility sparked the Nov. 8 fire in the Pulga area that nearly destroyed Paradise and killed 85 people.
Nation Aug 01New fires erupt in California, threaten more homes
Days after wildfires left a deadly swatch of destruction in Northern California rural counties, new blazes exploded into life and threatened more homes in what has become an endless summer of flame in the Golden State.
Politics Jul 11London Breed to be sworn in as first black woman to serve as San Francisco mayor
The 43-year-old Breed succeeds Mayor Ed Lee, whose unexpected death in December prompted a special June election to serve the remainder of his term.
Politics Dec 12San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies suddenly at 65
Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in the city that brought with it sky-high housing prices, died suddenly early Tuesday at age 65.
Nation Feb 19Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75
Survivors of Japanese-American internment are speaking out to make sure that what happened to them doesn't happen to Muslims, Latinos or other groups.