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Politics Feb 28California voting changes raise concerns for Super Tuesday
The "Super Tuesday" primary in the country's most populous state comes amid changes aimed at expanding voter participation, including new voting equipment and vote centers that are replacing polling places in some counties. …
Nation Nov 20Lights out in California again with high wildfire danger
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. began shutting off electricity Wednesday to 375,000 people in Northern and central California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires.
Nation Oct 30Latest California blackout hits 1.5 million people
Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as Pacific Gas & Electric, the state's largest utility, began its third round of sweeping blackouts in a week.
Nation Oct 09Millions face power outages in California due to wildfire threat
California's main utility announced is shutting off power to customers in 34 northern, central and coastal California counties to reduce the chance of fierce winds knocking down or toppling trees into power lines during a siege of hot, dry, gusty…
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.