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Obama’s right-hand man joins S.F. homeless count

sfgate.com — Obama's right-hand man joins S.F. homeless count The small knot of volunteers trudging along Market Street Thursday night to count homeless people did its job so unassumingly that virtually nobody even noticed what it was doing.

Case of missing S.F. bond money has a suspect

sfgate.com — An senior official at the Association of Bay Area Governments is under scrutiny for allegedly orchestrating the theft of $1.3 million in bond money that was meant for public parks and street improvements in the South of Market neighborhood.
Jan 30, 2015

This might be the first time ABAG and "really juicy story" have been used in the same sentence. bit.ly/1CizcA8

Jan 29, 2015

RT @SFjkdineen: ABAG official wanted for questioning in possible $1.3M theft may have gone AWOL. bit.ly/15YJp6p

Jan 29, 2015

RT @JohnKingSFChron: O. M. G. RT@SFjkdineen: ABAG official wanted for questioning in possible $1.3M theft may have gone AWOL. bit.ly/15YJp6p

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Paralyzed Amy Van Dyken returns to broadcast booth

sfgate.com — There's a significant event happening at Cal's aquatics complex Friday. Yes, the No. 1 Cal women's swim team hosts No. 12 USC. Former Olympian Amy Van Dyken will return to work for the first time since she suffered a life-threatening accident and spinal cord injury that has left her paralyzed from the waist down.

S.F. public defender detained outside court, office outraged

sfgate.com — S.F. public defender detained outside court, office outraged A San Francisco deputy public defender was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at the Hall of Justice after she asked why city police officers were questioning her client outside a courtroom, the public defender's office said Wednesday.
Jan 29, 2015

"This is not [Gitmo]. You have an absolute right to have a lawyer with you when you’re questioned." m.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… ht @bradheath

Jan 29, 2015

RT @bradheath: How can you be arrested for resisting arrest if you weren't actually being arrested? (Or was this not about the law?) m.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

Jan 29, 2015

How can you be arrested for resisting arrest if you weren't actually being arrested? (Or was this not about the law?) m.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

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Brother of man in no fly list suit put on terrorist list

sfgate.com — (AP) - Just a day before a judge was scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the government's no fly list, the brother of the man who filed the lawsuit was placed on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists.
Jan 30, 2015

Just before hearing on constitutionality of the no-fly list, #FBI names plaintiff’s brother a terrorist: bit.ly/1wIwCLz

Sea slug masses migrate to Northern California coast

sfgate.com — A colorful flood of tiny southern sea slugs rarely seen in the waters off Northern California is puzzling scientists concerned about the warming ocean. The numbers of humpback whales and dolphins, normally more abundant off the southern Pacific Coast of the United States, have been increasing in Monterey Bay, and now inch-long southern sea slugs are suddenly concentrating here in spectacular masses, biologists in San Francisco and Santa Cruz have found.

Our SF: The Manhattanization of the city in two aerial photos

blog.sfgate.com — I know from digging through the Chronicle archives and reading John King that 1961 to 1972 was the flashpoint of the so-called "Manhattanization" of San Francisco. But I didn't really process how much the city has grown until I stumbled into these two photos, filed in differen
Jan 30, 2015

Aerial photos of downtown SF in 1959, 1979. Like someone was playing a crazy game of Sim City: blog.sfgate.com/thebigevent/20… pic.twitter.com/u5cOGSiDWU

Firefighters dousing hotspots at scene of fatal Mission District fire

sfgate.com — Firefighters dousing hotspots at scene of fatal Mission District fire San Francisco firefighters were putting out hot spots and combing the wreckage early Thursday of a Mission District building where a four-alarm fire killed one and injured six others.
Jan 29, 2015

Residents of building burned 22nd/Mission say fire escapes were locked, smoke detectors broken sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… pic.twitter.com/rbJSIBecMC

Jan 29, 2015

RT @Mullin_Around: Latest on last night's inferno in the Mission: Fire escapes were blocked, alarms didn't sound sfg.ly/1CPq19b pic.twitter.com/fN8jOYJhlB

Jan 29, 2015

RT @Mullin_Around: Latest on last night's inferno in the Mission: Fire escapes were blocked, alarms didn't sound sfg.ly/1CPq19b pic.twitter.com/fN8jOYJhlB

Jan 29, 2015

RT @henryklee: SF Fire probing claims that fire escapes blocked or locked, no alarms sounded in fatal fire. w/@haleaziz sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… via @SFGate

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Suspect held in Thanksgiving day killing in Fairfield

sfgate.com — A suspect has been arrested in the Thanksgiving Day shooting death of a man in Fairfield, police said Friday. Leonard Clayton, 19, of Fairfield was taken into custody Thursday in connection with the slaying of Dwaine Johnson.

Body parts in suitcase found by S.F. police in SoMa

sfgate.com — San Francisco police are investigating a homicide after a suitcase was discovered in the SoMa neighborhood containing body parts, officials said. Officers responded to a call just before 4:15 p.m. near Mission and 11th streets after someone reported a suspicious package, said police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @SFGate: ICYMI amid fire updates: SFPD says more remains found near suitcase filled with body parts. sfg.ly/1A02ylP pic.twitter.com/KJyAC1Niqj

Jan 29, 2015

Body parts found in suitcase, and nearby, in San Franciso's SoMA m.sfgate.com/crime/article/…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @sfkale: At 10th/Market near where @SFPD says suitcase found containing dismembered human remains. sfgate.com/crime/article/… pic.twitter.com/PsAmdIqfm3

Jan 28, 2015

11th and Mission RT @selenalarson: Body parts found in suitcase, and nearby, in SoMa

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Horror, and a hunt for clues, in S.F. body parts case

sfgate.com — The discovery of chopped-up body parts outside a Goodwill store in San Francisco's South of Market sent shock and horror through the neighborhood Thursday as police worked to find a "person of interest" captured on surveillance camera footage around the time of the grisly dumping.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @EvanSernoffsky: “It smelled like a bunch of dead rats,”said witness who walked by suitcase full of body parts in SF sfg.ly/1yayP3X

Jan 29, 2015

Looks like @SFGate corrected its "gristly" discovery on the body parts in the suitcase in SoMa. Error or bad taste? sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @EvanSernoffsky: Leg and a torso found, but no head, lower arms or hands recoved in SF body parts case DETAILS: sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

Person of interest ID’d in S.F. body-parts case

sfgate.com — San Francisco police have identified a person of interest in connection with the discovery of a suitcase full of body parts in the South of Market area, authorities said. Police have developed preliminary information about a potential suspect, but no information would be released because of the ongoing investigation, said Officer Grace Gatpandan, a San Francisco police spokeswoman.
Jan 29, 2015

This @SFGate refers to the "gristly" discovery of the suitcase full of body parts in San Francisco. Oh dear. sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @EvanSernoffsky: “It smelled like a bunch of dead rats,”said witness who walked by suitcase full of body parts in SF sfg.ly/1yayP3X

Jan 29, 2015

RT @EvanSernoffsky: “It smelled like a bunch of dead rats,”said witness who walked by suitcase full of body parts in SF sfg.ly/1yayP3X

Jan 29, 2015

Person of interest sought in San Francisco body parts case sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… via @SFGate

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Crews battle raging Mission District fire

sfgate.com — San Francisco firefighters were battling a raging blaze in the Mission District on Wednesday evening. Smoke rose from the roof of a residential building and filled the area around 22nd and Mission streets. Check back for details. Vivian Ho is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. E-mail: vho@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @VivianHo
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UC Davis hospital in Sacramento treating possible Ebola patient

sfgate.com — Doctors at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento are treating a patient with symptoms "consistent with Ebola infection," hospital officials announced Thursday. UC Davis Medical Center is a "priority hospital" and "fully prepared to safely assess and treat the patient" according to federal guidelines, said spokesman Dorsey Griffith.

Agents search Michael Peevey’s home in PG&E judge-shopping case

sfgate.com — State investigators seized computers and other items from the homes of former California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey and an ousted Pacific Gas and Electric Co. executive at the heart of the judge-shopping controversy that has embroiled the regulatory agency for months, The Chronicle has learned.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @davide_savenije: Woah... investigators raid homes of former CPUC head Michael Peevey, ex-PG&E VP Brian Cherry: sfgate.com/news/article/A…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @davide_savenije: Woah... investigators raid homes of former CPUC head Michael Peevey, ex-PG&E VP Brian Cherry: sfgate.com/news/article/A…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @trapperbyrne: Agents search ex-CPUC prez Michael Peevey's home in PG&E judge-shopping probe. @jvanderbeken sfgate.com/news/article/A… http:…

Jan 29, 2015

Agents search home of former utility commission pres & his state senator wife, writes @jvanderbeken sfchronicle.com/news/article/A…

Jan 29, 2015

Agents search Michael Peevey’s home in PG&E judge-shopping case bit.ly/1wEN6nV via @SFGate

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Measles outbreak: Marin dad wants school to ban unvaccinated kids

sfgate.com — Carl Krawitt's 6-year-old son, Rhett, who attends Reed Elementary in Tiburon, has been battling leukemia for more than four years and is in remission, but it could be months before his immune system is strong enough to handle vaccination.
Jan 29, 2015

Measles outbreak: Marin dad wants school to ban unvaccinated kids sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @cmarinucci: And he's right RT @SFGate: With #MeaslesOutbreak, Marin father wants to ban unvaccinated children from son's school. sfg.ly/1v6HNUu

Jan 29, 2015

And he's right RT @SFGate: With #MeaslesOutbreak, Marin father wants to ban unvaccinated children from son's school. sfg.ly/1v6HNUu

Jan 29, 2015

RT @SFGate: 4) With #MeaslesOutbreak, Marin father wants to ban unvaccinated children from son's school. sfg.ly/1v6HNUu #gatebreakers

Touring S.F. with Emperor Norton

sfgate.com — Nobody paid the slightest attention. Seeking a nicheIn another town, somebody parading around the streets dressed as a long-dead emperor would stop traffic, but in San Francisco he's nothing special. Amster's niche is Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine, a three-hour tour offered every Thursday and Saturday at 11 a.m.
Jan 30, 2015

This man was the navigator in the group of homeless-counting volunteers I followed tonight m.sfgate.com/bayarea/native…

Man accused of stiffing auto shop, then killing manager to shut him up

sfgate.com — The long-unsolved 2004 slaying of an auto shop manager outside his Brentwood home was committed by a customer who had refused to pay and had, as a result, been charged with grand theft, authorities said Thursday. Fuller was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder along with the special circumstance of murder to prevent witness testimony.

Warriors’ Klay Thompson joins Stephen Curry on All-Star team

sfgate.com — Klay Thompson sat shoeless in front of a handful of cameras and a dozen reporters, leaning back in his chair as if he didn't have a care in the world. Hours later Thursday, Thompson was named a first-time Western Conference All-Star reserve - a leaping-off point for many players who go on to become full-fledged superstars in the league.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @SFGateSports: RT @Rusty_SFChron: Warriors’ Klay Thompson joins Stephen Curry on All-Star team sfgate.com/warriors/artic… via @SFGate

Jan 29, 2015

Warriors’ Klay Thompson joins Stephen Curry on All-Star team sfgate.com/warriors/artic… via @SFGate