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San Francisco cracks down on misuse of ‘Disabled’ placards

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In a crackdown on the fraudulent use of disabled parking privileges, three residents were arrested for allegedly filing false documents with the Department of Motor Vehicles in order to obtain Disabled Person Placards.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

$76 million found for Golden Gate suicide barrier

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With $76 million in funding in place, officials said Monday they will consider a long-delayed proposal to build a suicide-prevention system on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

2 planes collide over San Francisco Bay

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. AFP

Two small planes collided over San Francisco Bay, leaving a pilot missing after only one of the aircraft landed safely, authorities said.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Food-tech startups aim to replace eggs and chicken

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, plant-based products including chocolate chip cookies, cookie dough and mayonnaise are displayed at Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco. Can plants replace eggs? A San Francisco startup backed by Bill Gates believes they can. Hampton Creek Foods is scouring the planet for plants that can replace chicken eggs in everything from cookies to omelets to French toast. Funded by prominent Silicon Valley investors, the upstart seeks to disrupt a global egg industry that backers say wastes energy, pollutes the environment, causes disease outbreaks and confines chickens to tiny spaces. AP

The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco’s tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn’t like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Asiana offers $10,000 to crashed plane survivors

Aerial file photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. AP FILE PHOTO

Asiana Airlines said Sunday it was offering an initial compensation payment worth $10,000 to all surviving passengers on board a plane that crashed in San Francisco last month killing three people.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »