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March 28, 2012 | 8:15 am

A.M. Splash: Murder Charges Filed in Ingleside Killings; Harris Joins Fight Against AZ Immigration Law; Santorum Channels Reagan at Jelly Belly HQ

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States file challenge to Arizona immigration law (SF Gate) California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined officials from 10 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Arizona’s immigration law, saying the law exceeds state authority, conflicts with national policy and would drive illegal immigrants into other states. The law would require police to demand […]

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February 2, 2012 | 9:08 am

A.M. Splash: Groundhog Day Edition

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  ·      Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Says 6 More Weeks Of Winter (Oakland Tribune) Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to “see” his shadow on Thursday, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter. But, at this rate, that might not be so bad.   ·       Occupy Airs Complaints, Vows To Keep Up […]

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Big Waves Return, But Why Now?

January 6, 2012 | 4:36 pm

Big Waves Return, But Why Now?

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The three-month window in which the annual, spontaneous Mavericks Invitational surf contest will be held has officially opened. A high-surf advisory is in effect for the San Francisco shoreline. Beaches have become danger zones. All signs point to it  … it’s Big Wave Time! Just as we have the last few years at this time, […]

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January 6, 2012 | 8:50 am

A.M. Splash: Gov. Brown: Pass Taxes or Face Cuts; Suspects in Richmond Gang Rape Ordered to Trial; Concerns Over Mavericks Safety

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Jerry Brown makes first campaign pitch in budget (AP/SF Chronicle) Gov. Jerry Brown made his first campaign pitch in releasing his 2012-13 budget proposal, telling Californians they must choose between paying higher taxes or accepting cuts that would result in three weeks less school, higher college tuition fees and fewer staff to patrol the state’s […]

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SF Businessman, Philanthropist, Bluegrass Man Warren Hellman Dies at 77

December 18, 2011 | 10:03 am

SF Businessman, Philanthropist, Bluegrass Man Warren Hellman Dies at 77

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From the Bay Citizen: F. Warren Hellman, a banjo-picking billionaire whose life followed such an extraordinary and eccentric arc it perhaps could only have taken place in San Francisco, died Sunday evening at UCSF Medical Center. He was 77. The cause was complications from treatment he had been receiving for leukemia. Doctors had told Hellman that […]

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December 1, 2011 | 8:59 am

A.M. Splash: Cause of Berkeley Apt. Fire Discovered, BART Cellphone Blackouts, Caldecott Tunnel Breakthrough, Occupy SF Deadline Looms

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  Berkeley apt. fire cause: electrical malfunction (SFGate)   The fire was apparently an accident, starting in the elevator machinery and quickly engulfing the historic four-story apartment building just south of the UC Berkeley campus, according to the Berkeley Fire Department’s initial findings. BART poised to limit cellphone service blackouts (Oakland Tribune) BART on Thursday […]

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Mayor Quan on All Things Considered; We’ve Got the Extended Interview

November 9, 2011 | 5:32 pm

Mayor Quan on All Things Considered; We’ve Got the Extended Interview

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Martin Kaste’s interview with embattled Oakland Mayor Jean Quan aired this afternoon on All Things Considered. As with pretty much any interview, there’s more compelling material than what makes it into the broadcast. Kaste (and NPR) was kind enough to give us the complete interview. Have a listen to both below: via NPR And here’s […]

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KQED Producer Spots Stolen Bell on 101, Snaps Pic While Driving (Don’t Try This at Home)

October 27, 2011 | 11:23 am

KQED Producer Spots Stolen Bell on 101, Snaps Pic While Driving (Don’t Try This at Home)

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Remember the two-ton bell that went missing from St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco sometime in the last month, but was only reported missing this week? As you may have heard by now, it was recovered yesterday in Oakland. As chance would have it, Victoria Mauleon, producer for KQED’s The California Report, spotted something unusual […]

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Video: 49ers, Raiders Fans Brawl; Mayors Lee and Quan Respond

August 22, 2011 | 11:39 am

Video: 49ers, Raiders Fans Brawl; Mayors Lee and Quan Respond

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Local CBS affiliate KPIX has posted a video report, which includes footage of some of the violence: Videos captured by fans on cellphones and personal cameras have also been trickling onto YouTube this morning. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan issued the following statement: “Violence will not be tolerated in either […]

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LAO Publishes Status Report, Recommendations on Prison Overcrowding

August 5, 2011 | 3:21 pm

LAO Publishes Status Report, Recommendations on Prison Overcrowding

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The Legislative Analyst Office has released its recommendations for how California can comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s May ruling requiring the state to “reduce overcrowding in its prisons to 137.5 percent of its ‘design capacity’ within two years.” The top-level bullet points from the executive summary are: Encourage the administration to request additional time […]

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