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Attorney: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against BART Police Will Proceed Despite DA Exoneration

February 23, 2012 | 2:10 pm

Attorney: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against BART Police Will Proceed Despite DA Exoneration

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A civil rights attorney says he is unmoved by official accounts of why a BART policeman shot a homeless man dead, and will sue the transit agency anyway. In a report made public Tuesday, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón cleared BART police officer James Crowell of criminal wrongdoing, finding no grounds to charge him. […]

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Tech Boom-Era Mall Reboots (Photos)

February 3, 2012 | 4:58 pm

Tech Boom-Era Mall Reboots (Photos)

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From the outside, San Francisco’s busy intersection of 4th and Mission might seem to have two shopping malls: one bustling on the northwest corner and one languid on the southeast. But if planners behind the revitalized Metreon have their way, that southeast corner will neither feel duplicative nor languid, as the complex relaunches this weekend. […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Admits ‘A Bunch of Mistakes’ as Facebook Settles Privacy Complaints

November 29, 2011 | 12:33 pm

Mark Zuckerberg Admits ‘A Bunch of Mistakes’ as Facebook Settles Privacy Complaints

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If you’ve ever felt that your information was never truly private on Facebook, the federal government agrees; and today the Palo Alto-based social network announced it would settle charges related to those very concerns. The Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with Facebook, resolving its claims that the company repeatedly deceived members about just […]

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CNN’s “Black In America” Explores Silicon Valley’s Black Tech Entrepreneurs

November 10, 2011 | 11:54 am

CNN’s “Black In America” Explores Silicon Valley’s Black Tech Entrepreneurs

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They thought they were there just attending a welcome event at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View. In reality the group of Black tech entrepreneurs was in for a stressful but life-changing opportunity: the chance to pitch their idea to some of Silicon Valley’s best minds. Unfortunately, as the feedback showed, they weren’t really ready. I […]

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PG&E Fixing Woodside Pipe That Failed Pressure Test

November 7, 2011 | 10:44 am

PG&E Fixing Woodside Pipe That Failed Pressure Test

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Engineers with PG&E are figuring out how best to remove and replace a two-foot-long section of gas pipeline in Woodside that burst after failing a pressure test on Sunday. It’s a section of Line 132: the ill-fated conduit that exploded under a neighborhood in San Bruno in September 2010, leveling homes and killing eight people. […]

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The New Facebook: “A Place That You’re Proud to Call Your Home”

September 22, 2011 | 1:31 pm

The New Facebook: “A Place That You’re Proud to Call Your Home”

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If you’ve ever wondered how Facebook was going to make its billions and take over the world, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid it all out this morning.

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Feds Award $30 Million to Remake S.F. Housing Project

September 1, 2011 | 12:20 am

Feds Award $30 Million to Remake S.F. Housing Project

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What do you do with a housing project of 256 dilapidated units, tucked into a little-seen corner of town? Tear it down — but not before you build it back better. That’s the plan for San Francisco’s Alice Griffith Public Housing Development, bolstered by a first-of-its-kind federal grant worth $30.5 million. City leaders announced the […]

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Bayview Shooting: Explaining the Discrepancy Between SFPD Guns and Bullet Found in Kenneth Harding

July 25, 2011 | 10:52 am

Bayview Shooting: Explaining the Discrepancy Between SFPD Guns and Bullet Found in Kenneth Harding

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UPDATE, 1:13 PM: Another possibility in this matter is that sometimes officers carry backup weapons on the job, with the approval of their departments. This would be, perhaps, a firearm purchased personally that can be carried on one’s person while on-duty. I asked SFPD about this, and Sgt. Michael Andraychak just informed me that this […]

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July 20, 2011 | 10:24 pm

SFPD Chief Suhr Walks Out of Chaotic Bayview Town Hall; Video, Interview With Suhr Afterward

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I’m just finishing up my radio report on tonight’s town hall meeting at the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco’s Bayview district, organized in response to Saturday’s police shooting of 19-year-old parolee Kenneth Harding. The standing-room-only event degenerated into chaos and started clearing out soon after SFPD Chief Greg Suhr took the podium. Eventually he […]

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Inside the San Francisco taping of “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”

July 15, 2011 | 11:52 am

Inside the San Francisco taping of “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”

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If you’ve only ever heard “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”, then you really don’t know the show at all. You literally have to see it to believe it. We may have been the largest audience ever at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House: packed to the rafters, standing-room-only, portable chairs covering what’s usually an open […]

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