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  • Tiny kids meet tiny critters at Randall Museum’s ‘Bug Day’

    Some of the tiniest insects around joined some of San Francisco's tiniest humans this weekend for a day of creepy, crawly fun. Randall Museum's annual Bug Day came back on Saturday, the first one since the space - owned by San Francisco Recreation and Park Department - reopened with $9 million worth in renovations. Scores of kids and their parents descended on the children's museum tucked up a hill in the Corona Heights neighborhood for a morning of science...

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  • San Francisco 420 event at Golden Gate Park’s Hippie Hill starts mellow

    The annual celebration of all things cannabis got off to a mellow start Friday morning in San Francisco, as a crowd of roughly 50 people stood in lines alongside silver police barricades at Golden Gate Park's Hippie Hill. The April 20 celebration, or simply 420, is expected to draw thousands by day's end, and as of 8:30 a.m. NWA played on a speaker as several dozen people waited to enter the city-regulated event for the first time since California legalized the recreational use...

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  • 2 San Mateo schools hunker down after Mountain lion sighting reported

    Two schools in the city of San Mateo sheltered in place Thursday morning after an unconfirmed mountain lion sighting, police said. Authorities said that a third party to the sighting called police to report a mountain lion was spotted around 8 a.m. near Fernwood Street and 36th Avenue, a residential area near the 225-acre Laurelwood Park. The call prompted Abbott Middle School and Hillsdale High School to shelter in place temporarily, according to the San Mateo...

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  • Multi-car crash by Oakland airport leaves 1 person dead

    One woman died and three additional people were injured in a four-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Oakland, officials said. Few details were released on what led to the crash around 10:30 a.m. near Oakland International Airport, which brought a large law enforcement presence to the area of Doolittle Drive and Langley Street. At least one driver died, according to Alameda County Sheriff's Office. Oakland police and firefighters also responded to the scene. ...

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  • Man dies after losing control on steep Alpine Meadows ski slope

    A Kings Beach man died Tuesday in a skiing accident at a Northern California resort, sheriff's officials said. Jeffrey R. Pearlstein, 33, lost control around 11 a.m. while skiing down a steep run at the Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows resort between Truckee and Tahoe City, according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office. He was skiing in an area called Key Hole when the accident occurred, prompting ski patrol, North Tahoe Fire and sheriff's deputies to respond. ...

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  • San Jose sues Trump administration on U.S. census citizenship question

    The city of San Jose filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Trump administration over the addition of an U.S. citizenship question on the 2020 census, becoming the latest city with a large immigrant population to challenge the constitutionality of the inquiry. San Jose and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, a California-based nonprofit, filed the complaint in the Northern District of California and named the U.S. Department of Commerce and it's secretary, Wilbur L....

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  • Crash injures 2 crew members searching for missing Southern California family

    Two search-and-rescue workers who assisted in recovering the bodies of a Southern California family whose vehicle plunged into a Mendocino County river, killing the parents and both children, suffered major injuries Sunday night in a car crash, officials said. The driver, Anderson resident Clayton Chaney, was heading south on Highway 101 just south of Leggett around 6:45 p.m. when his 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup went off the west edge of the road and down an embankment, according...

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  • Cow Palace gun show draws crowds and protesters

    Right at the northern edge of Daly City and the southern edge of San Francisco, hundreds came out to a gun show Saturday to look at the latest firearms on display. But they wouldn't walk out with any. There's a 10-day waiting period to get a gun in California - the state with some of the strictest laws in the country governing sales at gun shows. Still, the Crossroads of the West gun show, which continues Sunday at the Cow Palace, always attracts a steady...

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  • Pacifica beachside property owners to pay $1.45 million fine

    The owners of a seaside apartment complex in Pacifica will pay $1.45 million in penalties after a state agency said they failed to maintain the seawall and public access stairway to a local beach, as well as carried out unauthorized construction at the site in an attempt to fix it. Board members of the California Coastal Commission on Thursday unanimously approved the settlement agreement with a group of companies affiliated with FPA Multifamily. The companies include FPA/WC...

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