6-year-old boy fatally shot in San Francisco neighborhood

Police say a 6-year-old boy was killed in a San Francisco shooting that left another person wounded By The Associated Press July 5, 2020, 11:37 PM 1 min read SAN FRANCISCO — A 6-year-old boy was killed in a San Francisco shooting that left another person wounded, police said Sunday. Officers responding to reports of […]

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Gig workers face shifting roles, competition in pandemic

There were the two-hour, unpaid waits outside supermarkets when San Francisco first started to lock down, on top of the heavy shopping bags that had to be lugged up countless flights of stairs. And yet even after signing up for several apps, 39-year-old Saori Okawa still wasn’t making as much money delivering meals and groceries […]

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Biden Supporters Are More Worried About the Health Risks of Voting

ImageAt a voting center in San Francisco on primary day in California in March. Covid-19 is likely to be a factor in turnout and the use of absentee ballots in November.Credit…Jim Wilson/The New York Times Identifying likely voters is a challenge for pollsters in every election. This year, the coronavirus, mail voting and a surge […]

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Stephen A. isn’t buying that Jimmy Garoppolo is ready to be an elite QB | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Damien Woody debate whether San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is ready to become elite. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV […]

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Recovery Could Take 4 Years If Virus Contained, Fed’s Daly Says

© Bloomberg. Mary Daly, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Daly said that monetary is in a good place given healthy momentum in the economy and consumer spending, despite headwinds from weaker business investment and manufacturing. […]

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Fed’s Daly sees 4-5 year recovery in best-case scenario

(Reuters) – San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Mary Daly on Wednesday painted a grim picture of the U.S. economic outlook, saying that even under her best-case scenario unemployment will still top 10% at year’s end and won’t return to pre-crisis levels for four or five years. “If we can get the public health issues […]

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Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mug shots release

San Francisco police will stop making public the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city’s police chief announced Wednesday. San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said the department will no longer release booking photos […]

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Stephen A. reacts to Richard Sherman calling the size of Cam Newton’s contract ‘disgusting’

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Dan Orlovsky react to San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman calling Cam Newton’s one-year contract with the New England Patriots "disgusting." #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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This day in sports: Giants slugger Willie McCovey hits 500th home run

Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants joined one of baseball’s elite groups on this date in 1978 when he hit his 500th home run in the first game of a doubleheader against the Braves at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. McCovey, who was in his 20th big league season, connected against left-hander Jamie Easterly in the […]

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Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit

SAN FRANCISCO — Reddit, one of the largest social networking and message board websites, on Monday banned its biggest community devoted to President Trump as part of an overhaul of its hate speech policies. The community or “subreddit,” called “The_Donald,” is home to more than 790,000 users who post memes, viral videos and supportive messages […]

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Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Diversion of Military Funds for Border Wall

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled on Friday that the Trump administration did not have the authority to transfer $2.5 billion from the Pentagon to President Trump’s border wall without congressional approval, most likely sending the matter to the Supreme Court. The 2-to-1 decision, which sided with environmental groups that brought […]

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Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture in San Francisco Is Damaged by Fire

SAN FRANCISCO — A soaring wood spire by artist Andy Goldsworthy in the Presidio national park that has proved popular with art-seekers and nature-lovers alike was damaged by fire early Tuesday morning. The fire was quickly extinguished but the sculpture was extensively charred. The Presidio Trust, which was examining the work’s condition, was also waiting […]

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Bridgewater’s Bob Prince Says Virus Impact Could Last Two Years

© Bloomberg. Social distance markers are displayed on the ground in front of a restaurant in San Francisco on June 15. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — Bob Prince, co-chief investment officer of the world’s biggest hedge fund at Bridgewater Associates, said the impact of the coronavirus pandemic could last 18 to 24 months, complicating […]

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An Asian-American Author Talks About Racism in the Pandemic

ImageGreat Meadow Park at Fort Mason in San Francisco on Sunday.Credit…Jeff Chiu/Associated Press Good morning. (If you don’t already get California Today by email, here’s the sign-up.) Today, we have another dispatch from the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Kelly Yang, a young-adult novelist based in San Francisco, was teaching a free […]

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Fed isn’t fueling U.S. inequality, Daly says

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Mary Daly poses in San Francisco By Ann Saphir (Reuters) – San Francisco Federal Reserve President Mary Daly on Tuesday defended the U.S. central bank from criticism that its easy monetary policy and emergency lending programs are doing more to help the rich than the […]

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Did a Mountain Lion Kill 3 Marsupials at the San Francisco Zoo?

Officials at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens are investigating whether a young mountain lion that was captured in the city last week was responsible for killing three marsupials in an outdoor exhibit at the zoo. “With the unusual sighting and capture of a young mountain lion in San Francisco this week, the zoo is […]

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Professor who asked student to “Anglicize” name put on leave

An official says a professor at a San Francisco Bay Area community college has been put on leave after asking a Vietnamese-American student to “Anglicize” her name because it sounded like a vulgarity By Associated Press June 22, 2020, 10:29 PM 3 min read 3 min read OAKLAND, Calif. — A professor at a San […]

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The Latest: Archbishop criticizes toppling of park statue

San Francisco Archbishop Salvadore Cordileone criticized the pulling down of the Junipero Serra statue in Golden Gate Park By The Associated Press June 21, 2020, 7:31 AM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TOP OF THE HOUR: — San Francisco religious leader criticizes toppling of statue in Golden […]

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How Skateboarding Can Help Fight Racism

ImagePeople riding skateboards down Market Street in San Francisco last week in a Black Lives Matter protest.Credit…Jeff Chiu/Associated Press Good morning. (Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today delivered to your inbox.) In early March, I talked with a pair of researchers at the University of Southern California who had recently published […]

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Solicitor General Noel Francisco, who has argued many Trump positions before Supreme Court, leaving DOJ

Solicitor General Noel Francisco, the head lawyer for the federal government who has been at the forefront of defending the Trump administration’s legal positions, announced on Wednesday he would leave his post in early July. The solicitor general is a powerful position, one previously held by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, failed Supreme Court nominee […]

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Reacting to Jimmy Garappolo’s comments on the 49ers’ offseason interest in Tom Brady | Get Up

Jeff Saturday and Marcus Spears join Mike Greenberg on Get Up to react to San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garappolo saying he was not worried during the offseason when the 49ers were considering signing QB Tom Brady. #GetUp #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE […]

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Now You Can Opt Out of Seeing Political Ads on Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO — For months, Facebook has weathered criticism for its willingness to show all types of political advertising to its billions of users, even if those ads contained lies. Now the company is changing tack — sort of. On Tuesday, the social network said it would allow people in the United States to opt […]

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Kyle Shanahan signs a 6-year contract with the 49ers | Golic and Wingo

Trey Wingo, Mike Golic and Mike Golic Jr. react to the San Francisco 49ers signing head coach Kyle Shanahan to a six-year extension through the 2025 NFL season. #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Fed’s Daly says yield curve control could be ‘little helper’

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Mary Daly poses in San Francisco 2/2 (Reuters) – San Francisco Federal Reserve President Mary Daly on Monday downplayed the usefulness of yield curve control for U.S. monetary policy, saying that while it could be a “little helper” should other tools fail to deliver, […]

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