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San Francisco: Consolidated city-county in California, US
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco and colloquially known as SF, San Fran, Frisco, or The City, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 15th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 883,305 residents as of 2018. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second most densely populated large U.S. city, and the fifth most densely populated U.S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. San Francisco is the 12th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States by population, with 4.7 million people, and the fourth-largest by economic output, with GDP of $549 billion in 2018. With San Jose, it forms the fifth most populous combined statistical area in the United States, the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area.


San Francisco declares emergency over coronavirus

San Francisco declared a local emergency over the coronavirus on Tuesday, despite having no cases, as U.S. officials urged Americans to prepare for the spread of infections within their communities.
Reuters - Published

'Miracle' rescue: California couple in their 70s found alive after disappearing on Valentine's Day hike

Carol Kiparsky, 77, and her husband, Ian Irwin, 72, were located in a densely forested area about 30 miles north of San Francisco on Saturday. - Published

Videos for San Francisco

Amid Coronavirus Fears, San Francisco Enters State Of Emergency [Video]Amid Coronavirus Fears, San Francisco Enters State Of Emergency

Business Insider reports San Francisco Mayor London Breed has declared a state of emergency in the city. The move comes in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Beginning in China, it has spread to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Passenger describes flight 'with suspected coronavirus case' [Video]Passenger describes flight 'with suspected coronavirus case'

Andy West, a passenger on United Airlines flight 901 from San Francisco to Heathrow, was told there was a "suspected case of coronavirus on board". In an interview with ITV Meridian, he said the..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:18Published

Lyft's path to profit disappoints investors [Video]Lyft's path to profit disappoints investors

American rideshare company Lyft forecast slower revenue growth this year, sticking to its profitability target date of 2021. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Planes Full Of Americans Fleeing Coronavirus Outbreak Arriving In The U.S. [Video]Planes Full Of Americans Fleeing Coronavirus Outbreak Arriving In The U.S.

Planeloads of Americans trying to escape the coronavirus outbreak in China are arriving at U.S. military bases. The outbreak has infected over 28,000 people and killed more than 560 in China. CNN..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Americans under quarantine at CA air base [Video]Americans under quarantine at CA air base

Henry Walke with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spoke to reporters about the 178 evacuees from Wuhan, China, who are now under quarantine at California's Travis Air Force Base. "We are..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

49ers fans lament loss at Super Bowl [Video]49ers fans lament loss at Super Bowl

Fans of the San Francisco 49ers were devastated by the loss to Kansas City Chiefs, who won with a dramatic 31-20 comeback in the Super Bowl on Sunday (February 2).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

New Year's greetings from Times Square [Video]New Year's greetings from Times Square

'I have a diaper on' - revelers arrive early and prepared for hours long wait to midnight

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Why Does It Cost $750,000 to Build Affordable Housing in San Francisco?

As California’s governor vows to tackle the state’s homelessness crisis, housing ‘insanity’ stands in the way. - Published

A twist in the story of California's first Asian American sheriff: meet Timothy Saxon

The first Asian American sheriff in California history long was thought to be from San Francisco, but USA TODAY discovered otherwise - Published

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ launched in India: Here’s how much they cost

samsung galaxy buds+ launched in india: here’s how much they cost
Samsung has launched its Galaxy Buds+ wireless earbuds in India. The company has started taking pre-bookings on its website for the same. It is priced at Rs 13,990 and is being made available in three..
WorldNews - Published

California's first Asian-American sheriff, Miyamoto, is well-aware of milestone

Paul Miyamoto was sworn in as San Francisco County's 37th sheriff in 150 years. - Published

COVID-19's impact on 5G will be limited: Samsung, LG

covid-19's impact on 5g will be limited: samsung, lg
Roh Tae-moon, Samsung Electronics' mobile chief, previews the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G during the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Calif., the United States, Feb. 11...
WorldNews - Published

Nebraska-Bound China Coronavirus Airlift Flight Lands At Travis Air Force Base

nebraska-bound china coronavirus airlift flight lands at travis air force base
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE (CBS SF) — Health officials screened passengers for any sign of the coronavirus early Friday aboard a fourth flight airlifting American citizens out of China as it refueled at..
WorldNews - Published

Turmoil in the cannabis business has claimed another CEO

turmoil in the cannabis business has claimed another ceo
San Francisco (CNN Business)Another cannabis giant is shedding jobs, expenses and its CEO amid industry headwinds. Aurora Cannabis, a Canadian cannabis company that invested heavily in global..
WorldNews - Published

Affordable Housing in San Francisco: The Mayor’s Fight to Build More

Wednesday: San Francisco’s mayor hopes to take her plan directly to voters. Also: A pardon for the civil-rights leader Bayard Rustin. - Published

Macy’s to close 125 stores, shed 2,000 corporate jobs

macy’s to close 125 stores, shed 2,000 corporate jobs
Macy’s announced Tuesday it would be shuttering 125 of its least productive stores within three years, cutting 2,000 corporate jobs and closing its offices in Cincinnati and San Francisco, leaving..
WorldNews - Published

San Francisco Chinese New Year parade still a go

Organizers of the biggest Chinese New Year parade in the US say festivities will go on Saturday despite coronavirus concerns, as some in San Francisco's Chinatown reports a decline in visitors. (Feb... - Published

Disney results lifted by 'Star Wars' and 'Frozen'

disney results lifted by 'star wars' and 'frozen'
San Francisco: Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday delivered better-than-expected results in the past quarter, fueled by box office hits from its latest “Star Wars” and “Frozen” films and a strong..
WorldNews - Published

1 dead, 5 wounded in California bus shooting

A woman is dead and 5 others were injured after a gunman opened fire aboard a packed Greyhound bus as it was traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco early Monday. The driver pulled over onto the.. - Published

Greyhound bus shooting: One dead, five injured in California

A suspect is in custody after a shooting on a Greyhound bus travelling from LA to San Francisco.
BBC News - Published

Kansas City beats San Francisco to win Super Bowl

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 on Sunday to capture the franchise's first Super Bowl championship in 50 years.
Reuters - Published

California Senate Bill 50: What's Next?

Friday: A high-profile but divisive fix for the housing crisis is shut down — again. Also: A walk down San Francisco’s new, mostly car-free Market Street. - Published

Apple holiday season tops projections as iPhone bounces back

apple holiday season tops projections as iphone bounces back
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is still reaping huge profits from the iPhone while mining more moneymaking opportunities from the growing popularity of its smartwatch, digital services and wireless..
WorldNews - Published

Four months after 'Howdy, Modi!', some Indians abroad protest over citizenship law

In the past month, small demonstrations from Harvard to San Francisco have underlined criticism of what detractors say are Modi's divisive identity politics.
IndiaTimes - Published

Sea lions at Pier 39 in San Francisco: 30 Years Later

Thursday: The pier is celebrating 30 years of the pinnipeds. Also: Kevin McCarthy’s role in impeachment; and Lunar New Year. - Published

GM's Cruise unveils its first driverless vehicle

The launch comes six months after Cruise delayed its self-driving vehicle service in San Francisco.
BBC News - Published

US airports screen passengers for China virus

The Coronvirus outbreak in China has the CDC on alert. They have set-up screenings at three U.S. airports including San Francisco, JFK in New York and LAX. (Jan 18) - Published Also reported by •

California governor's 'homelessness tour' seeks money, solutions to crisis on streets

California's governor began a week-long "homelessness tour" on Monday seeking $750 million to address growing numbers of people living on the streets, stopping first in a rural community to show his..
Reuters - Published

San Francisco’s Beefeater Doorman Retires after 43 years

san francisco’s beefeater doorman retires after 43 years
SAN FRANCISCO – Another bit of old, quirky San Francisco will be no more when Tom Sweeney finally hangs up his white pressed collar and signature Beefeater jacket this weekend after more than four..
WorldNews - Published

Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones
SAN FRANCISCO — Despite escalating pressure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook reaffirmed its freewheeling policy on political ads Thursday, saying it won’t ban them, won’t..
WorldNews - Published

Samsung Galaxy S11/S20 launch set for 11 February

samsung galaxy s11/s20 launch set for 11 february
Samsung has confirmed that its next Unpacked event will take place in San Francisco on 11 February, where it is expected to launch the new Galaxy S series and a new Galaxy Fold device. The S series..
WorldNews - Published

Samsung Electronics says will unveil 'innovative devices' on February 11

Samsung Electronics said on Sunday that it will introduce new, innovative devices in San Francisco on Feb. 11, with the electronics giant widely expected to unveil its new foldable phone and a new..
Reuters - Published

Harry Hamlin says he never worked with Steven Spielberg because he talked behind his back ...

harry hamlin says he never worked with steven spielberg because he talked behind his back ...
Harry Hamlin has said he believes he never worked with Steven Spielberg because he was recorded talking behind the director’s back at his audition for Raiders of the Lost Ark. In 1978, Hamlin was..
WorldNews - Published

The Warriors Get a New Home, and New Neighbors

Chase Center, in San Francisco’s Mission Bay, seeks to anchor more than an N.B.A. franchise. - Published

Falling redwood kills hiker in California park on Christmas Eve

A Minnesota man visiting Muir Woods National Monument near San Francisco was killed by a falling redwood tree during a Christmas Eve hike with his sister and her boyfriend, the sheriff's department and..
Reuters - Published

Trump lashes out at "Crazy Nancy" Pelosi and San Francisco, suggests a primary challenge

Nancy Pelosi took a commanding lead in her 2018 primary election with 68.5% of the vote, and won re-election in November 2018 with 86.8% of the vote. - Published

In Trying Times for President’s Business, It Turns Out Less Trump Is More

Office towers in New York and San Francisco — centers of political resistance — are offsetting revenue downturns in the president’s glitzier Trump-branded hotels. - Published

Coinbase Closes One Year After $100M Acquisition

coinbase closes one year after $100m acquisition
Advertisment Coinbase is shutting down the startup which it acquired for an estimated $100 million last year. The email service allowed senders to pay users in digital currency for replying to..
WorldNews - Published

Christmas card delivered to wrong address 5,200 miles away

A Christmas greeting sent from south Wales to Warwickshire ends up in San Francisco.
BBC News - Published

They Can’t Vote. Here’s Why They Watched the Debate.

Friday: A recap of the Democratic presidential debate through the eyes of students. Also: Where are the tech millionaires in San Francisco? - Published

Google to Hire 3,800 ‘In-House’ Full-Time Workers in 2020, India on the List

google to hire 3,800 ‘in-house’ full-time workers in 2020, india on the list
San Francisco/New Delhi: After facing criticism that the tech giant relies more on...
WorldNews - Published

Facebook takes on Google, building its own operation system

facebook takes on google, building its own operation system
San Francisco: In a bid to end dependency on Google's Android operating system, Facebook is now working on to build its own OS from scratch that will power its hardware dreams. According to a report in..
WorldNews - Published

After impeachment, divided views of Trump persist

Trump supporters at a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan said Wednesday's impeachment vote didn't change their minds. The largely Democratic crowd at a cafe in San Francisco said Democrats had to make a.. - Published

Peter Thiel told Zuckerberg not to fact-check political ads: Report

peter thiel told zuckerberg not to fact-check political ads: report
San Francisco: While Twitter and Snapchat have acted hard on political ads on their platforms - with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey banning all kinds of political ads - Facebook has not taken any decision and..
WorldNews - Published

Google makes Android's Messages app like Apple's iMessage

google makes android's messages app like apple's imessage
San Francisco: Google has launched an update for Android Messages app that makes SMSing more like texting on an iPhone for the users in the US. The update is part of Google's Rich Communication..
WorldNews - Published

California governor rejects $13.5 billion PG&E settlement

california governor rejects $13.5 billion pg&e settlement
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas & Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and..
WorldNews - Published

Bloomberg talks climate in Calif. campaign trip

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making his first trip to California as a Democratic presidential candidate. At a stop in San Francisco, he talked about the environment and climate.. - Published

Google Chrome 79 to warn users if passwords get stolen: Report

google chrome 79 to warn users if passwords get stolen: report
San Francisco, Dec 11 (IANS) In a bid to offer users better password protection, Google is introducing Chrome version 79 and which comprises a number of improvements,...
WorldNews - Published

United Airlines passenger stung by scorpion during flight

The scorpion fell out of the woman's trousers on a flight from San Francisco to Atlanta.
BBC News - Published

Passenger has a nasty surprise on United Airlines flight: A scorpion stung her

A passenger on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Atlanta (ATL) had a nasty surprise: A scorpion sting. - Published

Civil rights groups invited to Zuckerberg's home slam Facebook's 'lackluster response'

civil rights groups invited to zuckerberg's home slam facebook's 'lackluster response'
San Francisco (CNN Business)Facebook's policies on political ads are being criticized yet again, with several civil rights leaders recently invited to CEO Mark Zuckerberg's home slamming what they say..
WorldNews - Published

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey uses DuckDuckGo over Google

twitter ceo jack dorsey uses duckduckgo over google
San Francisco: Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey recently revealed that he has stopped using Google and moved its rival DuckDuckGo. In a Twitter post, the CEO professed love to DuckDuckGo and said he..
WorldNews - Published

The Dish: Chef Gabriela Camara on her successes and new projects

Chef Gabriela Camara’s Mexico City restaurant "Contramar" was described by the New York Times as the "equivalent of New York's Four Seasons in its heyday, only more fun, and with much better food."..
CBS News - Published

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