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Labor Secretary to Press 2 Sides in West Coast Port Dispute

Shipping containers line the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. on Jan.10, 2011. (AP Photo/Noaki Schwartz)
Shipping containers line the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif. on Jan.10, 2011. (AP Photo/Noaki Schwartz)

SAN FRANCISCO—President Barack Obama is sending his labor secretary to California to meet with both sides in a contract dispute that has affected the flow...

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Surviving Singledom on Valentine’s Day Bay Area Style

If there’s one day a single person dreads more than the wedding day of an ex, it’s Valentines Day. But being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean drowning in a tub of Häagen-Dazs and on-demand binging of sappy …... Read More

  • Pedestrians take cover from rain in the Chinatown district of San Francisco. Flights were delayed in San Francisco and a wind advisory was issued Friday morning as a powerful storm rolled into the Bay Area. Weather experts say heavier downpours are on the way, with the first intense band expected to hit this afternoon and a second dump on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2015 (AP/Ben Margot)

    Storm Hits California After Triggering Washington Flooding

    SAN FRANCISCO—A storm sweeping down the West Coast pelted parts of the San Francisco Bay Area with much-needed rain Friday, triggered flooding that swamped several... Read more

  • A Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker smoker in Alameda, Calif., on Jan. 16. The booming popularity of outdoor kitchens has increased the number of neighbors coughing and hacking from the smoke.

    Coughing Neighbors Make Bay Area Rethink Outdoor Cooking

    SAN FRANCISCO—The booming popularity of outdoor kitchens among homeowners in the San Francisco Bay Area has an increasing number of their neighbors coughing and hacking... Read more

  • Mr. Li Hongzhi speaks at the international conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Founder of Falun Gong Speaks at Conference in San Francisco

    Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of the spiritual discipline of Falun Gong, spoke at an international conference in San Francisco on Thursday. Mr. Li addressed... Read more

  • Falun Dafa practitioners gather at the San Francisco Civic Center on Thursday. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Across Many Miles, Practitioners Gather to Pay Homage to Spiritual Practice

    SAN FRANCISCO—Since the year 2000, Falun Gong practitioners have gathered once or twice a year in America’s major cities, for what they call an experience... Read more

  • The Celestial Band marches in the Falun Dafa parade in San Francisco on Oct. 15.
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    Thousands of Falun Dafa Practitioners Gather in San Francisco

    Falun Dafa practitioners from across the United States came to California on Oct. 15 to be with each other and to call for an end to the... Read more

  • George Limperis, a realtor with Paragon Real Estate Group, walks in the backyard of a property in the Noe Valley neighborhood in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. In the souped-up world of San Francisco real estate, where the median selling price for homes and condominiums hit seven figures for the first time last month, the cool million that would fetch a mansion on a few acres elsewhere will now barely cover the cost of an 800-square foot starter home that needs work and may or may not include private parking. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    In San Francisco Real Estate, $1M Won’t Buy Much

    SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million... Read more

  • Apple Earnings Up on Strength of iPhone

    SAN FRANCISCO—Apple’s growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater... Read more

  • In this Nov. 15, 2006, photo the Golden Gate Bridge is shown in San Francisco. On Friday, June 27, 2014, Golden Gate Bridge officials are expected to approve a funding package for a $76 million suicide barrier. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge Will Get $76M Funding for Suicide Barrier

    SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge moved a big step closer to getting an oft-debated suicide barrier after bridge officials on Friday approved a... Read more

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    Hop on a Bike in San Francisco

    San Francisco’s bicycle culture is evident in the great number of cyclists on Market Street, and in specialty bike shops and other accommodations, with many... Read more

  • Mark Zuckerberg, president and CEO of Facebook, walks with his wife Priscilla Chan, during the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference, in Sun Valley, Idaho, on July 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, Wife Donate $120M to California Schools

    MENLO PARK, Calif.—Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. The... Read more

  • This image provided by Sergio Loza shows Loza holding up an envelope that had cash hidden in it in San Francisco, on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Loza followed the clues from a Twitter user using the handle @HiddenCash to find the money. The mysterious person has been hiding money throughout the city since Friday that's leading scores on a scavenger hunt. (AP Photo/Sergio Loza)

    Cash Envelopes San Francisco: Anonymous Man Hiding Money Throughout City via @HiddenCash Twitter Handle

    SAN FRANCISCO—Someone is dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco — and causing an international frenzy on social media. An anonymous man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash has... Read more

  • Levi's Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers, aims to be the most environmentally sustainable venue in the NFL. WSJ's Jim Carlton takes a hard-hat tour of the near-completed facility to see their green efforts up close.

    SF 49ers New Home Stadium Sets NFL Green Standards

    Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers, aims to be the most environmentally sustainable venue in the NFL. WSJ’s Jim Carlton takes... Read more

  • San Francisco Falun Dafa practitioners assemble at the Civic Center to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day, May 10, 2014. (Steve Ispas/Epoch Times)

    World Falun Dafa Day Celebrated in San Francisco

    Over 600 Falun Dafa practitioners participated in the celebration of World Falun Dafa Day in San Francisco, May 10. The celebration began with an exercise... Read more

  • California Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in San Francisco.  The FBI has filed a 137-page affidavit outlining a detailed corruption case against Yee, who is accused of asking for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover agent to an arms trafficker. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Elaborate FBI Sting Ensnares California Politician Leland Yee

    SAN FRANCISCO — The FBI began investigating a prominent California politician three years ago when ex-convict-turned-community-activist Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow introduced the politician’s fundraiser to... Read more

  • An FBI carries out boxes of evidence following a search of a Chinatown fraternal organization Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in San Francisco. A California state senator was arrested Wednesday during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said. An FBI spokesman confirmed the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee, but declined to discuss the charges, citing an ongoing investigation. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    San Francisco: FBI Sting Shows Chinatown Underworld

    SAN FRANCISCO— Beneath the strings of red paper lanterns and narrow alleyways of the nation’s oldest Chinatown lies a sinister underworld, according to an FBI... Read more

  • The earthquakes of 1838 and 1890 were known to be somewhere nearby from shaking, but now we know the San Andreas Fault ruptured three times on the same piece of the fault in less than 100 years.

    San Francisco’s 1906 Quake Was 3rd in a Series: New Research

    New research backs up historical narratives about two earthquakes in the 68 years before San Francisco’s devastating 1906 disaster. The geologic evidence places the two... Read more

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