Fairfield fire damages 15 homes, displaces 5 families

Five homes were all but destroyed and 10 more were damaged by a stubborn seven-alarm fire in Fairfield…

Transit agencies to boost service during Bay Bridge closure

Bay Area transit agencies said they will beef up service while the Bay Bridge is closed over Labor Day weekend…

Fremont police warn of burglars who pose as city workers

Burglars are gaining access to residents’ homes by claiming to be animal control officers looking for poisonous snakes…

Court refuses to block CA shark fin soup ban

A federal appeals court has refused to block California’s ban on the sale of shark fin soup…

New photos show marathon bomb suspect’s surrender

More photos showing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s surrender have been released…

US signals readiness to strike Syria

The White House says any military action against Syria will be limited, and won’t be aimed at forcing Bashar Assad from power…

China arrests British, American investigators

Beijing is tightening control over trade in information that can help companies find their way through China’s secretive business world…

SF program will put cameras on police supervisors

San Francisco police supervisors will soon be wearing video cameras on their chests in the wake of controversial drug raids..

Treasury: US will hit debt limit in mid-October

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has told Congress that the government will run out of money to pay its bills in mid-October…

Man robbed in Potrero Hill after responding to Craigslist ad

A man was assaulted and had his watch stolen in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood on Monday night after trying to arrange the purchase of a smartphone through Craigslist…

Facebook: Governments demanded data on 38K users

Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year…

Danville: 17-year-old boy killed in vehicle collision

A 17-year-old boy died and two teen boys were injured when a vehicle struck a tree in Danville…

Palo Alto: Two men rob couple at gunpoint

Police are searching for two men who robbed a couple at gunpoint while they were mailing letters in the parking lot…

SF man robbed in pot grow house

A San Francisco man was robbed in a home invasion robbery near Silver Street Sunday morning…

Bill would let non-physicians perform abortions

A bill that would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion…

Bay Area bike share starts Thursday

Thursday marks the start of the Bay Area Bike Share program, in which about 700 bicycles will be available for rent…

Teen suspected of stabbing pregnant girlfriend

A teenager suspected of stabbing his pregnant 16-year-old girlfriend in Antioch last week has been taken into custody…

Prosecutor urges ‘severe’ sentence for Bo Xilai

A prosecutor urged a Chinese court Monday to punish disgraced politician Bo Xilai with a severe sentence…

SSF Police seeks 2 suspects in home burglary

Police in South San Francisco are looking for a pair of suspects that burglarized a home early Saturday morning…

Oakland: Four people injured in shooting

Four people including a 12-year-old and an 8-year-old were injured in a shooting Sunday afternoon…

China’s Bo drops love triangle charge

Bo Xilai hinting at a love triangle involving his wife and former right hand man as he made last-ditch efforts to redeem his reputation…

Union city: Two men killed in shooting

Police in Union City are investigating a shooting that left two men dead early Sunday morning…

Inbox for different email accounts – “Boxer”

Inbox for different email accounts – “Boxer”…

Witness tells China court Bo took government funds

A former city official testified Saturday that he helped disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai embezzle 5 million yuan ($800,000) of government funds…

Chinese student group visits Bay Area for cultural exchange

A delegation of educators and middle school students from two premier schools in Xi’an visit the Bay Area…

Mysterious substance in SFMTA building sickens 30 people

An irritating substance caused breathing problems in more than 30 people and triggered the evacuation of a city building Friday afternoon…

Santa Cruz surfing teacher faces child sex charges

Prosecutors in Santa Cruz County have filed 28 criminal charges against a former surfing instructor in a child sex abuse…

Union City burglars posed as pest inspectors

Police say a pair of burglars duped two elderly people when one posed as a city pest inspector…

Three Bay Bridge toll lanes close this weekend

Several lanes at the span’s toll plaza in Oakland will be closed this weekend to make way for more FasTrak access…

Boyfriend Tracker’ app raises stir in Brazil

Functions include sending the person doing the tracking updates on their partner’s location and forwarding duplicates of text message traffic from the targeted phone…