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San Francisco: Consolidated city-county in California, US
San Francisco, officially City and County of San Francisco and colloquially known as SF, San Fran, or "The City", is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 13th 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, with 4,729,484 people 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.

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South Korean court upholds 45-day ban on Asiana's San Francisco flights

South Korea's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a government decision to suspend Asiana Airlines' Incheon-San Francisco route for 45 days, adding to the debt-ridden carrier's headaches as it battles..
Reuters - Published

Salvador Dali etching stolen from US art gallery

Footage shows the thief leaving the San Francisco gallery with the artwork worth $20,000.
BBC News - Published

Videos for San Francisco

Christopher Columbus statue vandalised with red paint in San Francisco [Video]Christopher Columbus statue vandalised with red paint in San Francisco

Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalised with red paint and messages against the 15th-century Italian navigator on Monday when the US holiday named after one of the first Europeans to reach..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Watch: San Francisco Columbus statue vandalised on namesake US holiday [Video]Watch: San Francisco Columbus statue vandalised on namesake US holiday

The Italian navigator has become a polarising figure in the country and there have been calls for Columbus Day to be renamed "Indigenous Peoples Day".

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Crook Walks Out Of Gallery With $20K Dali Etching [Video]Crook Walks Out Of Gallery With $20K Dali Etching

A thief strolled into a San Francisco art gallery, stole a famous Salvador Dali piece and walked out. The framed mid-'60s etching titled "Burning Giraffe" was on an easel at the front of Dennis Rae..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Brush fire threatens transmission lines in California [Video]Brush fire threatens transmission lines in California

A brush fire ignited in the San Bruno mountain ridge just south of San Francisco, threatening transmission lines in an area already affected by planned power outages aimed at reducting wildfires risks...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

Oh, Never Mind: In These US Cities, It Doesn't Make Sense To Live Together [Video]Oh, Never Mind: In These US Cities, It Doesn't Make Sense To Live Together

It's often said that two can live as cheaply as one, but is that really true? According to Business Insider, there are US cities where couples can, indeed, benefit from moving in together. But in many..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near San Francisco [Video]3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near San Francisco

Business Insider reports a 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit Colma, California, on Saturday morning. The earthquake had a depth of 4.7 miles, and there have been no reports of damage from the earthquake so..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Naturalized Citizen Charged With Giving US Secrets To China [Video]Naturalized Citizen Charged With Giving US Secrets To China

Reuters reports a San Francisco tour guide may ultimately end his days in the equivalent of Alcatraz. 56-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen Xuehua Peng is also known as Edward Peng. Federal prosecutors..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Trump Directs EPA To Take Action Against Homeless Pollution [Video]Trump Directs EPA To Take Action Against Homeless Pollution

President Donald Trump is taking action for the environment and against the homeless population in California. He ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a notice in less than a week to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump On LA's Homeless: They're Ruining 'Our Best Highways' [Video]Trump On LA's Homeless: They're Ruining 'Our Best Highways'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that homeless individuals are ruining America's best highways and streets. According to Business Insider, Trump also claimed some people have told him they want to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

The Healthiest Cities In America [Video]The Healthiest Cities In America

According to The Huff Post, when it comes to American cities, the West Coast is home to some of the healthiest. A study from WalletHub ranked the most healthy cities in the U.S., over 174, based on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

'We're trying to help people' - says vape shop as NJ Gov. creates task force to combat vaping [Video]'We're trying to help people' - says vape shop as NJ Gov. creates task force to combat vaping

'I don't know anybody that has died from vaping the right stuff,' says owner at iVape, as NJ expects to announce vaping restrictions within weeks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:18Published

San Francisco: $2.5 Billion Bid For PG&E's Electric System [Video]San Francisco: $2.5 Billion Bid For PG&E's Electric System

FILE PHOTO: A PG&E truck carrying an American Flag drives past PG&E repair trucks in Paradise, California, U.S. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage NEW YORK (Reuters) - The city of San Francisco has offered to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

What to look out for at Apple's Sep 10 event [Video]What to look out for at Apple's Sep 10 event

Apple's big hardware event is coming on September 10. New iPhones are expected to be launched and investor will be watching the prices to see how the trade war is impacting the Cupertino tech giant...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:00Published

As tariffs loom Apple remains dependent on China [Video]As tariffs loom Apple remains dependent on China

Tapping factories in Brazil and India has not lessened Apple's dependence on China, the company's supply chain data shows, raising the stakes for the iPhone maker as U.S. President Donald Trump wages a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

Hudson's Bay to sell Lord + Taylor for $100 million [Video]Hudson's Bay to sell Lord + Taylor for $100 million

Hudson’s Bay Co said on Wednesday it would sell its Lord + Taylor department store operations to San Francisco-based fashion rental service company Le Tote Inc for about $100 million. Yahaira Jacquez..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Blockchain ID database could help Sierra Leone's unbanked [Video]Blockchain ID database could help Sierra Leone's unbanked

A San Francisco tech non-profit is using blockchain to create an online ID database in Sierra Leone, which it hopes will help millions of people outside the traditional banking system. Serena Chaudhry..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

DNC Votes Against Allowing Candidates To Participate In Exclusive Climate Debate [Video]DNC Votes Against Allowing Candidates To Participate In Exclusive Climate Debate

Democratic National Committee delegates in San Francisco voted against a debate focused on climate change. The 222-137 vote said they would not allow candidates to participate in such a primary debate...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

Crews work into the night, fire engulfs NuStar ethanol storage tanks near San Francisco

Flames engulfed two ethanol holding tanks on Tuesday at a NuStar Energy petrochemical storage facility near San Francisco, prompting health authorities to urge residents of two adjacent towns to remain..
Reuters - Published

Fire breaks out at San Francisco area NuStar storage facility

A fire broke out Tuesday in two tanks at a NuStar oil and refined products storage facility in Crockett, California, the company said.
Reuters - Published

San Francisco man accused of being agent for China held without bail

A San Francisco tour guide charged with being an undercover agent of the Chinese government was ordered held without bail on Tuesday after a federal magistrate judge found that he presented a potential..
Reuters - Published

San Francisco tour guide charged with carrying U.S. secrets to China

A San Francisco tour guide has been charged with being an agent of the Chinese government, accused of picking up U.S. national security secrets from furtive locations and delivering them cloak and..
Reuters - Published

Naturalized U.S. citizen charged with being agent of China

A naturalized U.S. citizen working as a tour guide in the San Francisco area was charged on Monday with being an agent of the Chinese government, providing officials there with classified U.S. national..
Reuters - Published

United Airlines flight diverted to free passenger stuck in toilet

A passenger is trapped in a toilet forcing a diversion to the flight from Washington DC to San Francisco.
BBC News - Published

Trump orders environmental notice to San Francisco on homeless

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency less than a week to issue a notice to the city of San Francisco over its homelessness problem and..
Reuters - Published

Peru ex-president denied bail in U.S., wife dragged from court after outburst

A former Peruvian first lady was dragged out of a courtroom in San Francisco on Thursday as she cursed a judge's decision to keep her husband, ex-president Alejandro Toledo, in jail pending extradition..
Reuters - Published

NRA sues San Francisco over 'terrorist organization' label

The National Rifle Association (NRA) sued San Fransisco on Monday, saying a declaration by the city's Board of Supervisors that officials should limit businesses linked to the NRA because it is a..
Reuters - Published

Microsoft's LinkedIn loses appeal over access to user profiles

A federal appeals court on Monday rejected LinkedIn's effort to stop a San Francisco company from using information that users of the professional networking website have deemed public.
Reuters - Published

San Francisco makes $2.5 billion bid for PG&E's electric system

The city of San Francisco has offered to buy PG&E Corp's power lines and other electrical system infrastructure serving the city for $2.5 billion, according to the utility, which sought Chapter 11..
Reuters - Published

San Francisco declares NRA a 'terrorist' group

The San Francisco counsel said the gun-rights group 'incites gun owners to acts of violence'.
BBC News - Published

'World's oldest webcam' to be switched off

Set up in 1994, the weather-watching webcam in San Francisco will be shut off at the end of August.
BBC News - Published

Teen identified as gunman in mass shooting at California garlic festival

A California teenager was identified by police on Monday as the gunman who killed three people, including two children, at a food festival south of San Francisco.
Reuters - Published

Teen identified as gunman at California food festival, police hunt for associate

California police were searching on Monday for a suspected accomplice of the gunman who killed three people, including a 6-year-old boy, in a mass shooting at a food festival south of San Francisco.
Reuters - Published

U.S. judge blocks Trump's latest sweeping asylum rule

A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that aimed to bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Reuters - Published

Judge blocks new Trump asylum rule

A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Wednesday stopped the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that would bar almost all asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Reuters - Published

Intruders jump fence at U.S. nuclear reactor that uses bomb-grade fuel

Two people jumped a security fence at a GE Hitachi research reactor near San Francisco, the U.S. nuclear power regulator said on Thursday, raising concerns over a plant that is one of the few in the..
Reuters - Published

Four people injured in San Francisco-area shopping mall shooting

Police in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno, California, said on Monday they were on the scene of a shooting, which local media reported occurred at a shopping mall and left several people injured.
Reuters - Published

Juul loses home turf as San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales

San Francisco will become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of e-cigarettes as officials look to control the rapid uptick in teenage use of nicotine devices made by companies..
Reuters - Published

San Francisco to become first major U.S. city to ban e-cigarette sales

San Francisco will become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of e-cigarettes as officials look to control the rapid uptick in teenage use of nicotine devices made by companies..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Sanders kicks fight against Trump into high gear as Democrats swarm San Francisco

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday called on California Democrats to unite against Donald Trump, kicking the 2020 presidential campaign into high gear with jabs against the Republican president and..
Reuters - Published

'Oh my God, is that Bernie Sanders?' Democrats swarm San Francisco

Fourteen Democratic presidential candidates sparked cheers and applause in the streets of San Francisco on Saturday as they worked the crowds at the California party's state convention, a sign of the..
Reuters - Published

Democratic 2020 hopefuls to swarm San Francisco, while Biden stays away

Fourteen Democratic presidential hopefuls seeking money and support in California, the most liberal and populous U.S. state, will descend on San Francisco this weekend for a state party convention -..
Reuters - Published

A coffee shop in San Francisco offers a $75 cup of coffee

a coffee shop in san francisco offers a $75 cup of coffee
Klatch Coffee in San Francisco is offering a $75 cup of coffee used from award winning beans grown in Panama.
BBC News - Published

San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition

san francisco is first us city to ban facial recognition
The city voted against the emerging technology amid fears of invasion of privacy and unreliability.
BBC News - Published

San Francisco votes to ban city use of facial recognition technology

San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped..
Reuters - Published

Facebook boss reveals changes in response to criticism

facebook boss reveals changes in response to criticism
Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook at a speech in San Francisco
BBC News - Published

Love not Haight: San Francisco school changes its name

love not haight: san francisco school changes its name
The school was named after 19th Century governor Henry Huntly Haight, who promoted racist views.
BBC News - Published

Lyft pulls electric bikes in three U.S. cities after complaints about braking

Lyft Inc is recalling several thousand electric bikes in its bike-share program in New York, Washington and San Francisco because of a braking problem, the ride-hailing company said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

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