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SFSU building evacuated after school receives threat

By By Sarah Ravani A building at San Francisco State University was evacuated on Wednesday morning after school officials received a threat and called in police and bomb squad to investigate, officials said. Emergency notifications were sent to students and staff about 11 a.m. when a threat was received at the Health and Social Sciences…

Report: California employs more people in creative industries than any other state

By Michelle Robertson The Bay Area has long been recognized as a hub of technology, but the creative industry still thrives in the region, and it contributes significantly to the statewide economy. California employs the highest number of people in creative industries – architecture, entertainment, fashion, media, and publishing – than any other state, [READ…

Escaped lamb leads Fremont police on wild sheep chase

By By Filipa Ioannou Escaped lamb leads Fremont police on wild sheep chase Fremont police spent hours searching in vain for an escaped sheep Monday night, ultimately locating it Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The sheep escaped from a yard and was running free through a Fremont neighborhood on Monday night, but no one could catch…

Alameda school board votes to close quake-threatened school

By By Erin Allday An Alameda elementary school at risk of catastrophic damage in a major earthquake will close at the end of this academic year, the district board decided Tuesday night, overruling parents and school officials who had pleaded to keep the campus open. During an at times raucous board meeting, parents and students…

Tucked in Trump budget plan, a new bid to punish sanctuary cities

By By Hamed Aleaziz President Trump proposed a dramatic expansion of the law at the center of the administration’s fight against sanctuary cities — changes that could enable the federal government to punish cities like San Francisco for shielding immigrants. Tucked deep in Trump’s budget plan, which was released Tuesday and faced immediate scrutiny from…

Woman with painted-on beard disguise robs Danville bank

By By Filipa Ioannou Surveillance photos from the bank show the robber clad in black clothes, sunglasses and a baseball cap that reads “CALI.” The initial description released by police specified the robber was slender and 5 foot 8 inches tall, but did not specify the person’s gender. McClary was booked into Martinez Detention Facility…