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Sara Stewart, foreground, reads a book while away from crowds visiting Baker Beach during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Sunday, May 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Californians venture outside as state relaxes virus rules

May. 24, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As cooped-up California residents ventured outdoors to take advantage of sunshine and relaxed rules to control the spread of coronavirus, authorities said Memorial Day weekend crowds at beaches and parks were mostly manageable Sunday. Stay-at-home restrictions eased across much of the...

California woman arrested for posting racist notes at homes

May. 24, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — A woman in the San Francisco Bay Area has been arrested on suspicion of posting handwritten messages at several homes, targeting Asian Americans and suggesting that those not native to the United States should leave the country immediately. Police in San Leandro, a suburb of...

In this Friday, May 15, 2020 photo, Joel Johnson rides his new bicycle on a bike path at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Johnson hadn't owned a bicycle since he was 15, but soon after the coronavirus pandemic led to a shelter in place order in San Francisco, he bought a bike to avoid crowded public trains and buses. Johnson is among thousands of cooped-up Americans snapping up new bicycles or dusting off decades-old bikes to stay fit, keep their mental sanity or have a safe alternative to public transportation. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Pandemic a boon for the bicycle as thousands snap them up

May. 24, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joel Johnson hadn’t owned a bicycle since he was 15, but the pandemic changed all that. Johnson first bought a multipurpose bike to avoid the germs on crowded buses and trains but then discovered a passion for pedaling around San Francisco, where some streets are now closed to...

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Hundreds protest in Sacramento against stay-at-home order

May. 23, 2020 9:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the state Capitol on Saturday to protest against California's stay-at-home orders even as residents entered the Memorial Day weekend with newly expanded options for beachgoing, barbecuing and shopping. The rally to demand that Gov. Gavin...

First responders battle a massive fire that erupted at a warehouse early Saturday, May 23, 2020 in San Francisco. Arriving crews were confronted with towering flames engulfing the warehouse.  (KPIX-TV CBS-Viacom via AP)

Fire destroys warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

May. 23, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire engulfed a warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf early Saturday, sending a thick plume of smoke over the waterfront and threatening to spread to a historic World War II-era ship before firefighters brought the flames under control. One firefighter sustained a hand...

A mask covers the mouth on the statue of Golden Gate Bridge chief engineer Joseph Strauss at an empty visitors plaza in San Francisco on April 17, 2020. Normally, the months leading into summer bring bustling crowds to the city's famous landmarks, but this year, because of the coronavirus threat they sit empty and quiet. Some parts are like eerie ghost towns or stark scenes from a science fiction movie. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

AP PHOTOS: Lockdown journey through a silenced San Francisco

May. 23, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The late San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen was fond of saying, “One day if I go to heaven … I’ll and look around and say, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.‘” I’ve thought about these words often as...

Rectangles designed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging social distancing line a city-sanctioned homeless encampment at San Francisco's Civic Center on Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

San Francisco sanctions once-shunned homeless encampments

May. 22, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is joining other U.S. cities in authorizing homeless tent encampments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a move officials have long resisted but are now reluctantly embracing to safeguard homeless people. About 80 tents are now neatly spaced out on a wide street...

San Francisco university to pay $2.5M over fraud allegations

May. 22, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of San Francisco has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle allegations that it submitted fraudulent information to get AmeriCorps service grant money, the Justice Department announced Friday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for California’s Eastern District says...

FILE - This July 6, 2016, file photo shows pedestrians walking in front of The Stud bar in San Francisco. The Stud, one of the nation's most celebrated gay bars, is being forced from its home amid the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Iconic San Francisco gay bar to shutter in pandemic fallout

May. 21, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the nation’s most celebrated gay bars is being forced from its home amid the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The Stud is the longest continually running gay bar in San Francisco and known throughout the country as one of the bohemian, gender-bending,...

This Oct. 25, 2019 file photo shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking at the Paley Center in New York. If you want a gauge for what the future of office work will look like, watch how the biggest tech companies are preparing for a post-pandemic world. During an employee town hall Thursday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said “We want to make sure we move forward in a measured way”. Facebook, which has nearly 45,000 employees, is looking five to 10 years down the line as it plans for more remote work, even when COVID-19 is no longer a threat that keeps its employees working from home. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Tech giants are embracing remote work. Others may follow

May. 21, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For a preview of the future of office work, watch how the biggest tech companies are preparing for a post-pandemic world. Silicon Valley and Seattle giants — Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Twitter — were the first to send their employees home as the virus spread to the...