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San Francisco commission OKs shelter near tourist area

Apr. 24, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Port commissioners Tuesday night unanimously approved a proposal to lease land for a 200-bed temporary homeless shelter in the popular Embarcadero tourist area as the city struggles with a severe shortage of affordable housing. Supporters cheered as the commissioners voted unanimously...

Housing-strapped California debates density near job hubs

Apr. 24, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A controversial proposal to increase housing near transportation and job hubs faces a key test Wednesday as California lawmakers search for solutions to the state's housing affordability crisis. Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener's bill is one of dozens on housing before lawmakers this...

The Latest: San Francisco commission Oks homeless shelter

Apr. 24, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a proposed homeless shelter in San Francisco's Embarcadero (all times local): 10 p.m. San Francisco port commissioners have approved a proposal to put a temporary homeless shelter along the Embarcadero. Tuesday night's unanimous vote authorizes the port to lease a parking...

49ers sign offensive lineman Ben Garland to 1-year deal

Apr. 23, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Ben Garland to a one-year deal. The move Tuesday gives the 49ers depth on the line with a player who is familiar with San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan. Garland played in Atlanta when Shanahan was offensive coordinator in...

Judge OKs bankrupt PG&E's plan for $235 million in bonuses

Apr. 23, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge approved Pacific Gas & Electric Corp.'s plans Tuesday to pay $235 million in employee bonuses this year, despite the California utility's bankruptcy and objections from lawyers of victims of the state's massive wildfires. The Sacramento Bee reports that U.S....

The Latest: San Francisco panel to vote on homeless shelter

Apr. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a homeless shelter in San Francisco (all times local): 4:40 p.m. People are speaking out at a San Francisco port commission meeting over whether to approve a new homeless center in a waterfront neighborhood. Resident Janet Lawson, who is opposed to the 200-bed shelter,...

Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 23, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy. This year's draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be...

Dem donors swoon, and sometimes fight, over Pete Buttigieg

Apr. 23, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest. Entertainment moguls are fighting over who will host Hollywood fundraisers for the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Democratic donors are showering him with praise. And he has...

Judge orders more sleep for San Francisco area jail inmates

Apr. 23, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered more sleep and fewer nighttime interruptions for county jail inmates in one San Francisco Bay Area county after a group of inmates sued, saying lack of sleep amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Alameda County jails will no longer be allowed to make...

Twitter profit rises as Trump demands 'fairer' social media

Apr. 23, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter Inc. on Tuesday trumpeted strong quarterly growth in earnings and users while President Donald Trump tweeted criticism of the social media site for allegedly discriminating against him politically. The company said net income for the first three months of the year rose on...