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San Francisco officials call for 10% reduction of water use

Nov. 24, 2021 12:42 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials have declared a water shortage emergency and are asking customers in four counties to voluntarily reduce their water use by 10% due to California’s lengthening drought. The request made Tuesday took effect immediately and...

Police arrest 4 in fatal shooting of Bay Area teen in 2019

Nov. 11, 2021 22:48 PM EST

BELMONT, Calif. (AP) — Four people have been arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing a San Francisco Bay Area teenager nearly three years ago. Mohammad Othman, 17, was found lying in the parking lot of an elementary school in Belmont the night of Jan. 7, 2019 with...

San Francisco police sergeant arrested in pharmacy robbery

Nov. 05, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco police officer was arrested in San Mateo on suspicion of robbing a pharmacy and is on unpaid leave pending an internal investigation. San Mateo police said San Francisco Police Sgt. Davin Cole was booked on charges of robbery in the...

Sudden, dangerous waves could hit Bay Area beaches

Nov. 01, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials warn that potentially dangerous waves are expected along the coast in the San Francisco Bay Area. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Monday that “sneaker waves” that can suddenly surge to 3 or 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 meters) are expected...

Man who fatally drove off California highway identified

Sep. 17, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after his car plunged off a winding, cliffside road south of San Francisco and landed on a beach more than 200 feet (60 meters) below. The San Mateo County coroner's office identified the driver on Thursday...

Alleged serial killer convicted in 1974 California murder

Sep. 15, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — An alleged San Francisco Bay Area serial killer was convicted Tuesday of the murder of the daughter of former Stanford University athletic director Chuck Taylor nearly 50 years ago. A San Mateo County jury took about an hour to convict John...