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California's new Bay Bridge opens with fanfare

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- California's new Bay Bridge opened one day earlier than announced after 11 years of construction -- more than twice as long as anticipated, officials said.

SoCal wildfire 25 percent contained, but will likely grow further

RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 20 (UPI) -- Firefighters said a stubborn blaze in the mountains east of Los Angeles had chewed through more than 27,000 acres as of Saturday morning.

Adam Lambert honored at latest round GLAAD awards

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 (UPI) -- Singer Adam Lambert and the upcoming Alan Cumming film "Any Day Now " were big honorees in the latest round of GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco.
Occupy groups seek restraining orders

Occupy groups seek restraining orders

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Hundreds of students and faculty members temporarily shut down a University of California regents meeting Monday in an Occupy protest of tuition hikes.

Voters reject collective-bargaining limits

Voters Tuesday rejected an Ohio collective bargaining law and a Mississippi anti-abortion measure and recalled the writer of Arizona's anti-immigration law.
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San Fran 'nude-in' celebrates nakedness

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Organizers of a San Francisco "nude-in" said the naked gathering is expected to draw a number of nudists to the corner of Castro and 17th streets.

San Francisco count tests homeless policy

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- San Francisco will learn how effective ex-Mayor Gavin Newsom's homelessness policies have been after a count of people living on the streets and in shelters.

First Asian mayor leads San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- San Francisco's first Asian-American chief executive, Edwin M. Lee, is pledging to be "a mayor for everyone."

Administrator likely to become S.F. mayor

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- City Administrator Ed Lee is on track to become San Francisco's first Asian-American mayor after the supervisors voted overwhelmingly to name him.
Toys out unless veggies in a kid's meal

Toys out unless veggies in a kid's meal

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- San Francisco supervisors overrode a mayoral veto of legislation barring fast-food restaurants from packing toys in meals unless dietary criteria are met.
Santa Clara approves 49ers stadium plan

Santa Clara approves 49ers stadium plan

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says the fact that Santa Clara voters approved a new stadium for the 49ers doesn't guarantee the team will leave San Francisco.
SF mayor: College fund for every child

SF mayor: College fund for every child

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 (UPI) -- San Francisco's mayor says he wants the city to start a college savings account for every child who enters a public school kindergarten.

Newsom running for Calif. lt. governor

SAN FRANCISCO, March 12 (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom confirmed Friday he is officially a candidate for lieutenant governor in California.
15,000 workers to get shorter work weeks

15,000 workers to get shorter work weeks

SAN FRANCISCO, March 6 (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says a plan to rehire 15,000 laid off city workers for shorter work weeks will save thousands of jobs.
Fight over sanctuary law may go to court

Fight over sanctuary law may go to court

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A San Francisco lawmaker is threatening to take Mayor Gavin Newsom to court unless a compromise is reached over changing the city's sanctuary ordinance.
Gavin Newsom drops out of Calif. gov race

Gavin Newsom drops out of Calif. gov race

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom withdrew Friday from next year's race to be California governor before it officially started.

S.F. mayor vetoes sanctuary law change

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has vetoed an ordinance changing the "sanctuary city" policy on immigrant teens convicted of felonies.

Newsom sends gifts to Sacramento mayor

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A California mayor whose garment bag was swiped during a visit to San Francisco received a gift basket from that city's mayor as a means of mending ties.

Calif. Republicans hold firm on candidates

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- California voters haven't changed their minds about Republican candidates for governor since last winter, a poll released Thursday indicates.
S.F. moves to change illegal alien policy

S.F. moves to change illegal alien policy

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- San Francisco officials are moving closer to amending the California city's controversial "sanctuary city" policy for illegal immigrants, observers say.

Poll: Brown leads field in California

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- California Attorney General Jerry Brown has a narrowing lead over San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in the governor's race, a poll released Thursday said.

Brown, Whitman lead in Calif. fundraising

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Democratic state Attorney General Jerry Brown and Republican businesswoman Meg Whitman are the winners so far in California's gubernatorial cash-raising race.

S.F. mayor orders healthy food in city

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9 (UPI) -- All San Francisco city departments must audit unused land in the city to see if it can be turned into community gardens or farms, the mayor said.
San Francisco implementing compost fines

San Francisco implementing compost fines

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2 (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says his city's new mandate on composting food scraps is a localized attempt to help the environment.
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