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There was once a pool - a big one - in Dolores Park

There was once a pool - a big one - in Dolores Park

A wading pool at San Francisco's Dolores Park?Sure, some 20-somethings may have soaked their feet once or twice in a plastic kiddie pool while sipping frosty Fort Points at the park on a balmy day, but more than 100 years ago, a massive concrete-lined wading pool was a permanent attraction. The shallow pool was constructed by the city on the south side of the park circa. 1909, three years after the devastating 1906 earthquake, according to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. It cost $128 to build, just about what a boutique-shop bathing suit goes for in the 21st century.The...

Apr 24
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Rain is on the way to SF Bay Area, but will it help?

Rain is on the way to SF Bay Area, but will it help?

The San Francisco Bay Area is expected to see the first widespread rain event of April this weekend, but experts say it won't make up for a water shortage left by two consecutive winters of below-average rainfall.The system dropping down from the Pacific Northwest could arrive as early as Saturday night, but the best chance for showers is Sunday morning after sunrise and into the afternoon and evening. Light, scattered rain could linger into Monday before the storm exits the region. "We haven’t had any rain so far in April for the most part, other than light drizzle and some rain up in Napa...

Apr 21
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Bay Area county on brink of imposing strict water restrictions

Bay Area county on brink of imposing strict water restrictions

The water district in Marin County is on the brink of imposing mandatory water use restrictions on all customers, another sign drought is looming in California after two consecutive winters marked by historically low precipitation.If the Marin Municipal Water District's board of directors approves a program to implement a list of water use restrictions at Tuesday night's meeting, the district will be the first major water agency in the Bay Area to declare a water shortage emergencyUnder the program, the district serving about 200,000 residents would limit outdoor watering to one day per...

Apr 20
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See the massive rockslide that closed Highway 50 near Tahoe

See the massive rockslide that closed Highway 50 near Tahoe

LATEST April 9, 3:13 p.m. The California Highway Patrol in South Lake Tahoe said after 2:30 p.m. Friday that Highway 50 near Lake Tahoe is reopen to one lane over Echo Summit.Caltrans shared a video showing rocks being blasted to clear the roadway.Highway 50 is back open to one lane over Echo Summit. Rock scaling work continues and our crews will monitor 24/7 through weekend to make sure the route is safe for travel. — Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3)April 9, 10:45 a.m. The California Highway Patrol in South Lake Tahoe at 10:30 a.m. Caltrans workers are clearing the rockslide on Highway...

Apr 9
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Calif. has lowest US positivity rate: Which states have highest?

Calif. has lowest US positivity rate: Which states have highest?

Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a Tuesday press briefing that California has lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in the nation and went on to tout the state's plan to fully reopen the economy on if cases continue to decline."We are moving beyond the blueprint," said Newsom, referring to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy that has been in place since August. "On June 15, we will be moving beyond the blueprint and getting rid of the colored tiers. We’ll be getting rid of the dimmer switch."Indeed, according to which tracks coronavirus cases around the globe, the Golden State has a seven-day rate of 1%...

Apr 7
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Trader Joe's gets closer to opening new San Francisco store

Trader Joe's gets closer to opening new San Francisco store

Here's some good news for San Francisco residents who can't get through a week without mandarin orange chicken.Trader Joe's is making strides in opening a new location at 555 Fulton in Hayes Valley.The grocery retailer known for its fair pricing and unusual products (think cauliflower gnocchi) submitted its application in late March to the to open a store in a vacant retail space at the bottom level of the retail-condo complex."The proposed Trader Joe’s store would replace a vacant retail space with a much-needed grocery store to serve the neighborhood," Trader Joe's said in its...

Apr 7
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Does Calif. support Newsom recall? Here's what new survey says

Does Calif. support Newsom recall? Here's what new survey says

Gov. Gavin Newsom would likely hold onto his seat if a recall election were held today, according to a of California voters that comes weeks after the effort against the Democrat collected more than 2 million signatures.A majority of likely voters said they oppose a recall of Newsom, with 56% saying they would vote against removing him, 40% saying they are in favor of ousting him, and the remainder undecided, according to a Public Policy Institute of California survey issued Tuesday night.The support is similar to what Newsom received in the , where he took 61% of the vote and Republican...

Mar 31
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2 SF Bay Area tech giants prepare to reopen offices

2 SF Bay Area tech giants prepare to reopen offices

Two Bay Area tech giants are preparing to reopen their offices for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.Facebook confirmed Friday it will start bringing employees back to the Menlo Park headquarters at 10% capacity beginning May 10. The Fremont offices are scheduled to open May 17, Sunnyvale on May 24 and San Francisco on June 7.Uber told the on Friday that it will open its new S.F. headquarters in Mission Bay on Monday at 20% capacity.This news comes as COVID infection rates are declining across the Bay Area and public health departments are easing restrictions. Both...

Mar 26
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SF records 135 drug overdose deaths in first 2 months of 2021

SF records 135 drug overdose deaths in first 2 months of 2021

San Francisco is on track to see another year marked by a staggering number of drug overdoses as the city's dire drug epidemic, fueled by the powerful painkiller fentanyl, continues.In January and February, the city recorded 135 overdose deaths, compared to 81 people in the same time frame last year, according to a new from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Of those deaths, about 80 of the individuals had fentanyl in their system.This comes after the city saw a record 699 people die from overdoses in 2020.The city's drug crisis is deepening as fentanyl, which can be 50 to 100 times...

Mar 24
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Are masks still needed in California, especially outdoors? Experts are torn

Are masks still needed in California, especially outdoors? Experts are torn

Pedestrians wearing masks walk through Union Square in San Francisco, California on Dec. 8, 2020.California is finally in a bright spot in a long and dark pandemic. The coronavirus case rate in the Golden State is the . More than of the adult population is fully vaccinated. Winter has passed. The days are longer, the weather warmer and people are spending more time outdoors. Are these all signs California is ready to lift its mask mandate?Experts concur a mask requirement in indoor public and common spaces remains necessary, since a large body of research indicates the virus spreads easily...

Apr 23
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