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Wednesday
Nov262014

San Francisco Becomes First City to Pass Retail Worker ‘Bill of Rights’

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Just in time for Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping, San Francisco Supervisors have unanimously approved a retail workers bill of rights.  

It's the country's first retail worker bill of rights, requiring employers to post workers schedules at least two weeks in advance.

The goal is to limit employer habits of scheduling workers to shifts with little notice.  

If there's a last minute schedule change, any on call hours, or if a worker is sent home before their assigned shift ends, they'll have to be compensated.  

Retail chains in San Francisco will also be required to offer part time workers hours before hiring new employees.

It’s a bill that some believe will grow beyond San Francisco and beyond retail chains.


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Wednesday
Nov262014

BART to Oakland International Airport Opens in Time for Thanksgiving Travel

Bay Area Rapid Transit(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Travelers planning to get out of the Bay Area for the Thanksgiving holiday now have another option -- flying out of Oakland International Airport.

The Bay Area Rapid Transit’s new train to plane service “BART to OAK” is now fully operational, after having a grand opening on Saturday.

The project broke ground in 2010, and cost $484 million.

Riders board one of four three-car automated people movers at either the Coliseum Station or the Oakland International Airport Station for an eight-minute ride at speeds of 30 miles-per-hour.

Trains arrive every five minutes during peak commute hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and drop off and pick up riders just steps away from both terminals at OAK.  Riders can use a BART ticket or a Clipper Card on the new system.

“The ride and the experience alone are memorable,” said BART General Manager Grace Crunican in a statement. “Riders get a 360 degree view from the windows surrounding the entire car as you travel over the traffic below. It’s a cable propelled system with light-weight and quiet trains, so it’s like gliding through the air.”  

The new train services replaced the AirBART busses, which used to run from the Coliseum Station to OAK. Travelers are reminded not to look for the busses when traveling during the busy holiday weekend.


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Wednesday
Nov262014

Multiple People Injured in Early-Morning Shooting

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- At least six people were injured in an early-morning shooting in San Francisco Wednesday.

Officials said at Mission and 13th Streets shortly before 1 a.m. officers found four people wounded.

Those victims were taken to a local hospital. A fifth victim then showed up at the same hospital for treatment, and a sixth victim went to another hospital outside of the city, police said.

At least two of the victims are said to have life-threatening injuries.


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Tuesday
Nov252014

Camera Stolen in Portsmorth Square Robbery

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A man had his camera stolen Monday after being thrown to the ground while in Portsmouth Square.

The 43-year-old victim told San Francisco Police he was approached by two suspects just before 4 p.m. They grabbed his camera and threw him to the ground. The pair fled on foot after the victim let go of the camera.

He was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.


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Tuesday
Nov252014

Police Investigate Stabbing in Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Authorities continue to investigate a stabbing in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood on Monday.

The 51-year-old victim told San Francisco Police he was punched in the back of the head by one suspect around 5 p.m. near the intersection of Haight and Stanyan Streets. As he was falling to the ground, he grabbed onto another suspect and was stabbed in the leg with a knife.

Police say he was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


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Tuesday
Nov252014

Leondra Kruger Nominated to California Supreme Court

(SACRAMENTO) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated Leondra Kruger to the California Supreme Court.

Kruger, 38, has been nominated for associate justice of the California Supreme Court, according to a statement released by Brown's office.

Kurger's experience includes serving as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel since 2013.

"I am deeply honored by Governor Brown's nomination," Kruger said in a statement. "I look forward to returning home to California and, if confirmed, serving the people of California on our state's highest court."


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Monday
Nov242014

Man, 70, Attacked with Hammer in Home Invasion Robbery

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A 70-year-old man had to be hospitalized Sunday night after being attacked with a hammer in a home invasion robbery in the Southern District.

The incident was reported around 11:30 p.m. on the 1700 block of Market Street. Police said the victim was in his room when the suspect knocked on the door, and pretended to be selling a laptop.

The suspect then entered the home, according to officers, and proceeded to take cash, a cellphone and credit cards from the victim. Then, when the victim confronted the intruder, police said the robber hit the senior citizen in the head with a hammer. The suspect then fled the scene.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with a head injury.


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Monday
Nov242014

Man Arrested after Chase at San Jose Airport

(SAN JOSE, Calif.)  -- Authorities arrested a 39-year-old man on Sunday after he caused a security breach and led police on a brief chase at Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Miguel Zaragoza, 39, commandeered a work crew truck around 10 a.m. after he crossed security and was found at a restricted loading ramp, according to police.

Airport spokesperson Rosemary Barnes says the man was initially detained but managed to free himself and steal a maintenance vehicle before finally being apprehended again.

“The adult male did manage to get into the maintenance worker's truck and drove it on the public street side over to the terminal where he was apprehended by San Jose Police Department at the curb side and taken into custody,” said Barnes.
 
Barnes added that the entire incident had no impact on operations, and did not pose a safety threat.

Zaragoza has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and trespassing.


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Monday
Nov242014

Missing San Francisco Girl Reunited with Family

San Francisco Police Department(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A 12-year-old girl who was missing for almost two weeks has been reunited with her family.

San Francisco Police say Imani Howell was found by her parents around 2 p.m. on Saturday on a Muni bus on Third Street and Evans Avenue in San Francisco. After her parents took her home, they contacted police.

Howell left for school on Nov. 10, but never returned home. She was seen a week later on International Boulevard in Oakland.

Police say a doctor evaluated Howell and found her to be in good health, with no visible injuries.

SFPD says the investigation into her disappearance is still ongoing and asks anyone with information about the case to contact police at (415) 575-4444.


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Friday
Nov212014

SFPD Investigating Bayview District Shooting

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Police are investigating a shooting that took place on Thursday night in the Bayview District.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, officers were called to the area near Shafter Avenue at about 6:21 p.m.

The two victims told officers that they were working on a car when they heard gunshots and fled. Later, the victims said, they realized that they had been shot and went to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment.

Neither victim was able to describe or identify the shooter, but said that they believed the gunshots came from a gray car. The victims suffered only non-life threatening injuries.


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