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Entries by Carly Schwartz from 12/2011

Jerry Brown's Tax Hike Initiative Would Raise Taxes On California's Wealthiest

Posted 12.01.2011 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Facing another budget deficit and the prospect of deep cuts to education, Gov. Jerry Brown plans to file a ballot initiativ...

Patrick Fousek, California Man, Sentenced To 6 Years For Trying To Sell Baby

Posted 12.01.2011 | San Francisco

SALINAS, Calif. -- A man convicted of trying to sell his baby outside a California Walmart store is heading to prison for six years. Patrick Fousek a...

World AIDS Day To Be Commemorated Across SF Today

Posted 12.01.2011 | San Francisco

Across the Bay Area and around the world Thursday, communities plan to commemorate World AIDS Day, which has been observed annually on Dec. 1 since 19...

UPDATE: Mavericks Surf Contest Postponed Until 2012

Posted 12.01.2011 | San Francisco

Originally planned to run from Dec. 1 until Feb. 28, the window for Half Moon Bay's highly anticipated Mavericks surfing contest will be postponed unt...

H&R Gunland Ranches To Settle Lawsuit For Unfair Labor Practices With Farmworkers

Posted 12.01.2011 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A central California almond and grape grower has been ordered to pay nearly $1 million in a settlement with farmworkers for unf...

Rock Is Most Definitely Not Dead (As Evidenced By The Pixies)

| Posted 12.02.2011 | San Francisco

You know how sometimes, watching live music, you forget where you are? And you can act like a complete idiot and dance and scream and sing along and get completely lost? The Pixies put on that kind of show.

BART's New Cellphone Policy Allows For Outage

Posted 12.02.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The agency that oversees the San Francisco area transit system on Thursday authorized police to turn off wireless communications in t...

Deborah Madden Indicted: Former San Francisco Drug Lab Technician Charged With Stealing Cocaine

Posted 12.02.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A former technician at the San Francisco Police Department's crime lab has been charged in federal court with skimming cocaine from t...

Norris Terrell Charged With Murder For Occupy Oakland Slaying

Posted 12.02.2011 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- A fugitive has been charged with murder after a protester was killed last month near the former Occupy Oakland encampment outside C...

Lube Wrestling @ El Rio (NSFW)

Posted 12.02.2011 | San Francisco

December 1, 2011. The monthly lube wrestling event presented by Go Deep was certainly a sight to behold. Girls stripped down to step into a pool fille...

San Francisco Examiner Takes A Turn To The Left

Posted 12.02.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert The San Francisco Examiner closed out the month of November with a...

Snipping The Bud: The Marijuana Harvest's Payday

Posted 12.04.2011 | San Francisco

Reporting from Sebastopol, Calif. -- In an old, shingled house not far from the center of town, the trim crew hunkered over trays in the living room, ...

Fresno Airport Stabbing: Man Attacked, Boards Plane Anyway

Posted 12.05.2011 | San Francisco

An unidentified Sikh man in his mid-50s was stabbed while waiting for his flight on Sunday evening at Fresno's Yosemite International Airport. The...

Ramina Badal's Body Found: Rangers Find Third Body In Yosemite's Merced River

Posted 12.05.2011 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. -- Officials on Monday identified a body found in the Merced River as one of three young people swept over a waterfall last summer in Y...

Bryan Black, Nordstrom Purse Thief, Pepper-Sprays Shoppers

Posted 12.05.2011 | San Francisco

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Police say a thief snatched $10,000 worth of handbags from a California department store and pepper-sprayed holiday shoppers w...

Jerry Brown Asks Voters For Tax Increases

Posted 12.05.2011 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown says he is filing a ballot initiative to ask California voters to increase taxes on themselves to generate more...

Monty Patterson Critical Of Planned Parenthood's Practices After Daughter's Death

Posted 12.06.2011 | San Francisco

On September 17, 2003, Monty Patterson rushed to ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton, Calif., where his 18-year-old daughter, Holly, was suffering...

Jerry Brown Tax Plan: Anti-Tax Groups Counter Governor's Measure

Posted 12.06.2011 | San Francisco

By JUDY LIN, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Just a day after California Gov. Jerry Brown released his tax initiative proposal, anti-t...

Australia Approves Laxative Agent As Wine Additive

Posted 12.06.2011 | San Francisco

UPDATE: An original version of this article published a photograph of the Australian wine Yellowtail to accompany it. The Huffington Post spoke with a...

'Occupy Our Homes' Spreads To The San Francisco Bay Area (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 12.06.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hundreds of foreclosure victims and tenants' rights advocates gathered throughout the Bay Area Tuesday as part of the nationwide "Occ...

Occupy San Francisco Encampment Cleared By Police In Overnight Raid (VIDEO)

Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- More than 100 police officers gave protesters at the Occupy encampment in San Francisco five minutes to gather belongings before auth...

'MythBusters' Cannonball Rips Through East Bay House, Van

Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Zany experiments testing scientific theories in real-world settings have earned the TV show "MythBusters" a devoted following, b...

24-Hour Jack In The Box: San Francisco Cracks Down

Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly. By Erin Sherbert First it was McDonald's Happy Meals that were on the city's radar; now San Fran...

Metallica Kicks Off Its 30th Anniversary Week With Notable Guests, Rare Songs, And Lots Of Talking

Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

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Hiram Lawrence Shooting: Family Of Wounded Toddler Wants Time For Recovery (VIDEO)

Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — The family of a 1-year-old California boy who was shot in the head when gunfire erupted during the filming of a rap music vide...