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Rachel Swan

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Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Rachel:

A $200 million bike bridge tantalized this Bay Area city. It may never get built

Alameda has spent millions studying a movable bicycle and pedestrian bridge that would cost at least $200 million to build and rise as high as a 16 stories. → Read More

Older adoptable dogs await homes during special S.F. event this weekend

Dozens of dogs are available at Muttville’s “Smooch Your Pooch” Adopt-a-thon this weekend. → Read More

Winter storms bring snow to the Bay Area — with more to come

Bay Area winter storms brought snow and plunging temperatures across the region. → Read More

Man fatally shot in East Oakland, police say

Responding officers found the victim gravely wounded from gunshots shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oakland police said. → Read More

California weather: Snow accumulates in Santa Cruz mountains as winter storm moves in

Snow gathers in the Santa Cruz mountains as the winter storm moves in, bringing some of the coldest and windiest conditions of the season across California. → Read More

Half Moon Bay shooting: Mass killing was ‘workplace violence,’ authorities say

Chunli Zhao is accused of killing seven people and injuring one in Half Moon Bay. He will be arraigned at the Hall of Justice in Redwood City on murder charges. → Read More

Half Moon Bay shooting: Four dead in mass killing, report says

Sheriff’s deputies were responding to a shooting Monday afternoon “with multiple victims” close to Highway 92 in unincorporated Half Moon Bay, according to a tweet posted by the office. → Read More

67-year-old man attacked by crowd in downtown S.F. in stable condition after stabbing

The 67-year-old man was stabbed at Seventh and Market streets shortly before 11:30 p.m., in the midst of a fight between several people. → Read More

Walgreens exec says threat of organized retail theft was overblown

A top Walgreens executive conceded Thursday that pharmacy chain brass may have overstated the threat of organized retail theft last year, according to a report from CNBC. → Read More

When will Dungeness crab season start this year? California officials will decide today

After some delays, staff at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife recommended opening Dungeness crab season on Dec. 31. A decision is expected Thursday. → Read More

Bay Area ‘floating home’ dwellers got rent control passed. Their landlord says many don’t need it

When a new owner raised the monthly fee to dock at an Alameda waterfront, homeowners... → Read More

What your smartphone is telling UC Berkeley researchers about Bay Area earthquakes

UC Berkeley researchers are learning more about earthquakes, and how people perceive them,... → Read More

Man suspected in Paul Pelosi attack pleads not guilty to federal charges

David DePape, the man accused of breaking into Nancy Pelosi’s home and attacking her husband Paul Pelosi, pleaded not guilty to federal charges on Tuesday morning. → Read More

Stop licking the toads, National Park Service tells visitors

Officials at the National Park Service have a dire warning: Do not lick the Sonoran Desert... → Read More

Paul Pelosi attack: Date set for key hearing in David DePape prosecution

San Francisco prosecutors want to hold the man accused of bludgeoning U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband in jail while he awaits trial, citing the “violent nature” of the attack against an 82 year-old man, in front of two police officers. → Read More

Paul Pelosi attack: From nudist activism to online hate, suspect David DePape’s strange descent

DePape, 42, is accused of breaking into the San Francisco home of Democratic House Speaker... → Read More

5.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Bay Area, originates in San Jose

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake rattled a large swath of the Bay Area, with residents reporting feeling the impact from San Jose to the East Bay. → Read More

Hayward police shoot and kill man following chase on I-580

The altercation occurred followed a string of alleged crimes throughout the East Bay on... → Read More

Cal or UC Berkeley? Brand experts contemplate a single name

University officials are studying whether the venerated school should adopt a single... → Read More

Earthquake in Colma rattles San Francisco on Friday

The 2.6 magnitude quake shook homes in San Francisco → Read More