Olga R. Rodriguez, The Associated Press

Olga R. Rodriguez

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Recent articles by Olga:

Longtime San Francisco benefactor Ann Getty dies at 79

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ann Getty, a longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco who married into the storied Getty family, died Monday. She was 79. She died of a heart attack, her husband Gordon Getty said. A native of Wheatland, California, Ann Getty and her husband Gordon Getty, an oil heir and billionaire philanthropist, were a regular presence of San Francisco's upper-crust… → Read More

Longtime San Francisco Benefactor, Ann Getty, Dies at 79

Ann Gilbert Getty, San Francisco philanthropist and designer, died of a heart attack Monday. → Read More

Reinforcements arriving to help in deadly California fires

Firefighters and aircraft from 10 states began arriving in California Friday to help weary crews battling some of the largest blazes in state history as weekend weather threatened to renew the advance of flames that have killed six people and incinerated hundreds of homes. → Read More

California wildfires some of largest in state history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lightning-sparked wildfires in Northern California exploded in size Friday to become some of the largest in state history, forcing thousands to flee and destroying hundreds of homes and other structures as reinforcements began arriving to help weary firefighters. More than 12,000 firefighters aided by helicopters and air tankers are battling wildfires throughout California. → Read More

California wildfires some of largest in state history

Lightning-sparked wildfires in Northern California exploded in size Friday to become some of the largest in state history, forcing thousands to flee and destroying hundreds of homes and other structures as reinforcements began arriving to help weary firefighters. More than 12,000 firefighters aided by helicopters and air tankers are battling wildfires throughout California. → Read More

California Wildfires Some of Largest in State History

More than 12,000 firefighters aided by helicopters and air tankers on Friday battled wildfires throughout California as reinforcements began to arrive → Read More

Mother Arrested in Her Baby's 1988 Killing Thanks to DNA

A California woman has been arrested in the death of her newborn baby boy in the San Francisco Bay Area 32 years ago in a case that was solved decades later because of genetic genealogy, authorities said Monday. → Read More

Financially struggling zoos could be latest pandemic victims

Since the coronavirus pandemic began keeping visitors at home, the jaguars and chimpanzees at the Oakland Zoo have enjoyed the quiet, venturing out to areas of their exhibits they usually avoid. → Read More

Financially Struggling Zoos Could Be Latest Pandemic Victims

The pandemic forced the Oakland Zoo and others across the country to close temporarily. Employees are worried they reserve money will run out soon, and the future of the zoo, animals and employees remains unknown. → Read More

Financially struggling zoos could be latest pandemic victims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the coronavirus pandemic began keeping visitors at home, the jaguars and chimpanzees at the Oakland Zoo have enjoyed the quiet, venturing out to areas of their exhibits they usually avoid. The bears and petting pigs miss the children, though, and are seeking more attention from zookeepers. Some things, however, haven't changed. The $55,000 in daily animal food costs… → Read More

Scientist charged with visa fraud arrested after she left Chinese consulate in San Francisco

Juan Tang, who has a doctorate in cellular biology, entered the United States on Dec. 27, 2019, to work at the University of California, Davis as a visiting researcher in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Alexandra Negin, an assistant federal public defender, said in the filing Wednesday asking the court for her release on bail. → Read More

Department of Homeland Security to safeguard US monuments

The federal agency that was created to improve the nation's response to terrorism is adding the stepped-up protection of statues and monuments to its mission. → Read More

Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end release of mug shots

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said the policy means the department will no longer release booking photos of suspects to the media or allow officers to post them online. → Read More

Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mug shots release

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police will stop making public the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city's police chief announced Wednesday. San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said the department will no longer release booking photos of suspects to the media or allow… → Read More

Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mugshots release

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police will stop making public the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city's police chief announced Wednesday. San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said the department will no longer release booking photos of suspects to the media or allow… → Read More

Citing Racial Bias, San Francisco Will End Mug Shots Release

The San Francisco Police Department issued a policy going into effect immediately stating that mug shots will not be released unless the suspect poses a threat to the public. → Read More

Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mug shots release

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police will stop making public the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city's police chief announced Wednesday. San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said the department will no longer release booking photos of suspects to the media… → Read More

Statues toppled throughout US in protests against racism

Protesters tore down more statues across the United States, expanding the razing in a San Francisco park to the writer of America’s national anthem and the general who won the country’s Civil War which ended widespread slavery. → Read More

Skeletal remains discovered in field are those of missing Ft. Hood soldier Gregory Wedel Morales

The soldier’s mother was devastated after she received confirmation from Fort Hood. → Read More

Statues toppled throughout US in protests against racism

Protesters tore down more statues across the United States, expanding the razing in a San Francisco park to the writer of America’s national anthem and the general who won the country’s Civil War which ended widespread slavery. → Read More