Matthias Gafni, SF Chronicle

Matthias Gafni

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Matthias:

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

A major Bay Area hospital opened a critical care unit for kids. Then four died

The deaths of four children at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek raise questions about whether it traded on the Stanford brand to woo patients and boost profits without being able to provide top-notch care. → Read More

Rare September rainstorm batters Bay Area after grueling heat, drought

The September storm marks a dramatic shift for residents recovering from a record heat... → Read More

Hot ticket: Resales for 49ers vs. Rams trend toward third-highest for an NFL playoff game, StubHub says

The apparent attempt to prevent a repeat of the regular season finale where San Francisco... → Read More

Buster Pawsey and Posey the puggle: An All-Star catcher retires but legions of namesake pooches live on

Something about the Giants catcher has inspired dog owners for years. There are 16... → Read More

Cow Hollow shooting leaves one with life-threatening injuries

A man was fighting for his life early Sunday morning after being shot in the Cow Hollow... → Read More

These are the deadliest national parks in the U.S.

Mortality data from the National Park Service shows which parks have seen the most deaths... → Read More

Boat sinks near Aquatic Park in S.F. Bay, booms deployed to contain fuel slick

The U.S. Coast Guard has responded to the fuel leak and is trying to determine how much... → Read More

Judge orders California prison guards to get vaccinated

A federal judge gave state prison officials and unions two weeks to come up with a plan... → Read More

South Lake Tahoe officials were finalizing a new evacuation plan. And then the Caldor Fire struck

The city council on Aug. 3, less than two weeks before the Caldor Fire roared to life,... → Read More

Jon Jacobo, rising San Francisco political star, resigns from commission after rape accusation

Sasha Perigo, a tenant rights advocate, alleges that after she visited Jacobo at his... → Read More

Dixie Fire explodes near Paradise, site of the devastating 2018 Camp Fire

A wildfire quickly spread across 1,200 acres in the Feather River Canyon near Highway 70... → Read More

One dead, three injured after illegal fireworks gathering in Santa Rosa

A car drove up to an illegal fireworks gathering early Monday morning, occupants shouted... → Read More

Lava Fire crews had left before the blaze exploded. Now an official apologizes

The fire official in charge of Shasta Trinity National Forest apologized to residents at... → Read More

San Jose mass shooting: Police investigating two fires that erupted before VTA massacre

At almost the same time of a mass shooting at a San Jose light rail maintenance yard... → Read More

He dropped $300,000 to promote Harold Camping's Judgment Day prediction. How does he feel 10 years later?

Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the bogus doomsday declaration, an embarrassing... → Read More

'They weren't going to get out on their own': 3 young men rescued off California coast

In another beach rescue, Cal Fire, Coast Guard and State Parks lifeguards helped save... → Read More

Man fatally shot in San Jose; 16th homicide of the year

An unidentified man was shot to death on the 600 block of Nordale Avenue in San Jose on... → Read More

She spent 410 days in near isolation at an assisted-living facility. Finally, she got to hug her son

The Chronicle followed Marjorie Mann, who had spent most of 2020 isolated in her Alameda assisted living facility, from her first vaccine shot until she was finally able to give her son a hug. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: One woman's lawsuit is unearthing decades of alleged sexual abuse at two elite Bay Area high schools

More than 40 years after her alleged abuse at the hands of her high school soccer coach,... → Read More