Janie Har, The Associated Press

Janie Har

The Associated Press

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Janie:

California's northern counties beginning to feel COVID-19 bite

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some of California's northern counties, which saw few cases of the coronavirus and were the first to begin reopening their economies, are cracking down again as the state's rising tide of infections hits home. Supervisors in Yolo County, near Sacramento, passed a measure on Tuesday that allows fines of up to $10,000 for businesses that don't follow state and local health… → Read More

Californians Celebrate July 4 With Virtual Parades, Masks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the coronavirus surges in the state, Californians celebrated Independence Day with virtual parades featuring air flyovers and photos of... → Read More

Profits over safety: Utility blamed in fire that killed 85

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A scathing grand jury report released Tuesday after a 2018 Northern California wildfire killed 85 people found that Pacific Gas & Electric officials repeatedly ignored warnings about its failing power lines, performed inadequate inspections to focus on profits and refused to learn from past catastrophes. PG&E exhibited “a callous disregard” for the life and property of… → Read More

LA mayor announces end of curfews for 2nd largest US city

UPDATE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of Los Angeles says he will not place the nation's second-largest city under curfew again starting Thursday night. Mayor Eric Garcetti made the announcement after the nightly city curfews was invoked since last week as a precaution against looting and violence. Other curfews were also ended Thursday by authorities across California as protests against the… → Read More

California panel orders judge removed for sexual misconduct

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California agency tasked with disciplining judges has ordered an appellate court justice removed from office because of years of misconduct, including unwanted touching of women and undignified behavior. The Commission on Judicial Performance said in a statement Tuesday that the misconduct of Jeffrey W. Johnson of the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles was… → Read More

California homeless quarantine in hotels, more rooms needed

Among the 7,000 homeless moved into hotel rooms to ride out the pandemic are people with compromised lungs and hearts → Read More

Homeless advocates to San Francisco mayor: Find your heart

San Francisco has moved more than 1,000 homeless people into hotel rooms but advocates and city officials are pushing the mayor to house thousands more → Read More

Homeless advocates to San Francisco mayor: Find your heart

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There are no tourists anymore on San Francisco's famously twisty and steep Lombard Street. The city's landmark hotels and posh shops are closed up tight. But one staple of San Francisco has become even more pronounced as the coronavirus pandemic chased everyone inside. Homeless people, who are particularly vulnerable to the virus, are still sleeping on sidewalks and… → Read More

California struggles to slow COVID-19 among homeless

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) - With California's death toll from the coronavirus topping 1,000, lawmakers are looking at ways to slow the spread, especially in vulnerable populations such as the homeless. The pandemic that has plunged California - the world's fifth-largest economy - into recession has hit hard. There are concerns the virus could sweep through the state's 150,000 homeless, who are… → Read More

Civil rights pioneer and face of gay marriage dies at 95

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gay rights pioneer Phyllis Lyon, who with her longtime partner was among the first same-sex couples to marry in California when it became legal to do so in 2008, has died at her San Francisco home. She was 95. Lyon lived her life with "joy and wonder," said Kate Kendall, a longtime friend and former executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. She said Lyon… → Read More

Civil rights pioneer and face of gay marriage dies at 95

Gay rights pioneer Phyllis Lyon, who with her longtime partner was among the first same-sex couples to marry in California when it became legal to do so in 2008, has died at her San Francisco home. Lyon lived her life with “joy and wonder,” said Kate Kendall, a longtime friend and former executive director → Read More

Civil rights pioneer and face of gay marriage dies at 95

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gay rights pioneer Phyllis Lyon, who with her longtime partner was among the first same-sex couples to marry in California when it became legal to do so in 2008, has died at her San Francisco home. She was 95. Lyon lived life with "joy and wonder," said Kate Kendell, a friend and former executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. She said Lyon and her wife… → Read More

California homeless advocate: 'We're moving way too slowly'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other elected officials have vowed repeatedly to get them indoors. On Friday, Newsom announced that money from the federal government will help pay for 15,000 hotel rooms… → Read More

California homeless advocate: 'We're moving way too slowly'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other elected officials have vowed repeatedly to get them indoors. On Friday, Newsom announced that money from the federal government will help pay for 15,000 hotel rooms… → Read More

7 million in San Francisco area wake up to empty streets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - About 7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area woke up Tuesday to nearly empty highways, shuttered stores and vacant streets after officials issued an order for residents to stay at home and only leave for "essential" reasons in a desperate attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Miguel Aguirre, 38, his wife and two children were the only ones along a street… → Read More

Almost 7 million California residents ordered to shelter in place

Officials in seven San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a sweeping shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting about 7 million people, ordering residents to stay at home and go outside only for food, medicine and outings that are absolutely essential. The order says residents must stay inside and venture out only for necessities for three weeks starting Tuesday in a desperate attempt by… → Read More

Life in San Francisco area screeches to a halt amid shutdown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First, people were advised to avoid large gatherings. Californians adjusted. Life went on. Kids went to school, some people worked from home, but mostly it was business as usual. Then came the shutdown of almost all California’s schools, and restrictions on smaller and smaller gatherings. The call for bars and wineries […] → Read More

San Francisco Bay Area counties issue shelter-in-place order

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials in seven San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a sweeping shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting about 7 million people, ordering residents to stay at home and → Read More

San Francisco Bay Area counties issue shelter-in-place order

Officials in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place mandate on Monday affecting nearly 7 million people, including the city of San Francisco itself → Read More

Six Bay Area counties in California order shelter-in-place

Officials in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting nearly 7 million people, including the city of San Francisco itself. The order says residents must stay inside and venture out only for necessities for three weeks starting Tuesday in a desperate attempt by officials to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. If affects the counties of San… → Read More