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Past articles by Sam:

South Bay police arrest man accused of attacking vendor outside SAP Center

A man accused of attacking a food vendor outside SAP Center after an event was arrested and charged with felony assault, San Jose Police said. → Read More

Bay Area PG&E outages from storm leave more than 8,400 without power

Nearly 5,000 North Bay Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers were without power Monday morning due to rain and wind from the storm, the utility company said. → Read More

17 cars broken into on a single night in this San Francisco neighborhood

The break-ins occurred on the eve of a planned public safety town hall meeting to address... → Read More

Andrew Speight, Bay Area sax player and jazz instructor, dies in collision with train at 58

Speight was an in-demand saxophonist who turned his home into a venue when COVID-19 closed... → Read More

San Francisco’s only park in the Dogpatch neighborhood to close for up to a year

Esprit Park is plagued by dying trees and shrubs, and too many dogs competing with humans.... → Read More

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass ‘like a family reunion’ as performers, fans jubilantly return

Gratitude was abundant in the audience and onstage as the free three-day music festival returned to Golden Gate Park from a two-year pandemic hiatus. → Read More

Hardly Stictly Bluegrass all-star tribute provides moving goodbye to those lost during pandemic

The Fare Thee Well tribute included performances by Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle and more. → Read More

San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden pagoda unveiled after its first restoration in a century

After two years and a painstaking $1.1 million renovation, the pagoda will be unveiled... → Read More

Oakland shooting leaves one dead, one wounded as police seek to bolster staff of investigators

The shooting came on the same day that Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong announced... → 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

The professor, the family on a hike, the endurance runner. They died in conditions similar to the coming heat wave

California's worst heat wave of the year also occurs during Labor Day weekend and that means residents planning to get outside should heed weather warnings. → Read More

Mothers rally to stop the fentanyl deaths of their children

The rally took place on the steps of San Francisco City Hall, near the epicenter of the... → Read More

Apparent wrong-way driver in Wine Country causes fatal crash

Five motorists were involved in the wreck, which left one person dead and two injured. → Read More

Beloved UC Berkeley professor died at 48 while hiking in Utah

Professor Phillip Geissler, a cherished UC Berkeley teacher and Grateful Dead devotee,... → Read More

Worth the wait as East Palo Alto finally gets long-awaited youth center

New youth community center, designed and planned by its founding young members, opens in... → Read More

San Francisco shooting leaves 1 person dead in McLaren Park

Paramedics were summoned and administered life-saving measures on the victim, who was... → Read More

Multiple people injured following Marin shooting

The shooting was reported at 10:40 am. Sunday in the vicinity of Cole Drive in... → Read More

Man shot and killed Sunday in East Oakland

The shooting on the 2000 block of 13th Avenue was the 63rd homicide in Oakland this... → Read More

151-year-old S.F. Art Institute will shut down after USF backs out of acquisition deal

The San Francisco Art Institute, a legendary institution teetering on the brink of... → Read More

Vallejo man drowns in Lake Berryessa, 3rd such tragedy in 2 weeks

A man slipped off a log he was standing on and drowned Sunday afternoon, even as an... → Read More