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Russian River Brewing’s grand expansion to Windsor

Russian River's new Windsor brewery and brewpub has been 4 or 24 years in the making. Here's the story.

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A police legend falls: Oakland Chinatown gang expert admits taking bribes

Harry Hu was a celebrated member of Oakland police's Oakland Chinatown gang unit, and was a well-respected expert on Asian gangs. He's now facing federal prison and bribery charges.

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Washington high court strikes down death penalty

"The death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner," the justices wrote. "While this particular case provides an opportunity to specifically address racial disproportionality, the underlying issues that underpin our holding are rooted in the arbitrary...

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7 California places that Instagram has put on the beaten track

Instagram has the power to drive throngs to formerly off-the-beaten-track attractions.

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Florida surveys damage as Michael inundates the Carolinas

President Donald Trump approved disaster requests for Georgia and Florida stemming from the hurricane, moves that authorize federal authorities to coordinate response efforts while also opening up federal funding to officials in those areas.

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Vandals attack Mission Santa Barbara with red paint, misspelled graffiti

The centuries-old building had "rape" and other words, including a misspelling of genocide, scrawled across its walls in red paint.

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A man free on bail in a March Peeping Tom case in Berkeley was arrested Wednesday as a suspect in another similar case in the city, authorities said.

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Enjoy your Google phone or device, delivered and set up within hours

Enjoy is a Menlo Park startup that brings a store, complete with setup services, to its customers. Its newest partner is Google.

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Guitarist John Scofield gets his kicks with his new Combo 66

John Scofield decided to celebrate his 66th birthday by doing what he does best. The jazz guitar great launched a new band, bringing together a multigenerational ensemble that combines longtime comrades in funk and newly forged friends. Featured on his recently released Verve/Universal Music album...

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Bay Area housing rules perpetuate racism, segregation, ‘Color of Law’ author says at SF event

The Bay Area's housing rules -- from zoning restrictions to public housing regulations -- segregated our cities, and are keeping them segregated, 'Color of Law' author Richard Rothstein told a San Francisco audience Wednesday.

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Ozzy Osbourne cancels 2019 U.S. dates: ‘I’m so (expletive) bummed’

After being rushed to hospital, Ozzy Osbourne postponed gigs in Mountain View, Chula Vista, Los Angeles, Las Vegas. Now, 2019 U.S. dates are canceled.

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Placido Domingo sings at S.F. Opera – tickets are scarce

Placido Domingo isn’t simply one of the world’s greatest opera stars. He’s also a conductor, arts administrator, recording artist and ambassador for opera worldwide. As general director of Los Angeles Opera, the legendary Madrid-born singer has produced, directed and appeared in many new and...

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Melania: ‘I could say I’m the most bullied person on the world’

Asked for examples of the first lady being bullied, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham pointed to comments her boss has received in response to Twitter posts.

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Paranoia-filled ‘You Mean to Do Me Harm’ back at SF Playhouse

Christopher Chen's tense drama "You Mean to Do Me Harm" returns to SF Playhouse, where it all began.

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Edward Albee’s bizarre love story plays at Custom Made Theatre in SF

Edward Albee's odd Tony Award-winning comedy, 'The Goat, or Who is Sylvia," opens Custom Made Theatre's 20th season in SF.

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Greatest Halloween candy of all time? Vote now for your favorite

Are you a Snickers person? Or do you prefer M&M's? With peanuts? Well, trick-o-treat, friends! It's time to declare the top candy for Halloween.

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