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  1. Fleet Week draws hordes of visitors to Navy ships and air show

    10.07 / 22:51 sfgate.com. Sfgate.com. - San Francisco, Bay Area
    Fleet Week, which is more like Fleet Week-and-a-Half, kept doing its spectacular and very loud thing in the skies above San Francisco Bay Saturday. Tens of thousands of people showed up. Some of them sat on their fathers’ shoulders but most of them settled for a blanket or a bench or a small swatch of the Marina Green. The biplanes and parachutists performed their various warm-up acts before the Blue Angels took over and gave countless people a sore neck f…
  2. Congresswoman slams Trump for a deaf ear to black community’s concerns

    10.07 / 21:49 sfgate.com. Sfgate.com. - San Francisco, Bay Area
    Nearly five months to the day of his inauguration, then-Republican nominee Donald Trump tried to pitch his campaign to black voters with a single question: “What do you have to lose?” Three months after his inauguration, the Congressional Black Caucus eagerly responded with a 130-page policy document entitled “We have a Lot to Lose,” outlining legislation they say would help African Americans and similarly marginalized communities. That ask fell on deaf e…
  3. Edmond ‘Ted’ Eger, pioneering anesthesiologist, dies

    10.07 / 21:00 sfgate.com. Sfgate.com. - San Francisco, Bay Area
    Private memorial services are being planned for Dr. Edmond “Ted” Eger, a longtime UCSF anesthesiologist and pioneer in the field of inhaled anesthetics. Dr. Eger, who had pancreatic cancer, died Aug. 26 at his Tiburon home at age 86. In the 1960s, Dr. Eger helped establish what is now regarded as a universal standard for dosing inhaled anesthetics, called MAC — minimum alveolar concentration — which is used in the administration of anesthesia in surgery ro…
  4. Man dies in Marin County crash

    10.07 / 18:15 sfgate.com. Sfgate.com. - San Francisco, Bay Area
    A man died after crashing his car into a parked big rig truck Saturday in Marin County, according to California Highway Patrol. Reports came in shortly before 6 a.m. that a Chevy Malibu sedan collided with a parked big rig on east Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near the San Quentin State Prison, said Officer Andrew Barclay, a CHP spokesman. The driver of a semi-truck carrying a large piece of machinery was parked on the shoulder of the road asleep in the…
  5. Judy Stone, Chronicle movie critic for 2 decades, dies

    10.07 / 04:34 sfgate.com. Sfgate.com. - San Francisco, Bay Area
    Judy Stone, The San Francisco Chronicle’s movie critic who for two decades was a passionate and articulate advocate for the world of cinema outside Hollywood, died Friday morning at her home in San Francisco at age 93. She died from natural causes, according to her cousin Lori Harrison. “At an age when I needed to learn it — I was in my mid-20s — Judy Stone taught me the difference between personality and character,” said Chronicle Movie Critic Mick LaSalle…
  6. Hearing officer recommends $220,000 fine for BART in 2013 deaths

    10.07 / 04:34 sfgate.com. Sfgate.com. - San Francisco, Bay Area
    BART should be fined $220,000 and overhaul lax safety rules and practices that contributed to the deaths of two workers on a track near Walnut Creek in 2013, a state hearing officer recommended Friday. “The evidence in this case shows that there may be a serious safety culture problem at BART,” said Kimberly Kim, an administrative law judge for the state Public Utilities Commission. Christopher Sheppard, 58, of Hayward, a BART track engineer, and Lawrence …
  7. Express lanes to help ease congestion in 680 corridor

    10.07 / 04:34 sfgate.com. Sfgate.com. - San Francisco, Bay Area
    So far, the plan to convert many of Bay Area’s carpool lanes into a 550-mile network of express lanes that allow solo drivers to buy their way in has been confined to the further reaches of the East Bay and a congested freeway interchange at the foot of the bay. That changes at 5 a.m. Monday when the I-680 Contra Costa Express lanes open on Interstate 680 through the San Ramon Valley. The new lanes, the farthest north of those already in operation, will require every v…