San Francisco

Levi Strauss plans to raise up to $587M in IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Levi Strauss plans to raise up to $587 million in an initial public offering of company shares. The San Francisco company said Monday that it’s offering approximately 9.5 million shares, while selling stockholders are offering about 27.2 million shares. The stock is expected to be priced between $14 and $16 each. … Continue reading Levi Strauss plans to raise up to $587M in IPO

OAKLAND, Calif | Booker, Suns snap 18-game skid to Warriors with 115-111 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 13 straight Phoenix points during a decisive fourth-quarter stretch and finished with 37, and the Suns snapped the NBA’s longest active losing streak to one opponent at 18 games by beating the Golden State Warriors 115-111 on Sunday night. The Suns beat Golden State for the first time … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Booker, Suns snap 18-game skid to Warriors with 115-111 win

Average US price of gas jumps 6 cents per gallon, to $2.50

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline is up 6 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.50. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that the price at the pump is 9 cents lower than it was a year ago. The highest average … Continue reading Average US price of gas jumps 6 cents per gallon, to $2.50

Indecomm Named Ellie Mae Experience 2019 Preferred Exhibitor

  EDISON, N.J./ MARCH 10, 2019 (STL.News) Indecomm Global Services, a leading provider of business process as a service (BPaaS), software as a service (SaaS) technology, and learning solutions for the mortgage industry, announced that it is an exhibitor of Ellie Mae Experience 2019. The annual conference will be held March 10-13, 2019 at Moscone … Continue reading Indecomm Named Ellie Mae Experience 2019 Preferred Exhibitor

SAN FRANCISCO | California man learns he’s dying from doctor on robot video

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ernest Quintana’s family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to breathe. But they were devastated when a robot machine rolled into his room in the intensive care unit that night and a doctor told the 78-year-old patient by video … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California man learns he’s dying from doctor on robot video

Eyes in the sky: Heat-seeking drones used after tornado

Rescue crews didn’t have to stumble through every destroyed building in their search for victims after a tornado ravaged a corner of Alabama this week: They used heat-seeking drones to let them know whether there was anyone beneath the ruins. In so doing, they joined the increasing ranks of public safety agencies across the U.S. … Continue reading Eyes in the sky: Heat-seeking drones used after tornado

Archeologists find hidden tunnels below Alcatraz prison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Archaeologists have confirmed a long-time suspicion of historians and say that famed Alcatraz prison was built over a Civil War-era military fortification. SFGate reports researchers have found a series of buildings and tunnels under the prison yard of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, which once held Al Capone. A study published in “Near … Continue reading Archeologists find hidden tunnels below Alcatraz prison

Second US judge calls citizenship question on census illegal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)  — The Trump administration‘s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census “threatens the very foundation of our democratic system” because it would cause a significant undercount of immigrants and Latinos that could distort the distribution of congressional seats, a U.S. judge said Wednesday. Judge Richard Seeborg said the commerce … Continue reading Second US judge calls citizenship question on census illegal

Zuckerberg promises a privacy-friendly Facebook, sort of

SAN FRANCISCO  (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook will start to emphasize new privacy-shielding messaging services, a shift apparently intended to blunt both criticism of the company’s data handling and potential antitrust action. In effect, the Facebook co-founder and CEO promised to transform a service known for devouring the personal information shared by its users. Going … Continue reading Zuckerberg promises a privacy-friendly Facebook, sort of

SAN FRANCISCO | Legendary Napa Valley vintner John Shafer dies at 94

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Legendary Northern California vintner John Shafer, who was part of a generation that helped elevate sleepy Napa Valley into the international wine powerhouse it is today, has died. He was 94. Shafer Vineyards announced Monday that its founder died Saturday in Napa. A cause of death was not released. Shafer was … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Legendary Napa Valley vintner John Shafer dies at 94

California News: Statement from Mayor London Breed on Progress of Voluntary Agreement for Tuolumne River

San Francisco, CA (STL.News) – San Francisco Mayor London Breed has issued the following statement on the updated Voluntary Agreement solution for Tuolumne River submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board.  The City and its partners developed the agreement as an alternative to the updated Bay Delta Plan approved by the State Water Resources … Continue reading California News: Statement from Mayor London Breed on Progress of Voluntary Agreement for Tuolumne River

SAN FRANCISCO | Video shows Giants CEO Larry Baer in altercation with wife

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A video posted by TMZ on Friday shows Giants President and CEO Larry Baer in a physical altercation with his wife at a San Francisco park. Baer’s wife, Pam, was seated in a chair when the video shows he reached over her to grab for a cellphone in her right hand … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Video shows Giants CEO Larry Baer in altercation with wife

LOS ANGELES | Winter storms wash away California drought, burnish snowpack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is drenched and its mountains are piled high with snow amid a still-unfolding winter of storms that was unimaginable just a few months ago. Drought conditions have almost been eliminated, hills blackened by huge wildfires are sporting lush coats of green, and snow has fallen in the usually temperate suburbs … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Winter storms wash away California drought, burnish snowpack

SAN FRANCISCO | Tesla to close stores, take orders for a $35,000 Model 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla is shifting all of its sales from stores to the internet, saying the move is needed to cut costs so it can sell the mass-market Model 3 for a starting price of $35,000. The Palo Alto, California, company announced the change Thursday and said it’s now taking orders for the … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Tesla to close stores, take orders for a $35,000 Model 3

California river floods 2,000 buildings in California

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Floodwaters that turned two Northern California communities into islands were expected to begin receding Thursday as a rain-engorged river finally peaked after swamping thousands of homes, businesses and other buildings. The Russian River in the wine country north of San Francisco crested at more than 46 feet (14 meters) Wednesday night, … Continue reading California river floods 2,000 buildings in California

San Francisco Restaurant Avoids Rising Rent by Purchasing Building with SBA 504 Loan from TMC Financing

  SAN FRANCISCO/ FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) TMC Financing, a commercial real estate lender specializing in SBA 504 loans for growing businesses, helped owners of Plow to secure $2.5 million in total project cost through the SBA 504 loan program. The funds were used to purchase a 4,000 square foot mixed-use property in the Potrero … Continue reading San Francisco Restaurant Avoids Rising Rent by Purchasing Building with SBA 504 Loan from TMC Financing

Thousands ordered to leave as California river rises

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people along a flooded river were under evacuation orders Wednesday as a relentless storm pounded Northern California, drenching the San Francisco Bay Area and pummeling the Sierra Nevada with snow. Some two dozen communities along the Russian River in Sonoma County were ordered evacuated Tuesday evening shortly before the … Continue reading Thousands ordered to leave as California river rises

Rain prompts evacuation order for Northern California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Torrential rain from a winter storm that has also dumped heavy snow in mountainous areas prompted California authorities to order mandatory evacuations for two dozen small communities north of San Francisco. The order covers a 35-mile (56-kilometer) stretch of communities in Sonoma County along the Russian River, which was expected to … Continue reading Rain prompts evacuation order for Northern California towns

Goodjuju Examines Why the Property Management Industry is Growing at an Insane Pace in 2019

  SALT LAKE CITY/ FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (STL.News) In 2018, rental properties in the US generated $154 billion in revenue. In 2019, that revenue number is expected to exceed more than $157 billion, and by 2025, the total expected is predicted to land around $176 billion. Investors are constantly looking for the best return-on-investment (ROI) … Continue reading Goodjuju Examines Why the Property Management Industry is Growing at an Insane Pace in 2019

High-stakes trial starts in Roundup weed killer cancer claim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury in federal court in San Francisco will decide whether Roundup weed killer caused a California man’s cancer in a trial starting Monday that plaintiffs’ attorneys say could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. Edwin Hardeman, 70, is the second plaintiff to go to trial of thousands … Continue reading High-stakes trial starts in Roundup weed killer cancer claim

SEC wants Tesla CEO Elon Musk held in contempt for tweeting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk‘s tweeting habits have triggered another legal challenge from stock market regulators worried about him using his Twitter account to mislead investors. The latest dust-up emerged late Monday when the Securities and Exchange Commission asked a federal court in New York to hold Musk in contempt for violating … Continue reading SEC wants Tesla CEO Elon Musk held in contempt for tweeting

OAKLAND, Calif | California news crew robbed, guard shot; suspect arrested

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man suspected of shooting the security guard of a news crew that was robbed while covering the Oakland teachers strike, according to a statement by the CBS affiliate. KPIX said a reporter and a photographer were gathering interviews Sunday about the strike at the Oakland Library when a … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | California news crew robbed, guard shot; suspect arrested

SAN FRANCISCO | California news crew’s camera stolen, guard shot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A news crew was robbed and a security guard was shot while covering the Oakland teachers strike on Sunday, according to a statement by the CBS affiliate. KPIX said a reporter and a photographer were gathering interviews about the strike at the Oakland Library when a car pulled up and the … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California news crew’s camera stolen, guard shot

CAMARILLO, Calif | Average US price of gas jumps 10 cents per gallon, to $2.44

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline is up 10 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.44. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that the jump follows a rise in crude oil costs. Lundberg says the price at the pump is 15 … Continue reading CAMARILLO, Calif | Average US price of gas jumps 10 cents per gallon, to $2.44

SAN FRANCISCO | Utility cancels $130 million in worker performance bonuses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California utility Pacific Gas & Electric said it won’t award $130 million in employee bonuses because of its recent bankruptcy filing, a newspaper reported Saturday. Interim chief executive John Simon cited California’s deadly wildfires and the company’s precarious financial state in an internal email message to workers on Friday, the … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Utility cancels $130 million in worker performance bonuses

SAN FRANCISCO | IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney records

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have charged an IRS employee with leaking banking records of President Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen that flagged suspicious activity, the U.S. attorney’s office in San Francisco said Thursday. John C. Fry, an investigative analyst for the IRS, acknowledged releasing information to attorney Michael Avenatti, according to … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney records

SAN FRANCISCO | IRS agent charged in leak of Trump attorney records

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors in San Francisco have charged an IRS agent with leaking bank records of President Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. A criminal complaint unsealed Thursday charges John C. Fry with one count of unlawful disclosure of suspicious activity reports. An affidavit says Fry acknowledged releasing the information while … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | IRS agent charged in leak of Trump attorney records

ZorroSign Launches Worldwide Developer Program at DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area

  SAN FRANCISCO/ FEBRUARY 21, 2019 (STL.News) ZorroSign, Inc., the pioneer of real electronic signature and developer of advanced DTM platform and document fraud and tampering detection system, today announced the official launch of its worldwide Developer Program, in an effort to simplify and enhance ZorroSign integrations with business systems. The primary purpose of the … Continue reading ZorroSign Launches Worldwide Developer Program at DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area