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Looking for a Paycheck? Here's Where the Jobs Are At

With a relatively low national unemployment rate, it's a good time to be looking for work

(Newser) - New year, new you—and if that revamped version of yourself includes seeking out a change in employer, WalletHub has some suggestions on where you might want to look. The site examined more than 180 major US cities, looking at more than 30 metrics in two main categories: a city'... More »

In Some Cafes, To-Go Cups Are To Go

Coffeehouses experimenting with BYO cup policies, rental cups, glass jars

(Newser) - A new cafe culture is brewing in the San Francisco area, reports the AP , where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups and replacing them with everything from glass jars to rental mugs and BYO cup policies. What started as a small trend among neighborhood cafes... More »

Woman Hires Plane, Offers $7K Reward for Missing Dog

Jackson was taken from outside SF grocery store

(Newser) - "I just want my precious little boy to come back in my arms where he belongs," says a San Francisco woman who has gone all-out in an effort to find her dog, which was stolen from outside a grocery store on Saturday. Emilie Talermo has raised more than... More »

San Francisco Has a Reminder of Greta Thunberg

Nonprofit unveils mural just before activist leaves for Europe

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg has left the US, but she hasn't left the building. In a mural 60 feet high and 30 feet wide on the side of the Native Sons Building near Union Square, the Swedish climate change activist now keeps an eye on San Francisco. The mural was unveiled... More »

Single in America? These Are the Best Places to Be

Be sure to avoid Pearl City, Hawaii

(Newser) - Almost half of US adults are unmarried, but WalletHub wants to change that. With the goal "to help America's singles find love," the site compared living costs, including the cost of restaurant meals and movie tickets; the availability of recreational activities; the share of singles; and more... More »

Airbnb Boss Reacts to Party That Left 5 People Dead

'We must do better, and we will,' tweets Brian Chesky

(Newser) - Airbnb's CEO said the company was taking actions against unauthorized parties in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California, the AP reports. In a series of tweets , Brian Chesky said Saturday the San Francisco-based company is expanding manual... More »

As Cybersecurity Adviser, Giuliani Made a Major Blunder

He locked himself out of his iPhone and took it to an Apple Store

(Newser) - On Feb. 7, 2017, a 72-year-old man walked into an Apple Store in downtown San Francisco and said he needed help unlocking his iPhone because he'd entered the wrong password more than 10 times. It would have been an unremarkable occurrence—if that man, Rudy Giuliani, hadn't been... More »

Thief Strolls Out of Gallery With $20K Dali Etching

Employee at San Francisco's Dennis Rae Fine Art says it happened in a flash

(Newser) - No dead of night needed for this art heist: A thief sauntered into a San Francisco gallery in the middle of the afternoon, lifted a famous Salvador Dali piece worth $20,000, and walked right back out, all in just over 30 seconds, per KGO . The framed mid-'60s etching... More »

4.5 Earthquake Shakes San Francisco Bay Area

Scientists don't expect major damage

(Newser) - A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was widely felt across the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday night. The Los Angeles Times reports moderate shaking was felt at 10:33pm with the epicenter in the Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek areas. The US Geological Survey says weak shaking was felt in... More »

This Is America's 'Greenest' City

San Francisco tops WalletHub's California-dominant list

(Newser) - The Golden State might be more appropriately called green, according to WalletHub . The site looked at 28 "green" indicators—including water and air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, annual excess fuel consumption, and the share of electricity from renewable sources—in America's 100 largest cities to find those that... More »

Wealthy Dad Charged After 11-Year-Old Son Dies in Boat Accident

Javier Burillo, member of one of Mexico's richest families, hit with manslaughter charges

(Newser) - A family outing on San Francisco Bay ended in tragedy Sunday, leaving an 11-year-old boy dead and his dad, a luxury property developer and member of one of the most affluent families in Mexico, charged in his death. "We're all heartsick about it. The community is shocked,"... More »

NRA Sues San Francisco Over 'Terrorist' Designation

'We will never stop fighting,' says Wayne LaPierre

(Newser) - The NRA is upping its fight against San Francisco's Board of Supervisors after the group labeled it a "domestic terrorist organization." A resolution passed Sept. 3 by the board—accusing the NRA of promoting "extremist positions" and inciting "acts of violence"—is intended "... More »

NRA Incensed Over Move by San Francisco

City's board of supervisors labels group a 'domestic terrorist organization'

(Newser) - The NRA has plenty of critics, but San Francisco's board of supervisors just one-upped them all. The board on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution labeling the gun rights group a "domestic terrorist organization," reports the BBC . The measure cites the recent mass shootings in the US—including... More »

Immigrant Who Killed Woman on SF Pier Wins Again

An appeals court reverses decision against Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate

(Newser) - A California state appeals court on Friday threw out the sole conviction against an immigrant who fatally shot a young woman on the San Francisco waterfront in 2015 in a case that sparked a national immigration debate, the AP reports. Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate was acquitted of murder in the killing... More »

Say Goodbye to the World's Oldest Webcam

The FogCam in San Francisco will soon be no more

(Newser) - Dewy-eyed tech lovers, we're sorry: The FogCam is coming down. After 25 years, the world's oldest-known webcam will be removed from its perch at San Francisco State University campus, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Jeff Schwartz and Dan Wong set it up in 1994 while studying computer science... More »

School Board Won't Destroy Controversial Washington Mural

SF high school will cover it up instead

(Newser) - A controversial George Washington mural at San Francisco's George Washington High School is going to survive—behind panels. In a 4-3 vote Tuesday, San Francisco's school board reversed an earlier decision and decided to cover the mural with panels instead of simply painting over it, NBC reports. The... More »

America's 10 Most, Least Educated Cities

Look for the learned in Ann Arbor, Mich.

(Newser) - "Smart" doesn't necessarily equate with "educated," but having an education can certainly help maximize one's natural intelligence—and there are certain US cities where the most scholarly are gathered. WalletHub looked at the 150 most populated metropolitan areas in the US, specifically across two key... More »

This Is the Best Big City in the US

Virginia Beach is No. 1 in WalletHub ranking

(Newser) - All big cities have problems. Some are just able to "tackle their problems and emphasize their strengths more efficiently than others," according to WalletHub , which rounds up the best US cities to call home with populations over 300,000. Three of the top 10 cities—based on affordability,... More »

San Fran Residents Mount Last-Ditch Fight Against Shelter

Lawsuit argues homeless facility will hurt the environment

(Newser) - San Francisco residents who object to a homeless shelter going up in their upscale neighborhood aren't done fighting yet. A new lawsuit says the project will hurt the environment, reports the Guardian . The project will lead to "additional homeless persons, open drug and alcohol use, crime, daily emergency... More »

10 Best, Worst Cities to Celebrate July 4

The Big Apple promises the best time, while San Bernardino falls last

(Newser) - Tomorrow is Independence Day, meaning you still have time to get to where the best celebrations are going to be. WalletHub tries to suss those out for you, looking at the 100 most populous cities in the nation across five major categories: affordability, attractions and activities, safety and accessibility, the... More »

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