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Heavy Security Wasn't Enough to Keep One Whole Foods Open

A 'flagship store' in San Francisco has been battling theft and disturbances

(Newser) - A massive Whole Foods "flagship store" that opened in March 2022 in San Francisco has temporarily shut down, with the grocer saying the move was necessary to "ensure the safety" of its workers. Whole Foods did not elaborate on the closure of the 65,000-square-foot store, but SFGate...

Elon Musk: Landlord Doesn't Like New Sign at Twitter HQ

CEO covered up 'w,' apparently got flak for it

(Newser) - Last week, photos started to emerge showing the sign outside Twitter's San Francisco headquarters with an odd alteration: The "w" in "Twitter" looked like it was covered up with a small tarp, so that the company name read instead as "Titter." Now, CEO Elon Musk...

Man 'Shocked' by Value of Old Wine Bottle in His Basement

The jeroboam of pinot noir, purchased for $250 in the late 1970s, could fetch $80K at auction

(Newser) - For Mark Paulson, $250 seemed like a lot of money to pay for a bottle of wine in the late 1970s—even a big bottle of some of the finest wine in the world. But he didn't hesitate and he certainly doesn't regret the purchase now that the...

10 Healthiest, Unhealthiest Cities
10 Healthiest,
Unhealthiest Cities

10 Healthiest, Unhealthiest Cities

San Francisco comes in at No. 1

(Newser) - It appears that residents of San Francisco have some new bragging rights. An assessment at WalletHub ranks the city as the healthiest in the US, with Brownsville, Texas, bringing up the rear. The outlet crunched data from more than 180 metro areas on dozens of related factors: the percentage of...

A Month After Vanishing, San Francisco DJ Found Dead

Radio host Jeffrey Vandergrift was 55

(Newser) - The California radio host who went missing last month has been found dead. The body of Jeffrey "JV" Vandergrift, 55, was found Wednesday in the waters of San Francisco Bay near the city's Pier 39, a popular tourist area, KRON4 reports. His cause of death has not yet...

Celebrating St. Patrick&#39;s Day? See the &#39;Most Irish&#39; Cities
America's 'Most Irish' Cities

America's 'Most Irish' Cities

New York takes the top spot in LawnStarter's rankings

(Newser) - They say everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, but you'll see more green bagels and beer in some US cities than in others. LawnStarter looked at 200 of the largest cities in America, using publicly available data to rank which ones are the "most Irish."...

SF Reparations Proposal Includes $5M for Every Black Adult

Draft plan also includes homes for $1

(Newser) - Payments of $5 million to every eligible Black adult, the elimination of personal debt and tax burdens, guaranteed annual incomes of at least $97,000 for 250 years, and homes in San Francisco for just $1 a family. These were some of the more than 100 recommendations made by a...

One City Is America&#39;s Happiest
One City Is America's Happiest

One City Is America's Happiest

Folks in Fremont, California are walking around with smiles on their faces, per WalletHub

(Newser) - If you're seeking contentment in a world that seems extra stressful these days, WalletHub is on the case. The site looked at more than 180 of the biggest cities in America, examining 30 metrics in three main categories: emotional and physical well-being, which covers everything from life expectancy and...

Ready for Movie Night? These US Cities Are Best

New York takes No. 1 spot for movie lovers on Lawn Love list

(Newser) - If you love movies as much as Nicole Kidman loves movies , there are certain cities where you'll be in Hollywood heaven. Lawn Love wanted to find where movie lovers could have the most "memorable cinematic experience," so the outdoor-services website looked at the 200 largest US cities,...

'The Point Was to Terrify the Jewish People Here'

Man fires what may have been blanks in San Francisco synagogue

(Newser) - Police in San Francisco are investigating a shooting inside a synagogue during which the unidentified suspect may have fired blanks rather than live rounds Wednesday night in what a synagogue official called an attempt to terrorize Jewish people. The synagogue did not report the incident until Thursday morning, the AP...

This City's Self-Driving Cars Are Causing Oodles of 911 Calls

San Francisco logged nearly 100 emergency calls about autonomous cars in second half of 2022

(Newser) - Traffic in San Francisco was, well, weird during the last half of 2022, and fingers are being pointed at the city's autonomous vehicles. Per a Wednesday letter from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority to the California Public Utilities Commission, there were a whole lot of 911 calls (92,...

Have Info on the 'Doodler'? Reward Just Got Even Bigger

Police in San Francisco up the pot to $250K, release new sketch in search for '70s serial killer

(Newser) - Last year, police upped the reward in their search for the "Doodler," a serial killer from the '70s who went after gay men. Now, they've increased the pot even more, this time from $200,000 to $250,000, and released a new sketch of the suspect,...

New Year, New You? Best US Cities for Fitness
This Is America's
Most Active City

This Is America's Most Active City

WalletHub ranks Honolulu as being most conducive to an active lifestyle; see where other cities stand

(Newser) - If you've decided that 2023 is the year when you're going to get your fitness act together, that motivation is the first step to a better you. Of course, things beyond our control often derail even the best-laid plans, including whether where we live is conducive to living...

Man Who Hosed Homeless Woman Is Charged

Collier Gwin has been charged with battery, could see up to 6 months in prison if convicted

(Newser) - A San Francisco gallery owner filmed hosing down a homeless woman on the sidewalk has been charged. Collier Gwin of the Foster Gwin Gallery was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery on Wednesday following an arrest warrant issued by San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. "The alleged battery of...

Gallery Owner Recorded Spraying Homeless Woman
SF Man Recorded
Turning Hose on
Homeless Woman

SF Man Recorded Turning Hose on Homeless Woman

Collier Gwin could face assault charge

(Newser) - A man filmed hosing down a homeless woman on the streets of San Francisco initially told KGO that he found it "hard to apologize." Indeed, he suggested to the San Francisco Chronicle that he'd do it again. A video of Monday's incident quickly went viral , with...

Looking for a Paycheck? These US Cities Have Jobs

San Francisco tops WalletHub's list; Memphis is at the bottom

(Newser) - The nation's unemployment report released Friday indicates a still-strong labor market, with 223,000 jobs added in December—above the 200,000 jobs that were expected. And with the new year upon us, many are dusting off their resumes and applying, either to break back into the job market...

Report: Things Are Getting Messy at Twitter HQ

Quite literally

(Newser) - Elon Musk has been "cutting costs like crazy," as he put it, at Twitter in a bid to reverse what he says is a projected negative cash flow of roughly $3 billion next year. The New York Times speaks with largely unnamed sources who detail the shape those...

Puppy Ditched by Owner at Airport Gets His Happy Ending

United Airlines employees took care of puppy left in San Francisco until pilot could adopt him

(Newser) - United Airlines has used "Fly the Friendly Skies" and "Good Leads the Way" as recent slogans, and both apply in a case out of California that has found a puppy his forever home. CNN reports on the plight of Polaris, a dog of unknown breed who was abandoned...

This Is the Most Fun City in America

Sin City tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - If only Jack Torrance had had a bit more playtime in The Shining, things may have turned out better for everyone. Time to kick back and have a little fun is an important balance to our daily stressors, and some cities host that fun in abundance. WalletHub took a look...

Lawmaker Who Clashed With Greene Gets Bomb Threat

Conservative called Scott Wiener a 'communist groomer'

(Newser) - A California state senator who has clashed with conservatives including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Charlie Kirk had his home searched for bombs Tuesday after a threat was sent to the San Francisco Standard and other outlets. The email, which had the subject line "Scott Wiener will die today,...

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