Same-sex marriage is legal in the District of Columbia and six states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Iowa, New Hampshire and New York. Civil unions are legal in New Jersey, Illinois, Delaware, Rhode Island and Hawaii.
A view of the super moon seen from San Francisco.
Ferry service between San Francisco and points north will be suspended Tuesday morning in anticipation of an expected protest, a regional transportation agency said.
Coast Guard and Air National Guard crews spent a second day in search of four sailors from a yacht that ran aground off San Francisco over the weekend, the services said Sunday.
A San Francisco man was arrested and charged with murder Sunday, two days after five people were found dead in a residence in that northern California city, police said.
San Francisco's mayor said Tuesday he was suspending the city's sheriff, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to falsely imprisoning his wife.
San Francisco's new sheriff is facing misdemeanor charges over an alleged domestic abuse incident on New Year's Eve, authorities said.
San Francisco authorities offered Friday to move Occupy campers to another site, a day after the most recent round of violent clashes left a police officer injured, officials said.
Goodbye, free plastic toys inside Happy Meals -- at least in one major California city.
Since 1999, it has greeted visitors to San Francisco while standing as a symbol of the Bay Area's status as a tech hub: A Yahoo billboard, retro-styled to look like a 1960s-era motel sign, with the tag line, "A nice place to stay on the Internet."
Even a watered-down version of the law couldn't pass muster: San Francisco's ordinance requiring retail outlets to inform consumers about the (alleged) effects of cell phone radiation has been blocked by a federal judge.
A 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck outside San Francisco on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Service said.
A 3.9-magnitude earthquake struck near San Francisco Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
If Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg didn't live near San Francisco, would he have ever worked with Sean Parker?
You're all packed and ready to go, but when you get to the airport, you find that your airplane isn't: Your flight is delayed.
It's been a long time since the Bay Area's cuisine was defined by sourdough and Rice-A-Roni. Ever since Alice Waters' renowned restaurant Chez Panisse opened in Berkeley and ushered in the local food revolution, the region has become home to a growing tribe of foodies, locavores, chef groupies and ecstatic eaters that I call "foodhemians."
Riding a bicycle around the city at night can be a perilous pastime with traditional bike lights providing a rather dim reminder of a cyclist's presence on the roads.
You would think that when you bought a ticket for a flight, you'd get the itinerary you paid for. That isn't always the case, especially if you book far in advance.
San Francisco's transit system board agreed Wednesday to put together a formal policy on when cell-phone service can be cut off to commuters, in response to widespread complaints and recent protests.
Jessica Mah is the founder and CEO of InDinero, a San Francisco startup that makes Web-based financial tracking tools for small businesses. A version of this article first appeared in her blog, Jessica Mah Meets World.
Dread disposing of the kitty litter? Too lazy to write a love letter? A new wave of startups lets you outsource such chores to strangers.
Vacation rental site Airbnb apologized Monday in the wake of recent highly publicized rental horror stories and announced new property protections and safety measures for site users.
San Francisco residents will not be voting on whether male circumcisions should be banned in the city this fall.
On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a new ordinance requiring cell phone retailers to display and distribute a state-produced fact sheet that explains radio frequency emissions from cell phones and how consumers can minimize their exposure.
San Francisco is once again moving forward with its controversial plan to warn consumers about potential health risks related to cell phone use.
San Francisco police have arrested a suspect who they say stole a $200,000 Picasso piece Tuesday from the Weinstein Gallery, according to a police statement.
The Anti-Defamation League and a number of individuals have filed a lawsuit challenging a San Francisco ballot initiative that would criminalize the circumcision of males under age 18.
CNN's LZ Granderson looks at a ballot initative in San Francisco that would ban circumcision on boys younger than 18.
Just so I'm clear, the state of California is broke, right?
The unruly passenger who had to be restrained aboard an American Airlines flight to San Francisco appears to have "mental issues," a law enforcement source said Monday.
The City of San Francisco's controversial cell phone radiation disclosure bill has been put on "indefinite hold," and a "watered-down version" will probably be enacted instead.
The Bay Area isn't just where your computers and favorite websites are designed.
San Francisco opts to ban toys in fast food meals that are above 600 calories. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
It could have something to do with the heat, but residents of Phoenix, Ariz., shelled out more dough in the days leading up to Valentine's Day than any other city nationwide.
Talented singers with troubling back stories are uncovered on the audition tour's last stop
It is not one of life's greatest questions, but it's one any frequent flier will ask themselves at some point -- how far am I prepared to go to earn extra miles?
The leadership of San Francisco's airport fired back Saturday at critics who had rallied around a commercial pilot who had posted videos online showing what he described as shortcomings in security.
In November, Dr. Phil McGraw took on the controversy regarding a ban targeting McDonald's Happy Meals in San Francisco.
The San Francisco, California, Board of Supervisors banned most McDonald's Happy Meals with toys Tuesday. Despite objections and ridicule from opponents, the vote overrode the mayor's veto and officially approved the ban.
In the California city that banned Happy Meal toys,outlawed sitting on sidewalks during daylight hours and fined residents for not sorting garbage into recycling, compost and trash, Lloyd Schofield wants to add a new law to the books in San Francisco: A ban on all male circumcisions.
San Francisco, California, Mayor Gavin Newsom vetoed Friday the city's ban on most McDonald's Happy Meals with toys.
The San Francisco, California, Board of Supervisors on Tuesday banned most McDonald's Happy Meals with toys, as they're now served.
San Francisco city officials are readying to ban most of McDonald's Happy Meals in current form because they offer toys to entice kids to buy meals not meeting nutritional criteria.
With restaurants, salons and yoga studios from coast to coast using the services of flash-sale websites to offer deep discounts to customers, paying full price seems downright silly.
Dan Goodwin scales San Francisco's Millennium Tower and is arrested when he reaches the top.
A Qantas Airlines flight bound for Sydney, Australia, from San Francisco, California, was forced to return to San Francisco early Tuesday after experiencing problems with one of the plane's engines, the airline said.
A vehicle crashed into a bus shelter in San Francisco on Tuesday, the fire department said.
A security threat to an American Airlines plane in San Francisco Thursday was deemed "non-credible," according to the San Francisco Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.
Passengers on American flight 24 talk to the media after their plane was grounded due to a security threat.
Here's the truth about AT&T's wireless network: On the whole, despite what you've heard, it's not actually that bad. It's just bad for the wrong people in the wrong places -- mostly tech- and media-types in New York and San Francisco, California.
Better known for affordable denim than modern art, Gap founders Don and Doris Fisher amassed a collection of over 1,000 works by artists like Andy Warhol over 35 years.
San Francisco, California, likely will become the first U.S. city to require cell phone companies to disclose how much radiation their gadgets emit.
The James Beard Foundation Awards are often referred to as the "Oscars of the food world," but the honorees are more frequently photographed in chefs' whites and clogs than tuxes and red carpet couture, and they're hounded for hot dish from diners rather than the staff of TMZ.
When you're in a relationship -- and have been for quite some time -- you and your love bird are bound to have gone on all the usual dates many, many times over.
The Supreme Court has again indefinitely blocked plans to disseminate video of an important federal court case involving same-sex marriage in California.
A person infected with an active case of tuberculosis flew aboard a commercial passenger jet last week, despite the person's presence on a "do-not-board" list maintained by federal health authorities, officials said Tuesday.
It was at a barbeque in San Francisco's Mission District that Nick Zigelbaum asked Nick Chaset the question that led to a lot of shooting.
The good news: data from governments and other organizations is increasingly open and online. The bad news: it's rather dull.
A piece of steel and cable fell from the San Francisco Bay Bridge onto the roadway Tuesday, causing an apparently minor two-car accident but backing up traffic for miles, the California Highway Patrol said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge has sentenced a Silicon Valley financier to more than 8 years in prison for bilking banks and investors out of millions of dollars in an attempt to buy a pro hockey team and finance a lavish lifestyle.
Scofflaws could hack the smart cards that access electronic parking meters in large cities around the United States, researchers are finding.
If sex still sells, so increasingly does "green". But as consumers we're becoming increasingly savvy to bold-faced greenwashing, so advertisers are being more creative when using environmental themes in their campaigns.
Dozens of people are injured after a pair of trains collide near a rail station in San Francisco on Saturday.
Have your kids ever seen a cranberry bean?
There aren't many cutting-edge urban architecture firms in Carmel Valley, Calif., a placid expanse of gnarled oak trees and steep, grassy hills about 120 miles south of San Francisco. But this is where you'll find Rana Creek, a 14-year-old, $6.5 million company that converts city buildings into countryscapes.
Kay Pratt's rental car gets a ticket when she stays in a San Francisco hotel. Problem is, the car was under the care of the property's valet services. Now she wants the $85 ticket refunded, but the hotel is stringing her along. Is she stuck with the ticket.?
Until recently, only soldiers could take full advantage of this place. They got to wander the bluffs above the Pacific, with unforgettable views of rugged cliffs, hidden beaches and a sea-green bay rimmed by mountains.
There's a new way to fly the friendly skies over San Francisco: the Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT.
Breaking up over e-mail is a social no-no.
Gay couples from around California and the nation are feverishly tying the knot ahead of Election Day to avoid missing out if voters approve a ballot initiative aimed at banning same-sex marriage
Adults and kids are hunched over mounds of multicolored clay, fashioning little clay people and assorted creatures that will star in kid-produced animated shorts.
In a crucial win for the free software movement, a federal appeals court has ruled that even software developers who give away the programming code for their works can sue for copyright infringement if someone misappropriates that material
Last week, I wrote about what appears to be a ghastly hate crime in the small town of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, where teenagers allegedly beat to death a 25-year-old illegal immigrant named Luis Ramirez after spewing racial slurs and telling him to go back to Mexico.
In the wake of a horrific triple homicide, a debate over whether a city law is sheltering violent criminals from deportation
CNN's Kelli Arena looks at the ramifications of the California ruling to strike down the state ban on same-sex marriage.
The California Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, saying sexual orientation, like race or gender, "does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights."
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples are securing marriage licenses on Tuesday, the first full day same-sex nuptials will be legal throughout California
The California Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage, paving the way for California to become the second state where gay and lesbian residents can marry
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez profiles a Chinese-American woman who will carry the Olympic torch in San Francisco.
Gas in California is already at $4/gallon. Has it changed the way people live? CNN's Chris Lawrence checks it out.
Relationships are tricky enough with just two people involved so imagine how delicate the balancing act becomes when your ex is still in the mix.
Thousands of protesters demonstrated against China's human rights record and its crackdown in Tibet after the Olympic flame arrived in San Francisco Tuesday.
The Olympic flame arrives in San Francisco, California, amid protests and tight security. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
Activists protesting the Olympic Games in China climb the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. (No audio)
Washington, D.C., is moving forward with a bill that would make it the second city in the U.S. to require all businesses, including those with fewer than 10 employees, to provide paid sick leave for their staff.
An oil spill fouled miles of coastline Thursday, sending environmentalists scrambling to save tarred marine life
What if you could embed newspapers - and their ads - right into the tables where people sip their lattes? That's the idea behind TableTouch, a San Francisco startup that sells a coffee table with a built-in, Wi-Fi-enabled touchscreen and software that lets you browse the latest news stories with your fingers.
San Francisco is so environmentally minded that even its Moscone convention center - where a major wireless show (wirelessit.com) convenes this month - is partially solar-powered. Some of the city's indie hot spots also embrace sustainability and local resources.
Even the closing of the Bay Bridge could not keep thousands of nostalgic flower children away from San Francisco's Golden Gate Park to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook the San Francisco area Friday at 4:42 a.m. PT (7:42 a.m. ET), the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Quake shakes San Francisco
An increasingly trendy theory holds that the ticket to attracting and retaining the educated and upwardly mobile is a big dose of urban cool: Think open-air cafés where well-heeled retired boomers and twentysomething professionals gather after the theater to sip Pinot Grigio while looking out at a skyline defined by the latest creation of a world-renowned starchitect.
Even before it opens at 8 a.m., a devoted group of epicurean pilgrims is already arriving, wheeling knee-high cooler bags toward the produce stands that assemble every Saturday in downtown San Francisco's Ferry Plaza.
The highest-volume product brought to most municipal waste collection centers during spring cleanup is paint.
Paper or plastic?
A highly contagious form of stomach flu sickened hundreds of passengers during a worldwide voyage on the famed Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship in what health officials called an unusually large outbreak.
Wal-Mart and the city of San Francisco do not have much in common, but there is this -- both are working to achieve zero waste.