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Jury Awards $18 Million to Giants Fan Beaten at Dodgers Stadium

Most San Francisco Giants fans likely remember the brutal beating of Bryan Stow, which took place when Stow and a couple friends went down to watch the Giants play their first game of the 2011 season ...
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Five Ways To Stay Safe This Fourth of July

Summer is in full swing, and Fourth of July weekend is right around the corner. But while the upcoming holiday is great for grilling with friends, hanging out at the beach, watching fireworks or ...
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What to Know About GM's Compensation Fund

Just hours after GM announced its plan to compensate victims of accidents involving defective ignition switches, the automaker recalled a whopping 8.2 million more vehicles. This raises the total ...
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More Cyclists Should Use GoPro Cameras to Document Accidents

GoPro, the popular pocket camera company that has made more than $117 million in the past three years, just had a highly successful Initial Public Offering. The company, which was founded by Bay Area ...
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Sleep-Deprived Walmart Trucker Faces Charges for Tracy Morgan Wreck

A truck driver for Walmart recently pled "not guilty" in response to charges of vehicular homicide in the widely publicized car accident that killed comedian James McNair and landed Tracy ...
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Tragic Fisherman's Wharf Accident Could Have Been Prevented

There's a city code in San Francisco which, until 2-year-old Kayson Shelton died in a freak accident on Friday, appeared to many to be largely unnecessary. The code prohibits storeowners from ...
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On Walking and Talking on the Phone

Since the advent of cell phones, people have started using their walking time as an opportunity to chat on the phone. This phenomenon has become an epidemic. Now, at any given moment outside my law ...
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S.F. Needs to Stop Foot-Dragging On Sunset Stoplights

How many pedestrian accidents need to happen on San Francisco's Sunset Boulevard before the city actually does something about it? It's a depressing question, to be sure, but one that is ...
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Celebrate Bike to Work Day

Today, thousands of people are commuting to and from work in support of the Bay Area's 20th annual Bike to Work Day. There's certainly lots to celebrate, that's for sure. People are riding ...
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New Lawsuit Takes Aim at Tech Shuttles

According to the Chronicle, a handful of advocacy and activist groups has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to put an end to San Francisco's shuttle program, which allows private shuttles, often from ...
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Oakland Plays Catch-Up On Bike Lanes

As rent prices in San Francisco have become unreachable for a majority of the population, many out-priced city residents have decamped for the East Bay, and Oakland in particular. Along with the new ...
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Tech CEO Road Rage Highlights Tensions in Bay Area

In general, folks in the Bay Area try to share the road as amicably as possible. Cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cars all navigate around each other as best they can, leaving extra room where ...
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California's Nurses Deserve To Be Safe

A recent string of violent attacks against California nurses has generated a lot of media attention and a new bill requiring more extensive safety procedures in state hospitals. The attacks drawing so ...
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Ten Tips for Bay Area Biking

The sun is out, and if you're not already riding your bike, now's as good a time as any to start. Biking is a great workout, especially on SF's hilly terrain, and it also conserves energy ...
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Walk SF Gives City a D+ on Pedestrian Safety

San Francisco is a fabulous city to walk. Not only is it compact and easy to hop from one neighborhood to the next, but the city's signature topography also means you're likely to see great ...
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In Memory of Motorcycle Maker Massimo Tamburini

I am a Harley man myself, but I appreciate gorgeous bikes by other makers as well. I have certainly spent time marveling at the work of Massimo Tamburini, the legendary motorcycle sculptor, who built ...
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Lane Splitting May Be Legal in California, But It's Not Always Safe

In most states, "lane splitting" -- the practice of passing between vehicles on a bike or motorcycle -- is illegal, and with good reason. As a rider myself, I know that maneuvering your bike ...
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Ten Dead in Tragic Accident

A FedEx tractor-trailer on Interstate 5 near Orland, California, swerved across a grassy median and into oncoming traffic last week, hitting a car and a school bus and killing ten in an explosive ...
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Widow of Concord Cyclist Files Lawsuit

Stoorai Nuri, a Concord woman whose husband and daughter were killed in 2012 by a reckless driver, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver, David Rosen, and his parents. Rosen, who was ...
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GM's 'Culture of Cover-up'

In a U.S. Senate hearing last week, GM CEO Mary Barra was asked a lot of questions about her company's years-long attempt to downplay its faulty ignition switches. Democratic Senator Claire ...
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Rideshare Drivers Increasingly Committing Insurance Fraud

As the Uber/Lyft/Sidecar insurance saga continues to unfold, it seems yet another issue has come to the fore. Recently, an assistant district attorney in San Francisco told state regulators that there ...
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Is This the Most Dangerous Intersection In the Bay Area?

If you've ever had to contend with the beastly intersection at the West end of Berkeley's Gilman Street, you know just how harrowing it can be. First, there are eight lanes of traffic leading ...
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Government Announces $1.2 Billion Settlement with Toyota

General Motors has recently been making headlines for a scandal in which the company recalled more than one million vehicles. But GM isn't the only automaker on the hot seat these days. Last week, ...
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Caltrain's 'Near Miss' Isn't Deterring Anybody

Last week, SFGate's blog reposted a video from Caltrain of a 'near miss' in which a pedestrian narrowly escapes being hit by a Bullet train. The blog post says that Caltrain is making a ...
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Marin General Hospital Needs to Take Nurses' Concerns Seriously

Last week, ten Marin General Hospital nurses voiced concerns about patient care to the Marin Healthcare District board, which oversees the hospital. The nurses, who, according to the Marin IJ, have ...
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