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California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

File - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Robert Maegerle, left, walks out of a federal courthouse with attorney Jerome Froelich Jr. in San Francisco. Maegerle, a retired DuPont engineer, was convicted of economic espionage charges along with chemical engineer Walter Liew in March. Liew is f…

July 10, 2014 11:06 pmLoading…
California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

File - This March 8, 2012, file photo shows Christina Liew as she walks out of a federal courthouse in San Francisco. Liew's husband, chemical engineer Walter Liew, is facing more than 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday, July 10, 2014, for a rare economic espionage conviction f…

July 10, 2014 11:06 pmLoading…
Justin Morneau

Justin Morneau

Colorado Rockies' Justin Morneau hits a two-run double off of San Francisco Giants pitcher Javier Lopez during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

July 10, 2014 8:52 pm
Phelps a bit miffed that he's not going faster

Phelps a bit miffed that he's not going faster

FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Michael Phelps swims in a 100-meter butterfly heat at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, Calif. For Phelps, there's one last chance to get ready for the races that really matter. The winningest athlete in Olympic histor…

July 10, 2014 2:04 pmLoading…
Troy Tulowitzki

Troy Tulowitzki

Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki hits a two-run home run off San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

July 10, 2014 12:45 pm
Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

Google picks 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

FILE - This May 15, 2013 file shows Google Glasses displayed in San Francisco. Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work. After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing five nonprofits Wednesday that will receive a free pa…

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Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

In this July 7, 2014 photo, a man drinks out of a coffee cup as he walks under a sign opposed to taxes on sugary drinks posted in the window of Casa Thai Market in San Francisco. San Francisco and Berkeley are aiming to become the first U.S. cities to pass per-ounce taxes on sugary drinks. (…

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Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

In this July 7, 2014 photo, a man holds a soda pop bottle as he waits to board a Muni bus in San Francisco. San Francisco and Berkeley are aiming to become the first U.S. cities to pass per-ounce taxes on sugary drinks. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

In this July 7, 2014 photo, a man holds a soda pop bottle as he walks under a sign opposed to taxes on sugary drinks posted in the window of Casa Thai Market in San Francisco. San Francisco and Berkeley are aiming to become the first U.S. cities to pass per-ounce taxes on sugary drinks. (AP …

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Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

In this June 30, a customer looks toward a refrigerator holding sodas and other drinks as she orders food at Chile Lindo in San Francisco. San Francisco and Berkeley are aiming to become the first U.S. cities to pass per-ounce taxes on sugary drinks. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

In this June 30, 2014 photo cans of Coca-Cola soda pop are shown in the refrigerator inside of Chile Lindo in San Francisco. San Francisco and Berkeley are aiming to become the first U.S. cities to pass per-ounce taxes on sugary drinks. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

In this June 30, 2014 photo, Paula Tejeda, owner of Chile Lindo, poses for photographs outside of her restaurant in San Francisco. San Francisco and Berkeley are aiming to become the first U.S. cities to pass per-ounce taxes on sugary drinks. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Same-party November battles for Calif. lawmakers

Same-party November battles for Calif. lawmakers

FILE- In this May 2, 2013 file photo, U.S. Rep. Mike Honda speaks during the City of Fremont Legislative Brunch at Tesla motors in Fremont, Calif. Democrat Honda and Republican Rep. Tom McClintock will face competitive challenges in the intraparty face-offs, a produce of the state's new top-…

July 07, 2014 4:39 pmLoading…
Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum

Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014, AND THEREAFTER- In this June 13, 2014 photo, Maria Esther Salazar, right, gets help carrying belongings from a friend in the Jungle, a homeless encampment, as she packs to move into an apartment after receiving a monthly housing subsidy for rent in San J…

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Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum

Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014, AND THEREAFTER- In this June 13, 2014 photo, Maria Esther Salazar walks with a friend's dog as she carries belongings from her tent in the Jungle, a homeless encampment, to move into an apartment after receiving a monthly housing subsidy for rent in San …

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Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum

Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum

In this June 13, 2014 photo, Maria Esther Salazar walks up a staircase to her new apartment on move-in day after living in the Jungle, a homeless encampment, in San Jose, Calif. Salazar will receive a monthly housing subsidy for rent. Jennifer Loving, executive director of the nonprofit hous…

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Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum

Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum

In this June 13, 2014 photo, Maria Esther Salazar, right, listens as James Worley, of Abode Services, which assists in placement and subsidizing rent costs, helps her fill out paper work so she to move into an apartment in San Jose, Calif. Salazar was living in the Jungle, believed to be the…

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Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum

Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum

In this June 13, 2014 photo, Maria Esther Salazar walks with her dog Chico in her apartment on the day she moved in after living in the Jungle, a homeless encampment, in San Jose, Calif. Salazar will receive a monthly housing subsidy for rent. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Journal expresses 'concern' over Facebook study

Journal expresses 'concern' over Facebook study

In this June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. British data protection authorities said Wednesday, July 2, that it is investigating revelations that Facebook conducted a psychological experiment on its users. (AP Photo/…

July 03, 2014 4:55 pmLoading…
Harding Park Golf

Harding Park Golf

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee, second from left, poses with golf officials behind trophies, including the Walter Hagen Trophy. 

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
Review: Evolutionary advances in new smartwatches

Review: Evolutionary advances in new smartwatches

FILE - In this June 25, 2014 file photo, a man looks at the LG G Watch, an Android Wear smartwatch, on the demo floor at Google I/O 2014 in San Francisco. With Android Wear, software developers won’t have to rewrite apps every time a new watch from Samsung, Sony or another manufacturer comes…

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Review: Evolutionary advances in new smartwatches

Review: Evolutionary advances in new smartwatches

FILE - In this June 25, 2014, file photo, a man looks at the Samsung Gear Live, an Android Wear smartwatch, on the demo floor at Google I/O 2014 in San Francisco. The Samsung Gear Live features Google's new Android Wear software. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

July 02, 2014 1:02 pmLoading…
Jim Boeheim

Jim Boeheim

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim gestures during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament against Montana in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, March 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

June 20, 2014 1:31 pm
California Prisons

California Prisons

The Medical Services Building at San Quentin Hospital at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu,file)

June 19, 2014 2:34 pm
California bus crash

California bus crash

A California Highway Patrol officer walks past the charred remains of a tour bus at a CalTrans maintenance station in Willows, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash on Thursday, April 10, between a FedEx truck and a bus carrying…

April 11, 2014 4:41 pm
California bus crash

California bus crash

The demolished remains of a FedEx truck is towed into a CalTrans maintenance station in Willows, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash on Thursday, April 10, between a FedEx truck and a bus carrying high school students on a vis…

April 11, 2014 4:41 pm
California bus crash

California bus crash

California Highway Patrol Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team Lt. Scott Fredrick, center right, speaks at a news conference in Willows, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash between a FedEx truck and a bus carrying hig…

April 11, 2014 4:41 pm
California bus crash

California bus crash

Officials and California Highway Patrol Officers look over the remains of a tour bus that was struck by a FedEx truck on Interstate 5 Thursday in Orland, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash between the truck and a bus carrying…

April 11, 2014 11:59 am
California bus crash

California bus crash

An official walks past the remains of a tour bus that was struck by a FedEx truck on Interstate 5 Thursday in Orland, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash between the truck and a bus carrying high school students on a visit to …

April 11, 2014 11:59 am
California bus crash

California bus crash

A worker looks over the demolished cab of FedEx truck that crashed into a tour bus on Interstate 5 Thursday in Orland, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash between the truck and a bus carrying high school students on a visit to…

April 11, 2014 12:00 pm
California bus crash

California bus crash

A California Highway Patrol Officer looks over the demolished cab of FedEx truck that crashed into a tour bus, at left, on Interstate 5 Thursday in Orland, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash between the truck and a bus carryi…

April 11, 2014 12:00 pm
California bus crash

California bus crash

Glenn County Sheriff's officers walk past the remains of a tour bus that was struck by a FedEx truck on Interstate 5 Thursday in Orland, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash between the truck and a bus carrying high school stud…

April 11, 2014 12:01 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A man walks his dog down the stairs at Alta Plaza Park in San Francisco, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

March 30, 2014 3:19 pm
CALIFORNIA-ELECTRICIDAD

CALIFORNIA-ELECTRICIDAD

Un hombre se dirige hacia un vehículo de transporte de dable en San Francisco, California, el jueves 6 de febrero de 2014. Expertos afirman que la lluvia y la nieve no serán suficientes para contrarrestar la sequía en California. Las autoridades pidieron además a los habitantes que reduzcan …

February 07, 2014 10:28 am
California governor proclaims state in a drought

California governor proclaims state in a drought

Gov. Jerry Brown pauses while declaring drought state of emergency in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. With a record-dry year, reservoir levels under strain and no rain in the forecast, California Gov. Jerry Brown formally proclaimed the state in a drought Friday, confirming what many a…

January 17, 2014 4:40 pm
Jim Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh

El entrenador en jefe de los 49ers de San Francisco Jim Harbaugh ríe mientras habla con reporteros en una instalación de entrenamiento de la NFL en Santa Clara, California, el miércoles 15 de enero de 2014. (Foto AP/Jeff Chiu)

January 17, 2014 10:31 am
Top 10 gifts of 2013 show rebound in philanthropy

Top 10 gifts of 2013 show rebound in philanthropy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg donated nearly $1 billion to the nonprofit Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2013. 

January 01, 2014 2:27 pm
Broncos Raiders Football

Broncos Raiders Football

Braden Pollack, dressed as The Predaraider, left, poses for photos with an Oakland Raiders fan in the O.co Coliseum parking lot before an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

December 30, 2013 7:05 pm
Sex Workers Rape

Sex Workers Rape

Maxine Doogan of the Erotic Service Providers Union, from left, Rachel West of the US PROStitutes Collective and Kimberly Horiuchi, spokesperson for the ACLU on victim compensation talk before a meeting with others who claim that the California Victims Compensation Board discriminates agains…

December 13, 2013 12:23 pm
Smart Spending: Buy these items after Christmas

Smart Spending: Buy these items after Christmas

This shopper hitting Target right after Thanksgiving wasn’t getting the best deals, consumer experts say.

December 12, 2013 3:59 pmLoading…
Obama tells heckler he won’t bypass Congress to stop deportations

Obama tells heckler he won’t bypass Congress to stop deportations

Ju Hong interrupts President Obama’s speech about immigration reform in San Francisco’s Chinatown. You can watch Hong’s story on YouTube.

November 25, 2013 4:42 pmLoading…
Jazz Warriors Basketball

Jazz Warriors Basketball

A Golden State Warriors cheerleader performs during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

November 21, 2013 11:00 pm
Jazz Warriors Basketball

Jazz Warriors Basketball

Golden State Warriors cheerleaders perform during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

November 21, 2013 11:00 pm
No. 20 — Stanford University

No. 20 — Stanford University

No. 20 — Stanford University — Stanford fans cheer before an NCAA college football game against Oregon in Stanford, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

November 19, 2013 12:00 am
Boy's wish makes him Batkid

Boy's wish makes him Batkid

Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, runs with Batman after saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid." Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far Nor…

November 15, 2013 4:55 pm
Boy's wish makes him Batkid

Boy's wish makes him Batkid

A San Francisco Police Officer with a Batkid sign on his bike waits for the arrival of Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid." Scott, a leukemia pat…

November 15, 2013 4:55 pm
Boy's wish makes him Batkid

Boy's wish makes him Batkid

Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, center, walks with Batman to save a damsel in distress on the Cable Car line in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid." Scott, a leukemia patient from …

November 15, 2013 4:55 pm
Boy's wish makes him Batkid

Boy's wish makes him Batkid

Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, second from left, exits the Batmobile with Batman to save a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid." Scott, a leukemia patient fro…

November 15, 2013 4:55 pm
Boy's wish makes him Batkid

Boy's wish makes him Batkid

Daniel Fry holds up his daughter Kayla, 5, as they wait for Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid." Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far N…

November 15, 2013 4:55 pm
Boy's wish makes him Batkid

Boy's wish makes him Batkid

Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, right, walks with Batman before saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. San Francisco turned into Gotham City on Friday, as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be "Batkid." Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far N…

November 15, 2013 4:55 pm

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