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Uber Driver Who Struck and Killed Girl in San Francisco Crosswalk Charged

A driver for Uber Technologies Inc. whose car struck and killed a six-year-old girl crossing a San Francisco street last New Year’s eve was charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, a spokesman for the city’s district attorney said. The arrest of …

San Francisco Prosecutor Issues Warning to Lyft, Uber, Sidecar

Lyft Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and Sidecar Technologies Inc. were warned by San Francisco’s district attorney they would face legal action if the rideshare services don’t change their operations. According to a copy of the letter provided by Sidecar, the …

Crystal & Co. Makes Four Leadership Appointments in California

Crystal & Co. has appointed four executives in the firm’s San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. Shawn Ram has joined as executive managing director and western region head leading California operations in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He also has …

Airbnb Alters San Francisco Rental Market, Report Shows

Lodging sharing service Airbnb has taken a bite out of San Francisco’s already limited stock of rental housing as some landlords and housing activists contend, a newspaper reported Sunday. The San Francisco Chronicle commissioned a data harvesting company to analyze …

Firefighter Involved in California Asiana Rescue Files Lawsuit

A San Francisco firefighter accused of accidentally running over a passenger thrown from the wreckage of an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed at San Francisco International Airport is suing the San Francisco Fire Department. Elyse Duckett alleges that she is …

Landlords Who Evicted Tenants For Airbnb Sued by San Francisco

The city of San Francisco has sued two landlords for allegedly evicting tenants to rent out rooms on such websites as Airbnb, opening a new front in a controversy over increasingly popular home-rental services. In separate lawsuits filed by City …

San Francisco Considers Ending Ban Renting Homes

San Francisco lawmakers are considering making it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported. Supervisor David Chiu introduced legislation …

Family Of Bicyclist Killed In San Francisco Files Suit

The family of a 24-year-old woman hit by a truck and killed while riding her bike in San Francisco has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Bay Area food distributor and its truck driver. KGO-TV reported the initial police …

No Heat Technology On Rig That Hit SFO Asiana Survivor

The fire rig that ran over and killed a 16-year-old Asiana Airlines crash survivor was not equipped with heat sensing equipment that might have saved her life. A San Francisco Chronicle story says fire officials acknowledge the older-model engine that …

San Francisco Sues Gun Companies Over High-Capacity Magazines

San Francisco is suing three gun accessories companies and one gun show promoter for selling disassembled high-capacity magazines disguised as gun magazine repair kits in violation of California law. The lawsuit was announced by City Attorney Dennis Herrera in a …