San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area’s high prices, traffic could spur exodus 2017-03-30T07:01:00.000000Z An increasing number of Bay Area residents are planning to move out of the area, or at least considering it, primarily because of housing prices, the rising cost of living and traffic, according to a new poll. The survey of a randomly selected group of 1,000 registered voters from the nine counties... SF picks ex-Oakland administrator as schools superintendent 2017-03-30T03:47:25.000000Z The San Francisco school board Wednesday selected a city native with an eclectic educational background to lead the district, saying Vincent Matthews has the experience and leadership skills to take on the role of superintendent. “We chose someone with a wealth of instructional experience, leadersh... Gap in inspections of Oakland fire site appears to violate law 2017-03-30T03:30:18.000000Z The West Oakland halfway house struck by a deadly blaze this week drew complaints about unsafe living conditions for years, but the city allowed well over a year to pass between the last two fire inspections, an apparent breach of a state law requiring annual reviews. Oakland fire officials said We... Forever 21 accused of illegally implementing English-only rule in SF 2017-03-30T02:53:08.000000Z A state civil rights agency accused the Forever 21 fashion store chain Wednesday of illegally requiring employees at a San Francisco store to speak only English. In a lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing accused Forever 21 of discriminating ag... $200 million suit filed by homeowners in sinking, tilting tower 2017-03-30T00:55:18.000000Z In the largest legal action yet over San Francisco’s sinking Millennium Tower, the building’s homeowners association on Wednesday sued the developer, the public agency building the Transbay Transit Center next door and others for more than $200 million in damages. The suit — which names Millennium ... Antiabortion activists lose again on recordings 2017-03-30T00:44:34.000000Z Antiabortion activists who posed as researchers and secretly recorded conversations at meetings of abortion providers absorbed their second legal setback in two days Wednesday when a federal appeals court said they had obtained confidential information by fraud and must not release it to the public.... Temperatures to hit 70s and 80s over sunny Bay Area weekend 2017-03-29T23:52:40.000000Z A sun-filled weekend is in store for Bay Area residents as a warming trend is forecast to send temperatures into the 70s in San Francisco and possibly the 80s in other cities throughout the region, forecasters said. Before the sun soaks the region, a slight chance of rain was forecast for Wednesday... Political events in the Bay Area: women’s event, Transgender Day 2017-03-29T22:51:11.000000Z Political events in the Bay Area: women’s event, Transgender Day Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Women’s event: A happy hour and panel discussion featuring female entrepreneurs, Nevertheless, She Persisted: An Evening With Fearless Women.... Betty Barry-Deal, pioneering female judge, dies at 95 2017-03-29T22:46:50.000000Z Betty Barry-Deal, an honor student whose gender slowed the start of her legal career in the 1950s but who later became the first female justice on the state Court of Appeal in San Francisco, has died at age 95. “Justice Barry-Deal was a legal trailblazer her entire career,” said Deborah Hoffman, sp... Yes, BART will let you wear leggings (and anything else, really) 2017-03-29T19:19:07.000000Z Just in case you were worried about the leggings-wearing rules of BART, its ever-helpful Twitter account is here to reassure you.