Stories By Amanda Bartlett

  • 'It may never come back': Rare green comet flies over Bay Area It's the first time the comet has passed through our solar system in 50,000 years. 
  • Endangered fox seen in Calif. park for first time since the 1930s "These detections give us a lot of hope and excitement about the possibility of recovering this species and taking it off the endangered list."
  • Iconic symbol of near-century old SF landmark disappears The building has been vacant for years. 
  • The last movie theater in downtown Berkeley is closing for good The loss of the historic venue is part of 39 planned closures nationwide. 
  • 2 backcountry skiers injured in South Lake Tahoe avalanche The skiers were airlifted to the hospital with "moderate-to-major injuries." 
  • New details emerge on hit-and-run, fatal collision in SF More victims were injured than previously reported, police said. 
  • Global pop icon adds second show at SF's Chase Center The new date was added "due to overwhelming demand."
  • A symbol of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts has died She "inspired animal lovers and romantics at the Palace of Fine Arts for nearly three decades."
  • McDonald’s in San Francisco tourist hub permanently closes A sign posted on the front door of the fast food restaurant said a new eatery would soon take its place. 
  • Global pop star announces SF show at Chase Center “I am excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for."
  • Bay Area beach closes after colony of elephant seals take over "This is very unusual."
  • Over 7.5 feet of snow from Calif. storm falls at UC lab in Sierra "It's still coming down hard out there," the lab said of the snow that's fallen over the past week.  
  • Bay Area retail giant announces closure of 3 more stores The company announced last September that it would shutter 150 "lower-producing" stores nationwide. 
  • ‘M3GAN’ is an icon and a cautionary tale against SF tech culture Director Gerard Johnstone consulted Bay Area tech companies to bring the AI villain to life. 
  • Enormous new 49ers mural pops up in the Bay Area It was even autographed by one of the players. 
  • Rare sighting of snowy owl draws thousands to California suburb “You’re thinking to yourself that it couldn’t possibly be real, and then it swivels its head."
  • ‘Shocked’: 73-year-old SF landmark at risk after storm damage The 73-year-old attraction was pummeled by 51 mph gusts of wind, and it's about to face another round of storms. 
  • Where is the Bay Area storm right now? The effects of a bomb cyclone event are far from over for the Bay Area. 
  • SF retail giant announces plans to downsize The news comes nearly a year after the company shuttered its headquarters in Mission Bay.
  • A native Calif. species is making a major comeback Experts say they could help combat drought conditions and foster the return of near-extinct species like coho salmon.