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Genetics firm Invitae files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, listing $1.6 billion debt against $535.1 million assets, and seeks buyers to salvage operations.
Daly City declares loneliness a public health crisis, highlighting the risks of social isolation on par with smoking, acknowledging the issue's severity, and committing to fostering better community connections.
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors approved legislation to expedite the procurement of public health beds, tackling the city’s mental health and substance abuse crisis more swiftly.
A "mystery illness" has led to over 150 cases of gastrointestinal symptoms on the Queen Victoria cruise ship, with increased sanitation measures in place.
UC optometrists strike for better pay and benefits, as negotiations with the university falter, leading to potential patient appointment rescheduling.
San Francisco records its highest-ever annual drug overdose deaths at 806 in 2023, largely driven by fentanyl.
San Francisco leverages wastewater analysis to track drugs like fentanyl, enhancing interventions against its drug epidemic as part of a National Institute on Drug Abuse program.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has launched a community-directed plan to reduce air pollution in Bayview Hunters Point and Southeast San Francisco, focusing on public health and environmental justice.
California law requires cyclists to obey the same road rules as vehicles, mandates bike specifications, helmets for riders under 18, proper lighting, and prohibits the sale of non-compliant bicycles.
San Francisco air quality officials urge residents to avoid burning wood during New Year's festivities to prevent unhealthy air levels, despite no current Spare the Air Alert.
San Francisco bans wood burning today due to a Spare the Air Alert, aiming to protect public health and air quality in light of stagnant weather conditions trapping smoke.
A mother in the Bay Area publicly shares her battle to save her son from fentanyl addiction as she advocates for those affected by the drug crisis through her organization, MADAAD.
San Francisco's air quality authority advises residents to avoid burning wood in fireplaces this Christmas to prevent air pollution, also noting the illegal and unhealthy practice of burning wrapping paper.