Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing service has been dealt a legal setback in its effort to settle a multi-million dollar claim by drivers who say they should be reclassified as employees, not independent contractors. On Thursday, a federal judge rejected Uber's $100 million settlement offer. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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The Gold-Hungry Forty-Niners Also Plundered Something Else: Eggs

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Geology enthusiasts gather at a (formerly) noteworthy curb in Hayward, Calif., in May 2012. The curb was once straight; the shifting Hayward fault pulled it apart. Courtesy of Andrew Alden hide caption

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In California, Fixing A Curb Destroyed The 'Holy Grail Of Seismology'

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Orlando Shootings Prompt Cities To Consider More Security For Pride Events

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Cities Consider Privatizing TSA To Speed Up Checkpoints, But Would It?

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San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr resigned on Thursday after losing the support of Mayor Ed Lee, who had backed him despite several racially-charged incidents in the department. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Workers install solar panels on the roof of a home in Camarillo, Calif., in 2013. San Francisco has recently decided to start requiring rooftop solar systems — electrical or heating — on new construction up to 10 stories tall. Anne Cusack/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters watch as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to promote his paid family leave initiative at a rally in Manhattan on March 10. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Paid Family Leave Advocates Celebrate A Big Week, But The Battle's Not Over

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Alphonzo Jackson holds his 6-month-old son, Isaiah, behind Kim Turner and her daughter Adelaide Turner Winn during a rally supporting paid family leave at City Hall in San Francisco on Tuesday. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Mercy, a San Francisco-­based nonprofit, provides subsidized affordable housing for low-income residents, including 25 apartments reserved for 18- to 24-­year-­olds. Shawn Wen/Youth Radio hide caption

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In San Francisco, An Affordable Housing Solution That Helps Millennials

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Pedro Figueroa, 31, reported his car stolen. When San Francisco law enforcement officers found out there was a warrant for his arrest, they called federal immigration officials. Courtesy of Jon Rodney hide caption

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Man Reports Car Stolen, Ends Up In Deportation Limbo

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Chris Cheng is a customer at High Bridge Arms, San Francisco's last gun store. Sam Harnett for NPR hide caption

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San Francisco's Last Gun Shop Calls It Quits

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A Los Angeles County Department of Public Health worker shows condoms for weekly distribution to inmates in the Men's Central Jail. George Lavender hide caption

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California Prisons Aim To Keep Sex Between Inmates Safe, If Illegal

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Gov. Jerry Brown speaks to the crowd during the California High-Speed Rail Authority groundbreaking event in Fresno. The $68 billion project faces challenges from Republicans in Congress, and from Central Valley farmers suing to block the train from crossing their fields. Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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Construction Begins On California's $68 Billion High-Speed Rail Line

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