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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# San Francisco

All time
# uber unhappy
Uber has put the brakes on its self-driving cars in California
Self-driving Uber cars were being tested in defiance of a state order to halt the programme.
# Oakland
Death toll from California dance party fire rises to 24
The search for bodies is expected to continue for at least 48 hours.
# San Francisco
Health officials investigate after Thanksgiving meal linked with three deaths
At least 14 others were sick after the church-sponsored meal.
# google pixel
Watch out Apple - Google has finally hit the market with an uber smartphone of its own
Google’s Pixel smartphone range, along with all sorts of other tech tidbits, launched in San Francisco today.
# aquatic park
Young man shot dead while playing Pokemon Go at San Francisco tourist attraction
The 20-year-old and his friend had noticed someone watching them from the top of a hill.
# Living in a box
Man can't afford to live anywhere - builds bedroom 'pod' in someone else's apartment
If you think the rents in Dublin are crazy, you should see what they’re like in San Francisco, California…
# California
Homeless man gets $100k reward for helping police capture fugitives
Matthew Hay-Chapman recognised the stolen white van from news reports and pointed the men out to police.
# officer edith
This animal control officer's Twitter account is an absolute joy
Officer Edith, out there saving the raccoons, skunks and ducks of San Francisco.
# Attack
British tourist fighting for life after being stabbed in the head in San Francisco
He was walking with his niece when the incident occurred.
# United States
Man charged with assault after choking a woman for reclining her seat on an airplane
Lawrence Wells, 54, faces up to 10 years in prison.
# california nightmares
Parole hearing brings back dark memories of the notorious "San Francisco witch killers"
In the early 1980s, Suzan and Michael Carson went on a religious, drug-fuelled mission to rid the world of “witches” in California.
# Complaints
More passengers are complaining about Aer Lingus than Ryanair
This follows Ryanair’s move towards becoming more customer friendly last year.
# Ryanair
A low-fare airline is about to start flying from Ireland to Los Angeles and San Francisco
Are you watching, Michael O’Leary?
# RIP
Beloved Yes Equality campaigner dies in San Francisco
23-year-old Dean MacCearraín (McCarron), originally from Monaghan, died while visiting the area for his brother’s wedding.
# San Francisco
Praise for brave Berkeley survivor who says he feels guilty he survived
Murray is one of seven Irish students who were injured when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, San Francisco in June.
# Electric Dreams
This €9 million San Francisco home has its own electric car charger
It’s pretty nice.
# Jammy
Man finds $20, plays lottery and wins $1 million
One very lucky guy.
# future's bright
This startup founded by Irish guys is about to be HUGE... and they found a pretty unique way to tell people
Intercom, the “Whatsapp of customer service”, have announced a huge funding and jobs coup… with a cartoon.
# Don't unzip. Hold it!
San Francisco paints walls with repellent that makes pee spray back on your shoes and pants
San Francisco was forced to tackle public urination after a light pole corroded by urine recently fell on a car.
# fizzy pop fightback
San Francisco is being sued over its sugary drinks warning labels
It has also banned advertising sugary drinks on city property, like billboards.
# U-turn
Police WILL be investigating the Berkeley balcony collapse after all
They’ll be part of investigations led by the District Attorney’s Office.
# San Francisco
Report on Berkeley balcony collapse finds wooden beams had severe dry rot
The City Building and Safety Division issued a summary of initial findings last night from the investigation of the fatal balcony failure a week ago.
# Berkeley
Bodies of four Berkeley tragedy victims arrive home
Their families have thanked everyone for their support.
# dark web
'You're no better than any drug dealer': Life in prison for 'Silk Road' website creator
Ross Ulbricht earned $18 million from commissions on one million online drug deals.
# hometovote
Twitter has painted #HomeToVote on the wall of its San Francisco HQ
The hashtag trended all over the world as Ireland went to the polls last Friday.
# Bad Property Porn
Who said BOOM? This San Fran home 'in a deteriorative state' just sold for $1.2 million
We say boom.
# Property Porn
PHOTOS: Have a look inside the most expensive Airbnb listing in San Francisco
Going to the West Coast with 15 others? This *could* be an option.
# Theft
Paul McGinley has Ryder Cup mementos and golf clubs stolen in the US
Europe’s winning captain was only in the country 90 minutes when the incident happened.
# cock-a-roach
US zoo asks jilted lovers to adopt a cockroach in their ex's name this Valentine's Day
Don’t get mad. Get a cockroach.
# over to you
The 10 most popular comments on TheJournal.ie in 2014
From Irish Water to John Gilligan, here are the comments which got the most thumbs up from other readers this year.
# bad santa
Police are looking for Santa Claus because he robbed a bank
You’d think he’d stick out, right? Read on…
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about the cost of water meters, a direct provision priest and unusual robbery in Dublin.
# San Francisco
Window cleaner survives 11-story fall onto moving car
The man suffered critical injuries, but he was conscious, police said.
# ram raid
Kaepernick's 80-yard pass swings game for 49ers
Colin had his homework done.
# Right to die
A 29-year-old woman explains why she's planned her death - next month
“I don’t want to die. But I am dying. And I want to die on my own terms.”
# Diaspora
Flanagan: 'Our commitment to Irish abroad remains strong'
The Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet members of the Irish community in New York later today.
# Irish Abroad
Charlie Flanagan says students who destroyed San Francisco apartment 'let Ireland down'
The Foreign Affairs Minister has been speaking about the case this morning.
# making amends
USI calls on students who destroyed San Francisco apartment to pay up
Irish students trashed the property – breaking walls, doors and light fixtures.
# wreck the gaf
Irish students who left destroyed apartment are shamed by the news in San Francisco
This is why we can’t have nice things.
# scorched
In pictures: Raging wildfires engulf homes in California
Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate.