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San Francisco: Consolidated city-county in California, US
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 16th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 881,549 residents as of 2019. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second most densely populated large U.S. city, and the fifth most densely populated U.S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. San Francisco is the 12th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States by population, with 4.7 million people, and the fourth-largest by economic output, with GDP of $549 billion in 2018. With San Jose, it forms the fifth most populous combined statistical area in the United States, the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area. Colloquial nicknames for San Francisco include The City, SF, Frisco and San Fran.


Cruise allowed to drive empty in San Francisco [Video]

Cruise allowed to drive empty in San Francisco

The race for driverless autonomous vehicles is heating up and on Thursday Cruise became the first to receive a permit to test cars without anyone in them on the streets of San Francisco from..

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Watch: Northern Californian skies turn orange as smoke rages from wildfires [Video]

Watch: Northern Californian skies turn orange as smoke rages from wildfires

Smoke from raging wildfires blanketed parts of Northern California. San Francisco witnessed a hazy orange-coloured sky. Dense smog covered the skyline of the California city. Netizens took to Twitter..

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Orange skies in San Francisco's Bay Area as smoke blocks out the sun [Video]

Orange skies in San Francisco's Bay Area as smoke blocks out the sun

Skies were so dark at times that it appeared more night than day.View on euronews

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Wildfire smoke turns skyline of San Francisco orange [Video]

Wildfire smoke turns skyline of San Francisco orange

San Francisco in United States is witnessing unusual sky colour, a hazy orange due to wildfire smoke. Fog blankets the skyline of California's city. Series of wildfires broke out in bay area in August...

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Pelosi defends salon visit, says she was 'set up' [Video]

Pelosi defends salon visit, says she was 'set up'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back on criticism Wednesday that she flouted local health regulations by getting her hair done at a San Francisco salon, arguing she was "set up."

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Pelosi's Hair Appointment Violates COVID Restrictions [Video]

Pelosi's Hair Appointment Violates COVID Restrictions

On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got her hair styled inside a San Francisco hair salon. CNN reports that this visit was a violation of the city's Covid-19 safety regulations that enraged the..

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No Good Deed? California Firefighters Beg Residents To Stop 'Helping' [Video]

No Good Deed? California Firefighters Beg Residents To Stop 'Helping'

With hundreds of fires blazing across California, firefighters are strapped for both resources and manpower. In response, residents have organized to put out flames themselves in a large swath of land..

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