SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have agreed to terms to buy 12 acres of land in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood to build a new arena. The Warriors said today that they would buy the land from salesforce.com. The team was originally hoping to build a new arena on San Francisco's waterfront but those plans faced opposition. Golden State is targeting the 2018-19 season to open the arena.
CLOVIS, Calif. (AP) - Officials in a Central California city have agreed to review the business license of a coffee shop that features baristas in bikinis. The Bottom's Up coffee shop in Clovis has run into opposition from some residents, one of whom presented the City Council with a petition yesterday. The Fresno Bee reports that the council agreed to look into the issue and the shop's business license at its May 19 meeting.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities have lifted evacuations in San Francisco's Presidio that were put in place after a U.S. Park Service officer found explosives in the back of a vehicle. A driver pulled over for a traffic violation last night told officers he had fireworks in the back of the car. The San Francisco police bomb squad early this morning blew up the devices that the officers said looked like dynamite. The driver was arrested.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The National Park Service wants to snuff out fires a little earlier on San Francisco's Ocean Beach. The Chronicle reports that officials are proposing a 9 p.m. curfew on beach fires, to help rein in drunken revelry, unattended blazes and littering. The current cutoff time is 10 p.m.
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