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Bay City News Service: The Source for Local News

What we do
We are a 24/7, general-interest news wire service that provides news reports directly to media organizations, local news websites, public relations firms and government agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our 20 professional journalists report on breaking news, traffic, weather, disasters, public events, crime, courts, government decisions, newsmakers - the local issues that matter to the region's nearly 8 million residents.

Independent and locally-owned, Bay City News provides real-time, verified and trusted reports from every county in the Bay Area.

How to Subscribe
Subscribers can get wire reports via satellite, FTP, the BCN website or email. For prices, contact us at (510) 251-8100 or biz@baycitynews.com.

Bay City News Products

This group contains the news service's complete file of San Francisco Bay Area stories, including news about court activity, police and fire emergencies, government meetings, visiting dignitaries, the environment, politics, commerce and more. We are staffed 24 hours per day to cover breaking news.

This group contains stories describing the latest word on actions related to lawyers and the legal system. Subscribers can be informed about a variety of events, including lawsuits, sentencings, restraining orders, injunctions, hearings, appellate court rulings and jury verdicts. In addition, subscribers to the Legal feed get access to a court calendar listing significant scheduled court and government events.

Other custom services are available upon request, including:
  • A twice-daily fax or email headline service.
  • Custom category email or fax delivery based on a keyword search to deliver news about a specific region or topic.
  • Story coverage upon request.
The Datebook calendar is a listing and description of news events scheduled to take place in the San Francisco Bay Area. Used by our media, government and business subscribers, the Datebook helps them plan for news conferences, visits by dignitaries, conventions, conferences, government meetings and court appearances. It includes telephone contact numbers and each listing is double-checked for accuracy.

It comes in three parts:
  1. A week-long version called Looking Ahead alerts assignment editors to upcoming news conferences, public appearances, meetings and the like.
  2. The Daily Datebook Segment I comes out each weekday afternoon with a list of confirmed events for the next day.
  3. Segment II, which moves shortly after midnight, includes late-arriving items and a Court Calendar listing major cases docketed for that day.
In addition, Datebook Advisories alert subscribers throughout the day to events that are scheduled on the spur of the moment, such as a briefing during a disaster or a news conference about a developing story.

Upon request, Bay City News can compile a weekly entertainment calendar sorted by place or genre such as museums, exhibits, outdoors, kids events, dance, classical music, popular music, stage, comedy, general, tours and weekend highlights. We can also provide professional stage and musical performance reviews, and stories about exhibits.

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