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49ers to donate $1 million to charities that focus on racial issues cited by Colin Kaepernick
The San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that they have pledged $1 million to two Bay Area organizations that focus on the type of racial and social inequities that quarterback Colin Kaepernick has discussed in the aftermath of his refusal to stand during the national anthem in protest of such...
8126 points by Los Angeles Times | San Francisco 49ers San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley California San Francisco San Jose California Oakland Raiders Northern California
Massive cow might be world’s tallest bovine
EUREKA, Calif. — Holy cow! A giant, 1-ton Holstein steer who loves to eat bread and romps like a puppy at a Northern California zoo is vying for the title of world’s tallest bovine. His name is Danniel and he measures 6 feet, 4 inches from the hoof to the withers, a smidge taller than...
1988 points by New York Post | Humboldt County California California Eureka California Sequoia Park Zoo Imperial units Cattle United States customary units Northern California
Southern California-Shot ‘Silicon Valley’ Goes for a Bay Area Look
While “Silicon Valley” co-creator Mike Judge and showrunner Alec Berg have been devising the outlandish goings-on and shenanigans on the hit HBO comedy, production designer Richard Toyon and his right-hand woman, art director Oana Bogdan, have been busy making the interiors and exteriors look exactly like those in the actual Silicon Valley. Although the show... Read more »
91 points by Variety | Art director Film crew Production designer Art department San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley Northern California Alec Berg
Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But it was only a temporary reprieve…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | California San Francisco Bay San Francisco Bay Area Tropical cyclone San Francisco Northern California Precipitation San Jose California
Powerful storm slams California, bringing mudslides, sinkholes and deadly winds
A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But it was only a temporary reprieve as new storms took aim farther north. The National Weather Service predicted...
246 points by Chicago Tribune | California Ventura County California San Francisco Bay Area San Bernardino County California Southern California Northern California Orange County California Oroville Dam
Trump approves FEMA disaster declaration for 34 California counties hit by storms
The federal government has made money available to help dozens of California counties recover from a series of deadly storms that triggered floods, mudslides and avalanches statewide last month. From Jan. 3 to 12, the state was pounded by a series of storms that buried the Sierra Nevada in snow...
382 points by Los Angeles Times | California California Gold Rush Northern California Redding California Rain United States Sierra Nevada Sacramento California
20% of dams in populated areas lack emergency plan
As the nation's 84,000 dams continue to age, a growing number of people downstream are at risk, experts say.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Federal government of the United States Northern California U.S. state Emergency management Federal Emergency Management Agency Lake Oroville Dam Emergency evacuation
Thousands evacuate as officials eye California dam spillway
OROVILLE, Calif. — Thousands evacuated their Northern California homes Sunday evening after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country's tallest dam was in danger of failing and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below.About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake Oroville is one of California's largest man-made lakes, and the 770-foot-tall Oroville Dam is the nation's tallest.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Butte County California Yuba County California California Oroville California Lake Oroville Northern California Feather River Southern California
San Joaquin Valley continues to sink because of groundwater pumping, NASA says
California’s San Joaquin Valley continues to sink at an alarming rate because of groundwater pumping and irrigation, according to a new study by NASA.  Ground levels in some areas have dropped 1 to 2 feet in the last two years, creating deeper and wider “bowls” that continue to threaten the vital...
4030 points by Los Angeles Times | California Irrigation Water Aquifer Northern California San Joaquin Valley Central Valley Groundwater
Flood watches in place as rain batters Northern California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Flash flood watches are in place for parts of Northern California down through the Central Coast as heavy rains swamp roads and threaten to overtop rivers and creeks. The National Weather Service says more than an inch of rain could fall in the San Francisco Bay ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | California Tropical cyclone Northern California Weather San Francisco Bay San Francisco Bay Area Rain San Joaquin River
Doctor removes 130-pound tumor from Mississippi man
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A California doctor removed a 130-pound tumor from a Mississippi man who had been told by other physicians that he was just fat.Roger Logan, 57, had the non-cancerous growth removed on Jan. 31 at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, where he will remain for another week or so before returning to Gulfport, Mississippi.
1 points by Boston Herald | Physician Bakersfield California California Surgery The Bakersfield Californian Northern California Ingrown hair Mississippi
Police escort congressman after rowdy California town hall
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Congressman Tom McClintock, a Republican from California, faced a rowdy crowd at a packed town hall meeting in Northern California, and had to be escorted by police as protesters followed him shouting, "Shame on you!"
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Sacramento California California The Sacramento Bee Meetings James McClatchy Northern California Sacramento metropolitan area California Gold Rush
In Trump they trust: These are the Californians who voted red
Donald Trump fights reports of turmoil on his transition team Nov. 17, 2016, 6:41 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening in Washington right now:Trump's transition team is off to a rocky startTrump singled...
3868 points by Los Angeles Times | California Thomas Jefferson Democratic Party Northern California California counties U.S. state Lassen County California Alaska
In Trump they trust: the Golden State's anti-California redoubt
On a cattle ranch three bridges past a giant lone poplar tree on this isolated northeastern edge of California, Jeffrey Hemphill for once feels part of something larger. He and his Lassen County neighbors cast 73% of their ballots, the strongest vote in the state, to elect Donald Trump for president....
3868 points by Los Angeles Times | California Thomas Jefferson Democratic Party Northern California California counties U.S. state Lassen County California Alaska
San Francisco Bay area gas odor prompts shelter-in-place order
Residents of Calif. city asked to take shelter after hundreds report strong gas odor.       
97 points by USA Today | Richmond California Vallejo California Carquinez Strait Report Northern California San Pablo Bay California Air conditioning
Fire burns nearly 2 square miles near Susanville, Calif.
A fire near the small Northern California city of Susanville has burned nearly 2 square miles. CAL FIRE crews responded Sunday toe the area and as of Sunday night ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | California Northern California Area San Francisco Bay Area Square mile Los Angeles Pacific Ocean Square