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Prosecutors to announce results of criminal probe in Bay Area police sex scandal
A months-long investigation of a scandal that rocked the Oakland Police Department will come to a head Friday when the Alameda County district attorney's office is expected to announce whether criminal charges will be filed in connection with claims that officers had sex with a self-described teenage...
1170 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Constable Alameda County California San Francisco Bay Area Police brutality Contra Costa County California AC Transit East Bay
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
California's voter guide comes with 224 pages and a $15-million price tag
Good morning. It is Friday, Sept. 9. Peet’s Coffee will donate $250,000 to UC Davis for coffee research. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Bank settlement Wells Fargo’s practice of aggressive sales goals, which led thousands of employees to open as many as 2 million...
28 points by Los Angeles Times | Orange County California California Long Beach California Los Angeles Coastal California Referendum Ventura County California San Francisco Bay Area
California DA to give results of police sex investigation
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in the San Francisco Bay Area are planning a news conference to discuss the results of an investigation into sexual misconduct involving officers from the Oakland Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Police San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco San Francisco Bay Law enforcement agency San Jose California Alameda California San Mateo County California
49ers owner pledges $1 million to charity
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York pledged $1 million to improving racial and economic inequality and building a stronger relationship between law enforcement authorities and the communities they serve. York announced the donation Thursday, following quarterback Colin Kaepernick's pledge to give $1 million to help ...
1 points by The Washington Times | San Francisco 49ers United States The Star-Spangled Banner California Police San Jose California San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco
Man driving rented Ferrari loses control, dies in crash
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a driver lost control of a rented Ferrari and it tumbled 100 feet down an embankment in the San Francisco Bay Area, killing the man.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Bay San Mateo County California San Francisco California English-language films San Jose California Marin County California
Justin Tipping's nimble East Bay drama 'Kicks' is about a lot more than sneakers
For 15-year-old Brandon (Jahking Guillory), the frizzy-haired, undersized kid protagonist of Justin Tipping’s agile feature debut “Kicks,” navigating adolescence and a rough, depressed Oakland neighborhood is like working a double shift that doesn’t pay. He’s got a status-bump goal, though, and...
126 points by Los Angeles Times | Holy Grail San Francisco Bay Area
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
Man accused of firing at occupied cars arrested in San Jose
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with shooting at occupied vehicles in San Jose. KNTV reports (http://bit.ly/2cvZKUO) Thursday that Michael James Lee Lewis of San Jose was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on four counts of attempted murder and ...
1 points by The Washington Times | San Jose California Santa Clara County California California San Francisco Bay Area Seven Trees California Caltrain Police KNTV
Watch: The iPhone 7 facts you need to know
Apple unveils the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch 2 Sept. 7, 2016, 2:09 p.m. For nearly a decade, Apple has showed the world its new line of iPhones in September. It's something of a tradition in the tech industry -- and this year wasn't any different. The technology giant hosted a press conference...
15 points by Los Angeles Times | San Francisco San Jose California San Francisco Giants California San Francisco Bay Area Jefferson Airplane The Bill Technology
Sia caps off Apple event
Live coverage of Apple's iPhone 7 announcement Sept. 7, 2016, 12:16 p.m. For nearly a decade, Apple has unveiled its new line of iPhones in September. It's something of a tradition in the tech world -- and this year isn't any different. The technology giant is hosting a press conference on Wednesday,...
9 points by Los Angeles Times | San Francisco San Jose California San Francisco Giants California Dance music Jefferson Airplane San Francisco Bay Area The Bill
San Francisco man threatened to shoot Muslim woman in alleged hate crime, police say
A San Francisco man was arrested on suspicion of threatening to shoot a woman wearing a hijab because she is Muslim, police said Thursday. Joshua Ruano, 27, is being held on suspicion of making a criminal threat with a hate-crime enhancement, according to the San Francisco Police Department. The...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Hate crime California San Francisco Bay Area Crime San Francisco San Francisco Bay Golden Gate Bridge San Jose California
3 California prison guards on trial for murder of mentally ill inmate
The trial has begun for three Santa Clara County correctional officers who are accused of involvement in the beating death of a mentally ill man. Prosecutors said the man begged for his life before dying. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Judge Murder San Jose California Blunt trauma Assault Mental disorder Lawyer San Francisco Bay Area
Galveston's 2017 Mardi Gras is celebrated with a parade, smiles
While New Orleans is known for being the hub of the festivities, Galveston has been observed the celebration for over 100 years - 106 years to be exact.
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Mardi Gras Carnival San Francisco Bay Area Texas Parade The Streets New Orleans Mardi Gras Twelfth Night
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
2 dead as storm lashes Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | California Orange County California San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco San Francisco Bay Tropical cyclone California State Route 1 Southern California
Northern California restaurant fined for mislabeling fish
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California restaurant has been fined for mislabeling fish on its menu. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2llOK3J ) that according to a civil judgment announced Wednesday, Odeum in Morgan Hill must pay $120,000 and offer gift cards to any customer who ordered sole ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | San Francisco Bay Area San Jose California Santa Clara County California California Morgan Hill California San Francisco Santa Clara Valley Henry W. Coe State Park
Santa Clara County's largest dam on cusp of spilling over
Officials say a reservoir in Santa Clara County is on the cusp of spilling over for the first time since 2006. But KNTV reported Wednesday that unlike damaged spillways at Oroville Dam, the Anderson Reservoir is not at risk of failure or causing major flooding. County officials are warning nearby...
56 points by Los Angeles Times | Dam Earthquake Reservoir San Jose California Santa Clara California San Francisco Bay Area Flood California
Berkeley considers tiny apartments for homeless
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - City officials in Berkeley are considering helping low-income homeless people find a place to stay with tiny assisted-living apartment units. KNTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2lPgxHi ) that the City Council is considering a proposal to house some homeless people in prefabricated "micro-unit" buildings. The buildings would feature 160-square-foot ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Apartment Real estate House English-language films Poverty Studio apartment Renting San Francisco Bay Area
Officials close Highway 37 in Marin County for flood repair
NOVATO, Calif. (AP) - California highway officials are rushing to stabilize a highway in Marin County ahead of another strong storm expected to hit the region Thursday. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/2kPuaYw ) that a three-mile stretch of Highway 37 has been closed since Thursday and California Highway ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | California Marin County California Freeway California State Route 1 San Francisco Bay Area California's 6th congressional district Sonoma County California Traffic
Legendary jazz performer Al Jarreau dies
Al Jarreau, the jazz-pop musician best known for the hits "Breakin' Away," "We're in This Love Together" and the theme song to the popular 1980's TV show, "Moonlighting," died Sunday, according to posts on his verified social media accounts. He was 76.
35999 points by CNN | Jazz Johnny Carson Album Hollywood Walk of Fame San Francisco Bay Area Hollywood Los Angeles California Albums Miles Davis
The Latest: Officials order evacuation near California dam
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local):
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Oroville California Butte County California Lake Oroville California Oroville Dam Oroville-Thermalito Complex San Francisco Bay Area California State Water Project
California storms head south after wreaking deadly damage in northern and central parts of state
The atmospheric river that drenched Northern and Central California, causing at least two deaths, unleashing walls of mud and crumbling part of a major dam spillway, was expected to turn south Friday.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | California Rain California State Route 1 Sonoma County California San Francisco Bay Area Water Weather Kern County California
California storms head south after wreaking deadly damage in nothern and central parts of state
The atmospheric river that drenched Northern and Central California, causing at least two deaths, unleashing walls of mud and crumbling part of a major dam spillway, was expected to turn south Friday.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | California Rain California State Route 1 Sonoma County California San Francisco Bay Area Water Weather Kern County California
Move over, Big Mac, there’s a new sandwich in town
McDonald’s is planning to launch a crab sandwich in the San Francisco Bay area.
23 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | California San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco San Jose California San Francisco Bay San Francisco Giants Oakland Athletics Marin County California
McDonald's testing out crab sandwich in San Francisco area
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — McDonald's is planning to launch a crab sandwich in the San Francisco Bay area.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | California San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco San Francisco Giants San Jose California Oakland Athletics Crab San Francisco Bay
California retains drought measures, despite wet weather
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Water regulators in California on Wednesday extended what are now largely symbolic conservation measures lingering from the drought after the state has seen one of the wettest winters in years.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | San Francisco Bay Area California Marin County California Tropical cyclone San Francisco Bay San Francisco San Jose California Weather
Oakland fire chief goes on leave two months after deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire
Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed, whose department has come under criticism for what many consider lax inspection at the Ghost Ship warehouse where 36 people died in December, has taken a leave from her position, city officials said Tuesday. Reed has been at the center of questions over why...
64 points by Los Angeles Times | Alameda County California Oakland California Inspection San Francisco Bay Area Grand jury The Residents East Bay Oakland Raiders
Coalition calls for end to California drought emergency
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A coalition of state and local leaders is pressing California to lift restrictions on urban water use in the wettest winter for years to drench the state. Republican State Sen. Jim Nielsen of Northern California said Tuesday that he wants Gov. Jerry Brown to end a ...
1 points by The Washington Times | California San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area California State Route 1 United States State Marin County California Arizona
Raw: New Calif. Storm Brings Flooding, Mudslides
The latest storm in the wet California winter triggered street flooding and rockslides around the San Francisco Bay Area. South of San Francisco, one of several rock and mudslides overturned a pickup truck on a state route near Santa Cruz. (Feb. 7)         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | San Francisco Bay Area United States California San Francisco User Login San Jose California San Francisco Bay
Uber eyes flying cars, hires NASA veteran
The new technologies are being touted as a way to ease the mammoth traffic jams        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Langley Research Center NASA Aircraft Hampton Virginia Landing Lesa Roe Lunar Landing Research Facility San Francisco Bay Area
FBI joins search for two Northern California teens who disappeared a month apart
The FBI has offered a $10,000 reward in the case of two teenage Yolo County boys whose suspicious disappearance late last year has puzzled authorities. Elijah Moore and Enrique Rios, both 17, were classmates at Cesar Chavez Community School in Woodland, Calif., and were working at a construction...
169 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Law enforcement agency Constable Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Sheriff San Francisco Bay Area Sacramento metropolitan area
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
California storms could trigger floods, mudslides and bring 120-mph winds, forecasters warn
The storms didn’t pack the punch of the atmospheric rivers that swept across California in January. But the first of two storms that arrived before sunrise Monday dropped much welcomed rain and snow from the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada down to San Diego County. After years of sustained...
552 points by Los Angeles Times | California Meteorology Rain Wind Precipitation California Gold Rush San Francisco Bay Area Sierra Nevada
Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Angwin
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Monday morning eight miles from Angwin, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:02 a.m. PST at a depth of 4.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 17 miles from Napa, 19 miles from Sonoma and 20 miles...
89 points by Los Angeles Times | California Area code 707 San Francisco Bay Area United States Geological Survey Southern California Earthquake San Mateo County California Earth
Californians pay a lot for electricity they don't need
Good morning. It’s Monday, Feb. 6, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Sticker shock California has a big and growing glut of electric power, an investigation by the Los Angeles Times has found. The state’s power plants are on track to be able to produce at least 21% more...
16 points by Los Angeles Times | California San Francisco Bay Area Los Angeles San Francisco Southern California Donald Trump Los Angeles County California The Los Angeles Times
Who will pay for San Francisco’s $750 million tilting tower?
San Francisco's Millennium Tower was touted as the most luxurious tower in San Francisco. Its shine faded on May 10, 2016 when homeowners were informed that the building had sunk 16 inches into the earth and tilted over 15 inches at its tip and 2 inches at the base, according to suits filed by residents and the city of San Francisco.
290 points by The Denver Post | San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Bay San Francisco 49ers Real estate California Inch San Jose California
Anti-Trump protest in San Francisco draws thousands
Thousands of people protested Saturday outside San Francisco's City Hall against President Trump's travel ban and his plans to build a wall on the border with Mexico. It is the latest in a series of demonstrations across the San Francisco Bay area against Trump. The crowd chanted "No ban, no wall!"...
39 points by Los Angeles Times | San Francisco California United States San Francisco Bay Area San Jose California San Francisco Bay Immigration to the United States San Francisco Giants
Clippers' lose for ninth straight time against Warriors, 133-120
Stephen Curry scored 29 points despite making just three 3-pointers, Kevin Durant added 26 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 133-120 for their fifth straight victory on Thursday night.  Blake Griffin had 31 points, making 11 of 13 free throws,...
86 points by Los Angeles Times | California Los Angeles Clippers Golden State Warriors National Basketball Association San Francisco Bay Area 2009 NBA Draft Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles
Giant foam blob covers California streets — VIDEO
A bobbing sea of white foam spewed out of a Northern California airport hangar and flooded city streets on Friday.
83 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | San Francisco Bay Area California San Jose California San Francisco Bay San Francisco San Francisco International Airport San Jose Mercury News Golden Gate Bridge
That’s no snow: Sea of foam cascades from airport hangar
Television news footage late Friday afternoon showed little of the foam from Mineta San Jose International Airport that was several feet deep in spots and had taken up a city block earlier in the day.
92 points by The Denver Post | San Francisco Bay Area California San Jose California San Francisco Bay San Francisco San Francisco International Airport San Jose Mercury News Golden Gate Bridge
The Latest: Sea of foam dissipates as crews clean up
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on foam coming out of a hangar at a California airport (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Much of the foam that spewed out of a Northern California airport hangar and flooded a city street appears to be gone. Television news footage late Friday ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | California Blocking San Jose Mercury News San Francisco Bay Area San Jose California Block Storm Silicon Valley
Giant foam blob engulfs street, so naturally someone biked through it
"Someone had to do it."       
14237 points by USA Today | San Jose California California Caltrain San Francisco Bay Area Bicycle San Francisco Silicon Valley Santa Clara County California
Agency to pay $3.1 million to family of slain transit cop
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Bay Area Rapid Transit department has agreed to pay $3.1 million to the family of a transit police detective who was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer in 2014. The board of directors of the Northern California agency said Friday it had voted ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | San Francisco Bay Area Public transport California Commuter rail Rapid transit San Francisco San Jose California Train station
That's no snow: Sea of foam cascades from airport hangar
A bobbing sea of white foam several feet deep in spots spewed out of a large hangar at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California on Friday, covering cars and blocking businesses as it cascaded onto a nearby street. The foam was a chemical used as a fire retardant and was coming from ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | San Jose California San Francisco Bay Area California San Francisco Bay San Francisco San Francisco International Airport Golden Gate Bridge Marin County California
Blue times for a blue city by the Bay
It was the second Tuesday of November, one week after the election of Donald J. Trump, and hundreds of protesters were on the march, streaming down Market Street toward City Hall under police escort. There was something about this march that distinguished it from the almost daily post-election...
14 points by Los Angeles Times | San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Bay Golden Gate Bridge California United States Golden Gate Marin County California
Wave of foam engulfs California street
The foam is used to put out fires caused by flammable liquids.       
14237 points by USA Today | California San Jose California Caltrain Bicycle San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Santa Clara University Santa Clara County California
Leaking fire retardant creates foam sea outside airport
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A sea of foam has spilled out of a hangar at Mineta San Jose International Airport in California and onto an adjacent street.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | San Jose California California San Jose Mercury News Silicon Valley Golden State Warriors The Mercury English musical groups San Francisco Bay Area
Attack of the blob: Foam floods Northern CA neighborhood
A malfunction at a hangar at the San Jose airport has resulted in a flood of flame retardant foam flooding neighborhoods around the airport. While the fluffy white piles may look a lot like Christmas, the chemicals in the foam can be an irritant. Read Full Article at RT.com
131 points by Russia Today | San Jose California California Santa Clara County California Appeal Caltrain San Francisco Bay Area Altamont Commuter Express National Hockey League