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Woman Testifies About Sordid Kidnap Ordeal After She Refused To Work As ProstituteAn Oakland woman testified that 3 men kidnapped, raped and tortured her after she told them she didn't want to work as a prostitute for them.
Towns Leveled; Italy Earthquake Kills At Least 159Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 159.
Stanford Study Finds Voice Recognition Sofware Types Faster, Better Than HumansFor many, using speech recognition on a smartphone has been at times a frustrating experience. Now, researchers at Stanford say the technology has advanced to a point where it is faster and more accurate than typing.
Seismic Activity Still Posing Hazard To Napa Infrastructure Years After Big QuakeWednesday marks the second anniversary of the big quake that struck Napa, and seismologists with the USGS say the valley is poised to have more, and possibly stronger quakes.
San Francisco Police Seek Suspect In Vicious Attack Caught On CameraPolice in San Francisco are asking for the public's help finding the suspect in a vicious unprovoked attack on a woman that was captured by a surveillance camera last weekend.
2 More Suspects In Brutal SF Golden Gate Park Homicide ArrestedA third suspect has been arrested in connection with a vicious homicide last May in which a homeless man was allegedly beaten, tortured and then drowned in a Golden Gate Park lake, San Francisco police said Wednesday.

Sports Headlines & Scores

Kaepernick Prepares For Pivotal Preseason StartWith his future still in doubt, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is preparing for his first preseason start Friday night against the Green Bay Packers.
Nevada Senator Weighs In On Raiders Push For Las Vegas StadiumThursday could potentially be a big day for two Oakland sports teams in search of new stadiums.
Nick Faldo On The Barclays: Bethpage Black 'A Beautiful Golf Course'Nick Faldo, CBS Sports analyst and six-time major winner, previews The Barclays, as the FedExCup playoffs tee off at Bethpage Black.
On The Rise: Brett Stegmaier, Road Warrior Stays On TourFrom mini-tours to the Web.com Tour to the PGA Tour, Brett Stegmaier has logged many miles chasing his pro golf dreams.
Bumgarner Not Up To The Dodger ChallengeCorey Seager, Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez combined for eight hits and four RBIs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up Madison Bumgarner again to beat the San Francisco Giants.
Cal Football Team Prepares For 'Down Under' Opener Before he ever thought about Xs and Os, California head coach Sonny Dykes faced a major problem with his team playing its season opener Friday against the University of Hawaii in Sydney.

Politics

Berkeley ‘Soda Tax’ Leading To Reduced Sugary Drink Consumption, Study FindsPeople in Berkeley cutting down on sugary drinks since the so-called “soda tax” went into effect, according to a new study.
Bay Bridge Bike Path Connector Delayed AgainThe opening of the Bay Bridge eastern span bike path connector to Yerba Buena Island has been delayed again.
Bill Eliminating ‘Tampon Tax’ Goes To Gov. Brown’s DeskCalifornia lawmakers are sending a measure to Gov. Jerry Brown to remove the state sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products.
Attackers Strike American University In Afghanistan CapitalThe American University of Afghanistan was under attack, according to multiple accounts.
California Lawmakers Flip-Flopping In Favor Of Climate Change EffortsCalifornia’s effort to halt climate change is winning hearts and minds, among Assembly Democrats who’d previously opposed it.
Campbell City Councilman Arrested On Domestic Violence ChargeA Campbell city councilman was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence involving his fiancée, who reported the incident to police early Tuesday morning, city officials said.

KPIX 5 Original Reports

'It's It,' Beloved SF Ice Cream Sandwich, Adds Green Tea FlavorSan Francisco's signature ice cream sandwich It's It introduced a green tea flavored version and it's already a big hit.
Ocean Beach Drowning Renews Debate Over Need For LifeguardsSan Francisco’s Ocean Beach is one of the most treacherous stretches along the California coast.
Rare California Butterfly Rebounding With Replanting Of Food SourceThe once-dwindling population of a beautiful, blue iridescent butterfly has seen a rebound thanks to the efforts of a Bay Area biologist who took his work home with him.
55-Foot Statue Of Nude Woman Spurs Debate In San LeandroA new 55-foot tall statue is taking shape on the brand new San Leandro tech campus, but some locals are raising questions about whether the giant nude woman is appropriate public art.
Oakland Building Residents Feel Pressured To Move Amid RenovationPriced out of San Francisco, thousands of young tech workers are crossing the Bay to find affordable places to live in Oakland. But the migration comes at a cost.
SFO Noise Complaints Skyrocket After Flight Paths ChangedAcross the Bay Area, many residents feel their peace and quiet has been ruined after flight paths were altered at San Francisco International Airport.

From The KCBS Radio Newsroom

Seismic Activity Still Posing Hazard To Napa Infrastructure Years After Big QuakeWednesday marks the second anniversary of the big quake that struck Napa, and seismologists with the USGS say the valley is poised to have more, and possibly stronger quakes.
Wildfire Started By Bicycle Pedal Striking Rock In Eastern Sierra NevadaFire investigators have concluded that a small wildfire in the Eastern Sierra Nevada was sparked by a bicycle pedal striking a rock.
Bay Bridge Bike Path Connector Delayed AgainThe opening of the Bay Bridge eastern span bike path connector to Yerba Buena Island has been delayed again.
521 Days: Astronaut Breaks NASA Record For Time Spent In SpaceAstronaut Jeffrey Williams has a new record for NASA under his space belt.
Free Weekend As National Park Service Turning 100-Years OldThe National Park Service turns 100-years old Thursday, and it's celebrating all weekend long.
California Lawmakers Flip-Flopping In Favor Of Climate Change EffortsCalifornia’s effort to halt climate change is winning hearts and minds, among Assembly Democrats who’d previously opposed it.

Eye On The Bay

Forget Canning: Pickle Your Summer Fruits & VegetablesDon't waste that Summer produce; pickle your fruits and vegetables this year.
Foodie Chap Takes A Ride On 'The Fig Rig' In SonomaChef John Toulze's latest venture with business partner Sondra Bernstein is a restaurant on wheels, The Fig Rig. The same place where Liam Mayclem met up with the two in Sonoma where they had their Foodie Chap chat!
Ask An East Bay Expert: Preparing For Fall FashionFall is the season for fashion trends to be defined. The Bay Area has its own spin on trends due to a mix of micro-climates and individuality. The fall will be a nod to simple '70s style with modern minimalist styling of clothing and jewelry.
5 End Of Summer Trips To TakeMake some summertime memories before the school year begins. Here are a few last-minute trip ideas for the whole family.
Best Bay Area Mountain Biking SpotsThe Bay Area offers some spectacular trails for mountain bikers, with its incredibly diverse terrain carved out by millennia of seismic activity. Here are 5 top Bay Area spots for mountain bikers, covering everything from intense technical challenges to easy scenic trails for beginners.
Best Places To Buy An Aquarium In San FranciscoAn aquarium can provide many hours of enjoyment and entertainment, but it also requires proper maintenance and the right equipment. A number of San Francisco stores offer first-time and experienced aquarium owners a good selection of fish, accessories and service.

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