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Warren Hinckle, San Francisco Journalist, Dies At 77A longtime fixture on the San Francisco journalism scene has died. Warren Hinckle was 77 years old.
Italy Quake Death Toll Reaches 241, Anguish MountsRescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished over how to secure its ancient towns and modern cities from the country's highly seismic terrain.
Blind Man Rescued From Pittsburg House Fire, Police Officer InjuredA blind man was rescued from a house fire in Pittsburg on Wednesday evening.
U.S. Secretary Anthony Foxx Weighs In On Proposed Sales Tax To Fund BART ExpansionTo fund the BART expansion to Santa Clara County, a half-cent sales tax has been proposed. Without its passage, the project would be derailed.
San Jose Bacon Fest Postponed Due To Lack Of Available PoliceBacon lovers received bad news Wednesday when a San Jose festival featuring the favorite breakfast food was postponed due to a lack of available police officers to provide security.
Oakland Athletics May Get Waterfront Ballpark Near Jack London SquareThe Oakland Athletics may be getting their own waterfront ballpark near Oakland's Jack London Square.

Sports Headlines & Scores

Oakland Athletics May Get Waterfront Ballpark Near Jack London SquareThe Oakland Athletics may be getting their own waterfront ballpark near Oakland's Jack London Square.
UC Scientists Say Warming Climate Threatens Future Summer OlympicsBy 2085, San Francisco could be the only U.S. city with temperatures low enough to host the summer Olympic games.
Confident Kaepernick Ready 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.
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.

Politics

U.S. Secretary Anthony Foxx Weighs In On Proposed Sales Tax To Fund BART ExpansionTo fund the BART expansion to Santa Clara County, a half-cent sales tax has been proposed. Without its passage, the project would be derailed.
San Jose Bacon Fest Postponed Due To Lack Of Available PoliceBacon lovers received bad news Wednesday when a San Jose festival featuring the favorite breakfast food was postponed due to a lack of available police officers to provide security.
UC Scientists Say Warming Climate Threatens Future Summer OlympicsBy 2085, San Francisco could be the only U.S. city with temperatures low enough to host the summer Olympic games.
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.

KPIX 5 Original Reports

Tracking Devices Reveal Mountain Lions Thriving In Santa Cruz MountainsA trail camera captured a mountain lion leaping a six-foot-tall fence in Santa Cruz -- evidence that mountain lions are thriving in the surrounding area.
Google Kites Could Be Power Source Of The Future It’s loud. It’s big. And it's supposed to be a kite. A kite that makes electricity.
Used Car Prices Hit All-Time HighLooking for a used car? Get ready for some sticker shock. The average price of a used car is at an all-time high.
'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.

From The KCBS Radio Newsroom

Warren Hinckle, San Francisco Journalist, Dies At 77A longtime fixture on the San Francisco journalism scene has died. Warren Hinckle was 77 years old.
Seismic Activity Still Posing Hazard To Napa 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.

Eye On The Bay

Terrorism, Strikes, Floods Keep Tourists Away From Paris This SummerFewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and devastating floods.
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.

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