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Home Ownership Rate Lowest Since 1965The proportion of U.S. households that own homes has matched its lowest level in 51 years -- evidence that rising property prices, high rents and stagnant pay have made it hard for many to buy.
Oracle Buys Cloud Software Provider NetSuite For $9 BillionNetSuite is just the latest cloud acquisition by Oracle, and its biggest splurge in more than a decade. It paid $11.1 billion for PeopleSoft in 2005.
Suspect Arrested For Allegedly Firing On Oakland Officer After CrashA suspect who allegedly opened fire on an Oakland police officer as she was pinned inside her SUV following an accident was arrested early Thursday morning after a SWAT standoff in Stockton, authorities said.
42 Square Miles Scorched In Massive Big Sur WildfireCalifornia crews contended with hotter temperatures and lower humidity Thursday near scenic Big Sur where a wildfire has destroyed 34 homes and killed a bulldozer driver working to contain the massive blaze.
Walnut Creek Soldier Dies After 1st Day Of Army Ranger TrainingA 21-year-old soldier from Walnut Creek died after falling ill during his first day of U.S. Army Ranger School in Georgia earlier this week, Army officials said.
Former Raiders Star Warren Sapp Bitten By SharkFormer Oakland Raiders star and Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is OK after being bitten on the arm by a shark while catching lobster off the Florida Keys.

Sports Headlines & Scores

Walnut Creek Soldier Dies After 1st Day Of Army Ranger TrainingA 21-year-old soldier from Walnut Creek died after falling ill during his first day of U.S. Army Ranger School in Georgia earlier this week, Army officials said.
Former Raiders Star Warren Sapp Bitten By SharkFormer Oakland Raiders star and Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is OK after being bitten on the arm by a shark while catching lobster off the Florida Keys.
Dottie Pepper On PGA Championship: 'A Very Intimidating Layout'Dottie Pepper, CBS Sports on-course reporter, surveys the landscape at Baltusrol for the PGA Championship, the last major of the year.
On The Rise: Kelly Kraft Has Time On His SideKelly Kraft, chasing success in his first full year on the PGA Tour, missed an opportunity at the RBC Canadian Open.
Durant Shines In New Home, Team USA Routs ChinaCheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans' first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor.
Cain Hits Better Than He Pitches As Giants Defeat RedsMatt Cain pitched into the sixth inning after hitting his first home run in four years, and the Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-7 on Tuesday night.

Politics

Obama Expresses Support For Clinton, Kaine Does Impression Of TrumpPresident Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton and Senator Tim Kaine imitated one of Trump's favorite phrases.
Oakland's Homelessness Problems No Longer HiddenThere's been a drastic rise in homeless camps in Oakland and city leaders admit they're struggling to come up with a solution.
Questlove Blasts Bill O’Reilly for ‘Revisionist’ Slavery Comment"There is nothing more dangerous than a man in a suit pretending to be a journalist giving revisionist history on the ugliness that was slavery" - Questlove
Oops... Newspapers Put Wrong Clinton On Front Pages After Hillary's Historic NominationWomen woke up around the world Wednesday and read the headlines trumpeting Hillary Clinton's historic nomination, but something was glaringly missing.
1.2 Million Signatures Call For Stanford Sex Assault Judge's RecallActivists are set to submit a petition on Monday with 1.2 million signatures calling for the recall of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky.
Oakland Voters To Decide On New Police Commission In NovemberAfter much debate, Oakland City Council members late Tuesday unanimously passed a ballot measure for an independent police commission.

KPIX 5 Original Reports

Airport Pre-Check Programs Swamped With Applicants; Appointments Booked 24/7With increased airport security measures now common, some people have been forced to wait months to get an appointment for programs like Global Entry.
Sea Lettuce Algae Bloom Blankets Monterey Beaches"Ew!" is not usually an exclamation you hear when you're at the beach. But in Monterey recently, it has become a common occurrence.
Bay Area Woman Develops Training Regimen For Firefighter Fitness TestCourtney Rypstra's future career as a firefighter will come down to 10 grueling minutes. She is training to pass the infamous "candidate physical ability test," also known as the CPAT.
Shellfish Stickum Inspires Cal Scientists To Create New Surgical GlueUC Berkeley scientists observing how mussels attach themselves to submarine surfaces have developed a new surgical glue.
Highway 4 Cameras Catch 4 Stolen Cars In 1st Week Of RecordingMore than a dozen cameras set up along Highway 4 in the East Bay to monitor crime are already paying off for police in the first week.
Fewer 16-Year-Old Drivers Hitting California's Roads Than Just 15 Years AgoTeenagers aren’t taking to the roads like they used to.

From The KCBS Newsroom

Fake Hostage Report Gets Fresno County Man ArrestedPolice say a man has been arrested after calling in a fake hostage report east of Sanger.
1.2 Million Signatures Call For Stanford Sex Assault Judge's RecallActivists are set to submit a petition on Monday with 1.2 million signatures calling for the recall of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky.
Mountain View's Downtown Cherry Trees On The Chopping BlockThe trees on the median in front of city hall have been around since 1990.
Shell Settles With 7 Bay Area Counties Over Misleading Gift Card AdvertisingShell Oil has agreed to pay more than $762,000 in civil penalties to settle allegations brought by seven Bay Area counties of misleading advertising for gift cards.
Bernie Supporter Susan Sarandon Had 'The Worst Time' At DNCBernie Sanders supporter and actress Susan Sarandon was caught on camera shaking her head in apparent disapproval during Monday's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Oakland Looks To Form Independent Police Commission In Wake Of Department ScandalsOakland may soon be taking a page from San Francisco with the creation of its own independent police commission that would have access to all police records, investigate alleged misconduct and be able to discipline and fire officers and the chief.

Eye On The Bay

Best R&B Shows Coming To The Bay AreaA preview of five of the best upcoming R&B concerts in the Bay Area, including one that's absolutely free.
Best Biscuits And Gravy In The Bay AreaThe Bay Area has several restaurants who make biscuits and gravy quite well, sometimes with an unusual twist to the standard recipe.
Best Flea Markets In & Around San FranciscoWith no shortage of treasures to be found, flea markets are the perfect spot for shoppers looking to score a bargain. Here are five of the best flea markets near San Francisco.
Best Craft Shows In The Bay AreaHere's a preview of five of the best upcoming arts and crafts shows in the San Francisco Bay Area...
Foodie Chap With Winemaker Joe Harden of Robert Mondavi WineryJoe Harden and Liam Mayclem met recently for their Foodie Chap chat and talked basketball and wine and the legacy of "MAESTRO" Mondavi as the winery celebrates its 50th anniversary...
Best Outdoor Swimming Spots In The Bay AreaSwimming outside is one of the most idyllic ways to enjoy a summer afternoon. Here are five top Bay Area lake, river and beach outdoor swimming spots.

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