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Volkswagen, Dealers Reach Tentative Deal In Emissions Cheating ScandalVolkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U.S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal.
Pres. Obama Gives 360° VR Yosemite Tour For Park Service's 100th BirthdayIn a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality - in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.
Lack Of Charges In Bay Area Police Sex Scandal Frustrates ActivistsActivists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to know if any of the more than two dozen law enforcement officials implicated earlier this year will face criminal charges.
Change Of Venue Denied In Sierra LaMar CaseA Santa Clara County judge denied a change or venue motion Thursday in the murder trial of the man accused of killing Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar.
Vegas Stadium Backers Down To 2 Top Sites For RaidersBackers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Raiders.
Livermore Charter School Teacher Accused Of Assaulting StudentThe Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has filed misdemeanor assault and battery and child cruelty charges against a Livermore preparatory academy worker for allegedly physically abusing a foreign exchange student in January, prosecutors said.

Sports Headlines & Scores

Vegas Stadium Backers Down To 2 Top Sites For RaidersBackers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Raiders.
Raiders Apply For ‘Las Vegas Raiders’ TrademarkAs the Oakland Raiders consider a move to Nevada, the team has reportedly filed an application for the trademark “Las Vegas Raiders.”
Giants Strike Out Again In Los AngelesBrandon Crawford hit a shot to right field, and for a moment, it seemed San Francisco might finally break through. The fly ball died on the warning track.
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.

Politics

Pres. Obama Gives 360° VR Yosemite Tour For Park Service's 100th BirthdayIn a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality - in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.
Golden Gate Bridge Police Receiving Weapons Training To Keep Landmark SafeThe Golden Gate Bridge police force will continue to receive weapons training to ensure the security of the national landmark.
Clinton Campaigns In Reno; Trump To Fundraise In TahoeHillary Clinton is back campaigning in Nevada with a new emphasis on Donald Trump's extremism.
Raiders Apply For ‘Las Vegas Raiders’ TrademarkAs the Oakland Raiders consider a move to Nevada, the team has reportedly filed an application for the trademark “Las Vegas Raiders.”
Bill Allowing SFUSD To Build Teacher Housing Goes To Governor’s DeskA bill that would allow the San Francisco Unified School District to develop employee housing on district property passed the state Assembly Wednesday and is headed to the governor’s desk.
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.

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

'Blurred Lines' Creators Try To Appeal Copyright Infringement VerdictAttorneys for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are asking an appellate court to overturn a copyright infringement verdict against them over the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines.”
Ancient Artifacts Stolen From San Francisco Antique ShopA burglar broke into an antique store in San Francisco’s Jackson Square, and made off with several artifacts dating back to ancient Greece.
Golden Gate Bridge Police Receiving Weapons Training To Keep Landmark SafeThe Golden Gate Bridge police force will continue to receive weapons training to ensure the security of the national landmark.
San Leandro Schools Closing Achievement Gap Between StudentsSan Leandro’s public school system has been recognized by the state superintendent for helping to close the achievement gap between white students and students of color on standardized tests.
Castle-Like Building Atop U.C. Berkeley Campus Reopens After RenovationA large castle-like building that sits above the Cal Stadium has re-opened following an 11 year effort. Bowles Hall is a unique live-learn community.
Warren Hinckle, San Francisco Journalist, Dies At 77A longtime fixture on the San Francisco journalism scene has died. Warren Hinckle was 77 years old.

Eye On The Bay

3 Easy & Creative Burger Recipes For National Burger DayRead on for three tasty and delicious burger recipes that put a new twist on August 25th...
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.
Best Fall Festivals Coming To The Bay AreaSan Francisco Bay Area folks love their festivals, most prevalent from early spring though fall. With festivals ongoing just about every weekend there is time to plan for your favorites this fall.

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