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A "Burning Man" participant holds up his arms as the wooden man effigy is burned at the conclusion of the week-long "Burning Man Festival" 06 September in the Black Rock Desert in the northwestern part of the state of Nevada. More than 15,000 people congregated at this man-made town in the desert to celebrate radical, creative self-expression.  AFP PHOTO   Mike NELSON/mn (MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Freak Rainstorm Drenches Start Of Burning Man, Thousands Turned Away

Day one of Burning Man in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert has turned into a bummer. A freak rainstorm has drenched the festival, forcing organizers to cancel events and lock out thousands of campers because of flooding and mud.

08/26/2014

Workers dismantle the tower at the First Baptist Church in Vallejo on August 25, 2014. The church was damaged by a magnitude 6.0 quake that struck Napa County early on August 24, 2014. (Christin Ayers / CBS)

Churches Hit Hard By Sunday’s 6.0 Quake In Napa, Vallejo Church Tower May Collapse

In Vallejo, the First Baptist Church on Sonoma Boulevard is in danger of collapsing.

08/25/2014

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Napa Quake: Assessing The Damages

Inspectors spent Monday on the streets of Napa checking for damage.

08/25/2014

Nicholas Dillon, and the chimney that collapsed onto of him inside his Napa home. (Photo courtesy of the Dillon family)

Boy Survives Getting Crushed By A Wall Of Bricks During The Napa Quake

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon was hosting a sleepover when the shaking started. He tried to crawl clear of the falling bricks, but couldn’t. The bricks landed on his lower back, crushing his pelvis.

08/25/2014

Inspectors and engineers with the City of Napa searching for damage following a magnitude 6.0 quake on August 24, 2014. (CBS)

Engineers, Building Inspectors Scour Napa Neighborhoods For Damage From Quake

Structural engineers and building inspectors fanned out through Napa on Monday to search for additional damage from Sunday morning’s magnitude 6.0 earthquake.

08/25/2014

Laird Family Estate lost enough wine to fill up a swimming pool and had a truck was also stuck in the dock. (CBS)

$50 Billion Wine Industry Begins Reporting Costly Toll Of Sunday’s Quake

The region produces 17% of the nation’s wine, including some of the most prized vintages bottled just north of Napa in Calistoga, Yountville and St. Helena. For owners of those labels, there is no way to replace the loss of a product bottled years ago.

08/25/2014

Nicholas George looks under a buckled highway just outside of Napa, California after earthquake struck the area in the early hours of August 24, 2014. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

2.9 Aftershock Rattles Napa; Among Dozens Of Small Tremors Following 6.0 Earthquake

An aftershock of the Napa earthquake, one of dozens of that have hit after Sunday’s 6.0 shaker, was felt Monday afternoon and registered a magnitude of 2.9.

08/25/2014

A visitor pets a cat at the pop-up "Cat cafe" in New York.  (EMMANUEL DUNAND/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Deaf Animals Can Still Make Great Pets

What exactly causes deafness in pets? We asked Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA. She says it’s conductive problems that are usually acquired.

08/25/2014

An inspection tag marking a structure as unsafe following the Loma Prieta Earthquake. (CBS)

Napa Quake Serves As Wake-Up Call To Thousands Of Un-Screened Soft Story Buildings In San Francisco

San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection is hoping that the Napa earthquake will be a wakeup call for owners of 2,000 soft story apartment buildings that have not been screened for seismic safety.

08/25/2014

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