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Top Regulator Rejects Call To Shut Down Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Over Earthquake Concerns

A top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official has rejected a federal expert’s recommendation to shut down California’s last operating nuclear power plant until it can determine whether its reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

09/10/2014

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San Francisco Muni Van Ness Station Closed After Person Hit By Train

A person was hit by a San Francisco Municipal Railway Muni Metro train at the agency’s Van Ness station Wednesday morning, fire officials said.

09/10/2014

16-year-old Minh Ly was last seen leaving his Hayward home on September 6, 2014. (Alameda County Sheriff)

Hayward Teen Missing Since Saturday Found Safe In San Francisco

Runaway Hayward teen Minh Ly was located at the Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco after he went missing Saturday, police said Wednesday.

09/10/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12:  Professor Peter Higgs stands in front of a photograph of the Large Hadron Collider at the  Science Museum's 'Collider' exhibition on November 12, 2013 in London, England. At the exhibition, which opens to the public on November 13, 2013  visitors will see a theatre, video and sound art installation and artefacts from the Large Hadron Collider, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva. It touches on the discovery of the Higgs boson, or God particle, the realisation of scientist Peter Higgs theory.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Stephen Hawking: ‘God Particle’ Could Destroy Universe, If Higgs Boson Research Ever Got Big Enough

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking believes the recently discovered Higgs boson, also known as the “God particle,” has the potential to unravel the universe, at least theoretically, as he writes in the forward of a new book on space travel.

09/08/2014

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Magnitude 3.0 Earthquake Rattles Napa County Near American Canyon

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.0-magnitude aftershock in American Canyon about seven miles south of Napa Thursday morning.

09/04/2014

A VTA light rail train passes by the still under construction Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara (VTA)

Head Of Santa Clara VTA Determined To Speed Up Service

With almost one year on the job, the head of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority wants to speed up light-rail service.

09/02/2014

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SF’s Castro Theatre Losing Piece Of History To Build World’s Largest Digital Organ

The Castro Theatre plans to sell it’s famed Wurlitzer organ. Taking its place is a digital console with seven keyboards and over 800 stops — likely to be the largest of its kind in the world.

08/29/2014

Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics hits an RBI single in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 28, 2014 in Anaheim. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

A’s Unable To Hold Off Angels, File Protest Over Controversial Call

Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Oakland Athletics, who finished the game under protest over a ninth-inning obstruction call.

08/28/2014

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)

After Emerging From Bankruptcy, Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Is Major Test For Vallejo

The quake — although it exacted a greater toll in damage and injuries in Napa Valley — was the latest blow to a hard-luck community that has weathered years of bankruptcy and is now beset by poverty, gangs and crime.

08/26/2014

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