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Venomous Scorpion Falls Out Of Dress When Woman Tries It On At Hayward JC Penney Store - A woman trying on a dress in a Hayward JC Penney store found an unwelcome companion in the dressing room when a scorpion fell out of the garment onto the floor at her feet.
Protest Over San Jose Police Officer’s Controversial Tweets, 13,000 Sign Petition Demanding His Firing - The demonstrators delivered to San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel shortly after 5 p.m. a copy of an online petition signed by more than 13,000 people calling for the termination of Police Officer Phillip White, police spokeswoman Sgt. Heather Randol said.
Arizona Woman Dies From Traumatic Head Injuries After Being Found Unconscious In Livermore Outlet Parking Lot - The mystery of Marjorie Hillerman’s death begins in the shadow of high-end outlets like Michael Kors in Livermore.
Vegas Odds Makers: Los Angeles, Boston Have Better Shot Than San Francisco To Host 2024 Olympics - The United States hasn’t hosted the Summer Olympics since Atlanta in 1996. San Francisco could be in the running for the games that will take place 10 years from now, but odds makers said other U.S. cities have a better shot at hosting the Olympics.
Flare At Richmond’s Chevron Refinery Visible For Miles, Puts Neighbors On Edge - A flare due to depressurizing equipment at the Chevron refinery in Richmond lit up the sky Thursday evening, causing a stir on social media.
$18,000 Stolen From Menlo Park Supermarket During Armed Heist, 4 Suspects Sought - Police in Menlo Park are searching four armed masked men suspected of attacking a supermarket cashier and stealing around $18,000.
Driver Survives After GPS Leads Him In Front Of Speeding Caltrain In Atherton - The driver of the Toyota Prius had mistakenly made a turn onto the tracks on the direction of his GPS unit.
Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Strikes Off NorCal Coast - A earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 struck off the coast of Eureka, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's automated seismograph alert network.
12-Inch Knife Removed From Man’s Skull After San Rafael Domestic Violence Attack - A San Rafael man says he is amazed that he is still alive after a domestic violence incident left him with a 12-inch knife sticking out of his skull.
Embattled CPUC President Michael Peevey Presiding Over Final Meeting – ‘I Surrender, Don’t Shoot’ - The embattled president mentioned a long list of accomplishments during his tenure, but failed to address the San Bruno pipeline explosion and backdoor dealings with PG&E.
Grinch Strikes In San Jose As Neighborhood Hit With Rash Of Package Thefts - Some residents have reported seeing a gold-colored van following delivery trucks, then waiting for packages to be dropped off.
Oakland Protests Force AC Transit To Detour Buses - AC Transit reports that many bus routes are being detoured in Oakland Thursday afternoon due to protests planned in the downtown area.
California Still Needs 11 Trillion Gallons Of Rain To End Drought As Water Officials Continue Call For Conservation - New numbers show the percentage of the state in the exceptional drought category has dropped from just over 55 percent last week to 32 percent.
Work On Canopy To Keep Elements, Human Waste Out Of BART Escalator Begins At 19th St. Oakland Station - Workers for Bay Area Rapid Transit have begun building an enclosed canopy over the street-level escalator entrance to 19th Street station in Oakland.
Comments Overheard From Angry Berkeley Residents About Police Using Batons, Tear Gas During #BlackLivesMatter Protests - “When did the people of Berkeley decide it was okay for the police to make our streets look like Beirut,” asked one man.
Salvation Army Denies It’s Anti-Gay After LGBT Website Surfaces Controversial Internal Documents - The Salvation Army, widely known for its homeless shelters, thrifts stores and holiday bell ringers outside of stores, has many LGBT advocates thinking twice about dropping coins into those red tin coffers.
Final In Series Of Storms Set To Hit On Holiday Getaway Friday - A final storm system for this week will bring more rain to our area Thursday night through Friday. Rainfall amounts should be quite a bit less than previous storms, but will still add to our wet December totals.
Golden Gate Bridge Readies For Massive Closure To Install Movable Barrier In January - The Golden Gate Bridge will shut down for an entire weekend in just over three weeks. The “massive” closure, as described by bridge officials, is taking place to so the long-awaited, $30 million movable median barrier.
Noose Found Hanging From Tree In Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza; Likely Related To #BlackLivesMatter Movement - Oakland police are investigating a report of a noose found on a tree in Frank Ogawa Plaza on Tuesday.
Elderly Women Confuses Brake, Pedal, Crashes Into Concord Gym - No one was in the area when the car crashed into the building and no one was injured, including the driver.
Digital Dilemma: How Will U.S. Respond To Sony Hacking? - The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans.
Why Is Mount Diablo Wearing A Cap Today? - It appears as if this picture is a really cool example of Radiation (or Tule) fog, which formed in the Valley after recent rains.
4 Bay Area Counties Declare State Of Emergency After Storms Bring Mudslides, Flooding - Tehama, Sonoma, Marin and Lake counties have proclaimed "local emergencies" following the storms last week.
Oakland Public Defenders Don #BlackLivesMatter Shirts, Join Nationwide Protest - This is the first time in recent history public defenders organized a protest in Oakland. According to one protester, "every day, public defenders see the imbalance in the court system that allows police officers to escape punishment for crimes against black people."
How Bay Area School Districts Are Coping With The Growing Number Of Homeless Students - More than 20,000 Bay Area schoolchildren are learning tough life lessons beyond the classroom because they are homeless. So just how are local school districts coping with this record number of homeless students?
Salinas Mother Sentenced To Jail For Sexually Abusing Teen Boy She Met Through Her Daughter - A 50-year-old Salinas woman was sentenced Tuesday to a year in jail and more than five years of probation in the sexual abuse of a teen boy over a three-year period.
Oakland Police Say They Did Not Know About Undercover CHP Officers At Demonstrations - akland police said they were not told that plainclothes officers from the California Highway Patrol were in the crowd last Wednesday night when one of them drew his gun on a group of surging protesters.
Police Identify Driver Who Allegedly Killed 3 In SoCal Crash Following Christmas Performance - Authorities have identified the driver who allegedly killed three pedestrians Wednesday night during a crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach.
Black Reporter, Police Lieutenant Open Up About Being Called ‘Sellouts’ By Police Brutality Protesters In Oakland, San Francisco - A local reporter who's been covering the Bay Area protests against police brutality opens up about something she was shocked to hear from other people of color.
San Jose Police, Fire Unions Say City Manager’s ‘Forced Resignation’ Has ‘Squashed’ Hope For Better Relations - San Jose City Manager Ed Shikada, acknowledging the City Council wanted new management, Wednesday announced his resignation as of Jan. 1, the day Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo takes office, according the city officials.
San Francisco Tree Vandal Caught On Camera; Supervisor Calls For Stricter Law Enforcement - One San Francisco city supervisor, who’s irritated with vandalism in his district, has posted video of a tree vandal in action.
New $113M Peninsula Groundwater Project To Help Millions Of Bay Area Residents During Drought, Major Earthquake - The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reached an agreement Tuesday night with two San Mateo County cities and a San Jose-based water company that is expected to benefit 2.6 million Bay Area residents, SFPUC officials announced Wednesday.
Mom Of Ex-49er Ray McDonald Defends Son, Says Surveillance Video Would Clear Him Of Sex Assault Allegations - The mother of NFL player Ray McDonald came to her son’s defense after the former San Francisco 49er was accused of a sexual assault at his San Jose home earlier this week.
Driver Plows Into At Least 12 Pedestrians Near Los Angeles, 1 Dead - Police are investigating after multiple pedestrians were struck, one fatally, in Redondo Beach near Los Angeles Wednesday night.
Wettest Start To December In Bay Area History: 736% Of Normal Rainfall In San Jose, 424% In San Francisco - If you’re thinking, “It’s never rained like this in December before”, you are absolutely right. As of Wednesday night, this is the wettest start to a December in Bay Area history, with weather records dating back to before the Civil War.
Oakland Mayor Says Police Body Cameras Have Cut Use-Of-Force Incidents Significantly In 5 Years - Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday that there’s been a “significant decrease” in use-of-force incidents by her city’s police officers since they began wearing body cameras four years ago.
Benicia Homeowner Shoots Drunk Man Who Thought He Was Breaking Into His Own Home - A drunken man who thought he was locked out of his own home by his ex-girlfriend broke into another Benicia home early Wednesday morning and was shot by the homeowner, police said Wednesday.
U.S. Investigation Links North Korea To Sony Hacking - A U.S. official said federal investigators have now connected the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. hacking to North Korea and are expected to make an announcement in the near future. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to openly discuss an ongoing criminal case.
President Obama’s Call To Loosen Cuban Travel And Trade Restrictions Gets Mixed Reactions - The president's call for loosening travel and trade restrictions with Cuba is an historic shift that many young Cubans living in the U.S. never thought they'd see. An Oakland performer hopes his mom will get to see him dance.
BlackBerry Classic Keeps The Keyboard Despite Most Having Moved On To Touchscreen - The newly unveiled Blackberry Classic features a keyboard that hearkens back to the old days of cell phones, but they may have missed the boat on marketing this to the masses.
49ers Release Ray McDonald After Police Serve Warrant At His Home In Sexual Assault Investigation - The San Francisco 49ers released defensive lineman Ray McDonald Wednesday, hours after he was named as a suspect in a possible sexual assault.
Caught On Camera: Burglars Ransack Belmont Computer Store - Police in Belmont were asking for the public’s help in finding those who burglarized a computer store in a smash-and-grab style operation that was captured on a surveillance camera.
3 Teens Charged With Robbing, Kidnapping Couple In Berkeley Hills On Thanksgiving - Three teenage suspects have been charged as adults for the armed robbery, carjacking and kidnapping of a couple sitting in a car at an overlook in the Berkeley hills early on Thanksgiving morning, University of California at Berkeley police said Wednesday.
San Jose Heavily Fines Illegally Operating Marijuana Dispensaries - San Jose has assessed over $160,000 in fines against illegally operating marijuana dispensaries. 19 of the city’s 23 collectives found to have been operating illegally have now closed.
Uber Pledges To Improve Driver Screenings In 2015 After Growing Safety Concerns - Taxi alternative Uber is responding to public concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions by promising to focus on rider safety.
Chihuahua Rescue, Napa Quake, #HellaStorm, And Ordinary People Make Most Viral KPIX Facebook Posts Of 2014 - Every media outlet does an end of year "top stories of 2014" so we figured why just list our editors' picks when we can show what YOU liked best?
San Mateo Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Not Guilty In Conspiracy Trial - A San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy accused of conspiring with corrections officers and a known gang member to smuggle cellphones and drugs into a county jail pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.
Surging King Tide Returns To Bay Area Just Before Christmas - On the middle of one of the wettest Decembers on record, the Bay Area is about to get hit with another round of uncommonly high seas known as the “King Tides.”
Sidecar Will Let You Request A Woman Driver If It Makes You Feel Safer - Ridesharing app Sidecar is now letting riders choose the sex of their driver as part of a new safety campaign intended to protect women passengers.
20,000 Homeless Bay Area Schoolchildren – How Did We Get Here? - Soaring housing costs in the Bay Area and worsening domestic violence are just part of what are driving the increase in family homelessness.
Should We Worry About Hackers’ Threat Of Violence If Theaters Show ‘The Interview’? Probably Not - Really, America? This is what we've come to? Cancelling showings of a frat-boy comedy movie because of "threats" from a group we don't even know exists? COMMENTARY
President Obama’s Full Video Address On The New U.S. Relationship With Cuba - President Barack Obama says the United States will have a different relationship with the Cuban government going forward. Watch his full statement here.
49er Ray McDonald Accused Of Sexual Assault; San Jose Police Serve Search Warrant At His Home - The San Jose Police Department is investigating San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald for an alleged sexual assault at his home in San Jose.
UC Berkeley Servers Hacked, Compromising Personal Data Of 1,600 People - UC Berkeley officials say that about 1,600 people may have had their Social Security or credit card numbers stolen by hackers who infiltrated campus servers and databases.
Bake And Bend: San Francisco Yoga Class Adds Pot To Practice - Ganja Yoga in San Francisco offers students the chance to blend marijuana with their stretching and relaxation practice.
Investigators Looking Into 4 Suspicious Car Fires Near Noe Valley Neighborhood In San Francisco - Fire investigators said they believe the fires were set between 3:00 and 4:30 Wednesday morning and all occurred in a 10-15 block area.