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247 Pounds Of Marijuana Found On Man Trying To Lay Low In Empty Hercules Golf Course Parking Lot - A man found sleeping inside a van in an empty parking lot at a Hercules golf course has been arrested after police also found 247 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.
Richmond Ferry Terminal Project Approved By County Officials - A plan to establish ferry service between Richmond and San Francisco was approved by Contra Costa County water officials.
Actor Harrison Ford Reportedly Seriously Injured After Plane Crashes Onto SoCal Golf Course - Harrison Ford was reportedly injured when a small plane he was piloting crashed onto a Venice golf course Thursday, sending him to the hospital.
Google Providing Auto Insurance Quotes In California; May Foreshadow Move To Underwrite Own Policies - Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company's latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry.
Person Of Interest Detained In 14-Year-Old Oakland Boy’s Shooting Death - A person of interest has been identified in connection with the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Oakland last Saturday, police Chief Sean Whent said Thursday.
Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Mystery Plane That Crashed In San Pablo Bay - The search was launched after a Contra Costa County teacher reported her students had seen a plane spiraling out of control into the water.
Google, Other Bay Area Companies Top Fortune’s List Of Best Employers - Google has once again topped the list of the best companies to work for in the Bay Area, and the country.
Killer Gets Life With No Parole For Castro Valley Woman’s Murder Committed 4 Months After HS Graduation - After he apologized for his actions, a 20-year-old Hayward man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his murder and arson convictions for the strangulation death of a Castro Valley woman whose home was also set on fire.
Vineyard-Killing Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Found In Marin County - A destructive insect that could have serious adverse impacts for wineries and agricultural water use was discovered in Marin County last week, county officials said.
10-Year-Old Oakland Girl’s Book Tops Bestseller List - Abbey Richter has regaled readers with her heartwarming books about her pets. She’s a best-seller, she’s speaks fluent French, she rides horses and plays the guitar. Oh – and she’s only 10!
‘Erotic Service Providers’ Sue To Legalize Prostitution, Overturn 1961 Ban - The Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project claims the state’s current anti-prostitution law violates the Constitutional rights of sex workers.
Most Americans Now Support Same-Sex Marriage, Survey Finds - In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans.
Music For Cats: Scientists Successfully Create Music Made Specifically For Felines - Cats think it's purrfect.
Struggling Single Mom Rents San Mateo Garage For $1,000 A Month - One mother in San Mateo says rent's so expensive in her city all she can afford is a garage.
Scientists Find That Particular Monkey Species Enjoys Metallica Music - While several 30 second clips of the researcher playing sounds that closely resembled monkey calls provoked the most obvious reactions, only one human band actually caused them to react at all.
Report: Former San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald Won’t Face Charges Over December Sexual Assault Allegations - McDonald was released by the 49ers after this latest allegation and is currently a free agent.
Thursday’s ‘Mini Moon’ Will Be This Year’s Smallest - The universe is filled with wonders of gigantic proportions, but Thursday night's celestial attraction comes in a size that's too adorable to pass up.
Drug-Fueled Parents Arrested After Allegedly Abducting Infant, Driving With Missing Tire Near Cloverdale - Parents of a three-month-old infant have been arrested after allegedly kidnapping the child in Oregon and driving on the freeway a with a missing tire.
SF Goes Crazy Snapping Pictures Of Driverless Future Car Spotted On City Streets - Tweets are flying and Reddit users are in a buzz Thursday morning with news that a "mystery car" was spotted cruising around San Francisco Wednesday.
‘Boat Bandit’ Arrested In String Of Boat Paraphernalia Thefts - For weeks, motors and other boat paraphernalia have vanished from Outboard Motor Shop in Oakland.
Ringling Bros. Circus To End Elephant Acts By 2018 - The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, said the acts will be phased out by 2018, citing growing public concern about the animals' treatment.
Burglars Break Into 9 Cars In 4 Hours Around Downtown Palo Alto - Police are investigating nine vehicle break-ins that occurred Tuesday night in Palo Alto.
Teen Driver Hurt In Crash During Police Chase in Castro Valley - The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash Wednesday evening that occurred following a pursuit of a vehicle near Castro Valley.
Grandmother Driving For Uber Says She Was Attacked By Door-Slamming Passengers - A Los Angeles grandmother who drives for Uber says her passengers attacked her Friday evening.
The ‘Other’ Vaccination Debate – Alternative Vaccine Schedules - Julie Watts is the KPIX Consumer-Investigative reporter and mom. She offers her unique perspective on the issues facing Bay Area parents: As a #NewsMom, you better bet I bought the book and even took classes […]
Students Block UC Santa Cruz Entrances To Protest Tuition Hikes - UC Santa Cruz is telling off-campus students, faculty and staff not to go to campus Thursday morning because of disruptive protests.
Four Teens Arrested In Connection To 8 Home Burglaries In San Jose - San Jose police say descriptions from alert residents helped lead to the arrest of a suspect and three accomplices in a string of at least eight home burglaries.
‘Tinder Minus The Poor People,’ Online Dating App Caters Toward Affluent Bay Area Singles - Money can buy a lot of things like fancy clothes, houses and cars, but love? A new dating app is requiring its users to have at least a six-figure salary.
UC Davis Researchers Develop Molecule That Could Make Some Brain Cancer Cells Self-Destruct - Researchers at the University of California, Davis said they have developed a molecule that could be effective in fighting a typically fatal type of brain cancer, by causing the cancer cells to self-destruct.
US Ambassador To South Korea Mark Lippert, Stanford Alum, Slashed By Knife-Wielding Man In Violent Attack - U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was slashed by a man in a violent attack during in Downtown Seoul.
Store Owner Sues South Bay Woman For Half Of $1 Million In Scratcher Winnings, Claims He Paid For Ticket - A South Bay woman who won $1 million on a Scratchers ticket says her dream has become a living nightmare after the owner of the store where she purchased the ticket sued her, claiming he was owed half her winnings.
Sunnyvale Cancer Drug Maker Pharmacyclics To Be Acquired By AbbVie For $21 Billion - Biopharmaceutical giant AbbVie will purchase Sunnyvale-based cancer drug maker Pharmacyclics for $21 billion, the two companies announced Wednesday.
Destructive Insect That Feeds On Grapevines, Almond Trees Discovered In Marin County - A destructive insect that could have serious adverse impacts for wineries and agricultural water use was discovered in Marin County last week, county officials said Wednesday.
‘Superbug’ Infects Patients From 2nd Los Angeles Hospital - A second hospital in Los Angeles says several patients have been infected with a “superbug” tied to a medical scope similar to a recent outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
18-Foot Log Possibly From 2011 Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami Washes Up On Santa Cruz Beach - Matt Lovemark was picnicking at Three Mile Beach near Santa Cruz when he spotted what at first looked like just another washed up log on the beach.
12 Patients Preparing For Rare 6-Way Kidney Transplant Operations At San Francisco Hospital - This will be the largest single center kidney paired donation chain conducted on the West Coast.
Oakland Reaches $150,000 In Settlements With 2 Landlords Over ‘Appalling’ Conditions At Apartment Complexes - Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker said on Wednesday that her office has secured settlements that will require landlords to address what she says are unsafe and inhumane living conditions at two rental properties.
Pet Owners Protest Plan That Could Prohibit Off-Leash Dogs In Parts Of Golden Gate National Recreational Area - Dozens of dogs and their owners gathered outside the National Park Service offices in San Francisco’s Financial District Wednesday afternoon to protest the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s new general management plan, which they say could prohibit off-leash dogs in the few remaining parts of the park where they are allowed.
Man Found Shot In Oakland I-580 Crash; Possible Suspect Detained - A three-car crash on Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland Wednesday afternoon involved one person who was shot, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
Can We Reduce Our Sugar Intake? WHO Announces New Guidelines - It's no secret that Americans have a love affair with sugar, but we've been hearing for years that the collective sweet tooth is dangerous, if not deadly.
No Cars On Facebook’s Horizon, CEO Zuckerberg Says He’s Focusing On Network - Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world's biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media and the Internet, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is "pretty focused."
Federal Court Upholds Sunnyvale’s Ban On Gun Magazines That Can Hold More Than 10 Bullets - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Sunnyvale's ban on gun magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets.
Passengers Could Be Testing Out Google Self-Driving Cars By This Year - The day when passengers are routinely riding in driverless cars appears to be closer than expected, according to a published report.
Most Of SF’s Airbnb Listings Technically Illegal As Homeowners Struggle With Rigorous New Application Process - Many San Franciscans say they haven’t been able to register their homes or apartments under the city’s new short-term vacation rental law since it went into effect last month.
9 Puppies Abandoned By Dumpster In San Rafael Saved By Good Samaritan - Nine puppies were saved by a good samaritan who spotted the pups beside a dumpster in Marin County Tuesday night.
San Francisco Police Add Extra Patrols, Shop Owners Watching Each Other’s Backs After Latest Smash-And-Grab Robbery - San Francisco Police are adding extra patrols after burglars smashed through another store front before making off with merchandise.
How Will Insurance Companies Handle Driverless Cars? - As auto makers and Silicon Valley companies continue to develop driverless cars, insurance companies are already warning about how they could affect their business practices.
San Bruno Homeowner Interrupts Burglary After Hearing Noises Inside Home - A San Bruno homeowner interrupted a residential burglary late Tuesday night after hearing strange sounds in his home, according to police.
Chefs Challenge Yelp With Startup Focused On Restaurant Recommendations, Not Reviews - Two Bay Area brothers are recruiting top foodies for anti-Yelp app that's taking the restaurant scene by storm.
SF Ferry Building Developers Sign On To Bring Waterfront Public Market To Jack London Square - The hope is that Water Street Market will rival the Ferry Building and Oxbow Market in Napa, but with an East Bay feel.
3-Legged Dog Gets 3-D Prosthetic Leg Thanks To UC Davis Students, Innovative Library Printer - On 3 legs, Hobbes was as rough and tumble as the next guy. Soon, this little terrier will be running about on 3 legs plus a brand new 3-D prosthetic limb, thanks to a group of scholars at UC Davis and a Sacramento library.
Jim Harbaugh Comes To Aid Of Crash Victims On Icy Michigan Highway - Former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is making even more new fans as head coach of the University of Michigan football team by coming to the aid of car crash victims Tuesday.
China’s Most Successful NBA Import – Yao Ming – Looks To Build Wine Empire In Napa - Yao Ming used to dominate the the low post in NBA games, but now he's looking to become an even bigger player in China's wine game.
Startup Snatches Up Google, Uber Employees To Pioneer New Education System - Parenthood is propelling tech leaders to flock to a new kind of school with roots in the Bay Area.
Uber Buys San Jose-Based deCarta Navigation Technology - Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services supplied by Google and Apple.
Silicon Valley VC Testifies He Tried To Prevent Firing Of Woman Suing Law Firm For Sex Discrimination - Billionaire John Doerr took the witness stand for a second day on Wednesday in the lawsuit alleging women were denied chances to advance at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.