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Vallejo Fire truck

Vallejo Fire Crews Encounter A Booby-Trapped Marijuana Grow While Fighting Fire

Firefighters attempting to extinguish a fire inside a burning building in Vallejo Thursday night soon discovered the structure, used as medical marijuana grow was booby-trapped, authorities said.

10/03/2014

Homeless Camp

Berkeley City Leaders Seek To Streamline Homeless Services

Berkeley city leaders began looking at how money is spent on homeless services on Tuesday after a recent report concluded it is not being done efficiently. The vision for a new system is a drastic change from the current approach.

10/02/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

Caltrans: Steel Rods Not A Long-Term Problem On Bay Bridge; More Tests Coming

Caltrans engineers said on Tuesday that they believe water found at the base of a dozen giant steel rods at the base of the new Bay Bridge tower does not pose a major long-term problem but a series of tests will still be conducted over the next several weeks.

09/30/2014

Flames and smoke from a fire in the Oakland Hills as seen from Chopper 5, July 17, 2014. CBS)

Residents In East Bay Hills Dread Fire Danger Amid Rising Temperatures, Dry Winds

The Bay Area is about to be rolled over by an October heat wave and blown dry by the infamous Diablo winds creating the conditions for extreme fire danger. That has many in the East Bay hills nervous as some residents say they have been waiting for federal money for years to remove combustible eucalyptus trees in the area.

09/30/2014

(CBS)

Leaking Tank Of Potentially Explosive Gas In Newark Contained Safely

A leaking container of potentially explosive gas was contained safely after prompting the evacuation of a Newark gas company Wednesday morning.

09/24/2014

Fresh snow in the Sierra (CBS)

There Are Too Many Trees In California Soaking Up Much Needed Water, UC Berkeley Study Says

Environmental scientists at UC Berkeley are saying that there are too many trees in the California’s forests. Scientists say that less trees would leave more rain water available to meet the state’s demand.

09/22/2014

(AP)

Rain Causes Power Outages Affecting Thousands In East Bay

Thousands of Pacific Gas and Electric customers are without power in seven East Bay cities Thursday morning, a PG&E spokesperson said.

09/18/2014

Santana (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

CBS Celebrates Bay Area Latino Leaders During Hispanic Heritage Month

The Bay Area’s Hispanic heritage includes visionary artists and political leaders, authors, activists, and musicians. As the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th through October 15th, KPIX-TV, KBCW, KCBS Radio, Radio Alice, 99.7 Now and Live105 salute Bay Area Latinos making a difference.

09/16/2014

(Hayward Fire Dept.)

Trucks Carrying Mercedes-Benz Cars Set For Auction Go Up In Flames In Hayward

A car carrier truck full of Mercedes-Benz cars about to go to auction burst into flames Monday morning in Hayward, a fire captain said.

09/16/2014

(CBS SF)

Controversy Grows Over Signature Drive Using ‘Bullying’ Tactics To Overturn Oakland Garbage Contract

The controversy over the push to overturn Oakland’s $1 billion garbage contract is growing, with signature gatherers accused of missing the facts.

09/11/2014

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