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CalPERS has designated San Joaquin, Amador, Nevada, Sutter, Yuba and Yolo Counties as part of its Bay Area region. (CBS)

CalPERS Charging Central Valley Workers Bay Area Prices For Health Care

The Bay Area is typically thought of as nine counties. CalPERS, which handles benefits for state employees, sees it much bigger, including the Sierra Foothills and even areas north of Sacramento.

04/02/2014

Katy Perry (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A Bay Area Girl’s Reaction To Katy Perry Tickets

Watch as a little girl learns she’s going to see Katy Perry in Oakland…

04/02/2014

A rendering of the proposed second Apple Inc. campus in Cupertino (Apple Inc.)

Drivers Blame Apple’s Cupertino Spaceship Campus Construction For Bad Traffic

Construction on Apple’s Spaceship campus is about to lift off into its second phase, but area motorists say it’s resulting in traffic gridlock.

04/01/2014

A pedestrian holds an umbrella as he waits to cross the street in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Bracing For More Thunderstorms, Lightning

There is a strong possibility of thunderstorms—and possibly lightning—for the Bay Area Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman for the National Weather Service said.

04/01/2014

A bicyclist rides his bike down Polk Street on Bike to Work Day May 14, 2009 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

15 Things To Do This Week In The Bay Area, Including Free First Sunday Museum Days

A great list of free, cheap, or just cool stuff to do with your family, you’re friends, or your significant other the first week of April.

03/29/2014

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Bay Area Gas Prices Surging Over Last Month

In Oakland, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded was $3.93, up 16 cents from one month ago, the American Automobile Association said Wednesday.

03/28/2014

A billboard that shows distracted drivers. (CBS)

Billboards Aim To Expose Bay Area Drivers Texting Behind The Wheel

A handful of billboards have popped up across the Bay Area, getting quite a few glances. They show distracted drivers caught in the act, using their cellphones behind the wheel.

03/28/2014

Crews work on Washington State Route 530 to clear debris from a mudslide on March 25, 2014 in Oso, Washington. A massive mudslide on March 22 has killed at least fourteen and left scores missing. (Photo by Ted S. Warren-Pool/Getty Images)

Bay Area Volunteers Head To Washington Deadly Mudslide Relief Effort

merican Red Cross chapters in Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz and the Bay Area have assigned 19 trained volunteers to work in the relief effort for victims of the deadly landslide in Oso, Wash., a spokesman said.

03/27/2014

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Downpours, Hail Reported As Strong Cells Move Through Bay Area

The rain was expected to taper off a bit during the afternoon hours, leaving scattered rainfall throughout the Bay Area for much of the day. Temperatures will remain on the cool side Wednesday. The storm door remains open for the rest of the week with unsettled weather and rain expected most days into next week. Friday looks like the driest day on the horizon through the weekend.

03/26/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Rail Safety Of Bay Area Oil Shipments Doubted

Last summer’s oil train accident in Quebec that killed 47 people has lawmakers and others in the Bay Area concerned that it could happen here as volume of crude oil and other petroleum products arriving from North Dakota and Canada to local refineries is surging.

03/24/2014

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