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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

Umbrella

Spring Storm To Bring Rain To Bay Area, Snow To Sierra

The first week of spring has brought sunny skies and warm temperatures, but rain is expected to return to the Bay Area by Tuesday.

03/24/2014

Demonstrators carry signs as they stage a protest demanding government action to create jobs outside of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) office on September 15, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Dozens of protestors demonstrated outside of Sen. Feinstein's office urging the senator to end the recession by creating jobs. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By – The Bay Area’s Growing Income Inequality

The Bay Area is grappling with an accelerating shift in its socioeconomic structure. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer and the middle-class is, simply, disappearing. In a five-part Cover Story series, KCBS’ Doug Sovern investigates just how hard it is for working-class people to make a living and how quickly American dream for advancement is slipping away.

03/24/2014

Farmer Jim Diedrich digs to check soil moisture on some 600 acres of his farmland which will not be planted this season due to lack of water, in Firebaugh, California in the state's San Joaquin Valley, on March 11, 2009. Normally Diedrich and his son would plant tomatoes in their fields but California's third year of drought have left many farmers without enough water to grow their crops. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Mandatory Water Cutbacks Expected After One Of Driest Winters On Record For Bay Area

Thursday is the first day of spring, and the rainy season is quickly coming to a close and rainfall in the Bay Area has been far below normal for this time of year, potentially setting up a long-term drought for California, a National Weather Service hydrologist said.

03/20/2014

Regional Final

Photo Gallery: CBS SF Bay Area Spelling Bee Final

49 of the Bay Areas best young spellers visited the KPIX 5 studios on March 15th hoping to become the regional spelling champion.

03/15/2014

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Five Reasons To Visit Lake Tahoe For Spring Break

Lake Tahoe is not only one of the most beautiful places to visit not far from the Bay Area, it’s also one of the most affordable, which makes it a perfect destination for college students

03/08/2014

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Jayn’s 15 Things To Do, Many Of Which Are FREE

Sailing, biking, learning, and an Olympics for beer! So many fun (and often FREE!) things to do in the Bay Area!

03/07/2014

Job seekers look at job postings that are displayed on a bulletin board in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Every Bay Area County Sees Unemployment Tick Higher

The state Employment Development Department said Friday the rate was down from 8.3 percent in December and from 9.5 percent a year earlier.

03/07/2014

White Wine

From Jayn On The Radio: 15 Things You Can Do In The Bay Area

Plenty of wine, music, food, sports, and some free stuff in this week’s “15 Things You Can Do In The Bay Area.”

02/20/2014

sandbags

Some Bay Area Cities Offer Sandbags For Weekend Storm

A massive storm is expected to soak the Bay Area this weekend, which could lead to flooding. Several cities have announced locations to pick up sand bags. This list will be updated as new information becomes available.

02/07/2014

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