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Strong Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Rocks San Francisco Bay Area, Dozens Hurt, Significant Damage In Napa

A strong magnitude 6 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning, centered in the Napa County town of American Canyon, injuring over 170 people, severely damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa, rupturing gas lines and water mains across Napa, Sonoma, and Solano counties leading to multiple fires, plunging thousands into darkness and buckling and cracking roadways on Highway 37 and State Routes 12 and 121.

08/24/2014

Downtown Napa damage from the South Napa quake. (CBS)

6.0 Magnitude Bay Area Earthquake Caught On Tape

The 6.0 magnitude quake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday morning, triggering widespread power outages, gas line ruptures, water main breaks and severely damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa was caught on tape by many security cameras.

08/24/2014

Heavy traffic on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on August 17, 2011 after authorities shut down part of Interstate 580 due to a police standoff. (CBS)

Toll Booth’s Cash Lane Closures Cut Costs, Drives Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Commuters Mad

Friday morning’s commute was particularly aggravating for motorists approaching the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. A toll authority spokesman says cash-lane closures are part of a cost-cutting measure.

08/22/2014

The goods from Lumpia Cart. (credit: Joanne Boston)

15 Things To Do In The Bay Area, Many Free — Week Of August 24th-August 31st

Free music, free things to do with kids, Filipino food, and the Circus are all happening this week.

08/21/2014

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Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Hits Near Gilroy

A moderate earthquake shook an area near Gilroy Wednesday evening, according to the USGS.

08/20/2014

Authorities in Palo Alto search for a suspect who evaded police following a traffic stop on August 30, 2012. The suspect was later arrested. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Racial Profiling Or High Crime Area? What Police Do With Traffic-Stop Data

Bay Area police departments collect information on the race of drivers pulled over in traffic stops, but most of the agencies report they don’t have the time, staff or budget to do anything with that information.

08/19/2014

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With The Seismic Uncertainty Of San Francisco’s Piers 30-32, What Does The Future Hold?

After many failed proposal the future of Piers 30 to 32 in San Francisco is sinking and it’s going to take a massive life saver to rescue it.

08/19/2014

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Drought Forces Bay Area Water Agencies To Give Desalinization Project A Closer Look

With the continuing drought and dwindling water supplies, Bay Area-water agencies continue to explore a regional desalination project.

08/15/2014

Vineyards (CBS)

Narsai David: Bargain Red Wines From California’s Central Valley

Everyone loves a bargain and when it comes to red wine, food and wine expert Narsai David says California’s Central Valley has some options you should try.

08/15/2014

Lemur Exhibit at San Francisco Zoo

15 Things To Do This Week In The Bay Area, Mostly Free — August 16th to August 24th

Music, music, and free music, plus free art exhibits, great comedians, and two 49er games!

08/14/2014

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