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Andres Amador's beach art (Andres Amador)

SF Artist Gaining Fame For Inspiring, Temporary Beach Designs

His geometry-inspired abstract art is often the size of a football field. It takes him about two hours to lay out and complete a single design, then he flies a drone above to get a better view of what the finished product looks like before high tide comes and washes away his vision.

08/15/2014

Surfers prepare to go into the water at Ocean Beach on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco, California. On the first day of summer, the San Francisco Bay Area is experience its first heat wave of the season with temperatures in the 70's at the coast and up to 100 degrees in the inland areas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mobile App Measures Beaches’ Bacteria Safety Levels

A new mobile device app has been developed that lets people know if it is safe to go into the water at San Francisco beaches.

08/13/2014

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8 Plead Not Guilty To Bringing $23M Worth Of Pot From Mexico To San Mateo By Boat

Eight defendants have pleaded not guilty to transporting more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana from Mexico to San Mateo County by boat, prosecutors said Tuesday.

08/05/2014

Entrance to Asilomar State Beach in Monterey County. (Ekabhishek/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Bacteria Advisory For Monterey County Beach Lifted

Monterey County health officials have lifted an advisory warning that told people to avoid swimming at a state beach in Pacific Grove because of high levels of bacteria found there.

07/31/2014

Entrance to Asilomar State Beach in Monterey County. (Ekabhishek/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Officials Warn Swimmers Of High Bacteria Levels At Monterey County Beach

Monterey County health officials have issued an advisory warning people to avoid swimming at a state beach in Pacific Grove because of high levels of bacteria found there.

07/30/2014

A teenager is plucked from a cliff in an image provided by the CHP.

CHP Helicopter Rescues Teenagers Clinging To Marin County Cliff Above Rodeo Beach

A California Highway Patrol helicopter plucked two teenagers clinging to the side of a San Francisco Bay Area cliff in a dramatic rescue captured on video.

07/29/2014

Adam Jay Pye was killed when a sand tunnel he was digging collapsed on him in Half Moon Bay. (Source: Facebook)

Man Dies After Tunnel In Sand Collapses On Half Moon Bay Beach

A man died on a Half Moon Bay beach after a tunnel he was digging collapsed, burying him under four feet of sand Monday night.

07/22/2014

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Fate Of Martins Beach In Judge’s Hands— Will Decide If Public Can Access Private Land

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge will decide the future of whether or not the public will be able to access privately-owned, Martins Beach.

07/16/2014

Woman Uninjured After Pacifica Cliff Rescue

North County Fire Authority firefighters on Tuesday night rescued a woman trapped on a cliff in Pacifica.

07/16/2014

Lit Explosive Fuse Crackling and Sparking fireworks

Teen Risks Losing Hand From Fireworks Accident In Santa Cruz

A teen boy faces the loss of his hand after he found a round mortar shell used in fireworks displays on a beach and lit it in a backyard Saturday, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

07/08/2014

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