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Caramel Apple (credit: Chow.com)

Listeria Linked to Caramel Apple Deaths In California, Other States

Illness and death followed a strain of bad caramel apples in several states…

12/19/2014

San Jose Hotel Parking Lot

Wettest Start To December In Bay Area History: 736% Of Normal Rainfall In San Jose, 424% In San Francisco

If you’re thinking, “It’s never rained like this in December before”, you are absolutely right. As of Wednesday night, this is the wettest start to a December in Bay Area history, with weather records dating back to before the Civil War.

12/17/2014

Wayne Allen Huntsman (El Dorado County Sheriff's Office)

Grand Jury Indicts Man Charged With Starting King Fire

A man previously charged with deliberately starting the Pollock Pines California wildfire that burned a dozen homes has now been indicted by a grand jury.

12/15/2014

(credit: California Department of Water Resources)

Heavy Rains With Warmer Temperatures Not Diminishing California’s Drought Worries

This week has gotten off to a rainy start with some areas receiving more than an inch—a nice addition to last week’s heavy rain. Despite that, it may not be delivering exactly what California needs to get out of this drought.

12/15/2014

Road Work

Despite ‘No’ Votes By Local Reps, California Projects Get Big Boost From Congressional Spending Bill

California received funding for a long list of programs and projects from a new $1.1 trillion congressional spending bill passed late Saturday night, despite most California representatives voting against it.

12/15/2014

Bessie Carmichael School in San Francisco's SoMa. (photo credit: Doug Sovern)

Number Of Homeless Children In Bay Area Reaches All-Time High

Despite years of trying to end homelessness, the number of homeless children in California, and the Bay Area, is at an all-time high.

12/15/2014

Earthquake Sensors in Northern California

California Earthquake Warning System Gets Congressional Funding In Wake On Napa Quake

California received funding to help begin an earthquake warning system across the state next year that would provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities to shut off gas lines and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops.

12/15/2014

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris at a 2008 press conference. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Attorney General Harris’ Office Announces 4 Arrested In Emeryville Sex-Trafficking Ring

Four suspects have been arrested for allegedly operating a sex trafficking ring out of a massage parlor in Emeryville, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on Friday.

12/12/2014

CHP Patrol Car

Plainclothes CHP Officer Who Pulled Gun On Oakland Protesters Remains On Active Duty

A CHP officer who pulled his gun on protesters in Oakland Wednesday night is still on active duty and his supervisor says it doesn’t appear that the officer did anything wrong.

12/12/2014

Blue and Gold ferry fleet (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Golden Gate Ferry Service Will Run During Storm While Officials Keep An Eye On Bridge Commute

The Bay Area is hunkering down for a major storm expected to hit on Thursday. Officials are warning of high winds and rain that could cause hazardous driving conditions, but Golden Gate ferry service will still be running during the commute.

12/10/2014

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