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Smoke billows from the Dog Rock fire. (Yosemite National Park.)

Cal Fire Makes Gains On Northern California Wildfires

Firefighters gained the upper hand Friday night on a wildfire along Interstate 80 east of Sacramento that threatened 1,000 homes.

10/11/2014

EARTHQUAKE

Magnitude 3.2 Earthquake Shakes Up Riverside County In Southern California

A magnitude-3.2 earthquake struck near the city of Banning, an eastern suburb about 85 miles east of Los Angeles. There are no reports of injuries or damage.

10/11/2014

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference on October 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California’s Attorney General Opens Investigation Into State Public Utilities Commission

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has opened an investigation into the state public utilities commission.

10/10/2014

scratchers lottery california winning ticket

Milpitas Woman Wins $5 Million With 4th Lottery Scratcher Ever Purchased

A Milpitas woman’s once-a-month habit of buying a lottery ticket paid off in a big way last week as she hit the top scratcher jackpot of $5 million.

10/10/2014

Brittany at home in San Francisco with her dog Charley. (Photo courtesy of thebrittanyfund.org)

29-Year-Old San Francisco Woman With Brain Cancer Plans To End Her Life On Nov. 1st

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman battling stage 4 brain cancer from San Francisco, plans to die two days after her husband’s birthday by assisted suicide and is launching a nationwide campaign calling for death with dignity laws.

10/07/2014

A PG&E utility truck.  (CBS)

2nd Batch Of Private PG&E Emails Released That CPUC Says Violated Rules

PG&E released a second batch of private emails between its staff and the California Public Utilities Commission Monday and said it believes both sets of messages violated commission rules.

10/07/2014

Grape stomping competition in Sonoma County (Photo courtesy Mike Sugerman).

About The Bay: Stomping The Grape Harvest In Sonoma

It’s harvest time in wine country and for some, that still means getting their stomp on.I took off my shoes and gave it a try during travels About The Bay.

10/07/2014

Proposition G rally on City Hall steps heats up when both sides of the debate expressed their views. (photo courtesy Irwin Swirnoff)

Flipped Real Estate Tax Measure G Draws Dueling Rallies At San Francisco City Hall

A real estate taxation measure on San Francisco’s ballot prompted dueling rallies on the steps of City Hall Monday morning.

10/06/2014

Brown v. Kashkari

Gov. Jerry Brown Has $24M In Campaign Cash, Neel Kashkari $680K

Gov. Jerry Brown is reporting that he has nearly $24 million left for his re-election campaign, while Republican challenger Neel Kashkari has $680,000 remaining.

10/06/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

Caltrans Whistleblowers Were Not Retaliated Against, According To CHP Investigation

After an extensive investigation, the California State Transportation Agency said on Friday that two Caltrans whistleblowers claiming there were abusive practices in the construction of the new Bay Bridge were not retaliated against.

10/03/2014

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