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A female skunk. These black and white creatures are most iconic for their unique, defensive odour.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Love Stinks! Especially If You Are A Skunk And It’s Mating Season

It’s mating season for skunks in the Bay Area. Hold your nose!

03/07/2015

California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus in San Francisco. (CBS)

First Set Of Complicated Kidney Swaps Completed At California Pacific Medical Center In San Francisco

Surgeons at San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center have completed the first three kidney transplants of a series of kidney swaps started by a woman who wanted to help save a life.

03/05/2015

(Photo Credit: U.S. National Weather Service)

First El Niño Weather Pattern Since 2010 Arrives, But Far Too Weak To Help With California Drought

The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center describes this as a “weak, weird and late” version of El Niño, and not many places are expected to feel its effects.

03/05/2015

Scene of small plane crash on golf course near Santa Monica airport. (CBS)

Actor Harrison Ford Condition Improves After Crash-Landing On SoCal Golf Course

“Star Wars” and “Indian Jones” actor Harrison Ford is hospitalized after crashing onto a Venice golf course Thursday.

03/05/2015

Evangelina Reyes is being sued by a lotto retailer after winning a $1 million Scratchers jackpot. (CBS)

Store Owner Sues South Bay Woman For Half Of $1 Million In Scratcher Winnings, Claims He Paid For Ticket

A South Bay woman who won $1 million on a Scratchers ticket says her dream has become a living nightmare after the owner of the store where she purchased the ticket sued her, claiming he was owed half her winnings.

03/04/2015

California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus in San Francisco. (CBS)

12 Patients Preparing For Rare 6-Way Kidney Transplant Operations At San Francisco Hospital

This will be the largest single center kidney paired donation chain conducted on the West Coast.

03/04/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir  on January 28, 2014 in San Jose. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Urban Water Use Increases Month-Over-Month, Despite Dwindling Snowpack, Lingering Drought

Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board Felicia Marcus said residents are falling far short of the twenty percent year over year conservation goal set by Governor Jerry Brown.

03/03/2015

An Antioch Police cruiser. (CBS)

Dead Body Discovered After Sound Of Gunshot Leads To Police Chase In Antioch; 3 Arrested

Police in Antioch are investigating an apparent homicide that took place late Monday. According to police, an officer on patrol heard a gunshot at 11:18 p.m., which led to a chase, a crash and the arrest of three suspects.

03/03/2015

California Department of Water Resources Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke on Jan. 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.   (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California’s 3rd Snowpack Measure This Winter Far Below Normal

California’s third snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and leaning toward being the lowest on record in more than two decades.

03/03/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Stanford Climatologist Says Californians Need To Prepare For Warmer, Drier Weather As New Normal

Stanford Professor Noah Diffenbaugh says “there are a number of measures that suggest that the drought we’re in now is the worst on record.”

03/02/2015

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