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An image from a YouTube video of a Google [x] drone from the Project Wing. (Google/YouTube)

Google Lab Developing Fleet Of Drones To Bypass Traffic For Speedy Package Delivery

Google’s secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

08/28/2014

(L-R) Joe Bastianich, Gordon Ramsay & Graham Elliot (credit: Justin Stephens/FOX)

Calling All Cooks: ‘Masterchef’ is Holding An Audition in San Francisco

If you’re not terrified of Gordon Ramsay and a decent home cook, Alice@97.3 has news…

08/28/2014

Police K-9 Trials

Police Dogs Compete At K-9 Trials In San Leandro

San Leandro officer Dennis Mally and Rohan competed Saturday in the second annual Police K-9 Trials, where they won in the “searching” contest category.

08/10/2014

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Marin County Water District Pits Neighbors Against Each Other To See Who Uses Less Water During Drought

Water wasters have faced warnings, fines, and even restrictions during California’s drought emergency. But, some residents in Marin County are going even further, competing against each other to see who uses the least water.

08/04/2014

Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut is officially weighed in the day prior to the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

SJ’s Joey Chestnut Proposes Before Earning 8th Hot Dog Eating Crown

High-ranking chowhound Joey “Jaws” Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday’s annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow winner’s belt.

07/04/2014

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BART Maintenance Crew Wins Mechanics’ Competition At International Rail Rodeo

A BART maintenance crew has bragging rights after winning the top prize at this year’s International Rail Rodeo in Montreal, Canada.

06/24/2014

Alex Martins competes in the finals during the Mavericks Invitational surf competition on January 20, 2013 in Half Moon Bay, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mavericks Surf Competition Getting Makeover Under New Ownership

The Mavericks surf contest is getting a makeover this year under new ownership that hopes to make the annual big wave event in Half Moon Bay into a spectacle watched around the world.

06/24/2014

Piano Competition Participant Nearly Passes Out During San Jose Performance

A piano competition participant in San Jose had to be helped off stage after nearly passing out during a performance.

06/16/2014

A boat sails during America's Cup Race in San Francisco Bay 2013 (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Lee Confident San Francisco’s Still An America’s Cup Contender

Even though America’s Cup officials announced they’ve eliminated one of the four remaining contenders for the 2017 regatta, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he’s confident his city is still in the game.

06/10/2014

Waves at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. (AP)

Rowing Race Tests Boaters’ Endurance On Pacific Journey From Monterey To Hawaii

The Great Pacific Race, a rowing competition where 13 crews in 24-foot boats row more than 2,400 miles from Monterey across the Pacific to Hawaii, began Monday.

06/09/2014

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