MIT Wins SpaceX Hyperloop Design CompetitionMIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk' idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed.
15 Great White Sharks Spotted Near Santa Cruz; Lifeguard Competition CancelledA competition for junior lifeguards had to be called off after more than a dozen great white sharks near the cement ship in the Aptos area south of Santa Cruz.
San Jose Man Downs 48 Hot Dogs To Become Champ In Nevada Eating CompetitionA San Jose man scarfed down 48 hot dogs in 10 minutes in Las Vegas this weekend to earn the title of male Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champion.
Mavericks Window To Close Next Tuesday; Surf Competition Unlikely This YearThe three-month window for the world-renowned Mavericks big-wave surf contest closes next Tuesday and organizers are saying, due to Mother Nature— it’s highly unlikely the event will happen this year.
Spelling Bees Teach Public School Students More Than Just SpellingPositioned as showdowns, smack-downs or friendly competitions, spelling bees have a long and storied past in the United States.
Mavericks: The Window For 'The Mount Everest' Of Big-Wave Surfing Contests OpensIt's that time of year again when some of the world's best big-wave surfers start making plans to head to Half Moon Bay to take part in the annual Maverick's invitational surf contest.
Giant Pumpkins Arriving In Half Moon Bay Hoping To Take Title Of 'World's Heaviest'Giant pumpkins are arriving in Half Moon Bay hoping to crush the competition and take the title of world’s heaviest pumpkin in Monday’s weigh-off.
Google Lab Developing Fleet Of Drones To Bypass Traffic For Speedy Package DeliveryGoogle’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.
Calling All Cooks: ‘Masterchef’ is Holding An Audition in San FranciscoIf you’re not terrified of Gordon Ramsay and a decent home cook, Alice@97.3 has news...
Police Dogs Compete At K-9 Trials In San LeandroSan Leandro officer Dennis Mally and Rohan competed Saturday in the second annual Police K-9 Trials, where they won in the "searching" contest category.
Marin County Water District Pits Neighbors Against Each Other To See Who Uses Less Water During DroughtWater 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.
SJ's Joey Chestnut Proposes Before Earning 8th Hot Dog Eating CrownHigh-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.