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San Rafael firefighters extinguished this fire at  7 Sea View Drive early Tuesday morning. (Robert Tong/Marin Independent Journal)

Investigation Underway After Mystery San Rafael Fire On Day Of Tenants’ Eviction

The very morning that tenants of a San Rafael luxury home were due to be evicted, firefighters were alerted that it was completely engulfed in flames.


A three-alarm fire that spread between two West Oakland homes. (CBS)

3-Alarm Oakland Fire Damages 2 Homes

A three-alarm fire that spread between two West Oakland homes was brought under control by firefighters Tuesday morning, according to a fire dispatcher.



Strong Earthquake Rocks Mexico City

A moderately strong earthquake shook Mexico’s capital Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.



Magnitude 3.6 Earthquake Hits Central California

A magnitude-3.6 earthquake struck rural Northern California but no damage or injuries were reported.



Vandals Smash Windows Of 13 Cars In Newark

Police were searching for a group of vandals who smashed the windows of 13 cars in Newark on Sunday night.


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Chez Panisse Restaurant Readies For Reopening After Fire

After a fire in March shut the doors to Berkeley’s famous gourmet restaurant Chez Panisse, the eatery is preparing to reopen later this month.


A UPS driver delivers a package in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: UPS Customer Caught Off Guard By ‘Insurance’ Claim Denial

Byron Gee of San Francisco thought he did everything right when he recently shipped two headlights cross-country via UPS. The San Francisco chef re-packaged the headlights in their original boxes and added extra newspaper for cushioning. He made sure there was foam covering the edges of the headlights so they wouldn’t scratch. And when the clerk at his local UPS store asked him if he wanted to pay extra for “insurance,” Gee said “yes.”


A 2-alarm fire damaged a vacant building in Oakland. (CBS)

2-Alarm Fire Burns Vacant Oakland Building

Oakland firefighters controlled a two-alarm blaze at a Victorian house near Seventh and Harrison streets, a fire dispatcher said.


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Falling Boulders Cause Injury Crash On Highway 101 In Sausalito

All lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Sausalito have reopened following an injury collision caused by boulders and hillside debris in the roadway Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.


A tree fell on a car on Lombard street in San Francisco. (CBS)

Tree Falls On Car, Blocks Traffic In San Francisco’s Marina District

A tree fell on a car on Lombard street in San Francisco’s Marina district, blocking traffic Monday morning, police said.





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