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A mound of toppled wine barrels sit in a storage room at Kieu Hoang Winery on August 25, 2014 in Napa, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Napa Valley Vintners Put Competition Aside To Help In Recovery Efforts Following Earthquake

This is harvest season in the wine country and vintners are trying to help other winemakers, whose facilities might have been damaged by the August 24 earthquake.

09/03/2014

Authorities on the scene of a fatal crash along Interstate 680 in Benicia on August 26, 2014. (CBS)

3 Die In Car Crash On Interstate 680 Off Ramp In Benicia

Three people have died in a crash on an off-ramp of northbound Interstate Highway 680 in Benicia Tuesday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

08/26/2014

A lab technician analyzes the contents of a rape test kit. (CBS)

Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster

Alameda County’s District Attorney is now working with the FBI on a pilot project to process and review a backlog of untested DNA rape kits more rapidly.

08/12/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

Contra Costa County Pushes To Sign Up Inmates Now Eligible For Medi-Cal Coverage

Contra Costa County is joining a long list of Bay Area counties to sign up one of the toughest populations for health care— jail inmates.

08/12/2014

Ralph Nader speaks at the Berkeley Main Post Office on July 28, 2014. (Save the Berkeley Post Office)

Ralph Nader Calls On U.S. Postal Service To Keep Berkeley Post Office Open

The U.S. Postal Service announced in 2012 that it planned to sell the building, in part because of a multi-billion dollar deficit it is facing.

07/30/2014

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Drako, The Contraband Cell Phone-Sniffing Dog, Reaches Milestone At Vacaville Prison

Drako, a Belgian shepherd trained to sniff narcotics and smuggled cell phones, reached a milestone at his prison recently.

07/08/2014

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Oakland Police Department Dispatch Center Gets $750,000 Upgrade

Oakland’s 911center has undergone a $750,000 upgrade in technology and equipment. The center, which receives an estimated 1,500 calls a day, now meets current standards and improves communications between the public and police.

06/30/2014

A Half Moon Bay pilot was killed in a crash during a show at Travis Air Force Base Sunday. (CBS)

Fire Killed Pilot After He Crashed During Travis AFB Airshow, Autopsy Finds

An autopsy report said it wasn’t the crash or the upside-down slide that killed pilot Eddie Andreini during an airshow at Travis Air Force Base last month. The report indicates he had survived the crash, only to be burned to death.

06/26/2014

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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

A Half Moon Bay pilot was killed in a crash during a show at Travis Air Force Base Sunday. (CBS)

NTSB Says Fatal Crash At Travis AFB Air Show Occurred During Attempted Ribbon Cutting Maneuver

Stunt pilot Eddie Andreini planned to make three passes in his 1944 Super Stearman biplane during a “ribbon-cut maneuver” at the Thunder Over Solano Air Show at Travis Air Force Base earlier this month.

05/13/2014

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