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Elijah Prychodzko captured video of this explosion in the sky above Sacramento with his smartphone on December 20, 2012. (CBS)

Explosion In The Sky Likely A Weather Balloon From Bay Area

Video of a mysterious object exploding in the sky above Sacramento baffled astronomers over the holidays. While some speculated the object was a UFO, weather experts said there is a down-to-earth explanation behind the blast.

01/08/2013

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Manhole Cover Explosion Caused By Underground Fire In Downtown San Francisco

A manhole cover explosion in downtown San Francisco Tuesday evening was caused by an underground vault fire, a PG&E spokesman said.

12/25/2012

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PG&E Offers $550 Million To Settle Charges In San Bruno Blast

PG&E offered the money as a settlement, but refused to admit that it failed to maintain a safe gas system.

12/24/2012

San Mateo Police were called to this home after old, volatile chemicals were found on December 19, 2012. A bomb squad detonated the chemicals in the front yard. (CBS)

San Mateo Police Detonate Volatile Materials Stored In Home

Police and fire officials detonated volatile materials found stored in a San Mateo home Wednesday, police said.

12/19/2012

San Francisco Police on the scene of a manhole cover blast at 11th and Howard on November 21, 2012. (CBS)

Underground Blast In San Francisco’s SoMa Sends Manhole Cover Flying

Commuters who made their way through parts of San Francisco’s South of Market area Wednesday evening were delayed in getting home after an underground explosion sent a manhole cover flying into the air.

11/21/2012

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Exploding Barbecue Injures Petaluma Man

A Petaluma man was burned when a leaking propane tank on his barbecue exploded Wednesday afternoon, a Petaluma Fire Department battalion chief said.

11/15/2012

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Police Detonate Live Pipe Bomb After San Jose Traffic Stop; Driver Arrested

Police detonated a live pipe bomb found in a car during a traffic stop in San Jose Wednesday night.

11/08/2012

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Woman Badly Burned By San Jose Explosion, 2-Alarm Fire

A woman remained hospitalized Thursday after an explosion and two-alarm fire at an East San Jose home on Wednesday afternoon left her seriously burned.

10/11/2012

A worker surveys a burned home near the epicenter of the gas line explosion that devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Pipeline Safety Bills

Assemblyman Jerry Hill was in San Francisco Monday morning to announce that three bills he authored that focus on natural gas pipeline safety were signed into law over the weekend.

09/24/2012

Video shows a car ramming a gas pump and sparking a fire at the Flex Oil Gas in Martinez on September 19, 2012. (YouTube)

No Charges For Driver Who Crashed Into Martinez Gas Station, Sparking Fire

A driver who crashed into a pump at a gas station in Martinez and ignited a dramatic blaze Wednesday night will not be cited or charged, a police lieutenant said Thursday.

09/20/2012

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