Four hours of intense concentration ended Saturday afternoon when Neha Konakalla of Cupertino spelled “typographical” to win the first-ever CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee.
The road to Washington D.C. and the title of the nation’s top speller goes through Pier 39 for a field of elite students hoping to represent the Bay Area on a national stage.
History will be made even before the opening of the new Bay Bridge Eastern Span. The original bridge will be closed for as many as five days, starting after the evening commute on August 28th and running through Labor Day.
Adrian, a 23-year-old largely overshadowed by American stars such as Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, made a name for himself by winning the 100-meter Olympic freestyle Wednesday. He lunged to the wall to edge James “The Missile” Magnussen by one-hundredth of a second – the slighest margin possible.
Final 49ers stadium deals have been approved by the city of Santa Clara, including $100,000 in extra loan money and a 40-year non-relocation agreement.
The United States is in the World Cup final for the first time since 1999, and once again, it was Abby Wambach, along with former Cal star forward Alex Morgan, coming up big in a 3-1 victory over France.
More than 200 people gathered at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland Friday morning to watch the final launch of space shuttle Atlantis.