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A pedestrian holds an umbrella as he waits to cross the street in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Powerful Storm Comes Ashore To Pound Bay Area

The second in a series of storms is bringing heavy rain and flood warnings to much of Northern California.

11/29/2012

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Bay Area, Northern California Brace For Major Storms

The National Weather Service said rain and snow should begin falling on Wednesday and continue through Sunday. Wind gusts could reach as high as 70 mph in coastal areas.

11/27/2012

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Storms To Bring Inches Of Rain To Bay Area This Week

A series of powerful rainstorms is expected to hit the Bay Area beginning Wednesday morning, dumping up to 8 inches of rain on parts of the region, a National Weather Service forecaster said Monday.

11/26/2012

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2 Water Mains Burst Overnight In Redwood City

Two separate water mains broke Tuesday morning in Redwood City, flooding two homes and damaging an intersection, a city water department supervisor said.

11/20/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

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San Jose Struggles To Control Homeless Encampments Along Waterways

Several clean-ups of homeless encampments along the Guadalupe River and other San Jose creeks over the summer have done little to discourage illegal camping in the city’s watersheds, prompting the city to re-evaluate how it deals with homelessness, officials said.

09/06/2012

A massive sinkhole opened up following a water main break in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley Tuesday. (CBS)

SF Sunnydale Water Main Break Followed Lengthy Sewer Project

San Francisco city officials threw a party at a school gym in Visitacion Valley last Saturday to celebrate a return to normalcy after a yearlong sewer project wrapped up on Sunnydale Avenue. Three days later, the neighborhood was back in turmoil after a large water main broke.

08/30/2012

A rescue boat passes a partially submerged stop sign during Hurricane Isaac in Braithwaite, in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Isaac Floods Gulf Coast – But Won’t Impact Calif. Gas Prices

Newly downgraded Tropical Storm Isaac plodded its way across Louisiana on Wednesday, inundating parts of a mostly rural area southeast of New Orleans with drenching rains and fierce winds.

08/29/2012

A massive sinkhole opened up following a water main break in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley Tuesday. (CBS)

Residents Allowed Back Home After San Francisco Water Main Break, Sinkhole

Fourteen households displaced by Tuesday’s water main break in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood were being allowed to go home Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the city’s Public Utilities Commission said.

08/29/2012

Flooding following a water main break on the San Francisco-Daly City border. (CBS)

SF Residents Displaced, Students Evacuated Due To Water Main Break

Students were evacuated from a school in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood, where a major water main break has shut down streets and flooded homes.

08/28/2012

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