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Napa Quake Damage

Earthquake Sparks Damaging Fires, Crumbles Historic Downtown Napa Buildings

Bricks and building materials were strewn across several streets in downtown Napa Sunday following a powerful earthquake centered just south of town.

08/24/2014

John Koch Painting

$50,000 Painting Discovered Tucked Away In Fremont Museum Attic, Confirmed On PBS’s Antiques Roadshow

A painting hidden under a sheet for years inside a historic East Bay home has turned out to be a treasure worth tens of thousands of dollars.

07/19/2014

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2-Alarm Fire Damages Historic ‘Tavern At Lark Creek’ Restaurant In Larkspur

A 2-alarm fire burned portions of the Tavern at Lark Creek’s roof, eaves and attic areas, early Saturday morning.

03/15/2014

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15 Of The World’s Oldest Bars (The Beer’s Fresh, Though)

Visiting local restaurants and bars is one of the best parts about traveling. Check out any of these old bars – most of which are older than America.

01/22/2014

A historic building in downtown San Jose was damaged in a fire. (CBS)

3-Alarm Fire Damages Historic Downtown San Jose Building

Firefighters brought a three-alarm fire at a former bicycle shop in San Jose under control late Thursday night, fire officials said.

04/26/2013

Gold Dust Lounge

Landmark Status Denied For San Francisco’s Gold Dust Lounge

San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission voted against providing a Union Square bar faced with eviction with landmark status Wednesday afternoon.

04/04/2012

Gold Dust Lounge

Preservation Commission Says SF Gold Dust Lounge Not Historic

San Francisco’s Gold Dust Lounge, a Union Square bar faced with eviction by a landlord intent on converting the space to retail, does not qualify for historic landmark status, according to a report released by a city commission Friday.

03/16/2012

San Jose Fire Department firefighters contain the fire that destroyed the historic Kelley House at Kelley Park in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.  (credit: LiPo Ching/San Jose Mercury News)

San Jose Fire Damages Historic Kelley House

Photographs and historic documents from San Jose history went up in smoke when the last building from the original Kelley Ranch caught fire Thursday.

02/16/2012

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A’s Owner Buys Historic San Jose Hotel

The landmark Sainte Claire Hotel has been sold to real estate developer Lew Wolff, a purchase other developers and local officials see as emblematic of the growing vitality of downtown San Jose.

12/29/2011

The copper bell stolen from St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco (BCN)

Stolen SF Cathedral Bell Recovered Near Oakland Scrap Yard

Police have told the Archdiocese of San Francisco that they had found a 5,300 pound, historic bell that had been stolen last Sunday from the grounds of St. Mary’s Cathedral.

10/26/2011

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