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U.S. Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for the day October 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. With the government shutdown going into the fifttenth day and the deadline for raising the debt ceiling fast approaching, Democrats and Republicans may come to an agreement soon on passing a budget. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown, Lift Debt Ceiling

With hours left for Congress to finalize and pass legislation before the United States’ borrowing authority expires, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., formally unveiled a plan Wednesday that will fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7.

10/16/2013

The gate in front of Mark Zuckerberg's Palo Alto home. (CBS)

Facebook Founder Spends $30 Million To Buy Homes Of Palo Alto Neighbors

The Facebook founder has gone on a home buying spree and purchased four houses that surround his own 5-bedroom pad in the Crescent Park neighborhood.

10/11/2013

Department of Homeland Security secretary and University of California president designate Janet Napolitano (C) speaks during a news conference following the University of California Board of Regents meeting on July 18, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The University of California's Board of Regents voted today to confirm Janet Napolitano to be the next president of the UC system.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Leases $9K Per Month Oakland Home For Napolitano, May Restore ‘Blake House’

As the University of California prepares to welcome former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as its next president, the college system’s governing board is being asked to consider renovating the vacant mansion that housed many of Napolitano’s predecessors.

09/17/2013

Dave Matthews (credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Dave Matthews Packs Thomas Jefferson’s House On Fourth of July

Singer-songwriter is the featured speaker at Monticello’s 51st annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony…

07/02/2013

Solar panels on the roof of a Bay Area home. (CBS)

Solar Panels To Become Mandatory On New Sebastopol Buildings

On Tuesday, Sebastopol became the second city in California to require all newly-constructed residences and commercial buildings to carry a photovoltaic energy system.

05/16/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Man Found Dead After Police Respond To Gunshot Reports At SJ Home

Someone called 911 at 12:13 p.m. to report the shooting, which happened in the 2900 block of Westboro Drive, a residential street lined with single-family homes.

05/08/2013

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

LGBT Americans Get New Protections After GOP Drops Anti-Violence Act Opposition

House Republicans raised the white flag Thursday on extending domestic violence protections to gays, lesbians and transsexuals after months of resisting an expansion of the Violence Against Women Act.

02/28/2013

The scene of a deadly house fire on Neptune Drive in San Leandro house fire. (CBS)

Man Found Dead In San Leandro House Fire

A man perished in a San Leandro house fire early Wednesday morning, according to an Alameda County Fire Department spokeswoman.

02/06/2013

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House Fire Leads To Discovery Of San Jose Pot Growing Operation

Police are investigating a marijuana grow that was discovered Wednesday by firefighters battling a two-alarm blaze that badly damaged a home in North San Jose, authorities said.

01/31/2013

Deacon Dave's Livermore light display. (CBS)

Epic Light Display Becomes Livermore Holiday Tradition

For many Bay Area residents, it doesn’t feel like the holidays until they see the massive light display in front of “Deacon Dave’s’ Livermore home.

12/06/2012

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