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Work site where scaffolding collapsed on February 20, 2014. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Workers Injured After Scaffolding Collapse In San Francisco

Two construction workers fell more than 30 feet and were extricated from beneath the scaffolding.

02/20/2014

2 ounces of hash oil. (jlcoving/Wikipedia)

Popularity of Butane Hash Oil Alarms East Bay Fire Investigator

A growing trend among marijuana users of using highly flammable butane to create hash oil has firefighters in Contra Costa County on edge about potentially explosive fires that can lead to serious injuries.

02/20/2014

A dry canal near Bakersfield, CA on February 6, 2014. (David McNew.Getty Images)

Health Impacts Of Drought Already Felt In Central Valley

An oversight hearing held in Sacramento revealed some startling details on how the drought will impact access to safe drinking water in disadvantaged communities around California.

02/19/2014

A worker at the Harlick custom skate factory in San Carlos. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: San Carlos Firm Outfits Olympians With Custom-Made Skates

Harlick Skates in San Carlos has been making custom boots for Olympians for decades. 15-year-old Polina Edmunds will be wearing a pair of them on Wednesday when she represents the U.S. in competition.

02/18/2014

Aerial view of connector ramp from Interstate 5 to Highway 14 in Southern California after the Northridge earthquake in 1994.

Leading Geophysicist Warns Californians Not Ready For Next Big Quake

Despite the many seismic improvements throughout Bay Area since Loma Prieta, one leading earthquake expert is urging more Californians to take out insurance that will protect against damage from a major quake.

02/13/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hundreds Protest Tech Tax Breaks At Twitter Headquarters In San Francisco

Protesters, including some who dressed up like Cupid, congregated at Twitter headquarters on Wednesday to voice opposition to the tax breaks several tech companies have received.

02/12/2014

Football. (CBS)

New Professional Football League Will Include Bay Area Team

A new professional football league called the A11FL has been launched, with the first season expected to begin next year. Teams would be in some of the biggest football and media markets in the country, including the Bay Area.

02/06/2014

Police sketch of a suspect in a home invasion robbery in Palo Alto on January 23, 2014. The suspect is described as a man in his 20s standing 6' tall, weighing 180 pounds, unshaven, wearing a dark sweatshirt. He was last seen in a "boxy" light-colored sedan with two other suspects. (Palo Alto Police)

Palo Alto Police Seek Public’s Help In Home Invasion Robbery

At a community meeting on Tuesday night, Palo Alto police tried to assuage the concerns of residents, as they said solving a recent home invasion robbery remains a priority for the department.

02/05/2014

A bicyclist rides his bike down Polk Street on Bike to Work Day May 14, 2009 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SFMTA Adopts Policy That Seeks To Eliminate Pedestrian, Cyclist Traffic Deaths

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has adopted a Vision Zero Policy to eliminate pedestrian and cyclist fatalities within a decade.

02/04/2014

Chinese New Year

Bay Area Rings In Year Of The Horse

Kicking off the Year of the Horse, a parade with lion dancers and firecrackers marched through San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood Friday morning.

01/31/2014

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