Margie Shafer

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tree Rings Reveal Most Severe California Drought In 1,200 Years

A new study that counted tree rings shows California’s drought is the worst in 1,200 years. While offering historical perspective, one interpretation says it will take more than one year’s rainfall to repair the damage done.

12/05/2014

The massive sinkhole in San Francisco's Richmond District continues to grow in size. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Work Continues to Repair Growing Sinkhole In San Francisco’s Richmond District

A massive sinkhole in San Francisco’s Richmond District is continuing to grow in size since it opened after heavy rains Tuesday night. Work crews will continue Thursday morning to replace the aging pipeline that ruptured.

12/04/2014

Pedestrians on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. (Anna Duckworth/CBS)

More Than 20,000 Sign Petition To Block Proposed Sidewalk Toll On Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors has been considering a fee for pedestrians and bicyclists who cross the span.

11/27/2014

University of California, Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Police Investigating Sexual Assault In Campus Dorm

Police said the suspect followed the victim into Griffith Hall Monday night without an access card, and grabbed her under her skirt.

11/26/2014

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San Francisco Teachers’ Union Reaches Tentative Contract With School District

San Francisco Unified School District announced a tentative agreement for a three-year contract with the teachers’ union on Tuesday that would include a 12-percent, retroactive raise across the board.

11/25/2014

Hundreds of UC Berkeley students walked out of class Monday to protest plans to hike tuition. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Hundreds Of UC Berkeley Students Walk Out Of Classes To Protest Planned Tuition Hikes

Hundreds of UC Berkeley students walked out of classrooms Monday to march in protest of planned tuition hikes.

11/24/2014

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Growing Number Of Drivers Under Influence Of Marijuana Worrying Bay Area Traffic Officials

Cases of people driving with drugs in their system are on the rise in California, and state traffic safety officials said they are especially concerned about those who use marijuana, then get behind the wheel.

11/20/2014

Taxi cabs wait for fares in front of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Taxi Drivers Refuse To Pick Up SFO Travelers In Ride-Service Protest

Taxi-cab drivers refused to pick-up passengers at SFO Airport Monday night, in protest of ride-service companies like Uber and Lyft, leaving hundreds of travelers waiting on the curb for a ride.

11/18/2014

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17 Arrested In Oakland Police Sting Targeting Prostitution, Human Trafficking

More than a dozen women and one juvenile were arrested during a police sting in Oakland Wednesday night targeting prostitution and human trafficking, part of an effort to get the women off the street and connected with services to help them escape the lifestyle.

11/13/2014

Witnesses said a boy was on this scooter when he was struck and killed by a car leading police on a high-speed chase near San Leandro on November 11, 2014. (CBS)

CHP Locate Car Possibly Linked To San Leandro Hit-and-Run That Killed 14-Year-Old Riding Scooter

California Highway Patrol have located a car of interest, allegedly driven by a suspect in Tuesday’s fatal hit-and-run that killed a 14-year-old boy who was riding a scooter. However, no arrests have been made.

11/12/2014

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