Northern California

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Drone Flying Too Close To Wildfire Grounds Forest Service Planes

Authorities briefly grounded a U.S. Forest Service reconnaissance plane flying over a series of small wildfires near Redding after a drone flew to close to the scene.

07/02/2015

Approximately 40 orcas were seen by a Sausalito whale watching expedition in March 2009, about 19 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, inside the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. (Farallones National Marine Sanctuary)

Offshore Drilling Being Permanently Banned Along New Stretch Of Northern California Coast

In a dramatic move by the White House, offshore oil drilling is being permanently banned along a new stretch of the Northern California coast.

06/10/2015

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

Co-Owner Of Northern California Slaughterhouse Pleads Guilty To Processing Cattle With Cancer

A co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive recall has pleaded guilty to processing cattle with cancer for consumption.

02/18/2015

Meteor Sighting Map From American Meteor Society (http://www.amsmeteors.org)

Did You See The Meteor? Brilliant Chrome, Red, Green Fireball Blazes Through Bay Area Skies Saturday

What appears to be a meteor blazed over the North Bay midday Saturday creating a frenzy of excited tweets and blog posts, and triggering calls to 9-1-1 dispatchers reporting what looked like a possible aircraft going down.

02/02/2015

Reese Witherspoon in "Wild" (credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Pacific Crest Trail Expects More Hikers Thanks To Reese Witherspoon and ‘Wild’

Thanks to “Wild” starring Academy award-winner Reese Witherspoon, more hikers are taking on the PCT.

01/26/2015

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Bay Area Elephant Seals Travel Farther Than Once Thought After 2 Found Near Russia

Researchers tracking elephant seals off the Northern California coast say they have discovered the animals travel much farther than once thought.

01/19/2015

EARTHQUAKE

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Northern California Near Ferndale

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 off the coast of northern California.

01/01/2015

(USGS)

Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Strikes Northern California Coast Near Eureka

A shallow undersea earthquake hit off the coast of Northern California Thursday.

12/04/2014

(CBS)

2nd Crash On Same Day Leaves Tour Bus Rider Dead, 30 Injured In Northern California

A tour bus that had already crashed earlier in the day ran off a Northern California freeway and overturned, killing one person and injuring 30.

11/23/2014

Rain forecast for the period between November 12, 2014 and November 19, 2014 (NOAA)

Bay Area May Get Up To 2.5 Inches Of Rain This Week

As the Bay Area seeks much needed rain during this record drought, the region could see its first major soaker in months sometime next week.

11/11/2014

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