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The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

Internet Postings Stoke Bay Area Fears Of Nuclear Radiation Fallout From Japan Fukushima Disaster

The fears of fallout from the Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plan disaster are spiraling on the Internet and in the Bay Area.

01/31/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

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St. Helena Winery Pulling Bottles From Ocean Floor In Aging Experiment

A California winery is recovering four cases of Cabernet Sauvignon that have aged on the floor of Charleston Harbor for the past three months.

05/21/2013

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UC Davis Researchers Find Swine Flu In Elephant Seals Off California Coast

Swine flu has been detected in elephant seals off the Central California coast.

05/16/2013

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Man Tries To Escape Speeding Ticket By Jumping Into Ocean In Monterey County

A man police say was speeding is in deeper trouble after they say he led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase in Monterey County where he ended up at a beach, ran across sand dunes and tried to escape by swimming away in the ocean.

04/10/2013

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Faces Trial For Kidnapping Kids, Stealing Boat

A 43-year-old father is set to stand trial on charges that he kidnapped his two young children and took them away on a stolen yacht.

02/22/2013

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Napa Valley Vintner Submerging Bottles In Ocean To Age Wine

A small boat with four cases of California wine has left Charleston Harbor and will submerge the wine in the ocean for three months to age it.

02/20/2013

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Delays Plea In Stolen Yacht Abduction Case

A Bay Area man accused of kidnapping his two children and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days has postponed entering a plea for the second time.

09/18/2012

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Accused Of Taking Kids On Stolen Yacht Speaks Out

A man accused of kidnapping his two children from their South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days said Tuesday that he knew he had “gone crazy” but never endangered them.

09/12/2012

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Father Held In Stolen Yacht Abduction Appears In Court

Christopher Maffei is accused of forcibly taking his 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son from their grandmother while the children’s mother was in court seeking a restraining order against him.

09/10/2012

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