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Christopher Maffei (left) is accused of abducting 3-year-old Brooklynn Maffei (center) and 2-year-old Devin Maffei and taking them on a yacht on September 5, 2012. (South San Francisco Police)

$200K Bail For NorCal Dad Who Allegedly Took Abducted Kids On Stolen Yacht

A Northern California man arrested after allegedly abducting his two children and trying to evade authorities by stealing a sailboat and sailing along the Northern California coast was being held on $200,000 bail.


Christopher Maffei (left) is accused of abducting 3-year-old Brooklynn Maffei (center) and 2-year-old Devin Maffei and taking them on a yacht on September 5, 2012. (South San Francisco Police)

2 South San Francisco Kids Recovered From Stolen Yacht

The Coast Guard said it has recovered two children believed to be abducted by their father from South San Francisco.


The yacht Unleashed was stolen from the Ballena Isle Marina in Alameda on September 4, 2012. Police suspect 43-year-old Christopher Maffei stole the yacht and kidnapped his two children. (Latitude 38)

Police Tracking Yacht Wanted In Abduction Case Off San Mateo Coast

A yacht allegedly stolen by a man who had kidnapped his two children from South San Francisco earlier this week was spotted Friday morning in the waters off of Pillar Point Harbor, a police spokesman said.


A male sea lion is the 10,000th rescued by the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. (Marine Mammal Center)

Healthy Sea Lions Released Back Into The Pacific

Three California sea lions were released back into the wild Tuesday after being nursed back to health by the Marine Mammal Center.


The video shows a female surfer just beyond the wide-open mouths of two humpback whales feeding on anchovies in Santa Cruz.

Humpback Whales Come Dangerously Close To People At Santa Cruz Shore

As many as 11 humpback whales have been feeding unusually close to the Santa Cruz shoreline, and there’s concern that interested boaters, kayakers and surfers are getting too close.


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San Francisco Bay Area’s Top Beaches

The Eye on the Bay gang gathered around a fake beach bonfire to debate the best beaches in the Bay Area! We picked from lost of different beach-related categories and of course, it’s all very subjective. […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/01/2011

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San Mateo May Lift Jet Ski Ban At Mavericks

San Mateo County officials may be close to doing away with a controversial ban on jet skis at the Mavericks surfing spot.


Waves at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. (AP)

PG&E Abandons Plans To Develop Wave Power Along California Coast

Pacific Gas and Electric has given up on research to harness the power of ocean waves to generate electricity.


Sonoma County drowning, Portuguese Beach

Woman Drowns Trying To Save Dog Near Bodega Bay

An Auburn woman drowned Friday morning at Portuguese Beach north of Bodega Bay on the Sonoma Coast when she went into the surf after her dog, State Parks Public Safety Superintendent Jenny Donovan said.



Good Question: Have Humans Explored The Deepest Part Of The Ocean?

With all the technology available, it’s difficult to imagine the things we still don’t know. Will Wong asked this Good Question: Have humans explored the deepest parts of the ocean?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/18/2011




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