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Critics of a proposed coal facility in Oakland gathered in front of Oakland City Hall on July 21, 2015. (CBS)

Plan To Send Coal Through Oakland Met With Protests

Hundreds gathered in Oakland Tuesday evening to protest a plan to bring millions of tons of coal through the Bay Area.

07/21/2015

Coal. (CBS)

Public Will Weigh In On Bringing Millions Of Tons Of Coal To Bay Area

The public will soon get a chance to weigh in on what, until now, has been a hush-hush plan to bring millions of tons of coal into the Bay Area.

07/17/2015

Doyle Drive / Presidio Parkway tunnels. (CBS)

Computer Glitch Delaying Doyle Drive Project Fixed, Completion Date Still Uncertain

The computer glitch in the safety system that forced the cancellation of the opening of the new Doyle Drive tunnels last week has been fixed.

06/03/2015

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Serial Squatter Evicted For 8th Time In 6 Years

A family accused of defrauding landlords appears to be at it again. Last year, KPIX 5 was there when they were evicted from an apartment in San Bruno. This week, they were found squatting in Daly City.

05/20/2015

Riley the beagle was rescued from a lab by the Beagle Freedom Project. (CBS)

California Beagle Owners Push For Stricter Rules On Animal Testing

Beagles and their owners have been regular visitors to the state capitol in Sacramento to support AB147, a bill that would require publicly funded labs using dogs and cats for research to put healthy ones like Riley up for adoption rather than put them to sleep once the research is over.

05/11/2015

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Bay Area D.R. Horton Homebuyers Accuse Builder Of Stalling Repairs

When you spend three quarters of a million dollars on a newly built home, you expect it to be picture-perfect. But some things you’re not going to notice until you move in. Even the problems you do notice may turn into a real headache to fix.

05/08/2015

Seized stuffed wildlife. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Undercover Agent Busts Bay Area Illegal Wildlife Sellers

An undercover agent has seized all kinds of contraband over the years, from tigers to wolves, monkey skulls, even a guitar made out of a giant sea turtle.

05/06/2015

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‘Cyber Attack’ On California Common Core Testing Shuts Down Access For Hours, State Denies Deliberate Tampering

“It was a deliberate attack. Not just a malfunction,” educators said after hundreds of thousands of California students were blocked from logging on to take mandatory Common Core tests Thursday.

05/01/2015

Salaries of some workers at the Alameda County Water District. (CBS)

$100,000+ Salaries For Meter Readers, Customer Service Reps At Water Agency That Keeps Raising Rates

A small East Bay water district is paying more than 200 of their employees, including meter readers and customer service representatives, wages and benefits worth well over $100,000, while raising customers’ rates 16 years in a row.

04/29/2015

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16 Years Of Hiking Fees While Water District Pays Meter Readers $100,000 Salaries

Bay Area residents are facing steep water rate hikes as California’s drought stretches into a fourth year. In one small East Bay water district, a resident said it’s the lavish spending habits of an old boy’s network that is making their bill go up.

04/29/2015

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