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A book called "The Great Controversy" is published by a wing of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and has been distributed to thousands of mailboxes in San Francisco and Oakland. (CBS)

Church Spends $250K Mailing Book To Spread ‘Eternal Hope That Jesus Offers’ To Bay Area

A book called “The Great Controversy” has landed in hundreds of thousands of mailboxes all over San Francisco and Oakland this week. KPIX 5 reporter Andria Borba received one of the books and found out what it was all about.

11/21/2014

Israeli emergency personnel take out a body of an Israeli man outside a synagogue on November 18, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Three Americans Among Dead In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing four people in the city’s bloodiest attack in years.

11/18/2014

Cross Silhouette

Drive-Thru God?: Fremont Church Offers Prayer Service For Those On-The-Go

Starting Monday, from 5 to 6 p.m., the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fremont will be holding drive-through prayers.

11/17/2014

Derek Giardina, a student at West High School in Tracy, California, has refused to say "under God" while leading the Pledge of Allegiance. (CBS13)

Tracy High School Student Punished For Refusing To Say ‘Under God’ When Leading Pledge Of Allegiance

17-year-old Derek Giardina said he has been given detention and docked points in his speech and debate class for omitting “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

11/12/2014

KCBS Treats You To 'An Evening With Bill Maher'

UC Berkeley Students Protest Invitation For Bill Maher To Speak After Comments About Muslims

Students at UC Berkeley have signed a petition asking the university to cancel an invitation to let talk show host and comedian Bill Maher speak, following comments he recently made about Islam.

10/28/2014

Pope Francis (R) leads a mass honouring the canonisation of two Canadian saints, having previously celebrated a mass for Saint Jose, in St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on October 12, 2014. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Meeting Of Catholic Bishops Signals Growing Acceptance For LGBT Members

The meeting – known as a synod – was called by Pope Francis to discuss hot-button issues such as same-sex unions, divorce and birth control. No formal decisions were reached Monday, but CBS News reports that the tone of initial reports coming out of the two-day meeting indicate a major shift from condemnation to acceptance, including a call to recognize the positive aspects of civil unions and the potential benefits from establishing commitments from the gay community to the church.

10/13/2014

Giants Playoff Fever

SF Church’s ‘God Is A Giants Fan’ Signs Suggest Divine Intervention In Postseason Success

A church in San Francisco’s Parkside neighborhood is getting into the spirit of the Giants third playoff run in the past five seasons.

10/03/2014

Sikh Gurdwara San Jose (CBS)

13 Years After September 11 Attacks, Sikhs Still Targets Of Harassment

In the aftermath of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Sikhs were unintended target of hate crimes, because the attackers thought they were Muslims. Thirteen years later, Sikhs said the attacks have not stopped.

09/11/2014

Indonesian Pentecostal Foursquare Church and Golden Gate Christian Church in San Francisco's Richmond District. (CBS)

Pastor At San Francisco Church Arrested, Accused Of Lewd Acts On A Minor

A pastor at a San Francisco church was arrested by Daly City police Tuesday morning for alleged lewd acts on a minor, police said.

08/12/2014

Archdiocese of Agana

San Francisco Archdiocese Removes Priest From Service Over Allegations Of Past Sex Abuse

The San Francisco Archdiocese has removed a priest from ministering in the city after he was removed from his post in Guam over allegations that he molested two boys four decades ago while serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

07/26/2014

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