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In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, the Rim Fire burns near Groveland Ranger Station in Groveland, California. (credit: USFS)

Dry Weather Bringing A Longer Fire Season: 13 Tips Homeowners Should Know

Because of the 4-year drought, fire season is now 24/7, 12 months a year. Here are helpful tips and reminders for all of us.


Baby Pigs.

17 Bay Area Cities To Hit 100 Degrees, But You Won’t Be Sweating Like A Pig

Today’s temperatures in our Inland areas will soar to 108 degrees which got me thinking, where does the term “sweating like a pig” come from?


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108 Degrees: Who Will Get The Worst Of The Coming Bay Area Heat Wave?

East Bay neighborhoods will be in the triple digits for the next couple of days. As temperatures peak on Wednesday, a “Heat Advisory” may be issued.


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19 Nearby Towns That Could Hit 100 Degrees On Thursday

For the first time this summer season, the thermometer will hit or exceed 100 degrees in many places Thursday. Here is a look at the hottest cities around the Bay Area! You will notice the heat is primarily focused on the East and North Bay.


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Charitable Contributions Make Marathons Worth The Pain

On Sunday, July 26, I will be running gin the San Francisco Half and Full Marathon. This time it’s for another really cool charity, “Team Generation Alive”, which is the brainchild of Sa Francisco Giants Jeremy Affeldt and Larisa Affeldt.



KPIX Studios Getting All Dressed Up For A Good Cause

Big doings are going on here at our KPIX studios. Our production studio is getting a new layer of polish, banners and signs are being erected and telephone banks have been established. We are all gearing up for something very special.


Stephen Curry hoists the NBA Finals trophy as he emerges from the plane carrying the Golden State Warriors on its arrival at Oakland International Airport, June 17, 2015. (CBS)

Warriors Parade Forecast: Cloudy Skies, Big Party In Oakland

The City of Oakland will host a championship parade and victory rally for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Friday. It took 40 years for the Warriors to win the title, so the Parade has been a long time coming and I am going to savor each step!


Fog blankets the Golden Gate Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Where Did The Term ‘Socked In’ Come From?

The term, “socked in” is tossed around during our “June gloom” foggy mornings here in the San Francisco Bay Area. But where did such a term come from?


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Do El Niño Predictions Mean We’ll Have A Wet Summer And Fall?

It is very important to understand, just because the weather computer models are pointing in the direction of a powerful El Niño later this year does NOT mean it will happen! Last year, these same computer models indicated THIS past winter (2014-2015) would be wet, and we know how all that turned out!


What's left of Tropical Storm Blanca moves up the California Coast. (CBS)

We’re Used To Warm Weather Fog, But Why All Of This Wind?

No matter where you are in the Bay Area, you can actually FEEL the difference in our weather today. We have so many different elements happening! Let’s begin with the wind.