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Mandatory Evacuation Order Lifted As Lake County ‘Elk Fire’ Consumes 450 Acres

Mandatory evacuations were lifted for residents near a wildfire burning in Lake County that has consumed 450 acres Wednesday night, according to Cal Fire.

16 hours ago

A Fairfield woman is suing a woman from Kenwood over which one is the rightful owner of this tuxedo cat. (Tiffany Mestas)

2 North Bay Women Battle In Court For Beloved Tuxedo Cat

Two women are battling in a Sonoma County court over which of them is the rightful owner of a tuxedo cat.

07/16/2015

A 3-alarm fire damaged a vacant school district building on Valle Vista Avenue in Vallejo on March 3, 2015. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Vacant Vallejo Building Catches Fire For 2nd Time In 3 Days

Vallejo fire officials are investigating a two-alarm fire Thursday evening at a former school district building that was also involved in a three-alarm fire just two nights ago.

03/05/2015

A 3-alarm fire damaged a vacant school district building on Valle Vista Avenue in Vallejo on March 3, 2015. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

3-Alarm Fire In Vallejo Destroys Vacant School District Building Used By The Homeless

There had been concern a man may have been trapped inside the building, but all 15 displaced by the fire have been accounted for.

03/04/2015

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Documentary ‘Hotel 22’ Captures Life On Silicon Valley’s De Facto Homeless Shelter On Wheels

A new documentary airing at the Sundance Film Festival chronicles how a public bus in Silicon Valley has turned into an unofficial shelter for the homeless.

01/29/2015

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‘Who’s Your Daddy’ DNA Program May Make Shelter Dogs More Adoptable

Some people on the hunt for a new pet are willing to shell out big bucks for designer breed dogs like Labradoodles, Maltipoos and Puggles. To keep up with the trend, DNA tests are helping the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA to invent their own breeds in order to get their mutts adopted.

01/28/2015

Tully Road homeless encampment in San Jose (photo credit: Matt Bigler)

Santa Clara Co. Health Care Workers Seek Homeless Who Refuse Shelter To Bring Them Blankets, Supplies

There’s a push to get Santa Clara County’s homeless in from the below-freezing cold. Health care workers are working to bring warm clothing, blankets and supplies to those who refuse to seek adequate shelter.

12/31/2014

A pit bull terrier. (Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images)

East Oakland Vacant Store Becomes Dumping Ground For Unwanted Pets

Unwanted pets are being dumped at a vacant store in East Oakland just steps from a state-of-the-art SPCA animal shelter.

12/19/2014

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Bay Area School Districts, Local Governments Tackle Increasing Number Of Homeless Kids

More than 20,000 Bay Area schoolchildren are homeless and in California that rate is twice the national average. So what are school districts and local governments doing to address the crisis?

12/19/2014

Bessie Carmichael School in San Francisco's SoMa. (photo credit: Doug Sovern)

Number Of Homeless Children In Bay Area Reaches All-Time High

Despite years of trying to end homelessness, the number of homeless children in California, and the Bay Area, is at an all-time high.

12/15/2014

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