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A damaged building is seen in Napa, California after earthquake struck the area in the early hours of August 24, 2014. California's governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Sunday following a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake that seriously injured three people including a child and ignited fires in the scenic Napa valley wine region. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

State Working With FEMA To Determine Whether Napa Quake Qualifies As National Disaster

While there have been three emergency declarations as a result of the earthquake from the city and county of Napa and Gov. Brown, work is underway now to determine whether it rises to the level of a “national” disaster.

08/25/2014

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Iselle To Give Hawaii First Hurricane In 22 Years; Most Flights To The Islands Still Scheduled

Hawaii residents prepared for what could be the first hurricane to hit the state in more than 22 years strengthened and will likely make landfall on the Big Island Thursday afternoon and Hurricane Julio–which strengthened into a Category 2 storm–was is swirling closely behind. Many Bay Area travelers, remain undaunted and are still headed for the islands.

08/07/2014

Phaley Nget of Oakland is accused of leaving her two children unattended in a parked car while she gambled at Casino 580 in Livermore on July 20, 2014. (Livermore Police)

Woman Accused Of Leaving Kids In Car While She Gambled In Livermore Casino

An Oakland woman has been arrested for suspicion of child endangerment for allegedly leaving her two young children in her locked car on Sunday while she was gambling inside a casino in Livermore, police said.

07/23/2014

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Weird Weather, Lightning Strikes San Francisco Bay Area

Lightning struck over parts of the Bay Area giving some residents an early morning jolt on Tuesday and led to weather warning for pilots flying near the San Francisco International Airport.

07/22/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Support For Campaign Reform Legislation In Sacramento Ebbs After Scandals

Ethics reform legislation in Sacramento, that appeared to be a priority after the arrest of Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee from San Francisco and the additional scandals of two other senators last spring ago, has dissipated.

07/07/2014

Ed O’Bannon, forward for the UCLA basketball team, dribbles the ball during their game against Stanford at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, January 26, 1995. (Al Bello/Allsport/Getty Images)

NCAA Antitrust Lawsuit Gets Underway In Oakland Federal Courtroom

The Ed O’Bannon versus NCAA lawsuit headed to trial Monday in an Oakland federal courtroom after nearly five years of litigation. Whether or not college athletes should share in the billions of dollars they generate is the heart of the issue.

06/09/2014

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

Rowing Race Tests Boaters’ Endurance On Pacific Journey From Monterey To Hawaii

The Great Pacific Race, a rowing competition where 13 crews in 24-foot boats row more than 2,400 miles from Monterey across the Pacific to Hawaii, began Monday.

06/09/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Officers Burnt Out On Mandatory Overtime As City Reexamines Policy

Oakland’s police department continues to suffer a shortage of officers which has lead to mandatory overtime, but a city councilwoman says it’s leading to burnt-out cops. The city is now expected to review this issue.

05/12/2014

A young woman is sitting at the beach of Lake Constance on April 17, 2007, near Lindau, Germany. The un-seasonably warm weather has heralded the start to what weather forecasters predict will be a record breaking summer. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Bay Area Temperatures To Sizzle This Week; Excessive Heat Watch Issued

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for most of the San Francisco Bay Area for Tuesday and Wednesday, with temperatures in the big cities of particular concern, a meteorologist said Sunday.

05/12/2014

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$10 Million Raised In Two Months As Part of Salesforce CEO’s Anti-Poverty Campaign

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff’s SF Gives initiative raised $10 million in two months as part of an anti-poverty campaign with the help of 20 local companies.

05/07/2014

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