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Stewart Brand poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Marin Environmentalist Claims Recreating Extinct Species Is Possible

Speaking from the prestigious TED Conference in Long Beach Wednesday, Sausalito activist Stewart Brand said scientists are developing the ability to reassemble and extinct animal’s genome, and even recreate the animal itself.

02/28/2013

This surveillance image shows three men preparing to break into an Arcadia Park neighborhood home in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Neighbors Policing Their Own Streets As They Lose Faith In Cops

Oakland’s crime problems have gotten so bad that some people aren’t even bothering to call the cops anymore. Instead, they’re trying to solve and prevent crimes themselves.

02/26/2013

MC Hammer (Stanley Kirk Burrell booking photo. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)

Dublin Police Offer Details On Arrest Of MC Hammer

Dublin police have released more details about the arrest of rapper MC Hammer near the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center last week.

02/25/2013

Gunman Kills Seven At Oikos University In Oakland

Bay Area Law Enforcement Encourages Fighting Back Against Active Shooters

Law enforcement agencies have begun adopting a new policy on so-called “active shooters,” encouraging civilians to take safety into their own hands and take down gunmen who threaten them at work or school.

02/21/2013

Meteor (in upper right-hand corner) caught on video in Bay Area night sky.

Another Meteor Flashes Across Bay Area Skies

On the heels of a close fly-by of an asteroid 17,000 miles from Earth on Friday morning and a devastating meteor that landed in Russia, Bay Area stargazers caught a glimpse of another meteor Friday night.

02/15/2013

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Undercover Investigation Reveals Little Oversight At California Horse Auctions

Americans don’t eat horsemeat, but we do export horses for slaughter. Most end up on dining tables in Europe and China. While California is one of the few states that bans the exports, some activists have said the ban isn’t working.

02/12/2013

A traveler undergoes an enhanced pat down by a Transportation Security Administration agent at the Denver International Airport on November 22, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Gov’t-Issued Identification Not Needed To Pass Through TSA Security

Showing a government-issued identification at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint is a practice most travelers consider part of the flying experience. However, it is not mandated by federal law.

02/07/2013

Super Bowl tickets (CBS)

Scammer Sends Hayward Couple ‘Go Ravens’ Note In Place Of $5,900 Super Bowl Tickets

The Osgood family found four seats for sale on Craigslist through an individual claiming to be a Baltimore Ravens season ticketholder. The cost seemed fair – $5,900, about double the original price.

01/29/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22: The San Francisco 49ers take the field against the New York Giants during the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Officials Prepare For Super Bowl, Hope To Avoid Violence

San Francisco city officials preparing for the 49ers’ Super Bowl game against the Baltimore Ravens are hoping to avoid a repeat of the violence and vandalism that marred World Series celebrations last year.

01/24/2013

Stanford University Campus

Stanford Researchers Create HIV-Resistant Cells, May Lead To Gene Therapy

Stanford researchers have developed T-cells capable in a laboratory setting of resisting HIV, a breakthrough that could pave the way for a possible gene therapy which would be able to stop the virus that causes AIDS.

01/23/2013

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