Underwater

(CBS)

Underwater Robot Searching For Human Remains In Lake Sonoma

Divers and an underwater robot are searching Lake Sonoma Tuesday afternoon after a recreational diver reported seeing possible human remains in the water on Friday, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

12/10/2013

Foreclosed homes on Lucas Street in Richmond (CBS)

Many Contra Costa Mortgages Still Underwater Despite Rising Home Prices

A large portion of property owners in Contra Costa County remain underwater, making payments on mortgages higher than the value of the home, even though overall home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area are climbing upward once again.

02/21/2013

A foreclosed Stockton home. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California To Receive More Than $20 Billion From Mortgage Settlement

California should receive at least $20.6 billion from a settlement with the nation’s major mortgage lenders, the largest share of any state and about $2 billion more than expected when the agreement to assist homeowners was announced last year, according to a report released Thursday.

02/21/2013

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. (County of San Luis Obispo)

PG&E California Fault Line Blasting Plan Draws Environmental Criticism

Pacific Gas and Electric, owner of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant near Morrow Bay, plans to map the underwater fault lines to determine their risk to the plant, but environmentalists claim that could kill countless fish.

11/14/2012

Dr. Charles Weis, former Santa Clara County school superintendent. (CBS)

Ex-South Bay Superintendent Looks At Unloading Condo To Taxpayers

A luxury condominium in Downtown San Jose belonging to retired Santa Clara County superintendent Dr. Charles Weis is at the center of a debate that could cost taxpayers.

09/19/2012

A foreclosed Stockton home. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: HARP 2.0 Helping Underwater Homeowners Refinance

HARP 2.0, a more liberal version of the original Home Affordable Refinance Program, was unveiled in 2011. The new program started picking up steam just a few months ago, according to Rick Harper of the Consumer Credit Counseling Service.

07/27/2012

house mortgage rate, foreclosure

ConsumerWatch: State Program Lowering Requirements For Mortgage Relief

Underwater California homeowners may soon get some relief. The state-run program Keep Your Home California is changing its rules in effort to help homeowners qualify for a principal reduction of up to $100,000.

05/10/2012

Sierra LaMar

Investigators Review Underwater Images In Search For Sierra LaMar

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s department is reviewing sonar images taken from local reservoirs as the search continues for a missing Morgan Hill teen.

04/11/2012

About 100 boats sustained damage in the Santa Cruz Harbor after the tsunami waves from Japan hit the west coast. (KCBS)

Santa Cruz Tsunami Damage Estimate Rises

Port Director Lisa Ekers revised her estimate to $22.5 million in tsunami-related damage to Santa Cruz Harbor, up from $17 million.

CBS San Francisco–03/15/2011

(Photo: AP Images)

California Tsunami Damage Exceeds $40 Million

A California official on Monday estimated that statewide damage from last week’s tsunami triggered by a massive offshore earthquake near Japan exceeds $40 million.

CBS San Francisco–03/14/2011

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