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A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Feds Say Towns Must Be Warned Before Trains Loaded With Crude Oil Pass Through

The Transportation Department issued an emergency order Wednesday requiring that railroads inform state emergency management officials about the movement of large shipments of crude oil through their states and urged shippers not to use older model tanks cars that are easily ruptured in accidents, even at slow speeds.

05/08/2014

A mountain lion is safely tranquilized after being seen near a Mountain View neighborhood on May 6, 2014. (Mountain View Police)

Mountain Lion Safely Tranquilized In Mountain View

A mountain lion, seen wandering near a Mountain View neighborhood, was safely tranquilized late Tuesday night.

05/06/2014

Baker Beach near the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.

High Surf Advisory Issued For Bay Area Beaches

Mariners, surfers and beachgoers in the Bay Area were advised by the U.S. Coast Guard to use caution as high surf is expected to pass through Northern California Sunday.

04/20/2014

A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Fault System Off West Coast Poses Greater Mega Quake Risk Than San Andreas

The Cascadia fault system, which sits about 100 miles off shore, runs from California to Vancouver. The subduction zone is believed to have caused a 9.0 earthquake in 1700, the largest known quake ever to have hit the lower 48 states.

04/02/2014

A possible funnel cloud was photographed near Davis on June 1, 2011. (Photo by Lauren Melcher)

Erratic Storm Cells Create Tornado Risk In Bay Area

Unstable weather Tuesday created the possibility of a rare Tornado touching down in the Bay Area.

04/01/2014

Seismograph

California Failing To Fund Early Warning System That Sensed SoCal Earthquake

California’s early earthquake warning system worked as seismologists hoped it would, giving them notice that a quake was about to strike seconds before the ground in Los Angeles began shaking Monday, but residents didn’t get that warning because the state hasn’t identified a source of funding to build and maintain the system.

03/18/2014

Meatballs laced with rat poison which were found in in the area of Crestline, Burnett and Parkridge Drives in San Francisco. (San Francisco Police)

Poisonous Meatballs Found Again In San Francisco Twin Peaks Area

Pet owners were advised to be on alert after poisonous meatballs, similar to hundreds found last July, were found Saturday in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood.

02/22/2014

(AP)

KCBS In Depth: UCSF Dr. Stanton Glantz On Smoking And The Tobacco Industry

50 years after the Surgeon General’s report labeled cigarettes as a cause of serious health problems, one UCSF doctor says the problem still persists because the tobacco industry remains politically powerful.

02/17/2014

BART passengers board a train. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Riders Warned About Measles Infection From Contagious Passenger

Bay Area Rapid Transit and East Bay health authorities warned BART passengers on Thursday to seek medical attention if they begin exhibiting any symptoms of measles after authorities learned that an infected and contagious person rode BART in the East Bay last week.

02/13/2014

San Francisco Zoo introduced a Bobcat named 'Inti' to the public.

2 Bobcat Sightings In Neighborhoods Prompt Warning From El Cerrito Police

Police in El Cerrito are warning the public about bobcat sightings in residential neighborhoods over the past week.

02/13/2014

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