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Chopper 5 over a brush fire along Fassler Avenue in Pacifica on January 26, 2015. (CBS)

A Wildfire In January? Get Used To It

This morning’s wildfire was a grim reminder of how conditions are ideal for fire ignition. There is an elevated risk of explosive fire growth when the Bay Area experiences low humidity, gusty winds and low fuel moisture.

01/26/2015

Rescuers clean a mystery substance off of birds found in the East Bay. (CBS SF)

Mysterious Goo Killing Birds Turns Up In Foster City

A mystery gunk coating Bay Area birds and killing them started in the East Bay, but the problem may now be spreading to new places around the Bay Area.

01/20/2015

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When Will We Have The Next #HellaStorm? New Fleet Of Planes Predicting Massive Weather Systems

California is crawling into its fourth year of drought, but a new program says it could end if enough storms like last December’s sweep across the Pacific this winter.

01/20/2015

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Lake Tahoe’s Tiniest Creatures Disappearing At Alarming Rate

Researchers at Lake Tahoe are trying to figure out why some of the tiniest creatures and plants at the bottom of the alpine lake appear to be disappearing at an alarming rate.

01/19/2015

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King Tides Expected To Return To Bay Area On King Holiday

According to the California Coastal Commission, the January king tides occurring January 19 through 21st will offer a glimpse of the future with how sea levels are expected to rise.

01/16/2015

Salmon (credit: Aegis Living)

Superfoods That May Help Improve Cognitive Function

Sticking with healthy choices can also help to improve mental health…

01/09/2015

A crew at the scene of a Sunset District water main break (Tim Ryan/KCBS)

Burglars Posing As Utility Workers Rob Home In SF’s Sunset District

Three burglars posing as water department employees got access to a house and stole cash and valuables in December. Residents should beware of anyone asking to enter their homes.

01/08/2015

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San Jose Woman From The Philippines Deals With Nearly A Week Of No Hot Water At Apartment With Ease

The last thing you want on a cold winter morning is a cold shower, but that’s exactly what residents of a San Jose apartment complex had to deal with for nearly a week after a large tree fell over last week, knocking out gas and hot water service.

01/05/2015

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A Few Predictions For 2015

We asked a few of our KPIX and KCBS reporters for some predictions for 2015, and here’s what they said:

12/24/2014

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New $113M Peninsula Groundwater Project To Help Millions Of Bay Area Residents During Drought, Major Earthquake

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reached an agreement Tuesday night with two San Mateo County cities and a San Jose-based water company that is expected to benefit 2.6 million Bay Area residents, SFPUC officials announced Wednesday.

12/18/2014

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