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Model of the Transbay Tower, to be named after Salesforce.com. (CBS)

Salesforce To Anchor 61-Story Transbay Tower In San Francisco; Tallest West Coast Building

A high-rise building under construction in San Francisco will be named for Salesforce.com and is expected to be the tallest building on the West Coast according to company officials who made an announcement Friday.

04/11/2014

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

UC Berkeley Researchers Study Kelp For Possible Radiation From Japan Fukushima Plant

The project “Kelp Watch 2014″ hopes to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the state’s kelp forest from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011.

02/06/2014

Tupac Shakur (credit: Last.FM)

Tupac Shakur Biopic To Be Filmed In 2014

A new biopic on slain Oakland rapper Tupac Shakur is in the works. he film will be executive produced by Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur…

09/19/2013

Fishing boats crash into one another as tsunami surges from Japan earthquake slam into the harbor, Crescent City

$60.4B Proposed Federal Aid May Include Money For Tsunami Clean Up

A proposed $60.4 billion federal disaster aid package includes money for marine debris removal. But it’s not clear how much might go toward clearing West Coast beaches of debris from the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

12/13/2012

GOP Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan (center) on the balcony of a Danville home during a breakfast fundraiser, Saturday, September 8, 2012.

GOP VP Nominee Ryan Ends Bay Area Tour With Fresno Fundraiser

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was in Fresno Saturday night at a fundraising dinner. Earlier, he made two stops in the San Francisco Bay area.

09/08/2012

The rare 10 May annular eclipse appears over Cleveland, Ohio showing the annulus, a thin 'ring of fire,' produced because the sun is never completely covered.  (Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Rare ‘Ring Of Fire’ Eclipse Expected In California Sunday

Bay Area sky watchers are in for a rare treat this weekend. After almost two decades, a “ring of fire” eclipse will be visible in the continental United States.

05/18/2012

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

Radiation From Japan Spiked In California In March

A spike in radioactive sulfur from an earthquake-damaged Japanese nuclear plant was detected in California in late March, but researchers have determined that it posed no threat to health.

CBS San Francisco–08/15/2011

japan earthquake graphic

No West Coast Tsunami From New Japan 7.4 Quake

U.S. officials say a 7.4-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan Thursday was not expected to create a tsunami threat in Hawaii or the West Coast.

CBS San Francisco–04/07/2011

japan nuclear reactor meltdown

Low-Level Radioactive Particles To Reach California By Friday

Wind patterns will bring a radioactive plume from the crippled Japanese nuclear reactors to the Aleutian Islands by Thursday and to the West Coast by Friday, according to projections.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/17/2011