Weak El Niño Portends Warm, Wet Winter for Much of U.S.No place in the United States is expected to be colder than normal this winter, thanks to a weak El Niño brewing, U.S. meteorologists said.
Evacuations Lifted In Bay Point After Fire At Gas Pipeline ExtinguishedAn evacuation order that affected thousands in Bay Point and Pittsburg was lifted at 2:30 p.m Thursday afternoon after crews put out a fire that was threatening a major Chevron natural gas pipeline, officials said.
State Supreme Court Turns Down Effort To Drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir A group seeking to force San Francisco to drain the Hetchy Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park and restore the valley beneath it has lost an appeal to the California Supreme Court.
Builder Sues Over $2.2 Billion Salesforce Transit CenterThe general contractor that managed construction of San Francisco's troubled $2.2 billion transit terminal is suing the agency in charge of the project alleging faulty design and mismanagement.
Tesla Was Fined $20 Million For Elon Musk's Tweets. Musk's Got It CoveredElon Musk will buy another $20 million of Tesla stock with his own money, covering the cost of the fine the company has to pay for his tweets.
Whale Set Free From Ocean Debris Near Santa CruzA whale was disentangled from debris Monday in the ocean near Santa Cruz by personnel with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Deadly Disease Outbreak Threatening Bay Area Sea LionsA major outbreak of a deadly disease has sickened more than 200 seas lions along the Northern California coast
Santa Cruz Officials Face Hard Decisions With Badly Eroding BluffOfficials in Santa Cruz are being pressed to figure out a fix for an upscale waterfront street that is being threatened by an eroding cliff.      
Feds Start Controversial Modoc County Wild Horse RoundupWith the wild horse population in Modoc County growing far faster than the land can handle, federal officials have commenced a roundup that will send some animals off to an uncertain future.