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Wetter Than Usual Start to New Year in California Predicted
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Wetter Than Usual Start to New Year in California Predicted

Federal scientists say there is a 75 percent chance of average or above-average precipitation between January and the end of March for California. Read »

19 minutes ago
Twitter Up, Facebook Down For U.S. Teens

Twitter Up, Facebook Down For U.S. Teens

For the third year in a row, fewer American teens are Facebook users. Read »

3 hours ago
SF Mayo

SF Mayo "Disruptor" Raises $90 Million

Hampton Creek may be onto something with its line of eggs-less mayonnaise: the S.F.-based food startup just raised... Read »

3 hours ago
Pets Dumped at Vacant Store in Oakland

Pets Dumped at Vacant Store in Oakland

A former grocery store in East Oakland is now a dumping ground for unwanted pets, some of whom are... Read »

3 hours ago
Here's Where To Eat Out On Christmas

Here's Where To Eat Out On Christmas

It's not just Chinese food that's available for dining out on Christmas Day. Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer has... Read »

4 hours ago
Angel Island Closed This Weekend Due to Waste Water Overflow

Angel Island Closed This Weekend Due to Waste Water Overflow

Visitors wishing to enjoy the natural beauty of San Francisco's Angel Island State Park this weekend will have to... Read »

4 hours ago
Mother Who Drowned Baby in Tub, Hid Body Gets 9 Years

Mother Who Drowned Baby in Tub, Hid Body Gets 9 Years

A woman convicted of leaving her newborn baby to drown in a bathtub and hiding its body beneath her Seaside home for... Read »

5 hours ago
Govt. Gives $30M to Napa Quake Victims

Govt. Gives $30M to Napa Quake Victims

State and federal assistance to residents and businesses affected by the 6.0 South Napa earthquake in August is more... Read »

5 hours ago

"Wishing Tree" Spreads Holiday Spirit

Four years ago, Vanessa Sabarese read a book about the power of wish-making to change one's life. Watch »

3 hours ago

SJPD On Hunt for Gunman

San Jose police searched for a gunman early Friday morning, as three nearby schools were put on a precautionary... View »

6 hours ago
Police Search for Gunman, School Lockdowns Lifted

Police Search for Gunman, School Lockdowns Lifted

San Jose police searched for a gunman early Friday morning, which prompted three nearby schools to be locked down... Watch »

23 minutes ago
12M Calif. Expected to Travel During Holidays: AAA

12M Calif. Expected to Travel During Holidays: AAA

Californians should be hitting the roads, rails, and runways in record numbers this holiday season, all in an effort... Watch »

3 hours ago
Bay Area Charities Make Last Minute Push

Bay Area Charities Make Last Minute Push

Christmas is next week and many charities need help. Hundreds of kids may not get a holiday gift this year. Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Suspected Thief Identified on Tinder

Suspected Thief Identified on Tinder

The office of startup Buildzoom, has seen some ugly days. In July, co-founder David Petersen received an unusual... Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Large Flares Seen Over Richmond Chevron Refinery

Large Flares Seen Over Richmond Chevron Refinery

Contra Costa fire officials and Chevron said that the large dramatic flames over the Richmond Chevron refinery... Watch »

6 hours ago
Protesters Deliver Petition to SJ Police Chief

Protesters Deliver Petition to SJ Police Chief

About 80 people demonstrated outside the San Jose Police Department Thursday evening to call for the firing of a... Watch »

Dec 18, 2014
Caltrans Busy Filling Bay Area Potholes

Caltrans Busy Filling Bay Area Potholes

While we have this brief break between storms, Caltrans has been busy trying to fix the problems created by the... Watch »

Dec 18, 2014
Security Experts on Sony Hack:

Security Experts on Sony Hack: "WWIII Looks Like This"

As the billboards advertising Sony Pictures "The Interview" were pulled down in Hollywood on Thursday... Watch »

Dec 19, 2014
Judge Sets Date for Trial of Yee and Jackson

Judge Sets Date for Trial of Yee and Jackson

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee and political consultant Keith Jackson were given a June 1 date in federal court in... Read »

Dec 18, 2014
Jim Harbaugh Won't Answer Michigan Question

Jim Harbaugh Won't Answer Michigan Question

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the... Read »

Dec 18, 2014

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