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Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:15 AM PDT

Cool Gig Alert: Danville Needs a Poet Laureate

Cool Gig Alert: Danville Needs a Poet Laureate

Are you a wordsmith currently living in Danville? If so, you could be the town's next poet laureate.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 07:56 PM PDT

Rainy Weather a Boon for Mushroom Hunters

Rainy Weather a Boon for Mushroom Hunters

The series of winter deluges have swamped California — exacting havoc on drivers, triggering mud slides and other mayhem. But there's one group of outdoor folks who won’t be lodging many complaints — mushroom...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 06:16 AM PDT

Valley Fair Mall Jewelry Thieves Still at Large

Valley Fair Mall Jewelry Thieves Still at Large

Police are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating two suspects who robbed a jewelry store in San Jose last year.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 08:07 AM PDT

UC Berkeley Student Recovers After Contracting Meningitis

UC Berkeley Student Recovers After Contracting Meningitis

A UC Berkeley student on Wednesday is recovering from meningococcal meningitis, but that reality has not stopped health officials from issuing warnings to students, according to the university.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 02:43 PM PDT

California May Face 'Significant Risk' From Oroville Dam

California May Face 'Significant Risk' From Oroville Dam

California is courting a "very significant risk" if a damaged spillway on the nation's tallest dam is not operational by the next rainy season, and the state's plan for the work leaves no time for any delays, a...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 08:37 AM PDT

Two Injured After Car Plunges into Santa Rosa Creek

Two Injured After Car Plunges into Santa Rosa Creek

A vehicle carrying three people plunged into Colgan Creek in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, and the driver fled the scene, police said.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 06:19 AM PDT

Heavy Downpours Trigger Slick Roads, Flooding Concerns

Heavy Downpours Trigger Slick Roads, Flooding Concerns

Another round of rain early Wednesday lashed portions of the Bay Area, triggering headaches on the roadways and more flooding concerns.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:11 AM PDT

Oakland Ends Hiring Discrimination Based on Past Weed Use

Oakland Ends Hiring Discrimination Based on Past Weed Use

Past non-work-related cannabis use will no longer be a reason to discriminate against applicants in the hiring process for the city of Oakland, according to a resolution by Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan that was...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:56 AM PDT

Benicia Police Nab Thief With $25K Worth of Stolen Jewelry

Benicia Police Nab Thief With $25K Worth of Stolen Jewelry

Benicia police nabbed a suspected thief and recovered more than $25,000 worth of stolen jewelry over the weekend, the deparment said in a Facebook post Tuesday.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 10:20 PM PDT

Team USA Beats Japan 2-1, Advances to First WBC Title Game

Team USA Beats Japan 2-1, Advances to First WBC Title Game

Brandon Crawford scored the go-ahead run and Luke Gregerson closed out Team USA's 2-1 win over Japan in the WBC semifinal on Tuesday night.

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