<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Local News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usFri, 30 Sep 2016 17:19:30 -0700Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:19:30 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[A History of the First Congregational Church of Berkeley]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:12:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/0930-2016-BerkeleyFire3.jpg
A fire so intense it collapsed a roof raged at an iconic Berkeley church on Friday afternoon. The four-alarm fire broke out at 12:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, a church and building...

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<![CDATA[Fire Breaks out at Historic Berkeley Church Near UC]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:02:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/0930-2016-BerkeleyFire3.jpg
Fire crews raced on Friday afternoon to battle a four-alarm fire at an iconic East Bay church just blocks away from the University of California at Berkeley campus.

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<![CDATA[Firefighters Extinguish Grass Fire on I-280 in SJ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:40:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0930-2016-SJFire.jpg
Firefighters Friday afternoon are responding to a grass fire on northbound Interstate 280 in San Jose.

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<![CDATA[Halloween And Other Fall Events Happening in the Bay Area ]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:06:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/Fall+events2.jpg
While summer rolls into fall, it means its time for pumpkin contests, harvest festivals and lots of good food all over the Bay Area. Here is a look at some of the fun activities people can enjoy throughout...

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<![CDATA[Tesla Worker Arrested After Attempted Burglary]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:26:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TESLA11.jpg
A Tesla car builder was arrested in Fremont after San Rafael police say the 18-year-old was involved with an attempted robbery and burglary.

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<![CDATA[Should SF Ban Homeless Tents on Sidewalks? ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:14:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Diaz7.jpg
Proposition Q on the November ballot would empower police to remove tents and encampments with 24 hour notice, as long as the city can provide a shelter bed or housing to the displaced.

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<![CDATA[eBay Sparks Discovery of Lost New Deal Art in NorCal]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:04:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/9-29-16-theodore-polos-painting.jpg
The art world is full of breaking news this week. Both in Italy, and in the Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[Nudist Resort Opens Doors to Fire Evacuees, Animals]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:30:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LMX_N5A+LUPIN+LODGE+CHARGES+VO_KNTV_000000012250324+-+00003714.jpg
A nudist retreat nestled below the Santa Cruz Mountains is opening its door to all Loma Fire refugees - and their animals - as long as it takes to return to their homes.

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<![CDATA[Destruction, Aftermath of the Loma Fire]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:41:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16272739889665.jpg
The Loma Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains had charred more than 4,300 acres and destroyed eight homes and nine outbuildings since Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. One firefighter has also been injured.

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<![CDATA[Raiders Face A Big Challenge in Baltimore]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:45:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/teeesugggz.jpg
With a win, Raiders would improve to 3-1 for the first time since 2002

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<![CDATA[49ers Hope to Rebound at Home vs. Cowboys]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:44:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/nynnyrfanzz.jpg
49ers defense will need to get off to a better start vs. Dallas to give San Francisco a fighting chance

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<![CDATA[No Charges for Man in Santa Hat Over Threats at BART]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:33:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/leafletter.jpg
A BART spokeswoman said a man, who a rider said was wearing a Santa hat and threatened to kill him while passing out anti-Semitic leaflets on cars at the Lafayette station, will not be charged with disturbing...

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<![CDATA[Loma Fire Destroys Eight Homes, 4,300 Acres]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:54:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AP_16272798994480-news.jpg
The Loma Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains grew slowly overnight, scorching 4,300 acres by Friday morning, 200 acres more than the day before, Cal Fire said.

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<![CDATA[Sawmill Fire in Sonoma County Fully Contained: Cal Fire]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:52:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0926-sawmill-08.jpg
The 1,547-acre Sawmill Fire in Sonoma County was fully contained as of Thursday evening, Cal Fire officials said.

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<![CDATA[Loma Fire: Gratitude Turns to Concern at Community Meeting]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:21:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/loma-meet.jpg
Firefighters entered a community meeting in the Santa Cruz Mountains to a rousing applause Thursday night, appreciation for their ceaseless work on trying to contain the Loma Fire.

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<![CDATA[Brisbane Residents Concerned Over Proposed Development]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:57:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/brisbane2.jpg
Housing advocates from San Francisco showed up at a Brisbane City Council meeting Thursday night to urge approval of a proposed Baylands development that would add more than 4,000 residential units and 7 million...

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<![CDATA[Cueto, Giants Roll Past Rockies, Maintain Lead Over Cards]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:09:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/gs-cueto.jpg
The Giants have spent several weeks quietly turning to the same thought. Just get in. Anything can happen once you reach the postseason.

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<![CDATA[Punchless A's Unable to Play Spoiler Against Mariners]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:32:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/as-mariners1.jpg
The Mariners kept their slim postseason hopes alive Thursday night with some cooperation from the A’s.

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<![CDATA[South Bay Children's Author Overcomes Dyslexia To Start Literary Career]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:41:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dsylexic+author+4.jpg
Julie Dart always dreamed of becoming a well-known author. She's well on her way. With a few changes.]]>
<![CDATA[San Pablo Police Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash on I-80]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:01:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ken-zink.jpg
A San Pablo police officer was killed Thursday morning after his motorcycle collided with a pickup and a big-rig on westbound Interstate 80, according to the California Highway Patrol and San Pablo police.

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<![CDATA[Vallejo Kidnapping Victim's Attorney Blasts Police, FBI]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:28:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/VALLEJO+RANSOM+KIDNAPPING+PRESS+-+14450621.jpg
An attorney representing a Vallejo woman whose kidnap and sexual assault were initially dismissed as hoax, lambasted law enforcement officials for botching up the investigation.

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<![CDATA[Construction Workers Demand Better Wages from Developer]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:55:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0929-2016-SJprotest.jpg
Close to a thousand construction trade workers gathered Thursday in San Jose to demand better wages from a developer.

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<![CDATA[SJ Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:20:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0929-2016-DavidGraham.jpg
Police have arrested a teacher in San Jose for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor.

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<![CDATA[California Gender-Neutral Restroom Bill Becomes Law]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:44:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GenderNeutralBathroom-AP_387290774073.jpg
Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral.

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<![CDATA[New Stanford Podcast Sifts Through Polls, Predicts President]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:58:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/split2-clinton-trump-somber.jpg
It’s still a close race for the White House – that much is evident in the steady stream of polls and surveys coming out after Monday’s debate.

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<![CDATA[Tahoe Joe's in Pleasant Hill Abruptly Shutters]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:17:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tahoe+joe%27s++copy.jpg
Tahoe Joe's Famous Steakhouse joined the ranks of Elephant Bar on Thursday when it abruptly shuttered its Pleasant Hill location.
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<![CDATA[Sexual Abuse Victims, Whistleblower Sue Stanford Health Care]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:58:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stan-hc.jpg
Two lawsuits have been filed against Stanford Health Care alleging the hospital promoted a toxic environment that prevented workers from reporting sexual abuse of sedated patients, even when the crimes happened...

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<![CDATA[Large Crowds, Heavy Traffic Expected in SF for Fleet Week]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:46:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/173*120/blue+angels6.jpg
A series of sporting events, music festivals, conventions and Fleet Week has San Francisco preparing for large crowds, heavier traffic and security challenges in the next 11 days.

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<![CDATA[Flamingo Chicks Hatch at SF Zoo & Gardens]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:04:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/IMG_9665edited1FirstFlamingoChick-X2+-+Copy.jpg
<![CDATA[National Coffee Day: Where To Get Free Coffee]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Coffee+Generic.PNG
Waking up will be a little easier for caffeine fiends.]]>
<![CDATA[Tongan Recognized For Anti-Gang Work]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:49:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lisaimage.jpg
As an impressionable kid, Lisa Tatola-Joachim knew her life could have gone differently. She credits community members’ support for getting her through school and on the right path.

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<![CDATA[Banged-Up and Torched 49ers Secondary Prepares for Cowboys]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:25:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Reezzerr.jpg
San Francisco pass coverage must improve vs. Dallas if 49ers want to get their second victory of the season

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<![CDATA[Raiders' Amerson Showing Last Year Wasn't a Fluke]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:14:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Amyrsyn.jpg
Amerson is coming off a terrific game against the Titans last weekend]]>
<![CDATA[Loma Fire Ravages More Than 4,000 Acres, Destroys 8 Homes]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:12:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AP_16272798994480-news.jpg
Santa Cruz County residents were allowed to return to their homes Wednesday as cooler temperatures gave fire crews a much-needed boost in battling the Loma Fire.

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<![CDATA[SF Woman's 'Boomerang' Car Stolen, Returned a Fifth Time]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:43:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0520-2016-MaikaNicholson.jpg
Her friends jokingly call it “Boomerang.” Maika Nicholson’s car has been stolen five times, but has also returned five times.

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<![CDATA[Brown Signs Bill For Background Checks on Uber, Lyft Drivers]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:13:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-driver-generic.jpg
California will require Uber and Lyft to conduct background checks on all drivers and lay off certain criminals beginning in 2017.

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<![CDATA[Nightmare Inning Dooms A's as Angels Complete Sweep]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:55:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/as-angels5.jpg
A healthy Sonny Gray returned to the mound Wednesday night and looked sharp in his one inning of work.

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<![CDATA[Giants' Bats Go Silent in Shutout Loss to Rockies]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:42:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/gs-rockies1.jpg
Momentum once again lasted just a few hours.

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<![CDATA[Governor Signs DUI Ignition Interlock Bill Into Law ]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:14:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/breathalyzer+generic.jpg
Drunk driving offenders in California will be required to install an ignition interlock on their vehicles that connects to a breathalyzer under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Residents Join Drive to Help Cancer-Stricken Father]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:23:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/krief2.jpg
A California father of three is battling terminal cancer and now is in dire need of a bone marrow transplant.

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<![CDATA[Gun Advocate Expects Effort to Overturn Laws to Fall Short]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:39:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_gun_control_generic.jpg
The leader of a gun owners' group said Wednesday that he expects to fall short of forcing a statewide vote to overturn recent California laws that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines...]]>
<![CDATA[Caught on Camera: Man Sucker Punches Woman Outside Store]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:12:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/09-28-2016-venice-punch-1.JPG
Police were searching for a man who punched a woman outside a Venice market on Sunday evening. The physical altercation was captured on surveillance footage.

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<![CDATA[Police Searching For Antioch Girl, 15, Missing For 11 Days]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:45:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lomax.jpg
Antioch police are looking for a 15-year-old girl they say has been missing for 11 days.

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<![CDATA[RoboBusiness Convention Shows Off Cool Tech]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:42:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/20160928-RoboBusiness-1.jpg

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