<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Local News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:01:05 -0700 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:01:05 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bonds Supporters Launch Campaign to Build "Barry Bronze" Statue]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:39:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP954965539457.jpg
Barry Bonds fans are pushing for a Barry Bronze, an eight-foot statue in honor of the controversial former slugger.

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<![CDATA[Speed, Alcohol Factors in String of Deadly Crashes on Highway 101]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:10:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CHP81.jpg
Excessive speed played a role in three deadly crashes on a small stretch on Interstate Highway 101 in Santa Clara, according to the California Highway Patrol.]]>
<![CDATA[Mill Valley Woman With Down Syndrome A Winner At National Special Olympics, A Role Model Back Home]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:29:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mill+valley+special+olympian+5.jpg
What did Kim Chandler do after winning three swimming medals at the Special Olympics' USA Games? Kept winning, of course.]]>
<![CDATA[Californians Most Worried About the Drought: Survey]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:50:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/450822246.jpg
Water worries have surpassed concerns over air pollution for the first time in the poll conducted by the the Public Policy Institute of California.

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<![CDATA[$50K Reward Offered for Deadly Bank Robbery Suspect]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:06:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-15-2014-stockton-1.jpg
A fourth suspect from last week's deadly bank robbery and ensuing high-speed police chase and shootout is still at large. The FBI is involved, and a $50,000 reward is on offer.]]>
<![CDATA[East Bay Beaches Closed Due to Toxins in Water]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:51:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/no-swimming-thumb.jpg
Toxic algae and bacteria are keeping swimmers out of the water at two popular spots to beat the summer heat in the East Bay.]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Tax Dollars For Private Clubhouse?]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:33:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/227*120/Sleepy+Hollow+Still.jpg
A proposal to rebuild a 60-year-old community building has sparked a passionate debate in one Bay Area town. Some are saying it’s an inappropriate use of taxpayer money for a project with little public purpose.]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-SFSU Professor Accused of Filming Students in Bathroom]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:36:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-24-2014-landis.jpg
A former San Francisco State University professor is accused of filming students while they used the bathroom at his home, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: FBI Went After SF Mayor in Shrimp Boy Dragnet ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:24:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/02-24-2014-sf-mayor-ed-lee-ellis-act.jpg
While trying to feed cash to state Sen. Leland Yee and former 49ers quarterback Joe Montana, the FBI also made a donation to the election effort of Mayor Ed Lee.

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<![CDATA[SJ Cops Accused of Excessive Force, Beating Teacher]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:36:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0724-2014-SJ-excess.jpg
A San Diego teacher has filed a complaint against the San Jose Police Department and claims cops used excessive force on him during an incident at San Jose State University.]]>
<![CDATA[Was Man Killed By Sunnyvale Police A Serial Killer?]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:38:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/06-05-2014-griggs.jpg
Police are trying to determine if a man shot and killed by officers inside a Sunnyvale home last month was a serial killer.

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<![CDATA[SJPD: Driver Ran Red Light, Causing Crash, Tried to Flee]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:19:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-23-2014-sj-crash.jpg
San Jose police say a driver ran a red light Thursday morning, causing a brutal crash, and then tried to flee on foot.

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<![CDATA[Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:07:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/long+beach+homeowner+4.JPG
A Long Beach homeowner has no regrets after shooting and killing a woman who said she was pregnant after he got into a confrontation with her and another man who were ransacking his sprawling home.]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighters Control 2-Alarm Fire at San Jose School]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:59:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/SJFIRE10.JPG
A school district superintendent said that a fire that damaged a South San Jose middle school Thursday morning would not impact students and he praised city firefighters for containing the blaze to...]]>
<![CDATA[California Leaders to Crack Down on Hit-and-Runs]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:25:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Motorcycle+Crash.png
Los Angeles and California officials are teaming up to crack down on what some have called an "epidemic" of hit-and-run crashes.]]>
<![CDATA[Hidden, Loaded Shotgun Found by Kids at Santa Rosa School]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:07:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0723-2014-LincolnElem.jpg
Police on Wednesday retrieved a shotgun hidden at a Santa Rosa elementary school.

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<![CDATA[High Tech Meters Help Residents Track Water Usage]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:29:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0723-2014-PaloAlto-meter.jpg
Palo Alto Utilities is working to make it easier for customers to track their water usage thanks to a pilot program testing a new advanced metered device.

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<![CDATA[Reality Check: Risks Posed by West Nile Virus]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:15:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/shore-mosquito-062013.jpg
In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at the chances West Nile Virus could impact your or your family.

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<![CDATA[Longtime SF Art Store Faces Tough Search for New Home]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:23:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0723-2014-FlaxStorefront.jpg
The Flax Art and Design store, which has been at its Market Street location since 1977, will soon have to find a new home after the store's lease is up at the end of 2015.

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Cash Falls Out of Armored Vehicle in South Bay]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:15:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/0723-2014-ArmoredTruckSJ.jpg
Several people were able to gather money that somehow fell out of an armored vehicle on De La Cruz Boulevard, at the border of San Jose and Santa Clara.

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<![CDATA[App Helps South Bay Residents Report Water Wasters]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:27:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP223500730484.jpg
Add a free app to the list of how the Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to enforce new regulations from the state and reach an overall conservation goal of 20 percent.

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<![CDATA[Not Everyone in Silicon Valley Happy to See Pres. Obama]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:05:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-23-2014-obama-protest-michlle-robertsr.jpg
Protesters angered by the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to put an end to net neutrality rallied near the Silicon Valley mansion where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising event...

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<![CDATA[From "Neigh" to Yay: Los Altos OKs Horses at Weddings]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:54:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*123/horse22.JPG
Local jurisdictions often have their own rules when it comes to allowing horses and elephants marching down city property, as one Bay Area couple found out the hard way last month.]]>
<![CDATA["530 Fatties," Fat-Shaming Page, Removed from Facebook]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-23-2014-530.jpg
Facebook has removed a Yuba City-based Facebook page, "530 Fatties," which shamed and mocked overweight people living in the Northern California town.

Photo Credit: Screen grab via Today.com]]>
<![CDATA[Truck Barrels Into East Bay Liquor Store]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:33:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-22-2014-liquor-truck-crash-1.jpg
Workers at an East Bay liquor store received a late-night surprise when a pickup truck crashed through the wall.

Photo Credit: Allen Weddington]]>
<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Launches Reading Campaign for Oakland's Children]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:59:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/hillaryclinton2.jpg
President Barack Obama isn't the only one making news in the Bay Area Wednesday. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was also in the area to announce a new community partnership aimed at bridging...

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<![CDATA[Elizabeth Holmes Is Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:33:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-23-2014-elizabeth-holmes.jpg
Elizabeth Holmes has been working for 11 years on her startup. Now the Stanford dropout, 30, is a "paper multibillionaire."

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<![CDATA[SF Cab Company May Switch Business Models]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:15:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/taxi-cab-generic1.jpg
The president of DeSoto Cab, one of SF's biggest taxi cab companies, says it could switch to a business model similar to Uber's and save boatloads of money.

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<![CDATA[Airbnb Renter Turns "Squatter" ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:00:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/airbnb-stock-image-airbnb-generic.jpg
California renter law looks favorably on people who stay in a unit for 30 days or more, even if the people are Airbnb guests who refuse to leave.

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<![CDATA[South Bay Water District to Hire Water Cops]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:42:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/tap1.jpg
It's official, the so-called "water cops" are coming to the South Bay. The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board unanimously voted to spend up to $500,000 to hire five to 10 new water cops Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Skin Cancer on Rise in Marin: Report]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:52:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Sun+Generic.jpg
Marin County has the highest rate of melanoma in California, and instances of the deadly skin cancer have been on the rise for years.]]>
<![CDATA[Huge Geico Insurance Banner Falls on Fremont Home]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:46:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/072314-banner-house.jpg
A Bay Area couple says they had their house covered by insurance -- literally. A huge insurance sign being towed by a plane came loose and fell directly on their house Friday in Fremont.

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<![CDATA[Device Helps Women Use Restroom -- Standing Up]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:52:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0722-2014-StandUp.jpg
A Stanford graduate has created a device to help relieve women in need of a restroom.

Photo Credit: Cheryl Hurd]]>