<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Local News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:48:05 -0800 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:48:05 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fight Between Hiker, Biker Sends Woman to Hospital]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:42:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_12161325.jpg
A fight between a hiker and a biker sent a woman to the hospital last week, Marin County Parks officials said.

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<![CDATA[Palo Alto Endorses New Composting Effort: Report]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:20:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/food+generic+compost+trash+waste+scraps.jpg
Palo Alto city leaders are endorsing a new effort to expand composting, according to the Palo Alto weekly.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Gives $300K to Menlo Park Firefighters]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:29:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP402288886051.jpg
Facebook was the first company in the country to pay for a full-time beat cop. And now, firefighters in Menlo Park are now reaping the rewards of working in a Silicon Valley city where the social media giant is...

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<![CDATA[Judges Shoot Down Gun Owners Appeal, Side With Sunnyvale ]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:10:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/generic+machine+guns+generic+shutterstock_73242088.jpg
A federal appellate court shot a hole in gun owners’ attempts to overturn Sunnyvale's law restricting high-capacity gun magazines, saying the law is constitutional and a perfectly appropriate response to...

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<![CDATA[San Bruno Prowler Hides in Bathroom: PD]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:41:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/205*120/prowler4.JPG
San Bruno police are looking for a prowler who broke into a home Tuesday night and was seen coming out of a family’s bathroom.

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<![CDATA[2nd Suspect Arrested in Death of Gilroy Businessman]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:55:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Headshots.jpg
Gilroy police have arrested a man in a murder investigation that previously involved two women captured on surveillance video inside a convenience store, allegedly using the dead man’s credit card.]]>
<![CDATA[Fire at Acquerello in SF's Nob Hill]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:45:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Acquerello1.jpg
An overnight fire threatened a Michelin-star restaurant in San Francisco’s Nob Hill, causing about $30,000 in damage to Acquerello, mostly because firefighters have to break down the garage door to battle...

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<![CDATA[Men in Trench Coats Break Into SF Music Store]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:18:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/smash3.JPG
Yet another smash-and-grab robbery has hit a high-end music and electronics store in San Francisco, this time at Music Lovers, where at least three suspects in trench coats broke windows Wednesday morning to get...]]>
<![CDATA[Experts Suggest Using More Hospital Rating Sites]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:42:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hospital+bed+generic_722_406.jpg
These days you can find out about the kind of care a hospital gives before you're laying in a hospital bed. But a new evaluation of the top four rating sites recommends using more than one rating site before...

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<![CDATA[Reality TV Show to Feature Hulk, A Nearly 180-Pound Pit Bull]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:51:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0303-2015-Hulk.jpg
He's as big as a person -- and soon, a huge pit bull will be a reality TV star.
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<![CDATA[Prosthetic Leg Stolen From Paralympic Hopeful]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:46:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0303-2015-BladeLeg.jpg
A United State Paralympic hopeful is asking the public for help in finding his running blade -- a prosthetic leg he said was stolen from his car in San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[Car Slams Into Pet Clinic in Campbell]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:24:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0302-2015-Campbell1.jpg
A South Bay vet emergency clinic says they try to prepare for the worst but no one ever expected this to happen.

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<![CDATA[Apple Replaces Ads on Billboards With Photos Taken by iPhone Users]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:59:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/161*120/applephoto.JPG
From amateur to world fame thanks to a cell phone picture. A Bay Area woman had a photo she took turned into an Apple billboard. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Single Mother Rents San Mateo Garage for $1,000 a Month]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:33:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/sanmateo5.jpg
Nicole Jones is raising her 18-month-old daughter in a single car garage in San Mateo.

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<![CDATA[Netanyahu: Nuke Deal "Paves Iran's Path to the Bomb"]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:31:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Netanyahu8.jpg
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that a potential nuclear deal being negotiated by major powers including the United States "paves Iran's path to the bomb." Mark Matthews...

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<![CDATA[Madonna to Bring Rebel Heart Tour to SAP Center]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:38:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/caida-madonna-premios-brit-awards-londres-inglaterra-2.jpg
Tickets for Madonna's SAP Center engagement on Oct. 19 go on sale March 9.]]>
<![CDATA[SJPD Losing Significant Amount of Female Officers]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:07:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SJPD-Seal.jpg
San Jose's police force is losing a significant number of its female officers -- a blow to the department's reputation for diversity and adding another obstacle in its crucial recruiting efforts.

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<![CDATA[Thousands of Oil Wells Are Dumping into Protected Aquifers]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:30:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/fracking1.jpg
In a stunning admission, the California Environmental Protection Agency wrote on Monday that state officials have allowed thousands of oil and fracking wells to dump waste water into protected underground...

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<![CDATA[Oakland Mayor Woos George Lucas for Museum]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:25:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/221*120/lucas3.JPG
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf hopes that George Lucas will consider bringing his museum to the East Bay if plans in Chicago don't work out.]]>
<![CDATA[Isla Vista Families Sue Sheriff]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:23:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/vigils+isla+vista+493689285_10+%289%29.jpg
The families of three young men stabbed to death in last year's Isla Vista massacre are suing the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and the apartment housing company, saying they never fully investigated...

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<![CDATA[UC to Cap Out-of-State Enrollment: Report]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:36:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/berkeleycampus.jpg
The University of California will cap out-of-state enrollment at current levels next year for several of its campuses, including Berkeley and Los Angeles, UC President Janet Napolitano told a newspaper...

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<![CDATA[Items From Ming's On Sale at Public Auction]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:23:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1226-2014-Mings.jpg
Items from the now-closed Ming's restaurant go on sale Tuesday at a public auction.

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<![CDATA[Skateboarding Ban Considered in Alameda County]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:10:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/skate_across_america_20140711_1390570618.jpg
Skateboarders in Alameda County may soon find some legal obstacles in their path.

Photo Credit: Kimberly Paynter | NewsWorks.org]]>
<![CDATA[Ferry Building Lights Up on 100th Anniversary of World Fair]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:52:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ferry9.JPG
San Francisco’s Ferry Building is all dressed up on Tuesday, marking the 100th anniversary of the world’s fair.

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<![CDATA[Push For 11th UC Campus to Focus on Science and Tech]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:09:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/college+campus+generic.jpg
There’s a new push for an 11th University of California campus, one focused exclusively on science and technology.]]>
<![CDATA[Homicide Ends With Camry Slammed Into Garage]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:56:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/antioch6.jpg
Antioch police are trying to sort out the first homicide of the year that ended up with a Toyota Camry crashed into a garage, three people detained and a shotgun found discarded at a Chinese restaurant nearby.

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<![CDATA[Jahi's Family Alleges Medical Negligence]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:10:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jahi-mri-video.jpg
A little more than a year after a then-13-year-old Oakland girl was declared brain dead, Jahi McMath's family filed a lawsuit Tuesday against UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, where she received surgery...

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<![CDATA[SFPD Defends Fatal Shooting in Tense Meeting]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:26:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0302-2015-SFPDmtg.jpg
Neighbors and friends of a 21-year-old man who was fatally shot by police in San Francisco's Mission District voiced their anger and frustrations at a community meeting held Monday.

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<![CDATA[Fatal Train Crossing Crash Prompt Call For Safety Change]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:24:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/CALTRAINMAIN2.JPG
Some Menlo Park residents are urging the city to fix what they call a dangerous train crossing.

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<![CDATA[CA Gas Prices Nearly Rise $1 Over Past Month]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:34:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gas+pump+prices+generic.jpg
Gas prices have nearly jumped a dollar in California over the past month. According to AAA, prices have increased for five straight weeks -- the longest streak of increases in two years.

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<![CDATA[Map Plots Drug Geography of San Francisco]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:13:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cocaine_generic.jpg
Drug activity in various San Francisco neighborhoods has been documented in a new map.]]>
<![CDATA[Improv Comics from Second City Parody Uber]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:17:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/196*120/uberex.JPG
Chicago comedy enterprise The Second City has created an Uber parody called UberEx, where passengers are driven by their exes.

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<![CDATA[San Jose Near Bottom in Bay Area for Street Repairs]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:06:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/damianpothole1.JPG
San Jose ranks near the bottom of the list in the Bay Area when it comes to street repairs. And according to the city auditor, it’s going to take millions of dollars to make the necessary repairs.]]>
<![CDATA[Caltrans Herbicide Spraying Raises Concerns in San Mateo County]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:39:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0302-2015-SanMateoMap.jpg
A battle is brewing in San Mateo County over the use of herbicides.

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<![CDATA[Nasdaq Closes Above 5,000 for First Time Since 2000]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:31:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Nasdaq-5000.jpg
The Nasdaq closed above 5,000 on Monday, marking the first time in 15 years that the stock index hit that mark, NBC News reported. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Weekend Storm Turns Tahoe Into Winter Wonderland]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:39:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*122/TAHOEANOQJAN11.JPG
Skiers and snowboarders were thrilled to take a break from fake snow this weekend and enjoy the fresh powder brought on by stormy weather, a rarity this season as the drought rages on in California.

Photo Credit: Riya Bhattacharjee]]>
<![CDATA[ISIS Allegedly Threatens Twitter Co-Founder]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:30:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP356476331345.jpg
Twitter said Sunday night that it was working with law enforcement agencies to investigate whether purported ISIS-related threats against co-founder Jack Dorsey were real. Mark Matthews reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Chris Brown Returns to San Jose Following January Nightclub Shooting]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:54:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Chris+Brown+Award+crop.jpg
Singer Chris Brown plays SAP Center on March 6, less than two months after a shooting at a San Jose nightclub where he appeared as a party host.

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<![CDATA[Open Space Cameras Provides Insight Into South Bay Wildlife]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:37:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cat35.JPG
The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority on Monday first shared images of local wildlife it has been videotaping over the past decade.]]>