<![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 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:44:00 -0700 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:44:00 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[3-Alarm Fire Burns Barn, Heat Appears on Satellite Imagery]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:59:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/barn9.jpg
A bunch of pallets began burning at a ranch east of Gilroy early Wednesday morning, and spread to a barn sending bright orange flames into the sky and shutting down roads in the area.
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<![CDATA[PG&E Touts New "Robot"]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:58:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pge-robot.jpg
A new "robot" allows crews to inspect large transmission lines. Stephanie Chuang reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Battle Heats Up Between SF, KC Librarians]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:07:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Juan+Marichal+and+Dan+by+Jim+Hart.jpg
The war of words - and book titles - is heating up between two public libraries 1,500 miles apart from each other, each vying for their hometown baseball team to win the World Series Crown.

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<![CDATA[Nextdoor Wants to Make Trick-or-Treating More Efficient]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nextdoor2.jpg
Nextdoor, the Bay Area company that lets neighbors communicate with each other about everything from local schools to local crime, is now turning its focus to Halloween.]]>
<![CDATA[County Department Director Fired After NBC Investigation]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:39:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/JV+OUR+MAIN+GUY.jpg
A Santa Clara County department director has been removed from his position after the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit exposed that he charged more than $160,000 on personal rewards credit cards to get...]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Bathed in Orange for World Series]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:19:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/October_CityHall.JPG
The city of San Francisco is bathed in orange, and it's not because Halloween is right around the corner.]]>
<![CDATA[Body Found in Dumpster at Milpitas Recycling Center]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:40:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dump.jpg
A body was found at the Republic Services recycling facility in Milpitas, the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office confirmed.]]>
<![CDATA[Wildlife Officials Hold Meeting Over Mountain Lion Sightings]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:31:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1008-2014-SJ-MtLion.jpg
Safety has been a hot topic in San Jose after recent multiple mountain lion sightings. Peggy Bunker reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Cortese Calls for Change in SJPD Union Leadership]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:37:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dave_Cortese.jpg
The San Jose mayoral race took a strange turn Tuesday when the police union-backed candidate, Dave Cortese, called for a change in leadership of that union.

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<![CDATA[Year Since Andy Lopez Shooting, Activists Demand Change]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:00:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-07-2014-andy-lopez.jpg
One year after teenager Andy Lopez was shot to death by a Sonoma County Sheriff's deputy, community activists are demanding change.]]>
<![CDATA[Healdsburg's Plan to Raise Legal Smoking Age Moves Forward]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:15:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tobacco-Cigarettes-generic.jpg
The City of Healdsburg's plan to raise its legal smoking age from 18 to 21 has sparked a polarizing debate.]]>
<![CDATA[Teacher Spends Thousands On Music Equipment For Students]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:48:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/richmond+music+teacher+3.jpg
Tim Wilson is determined to give his middle school students all the advantages they deserve no matter how much of his time, or money, it takes.
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<![CDATA[SJ Residents Told to Boil Water After Tests Confirm E. Coli]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:33:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1021-2014-BoilWaterSJ.jpg
Residents at an East San Jose neighborhood are being told to boil any water they use for drinking or cooking after water in the area tested positive for E. coli.

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<![CDATA[Voters to Decide on Artificial Turf Installation at SF's Beach Chalet Fields]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:46:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1021-2014-soccerball.jpg
The video of a group of techies scrapping with a group of young people over the use of soccer fields in San Francisco’s Mission has sent one undeniable message loud and clear: People in the city are...

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<![CDATA[Twittersphere: Game 1 of the World Series]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:47:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/457619978.jpg
Game 1 of the World Series is here! And we're tracking reaction to the San Francisco Giants' performance from around the Twittersphere.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Company Develops Hoverboard]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:43:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hoverboard-raw-two---00005717.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman got to to for a ride on a real hoverboard.

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<![CDATA[Rise in Mountain Lion Sightings Prompts SJ Meeting]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:45:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1008-2014-SJ-MtLion.jpg
Mountain Lion sightings in recent months have people on edge. NBC Bay Area's Michelle Roberts shows why Fish and Game wardens are talking to people about how to avoid a run-in with the big cats.]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Homes Sell Faster Than Anywhere Else]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:07:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/For+Sale+Sign+generic.jpg
San Francisco and San Jose has the second-fastest-moving residential real estate market in the United States. The first-fastest? That'd be Oakland.]]>
<![CDATA[SF, KC Stadiums to Accept Apple Pay During World Series]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP159460407870%282%29.jpg
Peanuts, hot dogs -- all paid for via an app. Conveniently, both stadiums hosting the World Series will accept Apple Pay, Forbes reports.

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<![CDATA["Polite" Librarians Talk World Series Smack]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:59:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lib-th.jpg
You know things are getting intense when public librarians begin talking smack about the World Series. In a series of back-and-forth tweets, the city librarians in San Francisco and Kansas City began...
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<![CDATA["We Are Broken in Sorrow": Chaplain at Pilot Funeral]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:30:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/firefuneral.jpg
Almost 700 mourners came to say goodbye to a longtime pilot who died this month fighting the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite when his air tanker crashed into a mountainside.

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<![CDATA[Giants vs. Royals in World Series "Dynasty vs. Destiny"]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:49:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/giants-royals-AP75242332121.jpg
The San Francisco Giants play the Kansas City Royals Tuesday in the first game of the World Series.

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<![CDATA[Water Main Causes Sinkhole, Shuts Hospital Buildings]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:06:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/steph-water-main.jpg
Water spewed early Tuesday morning in Potrero Hill near San Francisco General Hospital after a water line broke and caused a two-foot sinkhole.]]>
<![CDATA[Death Threat Made to Daughter of Prop. 46 Co-Author]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:26:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lafile-proposition-prop-46-bob-pack-carmen.jpg
The co-author of a California ballot proposition says he will continue to support the initiative despite receiving a death threat against his young daughter.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Driver Accused of Battery on Passenger: Report]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:30:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
San Francisco police cited an UberX driver over the weekend for allegedly pulling a female passenger out of his vehicle and throwing her phone into the street, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Marc Andreessen: "The Skeptics Are Wrong All The Time"]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/900921.jpg
Netscape founder and current brain trust of Silicon Valley Marc Andreessen wants you to throw caution to the wind.

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<![CDATA[Outcome of San Jose's Mayoral Race Remains in the Air]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:50:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sam-dave-split.jpg
NBC Bay Area Political Analyst examines the latest on the San Jose mayoral race and shows why it's such a mystery.

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<![CDATA[Domestic Violence Offenders Barred From SFPD Ranks]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:45:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/SFPD3.JPG
New rules barring anyone convicted of a domestic violence offense from serving as a San Francisco police officer have gone into effect, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

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<![CDATA[Audit Shows Why SJFD Unable to Meet Response-Time Goals]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:05:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1020-2014-SJFD.jpg
A draft report of an audit on the San Jose Fire Department sheds light on why crews are failing to meet overall response time goals to medical emergencies.

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<![CDATA[Alix Tichelman Lawyer: "She Did What She Was Asked"]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:56:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TICHELMAN-IN-COURT-VO---00003028.jpg
Lawyers for Alix Tichelman, the high-end escort accused of injecting a Google executive with a deadly dose of heroin, said at a hearing Monday their client "did what she was asked."

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<![CDATA[Berkeley Mulls Law Banning Landlords From Pet Restrictions]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:24:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dog-rapture-generic.jpg
Berkeley's city council is considering a first-of-its-kind law barring landlords from restricting pets.

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<![CDATA[First Televised Interview With Lockyers]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:57:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/2014-10-20_17-02-14.jpg
At one point, not too many years ago, Nadia Lockyer seemed to have it all. She sat on the Santa Ana School Board, married Democratic powerhouse Bill Lockyer, ran for and won a seat on the Alameda Board...

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<![CDATA[2015 Amgen Tour of California Host Cities Announced]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:12:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AMGEN_RACE_HEAT_web_1200x675_258122819579.jpg
The Amgen Tour of California begins May 10, 2015, in Sacramento. Stage 2 will take racers to Nevada City in the Sierra Foothills, then Lodi, before heading to San Jose.]]>
<![CDATA[Ebola Scare Prompts SJ School District to Take Precautions]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:25:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P-EBOLA-LOCAL-LATEST-PKG---00004421.jpg
Schools in the South Bay are stepping up infection control efforts just in case a student is diagnosed with the Ebola virus.]]>
<![CDATA[Civil Rights Attorney Burris Talks Ferguson]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:57:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/20141020_170059.jpg
There are towns just like Ferguson, waiting to explode, according to attorney John Burris. And some of those ticking time bombs are right here in the Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[Microsoft CEO Says He Was Wrong in Comment About Women and Technology]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:36:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Satya-Nadella-CEO-Microsoft.jpg
It was the comment made at a conference about women in the technology heard around the world. Scott Budman reports.]]>