<![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 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:34:09 -0800 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:34:09 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Niners Let One Get Away (Yet Again)]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:47:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chargers+122014.jpg
The San Francisco 49ers fall to 7-8 with their fourth straight loss.

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<![CDATA[Shoppers Flock to Stores on 'Super Saturday']]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:44:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/union_square_shopping_super_saturday.jpg
"Super Saturday" is considered one of the busiest days of the holiday season, with stores opening early, closing late and offering door-buster deals for shoppers.

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<![CDATA[Sunday is Last Day to Finish Covered CA Applications]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:08:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_covered_california.jpg
The deadline for Californians seeking health insurance through the state's Covered California program is Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Holiday Billboard in Chico Shows Santa Holding Gun]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:32:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/santa_holding_gun_chico.jpg
A holiday billboard has fired up a debate in a Northern California city.

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<![CDATA[Sidecar to Let Customers Choose Gender of Drivers]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:48:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SIDECAR1_722x406_22882371558.jpg
A Bay Area ride-sharing service plans to step up to help female passengers feel safe.

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<![CDATA[Strong Gas Odor Reported at San Jose Airport]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:10:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sjairportinvestigation.jpg
The San Jose Fire Department is investigating a strong gas odor reported at Mineta San Jose International Airport Saturday morning, an airport spokeswomen said.

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<![CDATA[Battered, Struggling 49ers Will Try to Rebound]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:01:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/ckversuschar.jpg
San Francisco defense, with multiple injuries, may have trouble against a still-dangerous Chargers passing attack

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<![CDATA[Fallen CHP Officer Will Be Honored in Rose Parade]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:18:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/kenonjob.jpg
A California Highway Patrol officer killed in the line of duty will be remembered as a hero for his Gift of Life through organ and tissue donation at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena next month.

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<![CDATA[San Mateo County Declares State of Emergency]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:22:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/223*120/south+bay.JPG
We knew the storm damage on the Peninsula was bad -- now San Mateo County supervisors say it's a full blown state of emergency.]]>
<![CDATA[Controversy Brews at SJ City Hall Over District 4 Rep]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:23:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/margie-matthews.jpg
The San Jose City Council voted 6-0 with one abstention Friday evening to appoint Margie Matthews to an empty Council District 4 seat until an election is held for a successor.]]>
<![CDATA[Here's Where To Eat Out On Christmas]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:53:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/fatty11.jpg
It's not just Chinese food that's available for dining out on Christmas Day. Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer has his favorite spots.

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<![CDATA[Suspicious Death at Los Gatos Home]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:17:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P-LOS-GATOS-SUSPICIOUS-DEATH-VO---00000402.jpg
Deputies are trying to figure out what was behind a suspicious death in Los Gatos.

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<![CDATA[Two San Jose Colleges Under Federal Investigation]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:18:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5P-SJ-COLLEGES-INVESTIGATED-VO---00000127.jpg
Two South Bay colleges are under investigation for allegedly failing students when it comes to sexual assault.

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<![CDATA[Rescuer Uses Jet Ski to Save Stranded Motorist]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:04:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rescue-th.jpg
North Bay firefighters used a jet ski to rescue a stranded driver Friday afternoon on Valley Ford Road between Bodega Bay and Petaluma.
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<![CDATA[Marin Co. Mudslides Block Traffic on Highway 1]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:36:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hwy-1-mud.jpg
A pair of mud and rock slides on State Highway 1 temporarily blocked traffic Friday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Up, Facebook Down For U.S. Teens]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:32:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
For the third year in a row, fewer American teens are Facebook users.]]>
<![CDATA[SF Mayo "Disruptor" Raises $90 Million]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:27:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MAYONNAISE-LAWSUIT-RAW---00110113.jpg
Hampton Creek may be onto something with its line of eggs-less mayonnaise: the S.F.-based food startup just raised another $90 million.

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<![CDATA[Pets Dumped at Vacant Store in Oakland]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:24:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sunnite_4467165_722x406_1904909480.jpg
A former grocery store in East Oakland is now a dumping ground for unwanted pets, some of whom are "dying."]]>
<![CDATA["Wishing Tree" Spreads Holiday Spirit]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:57:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/wishing+tree+4.jpg
Four years ago, Vanessa Sabarese read a book about the power of wish-making to change one's life. It's a lesson she has been sharing with her Noe Valley neighbors with great success.
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<![CDATA[SJPD On Hunt for Gunman]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:19:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/GUNMAN2.jpg
San Jose police searched for a gunman early Friday morning, as three nearby schools were put on a precautionary lockdown.

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<![CDATA[12M Californians Expected to Travel During Holidays: AAA]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:33:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/459612858.jpg
Californians should be hitting the roads, rails, and runways in record numbers this holiday season, all in an effort to strap on their skis or sip egg nog with Uncle Lou.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Charities Make Last Minute Push]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:10:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000009557347_1200x675_374925891540.jpg
Christmas is next week and many charities need help. Hundreds of kids may not get a holiday gift this year. Cheryl Hurd is live in San Ramon where she caught up with three organizations making last minute...]]>
<![CDATA[Suspected Thief Identified on Tinder]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:14:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/TINDER1.JPG
The office of startup Buildzoom, has seen some ugly days. In July, co-founder David Petersen received an unusual call.

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<![CDATA[Large Flares Seen Over Richmond Chevron Refinery]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:13:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/chevronmain.JPG
Contra Costa fire officials and Chevron said that the large dramatic flames over the Richmond Chevron refinery Thursday that were seen for miles were a result of "normal flaring." But that didn't do much...

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<![CDATA[Caltrans Busy Filling Bay Area Potholes]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:37:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/potholes5.JPG
While we have this brief break between storms, Caltrans has been busy trying to fix the problems created by the rain. On Thursday, much the focus was on thousands of newly created potholes that are damaging...]]>
<![CDATA[Security Experts on Sony Hack: "WWIII Looks Like This"]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:03:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P-SONY-KOREA-HACK-PKG---03282609.jpg
As the billboards advertising Sony Pictures "The Interview" were pulled down in Hollywood on Thursday, concerns about cyber terrorism shot up in Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[CPUC President Says Goodbye at Last Meeting]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:41:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/image00210.jpg
Colleagues compared Michael Peevey to President Franklin Roosevelt and the Pope in their farewell addresses to the longest serving president in CPUC history. Chief Investigative Reporter Tony Kovaleski continues...
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<![CDATA[Cancer Patient Pleas For Return of Stolen Chemo Bag]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:58:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/marci-alexander.jpg
A Bay Area woman battling cancer is pleading for a thief who burglarized her car to return a bag containing items she uses to help her get through chemotherapy.

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<![CDATA[Photos: Man Dressed as Santa Robs SF Bank]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:19:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/santa-bank.jpg
San Francisco police are looking for one bad Santa. Officers say a man dressed up as Santa Claus robbed a bank near the intersection of Sutter and Stockton on Saturday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[San Jose Police Activity Forces School to Shelter in Place]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:48:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sj-mirdana.jpg
Students and teachers at a west San Jose elementary school were forced to shelter in place Thursday due to nearby police activity, a spokeswoman said.

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<![CDATA[Santana Row Developer Buys Mountain View's San Antonio Center]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:01:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/santanarow.jpg
Mountain View's San Antonio Center is now in the hands of the Maryland-based firm that runs Santana Row in San Jose.

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