<![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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:59:56 -0700 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:59:56 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[SJSU Football Player Critically Burned in Apartment Fire]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:37:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-24-2014-jared-leaf-fire.jpg
Eleven San Jose State University students were displaced - and one was injured - after a student lit a match while talking on his cellphone and started a fire in their apartment complex, firefighters said. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Gets Social to Fight Crime]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:10:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nextdoor1.jpg
Bay Area neighborhoods are going social to try and take a "byte" out of crime. Oakland has joined cities like San Jose and Palo Alto, hooking up with social networking site Nextdoor to use information as a tool...

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<![CDATA[Paul McCartney to Play "Farewell to Candlestick"]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:26:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/paul-mc2.jpg
Paul McCartney confirmed he has added a "Farewell to Candlestick" concert in San Francisco to round out his "Out There" world tour.

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<![CDATA[Moderate, Exceptional Drought Expands to All of CA]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:41:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/207*120/drought-monitor-map-april23.gif
Drought conditions expanded in California this week to leave the entire state under moderate to exceptional drought for the first time in the last 15 years.]]>
<![CDATA[Albany Pays Homeless $3K to Vacate Area for State Park]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:31:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0423-Albany-homelesscamp.jpg
The City of Albany is shelling out thousands of dollars to homeless people in an attempt to clear a tract of land for an eventual state park.

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<![CDATA[Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges SamTrans Ignored Questions of Fraud]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:24:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SamTrans_generic.jpg
The San Mateo County Transit District, CEO Mike Scanlon, and a supervisor have been named as defendants in a federal whistleblower lawsuit. Former senior accountant Ling La says transit district...

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<![CDATA[Housing Demands Rise in Gilroy, Morgan Hill]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:36:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/home_buyer_michael_son2.jpg
A tight Silicon Valley real estate market has spurred an increase in the demand for housing in southern Santa Clara County.

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<![CDATA[Mark Zuckerberg Wax Figure on Display at New Madame Tussauds]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:29:47 -0700 More pictures below.]]> More pictures below.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-23-2014-zuck-wax.jpg
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio headlined an event at San Francisco’s Fisherman's Wharf on Wednesday without saying a word.

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<![CDATA[Kaiser Workers Strike To Protest Cost-Cutting, Suicides]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:07:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/IMG_11052.JPG
Mental health clinicians from Kaiser’s Oakland Medical Center launched a one-day strike Wednesday to address understaffing and cost-cutting in Kaiser’s mental health services.

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<![CDATA[Levi's Stadium Set to Hire for Job Vacancies]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:00:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/levi-stad-1.jpg
Levi's Stadium is ready to give the South Bay another wave of job opportunities.

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<![CDATA[84-Year-Old Man Arrested After Hospital Shooting]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:31:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-23-2014-daly-city-evacuees.jpg
Daly City police are surrounding the Seton Medical Center building at 1500 Southgate Avenue after reports of a possible gunman.

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<![CDATA["Allah Saved Him": Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:16:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-23-2014-hawaiian.jpg
The father of a Santa Clara teen stowaway who survived a 5 ½-hour flight from San Jose to Hawaii Sunday despite high altitudes, low oxygen and freezing temperatures said that Allah protected his son.

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<![CDATA["How Can You Resist That Face?" Harbor Seal Pup Born]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:34:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-23-2014-Lily_4-days_3.jpg
Easter is a time for spring and renewal - a time when babies and bunnies are born into the world. Apparently, it's birth time for Pacific harbor seal pups, too.

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<![CDATA[Oakland Teen with 5.0 GPA in "Ellen Show" Appearance]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:36:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-23-2014-Akintunde-backstage.jpg
Akintunde Ahmad has been accepted into Yale, Brown and Columbia, has a 5.0 GPA and scored a 2100 on his SATs. Now he's on his way to meet Ellen.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Workers Get to Work Late]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:30:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/176640682.jpg
Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of the FiveThirtyEight blog, compiled American Community Survey data that offered unique insight to America's work habits. He concludes that those in the most highly populated metro...

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<![CDATA[Sharks-Kings 1st Round Playoff Series]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:14:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*128/486177455_8.jpg
The San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings square off in the first round of the 2014 NHL Playoffs.

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<![CDATA[Walgreens Thieves Steal Nearly $6,000 of Cigarettes in Belmont]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:06:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/208*120/belmont23.jpg
Police are seeking the public's help to identify two men who smashed through the front door of a Walgreens and stole nearly $6,000 worth of cigarettes in Belmont.]]>
<![CDATA[1888 "City of Chester" Shipwreck Rediscovered in SF Bay]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:59:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-23-2014-chester-rosato.jpg
A shipwreck that killed 16 passengers in 1888 has been rediscovered under the Golden Gate Bridge - a find that allows history to be relived and a bit of Chinese bigotry to be erased, according to the...

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<![CDATA[Photo May Show Stowaway's Footprints on Airplane Wheels]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:16:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*155/wheel4.JPG
New images obtained by an NBC affiliate in Hawaii show what appear to possibly be the Santa Clara stowaway's footprints on the wheel of a plane he hid in for 5 /12 hours from San Jose to Maui.

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<![CDATA[FedEx Sued Over Deadly California Bus Crash]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:26:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/198*120/AP437289118866.jpg
The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching

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<![CDATA[Strong Winds Hit Bay Area]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:53:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/0422-tree_down.jpg
Strong winds hit across the Bay Area Tuesday, prompting warnings on bridges and making it tough for firefighters at a three-alarm blaze in San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[Students Upset Over Michigan Affirmative Action Ruling]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:38:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0422-affirmative_action.jpg
The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

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<![CDATA[Residents Voice Concerns Over Santa Clara "Mini Dorms"]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:55:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/0402-SantaClara-MiniDorm.jpg
Santa Clara residents packed a city council meeting Tuesday frustrated over what is being called "mini dorm" projects moving into their neighborhood.

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<![CDATA[San Jose Filmmaker Rushes To Tell The "Story Of His Life"]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:25:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Touched+By+Hannah+6.jpg
What Chris Hennessy experienced in 2009 he wouldn't wish on anybody. He would, however, like to share it with everybody.]]>
<![CDATA[Palo Alto Man Recovering After Yosemite Fall]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:04:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0422-BlakeParkinson.jpg
A 26-year-old Palo Alto man is recovering after falling while rock climbing in Yosemite.

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<![CDATA[PG&E Tree Removal Project on Hold]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:24:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-22-2014-pge-trees.jpg
A PG&E project to remove trees that obstruct access to gas pipelines is on hold while the utility negotiates with California cities.]]>
<![CDATA[Dome Recommended for Placement on Historic Places List]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:51:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/33+THE+DOME+MEDIUM.jpg
Some encouraging news for the fans working to “save the dome,” San Jose's old Century 21 theater on Winchester Boulevard: The State Historical Resources Commission recommended the theater for placement on...]]>
<![CDATA[Reality Check: Impact of Ending Affirmative Action in CA]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:55:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0422-affirmative_action.jpg
In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the claims and facts behind the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on affirmative action.

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<![CDATA[10 Years Later, Pat Tillman Death Still Inspires Students]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:40:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-22-2014-pat-tillman.jpg
Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Pat Tillman, the NFL star from San Jose who passed up a lucrative football contract to serve his country in Afghanistan.

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