<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Local News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSat, 25 Feb 2017 11:29:40 -0800Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:29:40 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[District Miscalculated Flow From Reservoir Into SJ: E-Mail]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:12:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-19-17_Anderson_Dam.jpg
NBC Bay Area has obtained San Jose city records that show the Santa Clara Valley Water District miscalculated how much water could be safely released from the Anderson Reservoir, which led to the biggest floods...

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<![CDATA[How to Help San Jose Flood Victims]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:22:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-643917340.jpg
Support for victims of the historic San Jose floods is being organized through the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund, which will support non-profit organizations providing immediate and long-term relief...

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<![CDATA[Child Abuse Council Launches Investigation Into Foster Care]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:39:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0224-2017-Child.jpg
High turnover rates and a severe social worker shortage are at the center of a new investigation by the Santa Clara County Child Abuse Council looking into the Department of Family and Children’s Services which...

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<![CDATA[Residents Demand Oakland Fix Growing Illegal Dumping Problem]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:00:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/02-24-2017-illegal-dumping.jpg
Oakland residents are demanding lawmakers take action on the city's growing illegal dumping problem.

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<![CDATA[San Jose Flood Evacuees Return, Find Homes Looted]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:08:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0224-2017-SJLooting.jpg
Several San Jose flooding evacuees have discovered someone looted their homes.

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<![CDATA[SJ Flooding Evacuees Adding Up Their Losses]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:44:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/02-24-2017-flooded-cars.jpg
A lot of evacuees this weekend will be adding up their losses. For many, that will include the family car. Many vehicles were under water for more than 24 hours. Chuck Coppola reports.

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<![CDATA[Memorial Mural for Oakland Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire Victims]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:34:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0224-2017-Mural1.jpg
A memorial mural was installed in San Francisco's Mission District for Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire victims.

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<![CDATA[Flood Victims Say City Failed to Give Enough Warning]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:54:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/02-24-2017-flooding-accountability.jpg
Many of the San Jose flood victims are accusing the city of failing to give them enough warning of the looming disaster. Robert Handa reports.

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<![CDATA[Police Shoot Dog After Pet Attacks 10-Month-Old Boy]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:48:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/0224-2017-PitBullAttack.jpg
Concord police shot and killed a dog after the pet attacked a 10-month-old boy.

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<![CDATA[Newsom Urges Trump to Lay Off California's Marijuana Laws]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:03:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-gavin-newsom-splitscreen.jpg
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom threw down the gauntlet in a letter to President Donald Trump Friday, telling him to leave his hands off of the state's marijuana laws.

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<![CDATA[Caltrans Working on Massive Potholes Repairs]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:13:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/02-24-2017-potholes-everywhere.jpg
The break in the rain is giving Caltrans a chance to try and fill some of the massive potholes that have opened up on Bay Area freeways. Christie Smith reports.

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<![CDATA[Firefighters Host Annual Run To Raise Money For Community]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:12:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/MV+FIRE+RACE+1.jpg
The Mountain View Firefighters Random Acts organization is hosting its second annual Fire Drill 5K and 10K run Saturday, Feb. 25, at Shoreline Park in Mountain View. All the proceeds will assist the organization in helping seniors and families who need assistance beyond traditional fire emergency services.

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<![CDATA[Man Banned from Cal Libraries for Leaving Lice in Trash]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:18:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/TLMD-UC-BERKELEY.jpg
UC Berkeley officials have banned an individual for a year from using campus libraries for wiping body lice off in public restrooms and leaving them in the trash.

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<![CDATA[Daly City Student Wins Ballet Competition Semi-Finals]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:51:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Ballet_Photo41.jpg
Juliana Bellissimo, 14, has been commuting to and from the Westlake School for the Performing Arts in Daly City five days a week. The aspiring dancer.was announced San Francisco's Youth Grand Prix after semi-finals.

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<![CDATA[Tahoe Snow Report: Cold Temps and Fresh Powder]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:54:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-24-17-sierra-snow.jpg
Recent storms have dumped several feet of snow on the Sierra Nevada much to delight of skiers and snowboarders. Here’s what thrill-seekers could expect if they plan to hit the slopes this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Tedious Cleanup Process Underway for Waterlogged San Jose]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:24:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-24-17-SJ-FLOOD-AFTERMATH4.JPG
A lengthy and tedious cleanup is well underway for thousands of San Jose residents uprooted by historic flooding earlier in the week.

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<![CDATA[Body of Missing 18-Year-Old Jayda Jenkins Found in Creek]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:42:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/JaydaJenkins_Bay.jpg
Roughly one month after crashing into the swollen Alameda Creek, 18-year-old Jayda Jenkins has been found and positively identified, police said.

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<![CDATA[Number of Riders on BART Drops, Agency Examines Alternatives]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:59:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/bart38.jpg
It may be hard to believe for some commuters, but BART ridership is actually declining.

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<![CDATA[MacArthur BART Station Reopens After Major Medical Emergency]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:06:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bart-generic.jpg
The MacArthur BART Station is closed Tuesday morning due to a major medical emergency, BART spokesman Jim Allison said.

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<![CDATA[The Aftermath: San Jose Cleans Up After Historic Flooding]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:49:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/2-24-17-SJ-FLOOD-AFTERMATH2.JPG


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<![CDATA[Residents Return After Historic Flooding in San Jose]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:03:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0223-2017-ResidentsReturn.jpg
Thousands of people evacuated from a flood in San Jose are returning amid warnings to be careful about hygiene and handling food that may have come into contact with flood water. Bob Redell reports.

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<![CDATA[Cleanup Effort Underway for Waterlogged San Jose Residents]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:59:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-24-17-SJ-FLOOD-AFTERMATH7.JPG
As parts of San Jose begin to dry out, the cleanup process is well underway for communities ravaged by major flooding. Bob Redell reports.

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<![CDATA[Program Aimed at Training Students in Construction Kicks Off]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:38:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/school_construction_generic.jpg
A pre-apprenticeship program aimed at helping youth train for construction careers started this week at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, hospital officials said Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Milpitas Elementary School Students Construct Tiny Home]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:48:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/milpitas+school+tiny+home+4.jpg
Rita Maultsby has been a big fan of project-based learning her entire teaching career. This year, she's given her students their biggest project ever.
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<![CDATA[Anderson Reservoir Levels Drop Before Weekend Storm]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:28:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-19-17_Anderson_Dam.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Vianey Arana takes a look at the Anderson Reservoir levels as a weekend storm approaches.

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<![CDATA[Lynch Says 49ers are Better Than a 2-14 Team]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:39:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/aaarikkkky.jpg
Two top draft picks on defensive line give Lynch encouragement that San Francisco can rebound from a dreadful season

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<![CDATA[Raiders' Norton Believes Ward Will Improve in Year Two]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:43:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/jihadyrooky.jpg
Oakland's second-round pick in 2016 didn't have great production numbers even though he started 13 games

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<![CDATA[San Jose Residents Return Home to Flood Destruction]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:29:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-23-17WILLIAM+ST3.jpg


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<![CDATA[Shooting of Retired Navy Veteran in His Own Home Questioned]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:59:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0223-2017-SantaClaraSheriff.jpg
NBC Bay Area’s Investigation raises questions about whether Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputies violated their own policies and procedures leading up to the shooting of Saratoga homeowner Eugene Craig in September, 2016

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<![CDATA[Horses Stranded in San Jose Floodwaters Reunited With Owners]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:24:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0223-2017-HorseRescue.jpg
Horses left stranded in San Jose floodwater have been reunited with their owners.

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<![CDATA[$50K Reward Offered in Shooting Death of Bay Area Pitcher]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:42:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0223-2017-CalvinRiley.jpg
Friends and family of a man killed at San Francisco's Aquatic Park six months ago gathered in San Mateo Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil.

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<![CDATA[Santa Cruz Police Chief Blasts ICE For Secret Raids]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:55:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KevinVogel.jpg
Ten alleged gang members arrested in Santa Cruz, Watsonville and Daly City on Monday have been charged with a litany of offenses, including drug trafficking and conspiracy to commit extortion by force, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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<![CDATA[Discount Gift Cards Popular With Families, Money Launderers]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:01:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0222-2017-GiftCard.jpg
Secondhand gift cards offer an easy way to save money, but criminals are exploiting them.

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<![CDATA[Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Dies After Being Hit by Bus]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:27:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MichaelFoley-Deputy.jpg
A veteran Alameda County sheriff's deputy is on life support after being struck by a transport bus at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin early Wednesday morning, a sheriff's spokesman said.

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<![CDATA[Homeless Man Considers Lawsuit Against Oakland Police]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:59:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0223-2017-PatrickReddic.jpg
Did the Oakland Police Department miss an opportunity to get an active shooter off the streets before he started opening fire a second time?

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<![CDATA[Lockheed Martin Will Move 650 Positions From Sunnyvale]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:13:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-521449770.jpg
Sunnyvale-California based Lockheed Martin announced Thursday it will be relocating its ballistic missiles program to other U.S. facilities.

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<![CDATA[Horses Stranded in Floodwaters Now on Dry Ground]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:28:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-23-17-horse-dry-san+jose3.jpg
Neraly 20 horses affected by floodwater were on dry, if muddy, ground Thursday morning. The horses are expected to be moved to a different facility Thursday. Pete Suratos reports.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Student Wins Ballet Grand Prix Semi-Final]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:58:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Ballet_Photo6-1.jpg
Students from the Westlake School for the Performing Arts in Daly City claimed top ranking spots at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) regional competition, a high-stakes ballet competition with regional events in six countries and 14 cities nationwide.

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<![CDATA[Activists Protest in San Francisco Over Transgender Rights]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:24:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0223-2017-Restroom.jpg
Students and activists protested in San Francisco after the Trump administration withdrew guidance surrounding protections for transgender students and access to bathrooms and lockers that correspond to their gender identity.

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<![CDATA['We Are in Unchartered Territory:' USGS Tracks Coyote Creek]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:38:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AP_17052804639733.jpg
USGS experts on Wednesday surveyed water levels at Coyote Creek which spilled into nighborhoods and streets in San Jose Tuesday, causing historic floods. Experts said "it wasn't so much the velocity, it was the quantity of water that caused the flooding." "We're in unchartered territory," Anthony Guerriero with USGS said. Hydrologists with USGS used all kinds of tools to monitor water flow. They were pleased to see water levels drop as predicted, especially after Tuesday's powerful flooding ripped a measuring stick from its cement base. The job of the USGS is to measure and provide data. NOAA and the Santa Clara Valley Water District make decisions based on that data.The USGS understands how those agencies were caught off guard. "No one really knows how the channel is going to react, especially after multiple years of drought. The channel's chock full of vegetation and debris, just made it even worse," Guerriero said.He says there's little historical data for Coyote Creek, making it very hard to make predictions. Creek waters are lower today, but still flowing at historic highs.

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<![CDATA[2 Officers Wounded, 1 Suspect Killed in NE DC Shooting]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:31:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Northeast+DC+Shooting.jpg
Two police officers were wounded and a suspect was killed in a shooting in Northeast Washington Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Questions Arise About Coyote Creek's Lack of Flood Control]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:59:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/C5ZUYdWWUAAhOW-.jpg
San Jose city officials are being grilled about what caused the worst flooding the city has experienced in over 100 years and why measures weren’t in place to avoid such a disaster.

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<![CDATA[Jail Expansion Plan Is a 'Slap in The Face' For Richmond]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:46:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/JAIl+MEETING1.jpg
Richmond’s fight to prevent a $95 million jail expansion at the West County Detention Facility continued on Tuesday, with the City Council authorizing an opposition letter to be sent to the state board that has the power to approve funding for the project.

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