<![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 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:31:41 -0700 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:31:41 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[7.5 Quake Hits Papua New Guinea, Triggers Tsunami Warning]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:19:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/earthquake_generic_1.jpg
A major earthquake has triggered a tsunami warning, as a 7.5 earthquake struck near the city of Kokopo on the northeast part of the island.

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<![CDATA[Robin William' Children Battle Widow Over Estate ]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:35:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP741201775385.jpg
Seven months after Robin Williams' tragic suicide, his family is taking their battle over his estate to the courtroom.

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<![CDATA[Sold-Out Crowd Descends on Levi's for WrestleMania]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:44:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/WM31_03292015ca_2266.jpg
A sold-out crowd of 76,000 screaming fans descended on Levis Stadium for WrestleMania 31, which is considered the Super Bowl of wrestling.

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<![CDATA[Man With Machete Goes on Rampage in San Jose Neighborhood]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:18:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tully_sjpd_standoff_neighborhood.jpg
A San Jose neighborhood was shut down Sunday morning when a man with a machete went on a rampage.

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<![CDATA[Settlement Figures Disclosed in Audrie Pott Suicide Suit]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:53:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/audrie-pott.jpg
Five parties have paid a combined $875,000 to settle their part of a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of a Silicon Valley teen who committed suicide after being sexually assaulted in 2012, according to...]]>
<![CDATA[How Do We Account for California’s Revenue Surplus?]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:50:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/235*120/larry2.JPG
California has received $1 billion more in revenue than expected during the first eight months of the current year. If history is any guide, the number could swell to $2 billion by June 30. How do we account for]]>
<![CDATA[$50K Reward for Missing College Student: Family]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:19:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/3-29-15+Missing+UC+Berkeley+student.JPG
A $50,000 reward was being offered for the safe return of a UC Berkeley student who went missing after leaving a party near the University of Southern California campus early Saturday morning, family members...]]>
<![CDATA[WrestleMania Takes Over Levi's Stadium]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:55:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/wrestlemania_hall_of_fame_set1.JPG
Wrestling fans have had lots to do before the main WrestleMania event Sunday evening.

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<![CDATA[Twittersphere: #WrestleMania at Levi's Stadium]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:48:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/wrestlemania_hall_of_fame_set1.JPG
It's considered the Super Bowl of wrestling — on Sunday Levi’s Stadium will be packed with more than 70,000 screaming WWE wrestling fans.

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<![CDATA[California's Great America Celebrates 40th Season]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:39:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/great_america_carousel_40th.jpg
California's Great America in Santa Clara is celebrating its 40th season with special events like the grand opening of a play area for kids.

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<![CDATA[Court Overturns Part of Pension Cut for SF City Workers: Report]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:12:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/sfcityhall2.JPG
A state appeals court overturned part of a pension cut for San Francisco city employees that voters approved years ago.

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<![CDATA[Sporadic Closures on East Bay BART Trains Through August]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:27:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BART+to+OAK-2.jpg
BART riders should be prepared for sporadic train closures in the East Bay starting next weekend.

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<![CDATA[Downtown Fight Leaves Man Dead in San Jose: Report]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:28:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/232*120/fight3.JPG
An investigation is underway Saturday after an early morning fight left one man dead in the South Bay.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Documentary Examines Cellphone Dangers]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:00:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/suppreme+court+cell+phone.JPG
A Bay Area-produced documentary about the dangers of cellphone use has people in Berkeley dialed in to the issue, and the Berkeley city council is joining the debate.

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<![CDATA[Vigils Held for Slain SJ Officer]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:39:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0327-2015-SJPD-vigil.jpg
The man who authorities said killed a San Jose police officer suffered from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, depression and alcoholism, according to his niece, Amber Golart.

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<![CDATA[Pao Jury Finds Firm Did Not Discriminate]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:27:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2015-03-27_14-03-11.jpg
A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon...

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<![CDATA[Cop Says SJPD Patrol Computer Problems an "Officer Safety Issue"]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:41:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0327-2015-SJPDComp.jpg
It appears the officers responding to calls that one of their own had been shot were not only facing every cops' biggest fear, but also problems with the technology they needed to get to the scene.]]>
<![CDATA[Investigators Search Internet Sites in Alleged Vallejo Kidnapping]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:38:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MissingCAWoman.jpg
A day after Vallejo police said her kidnapping was a hoax, Denise Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn — who reported the kidnapping to police — fought back through their lawyers.]]>
<![CDATA[School Suspension Reversed for Prom "Pony Proposal"]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:59:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0327-2015-PonyProm.jpg
A Milpitas High School student's unique prom proposal not only got him a date, but also a suspension. But now it appears school officials have had a change of heart.]]>
<![CDATA[SF Arts Space Holds Last Hurrah]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:12:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0327-2015-cellspace.jpg
The graffiti-covered warehouse in San Francisco’s Mission District weathered many economic storms since it was converted into an art hub nearly two decades ago. For most of those years, it was named Cell Space —...

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<![CDATA[Muni Faces Competition from Private Shuttle Buses]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:36:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_nuevo_muni_san_fran.jpg
Muni is facing competition from private new shuttle buses with amenities and higher fares.

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<![CDATA[Academic Dishonesty on the Rise at Stanford]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:37:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stanford-generic.jpg
Stanford University saw a spike in allegations of academic dishonesty on campus in the winter of 2014 and now the university wants to get to the root of the cheating problem.

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<![CDATA[Korean Meat Farm Dogs Up for Adoption ]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:19:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mashamolly.jpg
The San Francisco SPCA announced that Molly and Masha, two puppies who were rescued from a Korean meat farm will be up for adoption today at 1p.m. at the Mission Campus Adoption center.

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<![CDATA[Margaret Cho Makes Documentary About Helping San Francisco's Homeless]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:04:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/chomcho_9455_todd+v+wolfson.jpg
Comedian, actress, singer and San Francisco native Margaret Cho is making a documentary about her efforts to raise money for San Francisco's homeless.

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<![CDATA["Hospitality Ambassador" Beats Homeless Man: Video]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:13:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0326-2015-Ambassador.jpg
A hospitality ambassador for the city of Berkeley was fired and his partner suspended after a video unearthed last week shows the employee - whose job it is to "create a more welcoming downtown" - beating...
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<![CDATA[Health Advisory Lifted After "Release" at Dow Chemical]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:13:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/chemical3.jpg
A brief health advisory was issued Friday morning after some sort of "release" on Dow Chemical in Pittsburg.

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<![CDATA[Autistic Boy Forced to Remove His Letter Jacket]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:40:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/LetterJacket.jpg
A mother is outraged after her son's school forces him to remove a varsity letter jacket because special-needs athletes aren't allowed to wear the letters.]]>