<![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, 30 Jul 2014 16:39:39 -0700 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:39:39 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Businesses Near Levi's Stadium Prep for First Game]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:20:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-30-2014-levis-stadium.jpg
More than 40,000 soccer fans will pour into Santa Clara this Saturday for the first sporting event at Levi’s Stadium, and businesses in the area are expecting big things.

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<![CDATA[Wary Bay Area Winemakers Eye Next Year]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:29:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0730-2014-DanNaumann+.jpg
Another winter with little rain has taken its toll on those who depend on nature’s irrigation

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<![CDATA[Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Local California Beaches]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:10:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/velella.jpg
Social media is teeming with pictures of small bright blue sea creatures that have been washing up on California beaches recently, with sightings reported in Humboldt County, Monterey and even right here...

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<![CDATA[5-Alarm Fire in San Jose Burns 2 Homes]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:21:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-30-2014-sj-fire-2.jpg
San Jose firefighters are responding to a five-alarm fire that started at a house and spread to an adjacent residence, a fire dispatcher said.

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<![CDATA[49ers Photos, Art Unveiled at Levi's Stadium]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:25:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Million+Dollar+Backfield.jpg
On Friday, 49ers fans will get to relive some of their memories through a monumental unveiling of more than 700 photographs and original pieces of artwork, all encompassing the legends of Candlestick Park.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Levi's Stadium]]>
<![CDATA["Shrimp Boy" Pleads Not Guilty to Racketeering]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:17:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/raymondchow.jpg
Chinatown association leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in San Francisco to charges of racketeering, the latest allegation against him in a revised grand jury indictment...]]>
<![CDATA[Domino's Pizza Delivery Drivers Robbed in Sunnyvale]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:50:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-30-2014-dominos-generic.jpg
Pizza delivery drivers in the South Bay are on edge after a couple of them were robbed at gunpoint in Sunnyvale.

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<![CDATA[California Pharmacies Urged to Translate Drug Labels]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:55:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4PM_PKG_PRESCRIPTION_DR_KNSD2RPS_1200x675_61258819722.jpg
The push is on to make prescription translations mandatory in California.]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Banker Goes (Six) Extra Miles For Non Profit Customer]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:09:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bridge+to+bridge+5.jpg
For Gabriel Speyer, doing good during his 9-5, apparently isn't good enough.]]>
<![CDATA[Water Agencies Work to Enforce Emergency Drought Regulations]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:44:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP223500730484.jpg
The Santa Clara Valley Water District reports complaints about water waste are pouring in.

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<![CDATA["Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime"? Not Exactly]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:39:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/crime-stock-jail-handcuffs.jpg
In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks into the claim that lower prison populations can also mean lower crime.

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<![CDATA[Navy Finds Radiation in Treasure Island Home]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:08:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Treasure+Island+Still.png
For years the Navy has denied the presence of radiological contaminants on the former naval shipyard and only recently acknowledged that parts of Treasure Island are “radiologically impacted.”]]>
<![CDATA[6 Injured When Stolen Van Jumps Curb in SF]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:00:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/taxi12.jpg
San Francisco police arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a stolen van that evaded police, jumped a curb in the Tenderloin and injured six bystanders late Monday night.

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<![CDATA[FedEx Pleads Not Guilty to Shipping Drugs for Illegal Pharmacies]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:45:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Fedex-Holiday-Blitz.jpg
FedEx has plead not guilty to felony drug distribution charges related to accusations of working with illegal internet drug companies.

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<![CDATA[No Explosives Found Inside Hayward Home]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:24:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/bomb5.jpg
The Alameda County bomb squad and a Hayward police SWAT team surrounded a home for hours Tuesday after finding notes indicating there were possible explosives inside.

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<![CDATA[SF Startup Delivers Pot to Medical Marijuana Patients]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:45:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0729-2014-Eazeup-marijuana.jpg
A San Francisco start-up is making it possible for medical marijuana patients to get pot delivered to their doorsteps.

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<![CDATA[Noted GOP Crusader to Attend Burning Man]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:57:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/BM+People+2013-043.JPG
Artists, radicals, free-thinkers -- and one anti-tax conservative. It's going to be quite the Burning Man.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Football Standout Accused of Punching Woman in OK]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:15:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-29-2014-mixon.jpg
Police in Oklahoma say that Joe Mixon, a former star football player at Freedom High in Oakley and current top recruit for the Oklahoma Sooners, is cooperating with an investigation into allegations that...

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<![CDATA[Livermore Lab Working on Procedure to Diagnose Ebola]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:40:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-29-2014-ebola.jpg
With over 600 dead from the Ebola virus in Africa, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are working on perfecting a method that could be the key to diagnosing the virus quickly in...

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<![CDATA[49ers Vow to Improve Traffic, Parking Headaches ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:21:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-29-2014-levis-stadium-sign.jpg
The 49ers responded Tuesday to gripes surrounding the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara when it opened to the public last week and some of the 30,000 guests complained about heavy traffic, lack of parking...

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<![CDATA[San Francisco to Legalize Arcade Games]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:27:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/video+arcade+generic.JPG
Arcades may soon be legalized in San Francisco, after a little-known law prohibiting 10 or more arcade games in a business is lifted.]]>
<![CDATA[Oakland Markets to Sacto Citizens: Come Be "Cool"]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:27:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-29-2014-oakland-cool.jpg
Beat the Central Valley heat in Oakland -- that's the city's marketing strategy to Sacramento-area cool-seekers.

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<![CDATA[Teen Battling Cancer Rings NASDAQ Bell]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:18:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/nasdaq2.jpg
Terry Grinner, 17, rang the NASDAQ bell in New York as the Make-A-Wish Foundation paved the way for him to be an investment banker for a while.

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<![CDATA[Two Killed in 12 Hours, San Jose's Homicide Count at 22]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:25:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stab5.jpg
In just about 12 hours, two people were killed in San Jose - one stabbed, one shot - bringing the city's homicide toll to 22 in 2014.

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<![CDATA[Livermore Hosts Little League World Series]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:45:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000007672002_1200x675_313216579971.jpg
Livermore is known for its nuclear lab, wineries, the new high-end mall, and now, baseball. The city is hosting the Little League World Series Intermediate Division. Little leaguers from several countries...]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Matt Barnes' Aunt]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:20:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MICHAEL+WILLIAMS+BOOKING.jpg
Police in Northern California on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of killing the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers player Matt Barnes, officials said.

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<![CDATA[OKCupid Dating Web Site Says it Lied to Users]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:36:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dating_generic2.jpg
When you sign up for a dating website, you are supposed to be set up based on your interests, and maybe even your looks.

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<![CDATA[Bryman College Files for Bankruptcy, Closes Campuses]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:27:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/bryman+students+hallway+7.JPG
Bryman College students were demanding answers Monday after learning their school closed all of its campuses since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy days earlier.

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<![CDATA[Alameda Police Searching for Prowling Suspect]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:18:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/alameda_prowler.jpg
Police in Alameda are asking for help in finding a prowling suspect.

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<![CDATA[Kids Dabble in Video Production at San Jose's CreaTV]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:55:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2014-07-29-creatv.jpg
Some talented young kids are spending the summer dabbling in video production.

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<![CDATA[Reality Check: Does Pot Cause Teens to Lose 8 IQ Points?]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:04:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/marijuana_headlines.jpg
One critic said decriminalizing pot, or making it legal for public consumption--even with age restrictions--will make it easier for kids to get their hands on.

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<![CDATA[Chief of CPUC Should Resign: San Bruno Mayor]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:29:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/peevey_cpuc_michael.jpg
The courthouse in Redwood City was the venue for the latest in the long battle over PG&E’s deadly 2010 pipeline explosion and fire in San Bruno. Lawyers were in court Monday hoping to hold PG&E...

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<![CDATA[SF Man Accused of Posing as Cop Appears in Court]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:39:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/jeff_court_hearing_sf.jpg
A San Francisco man accused of posing as a police officer to coerce immigrants into committing sex acts appeared in court for the first time Monday.

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<![CDATA[E-Mails Show Cozy Ties Between PG&E, CPUC]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:05:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bruno5.jpg
Newly released emails show top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at PG&E, as they simultaneously presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for...

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<![CDATA[Planned Parenthood: Protesters Are Plaguing Us]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:04:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/plannedparenthood1.jpg
Planned Parenthood is complaining that San Francisco police and officials aren't doing enough to keep harassing protesters away from its Mission District health center.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Chuang]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor Ed Lee: "Always Felt a Bit Ashamed" of Market Street]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:02:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/11-4-2013-ed-lee-twitter.jpg
Sure, Market Street may look nice now. But for years, the stretch was the zit on San Francisco's face, according to Mayor Ed Lee.

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Head of SF Animal Care and Control Ousted]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:01:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sad+dog1.jpg
Rebecca Katz, who won praise and criticism in charge of San Francisco's taxpayer-funded animal shelter and adoption organization, has been removed from her job.]]>
<![CDATA[Oakland Attorney Who Hoarded Cats Receives Probation, Ban on Keeping Pets]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:59:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/8c39561954574202b9482d48102e0ea0.jpg
The Oakland attorney convicted of a felony for keeping more than 100 cats in poor health in her home was banned from keeping animals for a decade on Friday.]]>