<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSat, 01 Oct 2016 08:57:44 -0700Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:57:44 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Loma Fire Ravages More Than 4,000 Acres, Destroys 8 Homes]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:12:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AP_16272798994480-news.jpg
Santa Cruz County residents were allowed to return to their homes Wednesday as cooler temperatures gave fire crews a much-needed boost in battling the Loma Fire.

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<![CDATA[Loma Fire Spreads to 2,865 Acres, Some Evacuations Lifted]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:06:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/loma-day3.jpg
Santa Cruz County residents were allowed to return to their homes Wednesday as cooler temperatures gave fire crews a much-needed boost in battling the Loma Fire.

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<![CDATA[4,345-Acre Loma Fire Destroys 12 Homes, is 56% Contained]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:59:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AP_16272798994480-news.jpg
The Loma Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains grew slowly overnight, scorching 4,300 acres by Friday morning, 200 acres more than the day before, Cal Fire said.

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<![CDATA[Phila. Orchestra Goes on Strike]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 02:06:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/200*120/Philadelphia+Orchestra+strike+cp.jpg
Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra went on strike Friday evening, minutes after they were scheduled to perform for an Opening Night gala at the Kimmel Center. In a statement, the Philadelphia Orchestra...

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<![CDATA[Pope Calls for Tolerance, Loving Gestures, in Final Mass]]> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:05:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490326864.jpg
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims gathered in the heart of Philadelphia to watch as Pope Francis culminates his historic visit to the United States by celebrating Mass and talking once again about the importance...

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<![CDATA[Ferguson Grand Jury Records Not Approved for Release]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:37:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/459432416.jpg
The prosecutor overseeing the Ferguson grand jury hearing the Michael Brown case took the rare step of recording and documenting the proceedings, but that doesn't mean they will be released to the public...

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<![CDATA[Nearby Buildings May Also Be to Blame for Sinking SF Tower]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:01:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/9-14-16-milennium-tower-sf.jpg
A new geotechnical consultant hired by Millennium backs the developer’s claim that Transbay terminal’s construction for the recent sinking of the Millennium Tower but acknowledges other nearby project could...

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<![CDATA[Man Dies in Police Confrontation]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:26:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/9-30-16+Pasadena+death+investigation+thomas.JPG
Demonstrators marched in the streets of Pasadena, California on Friday, following the death of a man during a confrontation with police.The protesters brought traffic to a halt at some intersections after...

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<![CDATA[Taliban: We Found Bergdahl Alone, Cursing Countrymen]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:52:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP185958732321.jpg
Two former Taliban commanders told NBC News on Thursday that Bowe Bergdahl was walking alone and cursing his countrymen when the Taliban found and captured him in Afghanistan in 2009.

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<![CDATA[Gaza Cease-Fire Holds as Peace Talks Re-Open in Cairo]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 03:12:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP654242583915.jpg
Israeli and Palestinian delegations in Cairo have accepted an Egyptian proposal for a 72-hour cease-fire to the war in Gaza, even as Israeli and Hamas continued to fire rockets early in the day, officials...

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<![CDATA[Road Closures After Church Fire to Snarl Traffic at Cal Game]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:05:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11P+IMPACT+BERKELEY+CHURCH+FIRE+PKG+-+00000814.jpg
Hours after a three-alarm fire ripped through the iconic First Congregational Church, traffic crawled on the south side of the University of California, Berkeley campus.

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<![CDATA[Property Owners Want School Next Door to Build Sound Wall]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:38:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11P+SANTA+CLARA+SCHOOL+WALL+PKG+-+00002401.jpg
A couple that owns an apartment building near Santa Clara University is under fire for pushing a Catholic school to build a sound wall — and pay for it.

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<![CDATA[Millennium Tower Condo Owners Want SF to Cancel Property Tax]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:18:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/9-14-16-milennium-tower-sf-sign.jpg
More than 160 condo owners said their multi-million dollar homes at San Francisco's sinking Millennium Tower are not worth a penny.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigating Incident at Union City High School]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:15:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NBC+Bay+Area+Breaking+News+Image2.png
Police are investigating an incident at a James Logan High School event in Union City Friday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Rental Prices In Santa Clara County Are Declining Overall]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:00:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/RENTS+REDUCED+PIC.jpg
Housing experts and rental sites suggest rent relief may have arrived. Rental properties in cities across Santa Clara county have declined in recent months.

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<![CDATA[Missing Jet Families Seek $5M Reward for Answers]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 08:09:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP7372611894241.jpg
Relatives of passengers aboard the missing Malaysia jet said Sunday that they are seeking to raise $5 million for a reward and private investigation leading to discovery of what happened to the plane and the 239...

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<![CDATA[Big Sixth Inning Vaults Giants Over Dodgers]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:48:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/GettyImages-611685236.jpg
The Giants pieced together a huge seven-run sixth inning to get a win over the Dodgers on Friday and stay well in the playoff hunt.

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<![CDATA[Harbor Commissioner Candidates Speak Candidly During Forum]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:42:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0929+harborcommission.jpg
Harbor Commission candidates for four open seats took questions at a public forum Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Mariners Muscle Up, Power Past A's]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:22:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-611683436.jpg
Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz form one of the most dangerous 3-4 combos in any major league lineup.They delivered as advertised Friday night, leading the way in making life miserable for A’s starter Raul...

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<![CDATA[Folklorist and Teacher Honored for Preserving Mexican Son]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:44:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SonMusicianPhoto.jpg
A Bay Area musician has received a national award for his work teaching and preserving traditional Mexican folk music.Artemio Posadas was honored with the 2016 Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Fellowship...]]>
<![CDATA[Contra Costa County Workers Strike Over Pay, 'Labor Abuse']]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:34:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Contra+Costa+COunty.jpg
Contra Costa County social workers and employment counselors took to the picket lines on Friday, protesting alleged intimidation from county leaders and unfair labor practices.

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<![CDATA[Claims Filed Against Cities in Police Sex Abuse Scandal]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:05:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/9-14-16-jasmine-abuslin.jpg
Attorneys for a teenager at the center of a police sexual misconduct scandal on Friday said they have filed claims against the cities of San Francisco, Richmond, Livermore and Alameda County.

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<![CDATA[World's First MotoBot Wows at Robotics Convention]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:07:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/robobusiness.JPG
“Finally, the enemy has been defeated,” a toddler-sized robot announces to a captive audience inside the convention center in downtown San Jose as it enacts a scene from Star Wars.

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<![CDATA[A History of the First Congregational Church of Berkeley]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:12:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/0930-2016-BerkeleyFire3.jpg
A fire so intense it collapsed a roof raged at an iconic Berkeley church on Friday afternoon. The four-alarm fire broke out at 12:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, a church and building...

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<![CDATA[Officer Slams Suspect's Head Into Windshield, Cracking Glass]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:40:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Pele+Smith+Arrest.jpg
A man suing a northeast Ohio police department alleges his rights were violated by an officer who slammed his head into a cruiser's windshield with enough force to crack the glass.Dashcam video of the...

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<![CDATA[750,000 People Expected in SF For Hardly Strictly Bluegrass]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:56:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NU+N5P+HARDLY+STRICTLY++-+00003412.jpg
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pour into San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend as the 16th Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival comes to the city.

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<![CDATA[Rainbows Shine Before, After Arnold Palmer's Funeral]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:05:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IMG_0997-rainbow.jpg
Arnold Palmer’s family spread his ashes at his country club in Pennsylvania on Thursday and locals took solace in several rainbows, which they said reminded them of the golf great.

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<![CDATA[El Cajon Shooting Video's Release]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:09:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ECPD-Olango-Video.jpg
The El Cajon Police Department (ECPD) released two video clips Friday showing the controversial deadly police shooting of an unarmed black man that has fueled days of protests in the community in San Diego's...

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<![CDATA[Video of Trump Deposition Released]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:32:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TrumpScreenShot2.jpg
Video of Donald Trump giving a deposition in a case involving one of his hotels was released Friday. The case is part of Trump’s ongoing legal feud with celebrity chef and restauranteur Geoffrey...

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<![CDATA[Fire Breaks out at Historic Church Near UC Berkeley]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:47:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/0930-2016-BerkeleyFire3.jpg
Fire crews raced on Friday afternoon to battle a three-alarm fire at an iconic East Bay church just blocks away from the University of California at Berkeley campus.

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<![CDATA[Returning Marine Meets Son For First Time]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:41:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MarineBaby0930_MP4-147526448627400001.jpg
A Tennessee Marine returning from deployment met his newborn son for the first time Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Cop Smashes Car Windshield With Man's Head]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:47:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Windshield0930_MP4-147526444380600001.jpg
Police in Lorain, Ohio, are defending themselves against brutality claims raised by a man whose head was slammed into a cruiser with enough force to shatter the windshield. The incident took place in September...]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighters Extinguish Grass Fire on I-280 in SJ]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:40:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0930-2016-SJFire.jpg
Firefighters Friday afternoon are responding to a grass fire on northbound Interstate 280 in San Jose.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Worker Arrested After Attempted Burglary]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:26:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TESLA11.jpg
A Tesla car builder was arrested in Fremont after San Rafael police say the 18-year-old was involved with an attempted robbery and burglary.

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<![CDATA[Mom Thwarts Attempted Kidnapping]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:37:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_attemptedkidnap0929_1920x1080.jpg
One Albuquerque, New Mexico mother got the shock of a lifetime when she turned around just in time to see a complete stranger running away with one of her children.Quick thinking and protective, the mother was...

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<![CDATA[Experts Looked Inside Mylan's Upgraded EpiPen]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:34:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/epipen-julie-brown-injectors-nbc-news.jpg
With Congress trying to figure out Mylan's business model for the EpiPen, a medical technologies expert and a Seattle doctor have been physically taking apart the auto-injectors to find out exactly how...

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<![CDATA[Nudist Resort Opens Doors to Fire Evacuees, Animals]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:30:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LMX_N5A+LUPIN+LODGE+CHARGES+VO_KNTV_000000012250324+-+00003714.jpg
A nudist retreat nestled below the Santa Cruz Mountains is opening its door to all Loma Fire refugees - and their animals - as long as it takes to return to their homes.

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<![CDATA[Supreme Court Takes on Case of Portland Band 'The Slants']]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:15:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/the-slants.jpg
Asian American boy band "The Slants" is headed to the nation's highest court and the fate of the Washington Redskins' name could hang in the balance, too. The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear the...

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<![CDATA[Blue Tea is Booming in Japan]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:51:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/9-30-16-blue-tea-japan.jpg
Tea has a new color in Northern Japan. The sale of blue tea is booming in the Aomori Prefecture. Nippon TV visited the Capitol Aomori City to find out what’s going on. At this shop sales jumped from a target of...

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<![CDATA[Safest Place to Sit on a Train, What to Do If It Crashes]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:22:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/train34.jpg
Paul Worley from the North Carolina Department of Transportation shared with the "Today" show's Jeff Rossen a handful of suggestions on how to minimize the danger if you're involved in a train crash.

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