<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:48:21 -0800 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:48:21 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ferguson Protesters Set Fires, Vandalize Shops in Oakland]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:21:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/1125-2014-OaklandProtest6.jpg
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in San Francisco and Oakland on Tuesday night, a day after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a police officer for the shooting death of a teen.]]>
<![CDATA[150 Cars Show Up for "Sideshow" Near Ferguson Protests]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:46:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sideshow1.jpg
As protesters marched and looted in Oakland Wednesday night to demonstrate their frustration with a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, an estimated 200 people created havoc nearby, spinning their cars in...

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<![CDATA[Oakland Residents Fed Up With Destructive Protests]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:32:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1127-2014-OaklandTrib.jpg
Three nights of protests have left much of downtown Oakland boarded up and littered with graffiti. The vandalism has also left children who live and visit the city feeling trampled on.

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<![CDATA[Marin County Rancher Sees Compost as Miracle Cure]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:57:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/John+Wick+.jpg
Marin County rancher John Wick has a keen interest in composting as a miracle cure for what he sees as solving the Earth’s climate woes.

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<![CDATA[Record Online Sales Expected on Thanksgiving Day]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:02:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Black-Friday-Toys-R-Us-2013.jpg
If you’re looking for a holiday bargain, help yourself to seconds of turkey or another slice of pumpkin pie and turn on your computer, according to one online shopping survey. Online prices are predicted to hit...

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested in SJ Airport Breach Released]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:42:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Zaragoza1.jpg
The man arrested for breaching security at Mineta San Jose International Airport is now out of jail.

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<![CDATA[Bus Drivers Say Tech Company Shuttles Create Safety Hazards]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:01:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1126-2014-VTABus.jpg
Public bus drivers in the South Bay are issuing a warning to corporate employee shuttles for high tech companies, saying they are creating a safety hazard by parking in the public bus stops -- and they...

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<![CDATA[Toddler Inspires Disney Petition]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:08:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/11-26-14-Disney-Princess-revised.JPG
A San Francisco family traveled to Disney's Southern California Headquarters Wednesday to deliver a petition with more than 75,000 signatures calling on Disney to create characters with Down syndrome and...

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<![CDATA[Congressman Joins Call to End Mandatory Retail Shifts on Holidays]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:38:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/swalwell_8085186_722x406_13634627796.jpg
Congressman Eric Swalwell and 10 other House Democrats are calling on the Department of Labor to end mandatory retail shifts on holidays, or provide mandatory overtime pay. Peggy Bunker reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Fans Set for New Holiday Tradition at Levi's Stadium]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:38:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LEVIS-STADIUM-SUPER-BOWL-VO-okay---00002827.jpg
Thanksgiving is all about tradition, but on Thursday tens of thousands of people will begin a new tradition by heading to Levi's Stadium for the 49ers game against the Seahawks. Michelle Roberts reports.

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<![CDATA[20 Thieves in Chicago Robbery]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:23:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/smash+and+grab+garfield.jpg
A group of thieves made off with shoes and jeans after smashing a vehicle into a business in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood early Wednesday, police said. Officers responded to a report of a burglar...
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<![CDATA[Major Motor Carrier Crashes Went Unreported]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/tlmd_fedex27.jpg
Law enforcement agencies across the nation did not report 15 major accidents involving FedEx Ground to federal officials in the past two and a half years, as required by law. Investigative reporter Elyce...
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<![CDATA[Start-Up Pledges to Keep Packages Safe]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:42:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1125-2014-Doorman.jpg
A San Francisco start-up wants to make sure you never miss a package again, or have one stolen off your doorstep. Doorman delivers boxes and envelopes to your door, when you are home.

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<![CDATA[Stepfather Killed Missing Mom: DA]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:13:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Stepfather-and-Padgett.jpg
The search for Jessica Padgett, a missing mother and newlywed from eastern Pennsylvania, came to a stunning end the day before Thanksgiving when investigators announced she'd been murdered by her stepfather.]]>
<![CDATA[San Jose Councilman Opposes Oil-By-Rail Idea]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:50:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/oiltrains.jpg
Ash Kalra of the San Jose City Council is against shipping crude oil by rail through the Bay Area en route to a refinery.

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<![CDATA[Officer Kills Suspect After Chase]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:22:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/Lewisvilel+crash.JPG
Police in Texas are investigating an officer involved shooting north of Dallas on Wednesday afternoon that left one man dead. Investigators said the shooting happened after a chase that started in Highland...]]>
<![CDATA[Push To Outlaw Pedestrian Tolls On Golden Gate Bridge]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:09:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/golden_gate_bridge_median_barrior.jpg
The Golden Gate Bridge would remain henceforth and forever free for walkers and cyclists seeking to cross between San Francisco and Marin if two Bay Area lawmakers have their way.

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<![CDATA[Smoggy 2014 Blamed On Heat]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:20:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/56097d10b87d4a6cb912c2669dd4435a.png.jpg
A warmer Bay Area is a smoggier Bay Area, as 2014 displayed.

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<![CDATA[West Valley College Evacuated After "Credible" Threat]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:33:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/college+generic.JPG
The campus of West Valley College in Saratoga was evacuated Wednesday morning after the community college received "a credible threat" to its security.

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<![CDATA[Apple Security Guards Want Better Pay, Conditions]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:58:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/455724848.jpg
Apple security guards want better working conditions, which seems to mean better pay and full-time hours.

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<![CDATA[Sacred Heart Reaches 7,000 Turkey Goal]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:36:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11A+SACRED+HEART+TURKEYS+raw+hd+-+19384908.jpg
Sacred Heart Community Services needed more than 5,000 turkeys at the beginning of this week to serve the 7,000 families they had promised to feed on Thanksgiving.

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<![CDATA[Hairdresser Gives Free Snips to Homeless]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:59:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/brunch+and+haircuts+3.jpg
Daniel Rita says learning how to cut hair helped him get his life back on track. He now wants to help others do the same.
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<![CDATA[Nearly 200 Arrested at LA Ferguson Protests]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:53:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/11-25-14-Ferguson-protest-day-2-chp-crop.JPG
Almost 100 people were arrested in Los Angeles as protests continued for a second day over the Ferguson grand jury decision.

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<![CDATA[Ferguson Protests Continue Across U.S. for 2nd Day]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:04:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/459584294.jpg
Heated protests continued for a second night in response to a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, with violence and arrests reported...

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<![CDATA[Police Call in Additional Help for Third Night of Protests]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:44:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1126-2014-Protest5.jpg
Oakland police have called in additional help from outside agencies to respond to continuing protests including more California Highway Patrol officers assigned to protecting freeway access, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Stripping Robbers Hit Again]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:08:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/subwaystriprobbery.jpg
A group of armed robbers who make their victims take off their clothes hit again over the weekend, the latest in a string of robberies all with a similar modus operandi. In the latest robbery, which targeted...

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<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Week Travel Rush in Full Swing]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:41:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/airport-travel-generic-1021.jpg
The holiday travel rush is in full swing in the Bay Area. Terry McSweeney reports.]]>
<![CDATA["People Are Angry": Oakland Woman After Ferguson Decision]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:49:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/wellsfargo1.jpg
Contractors began boarding up the handful vandalized storefronts on Tuesday, the morning after about 1,000 protesters crowded downtown Oakland to voice their outrage after a white Ferguson police officer was not...

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