<![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, 24 Apr 2014 00:29:31 -0700 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:29:31 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Police Arrest Man in Connection to Reported Daly City Shooting]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:30:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-23-2014-daly-city-evacuees.jpg
Daly City police are surrounding the Seton Medical Center building at 1500 Southgate Avenue after reports of a possible gunman.

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<![CDATA[Albany Pays Homeless $3K to Vacate Area for State Park]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:33:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0423-Albany-homelesscamp.jpg
The City of Albany is shelling out thousands of dollars to homeless people in an attempt to clear a tract of land for an eventual state park.

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<![CDATA[Kaiser Workers Strike To Protest Cost-Cutting, Suicides]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:06:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/IMG_11052.JPG
Mental health clinicians from Kaiser’s Oakland Medical Center launched a one-day strike Wednesday to address understaffing and cost-cutting in Kaiser’s mental health services, which they say have resulted...

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<![CDATA[Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges SamTrans Ignored Questions of Fraud]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:24:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SamTrans_generic.jpg
The San Mateo County Transit District, CEO Mike Scanlon, and a supervisor have been named as defendants in a federal whistleblower lawsuit. Former senior accountant Ling La says transit district...

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<![CDATA[Housing Demands Rise in Gilroy, Morgan Hill]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:36:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/home_buyer_michael_son2.jpg
A tight Silicon Valley real estate market has spurred an increase in the demand for housing in southern Santa Clara County.

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<![CDATA[Mark Zuckerberg Wax Figure on Display at New Madame Tussauds]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:29:58 -0700 More pictures below.]]> More pictures below.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-23-2014-zuck-wax.jpg
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio headlined an event at San Francisco’s Fisherman's Wharf on Wednesday without saying a word.

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<![CDATA[Sriracha Plant Shutdown Vote Delay]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:44:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/236*120/srirachawednesday4.JPG
Officials in a Southern California city held off on a decision about whether to force the closure of the Sriracha hot sauce plant that is being blamed for bad odors and heat that burns eyes.]]>
<![CDATA[Molotov Cocktail Hurled Into Store]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:31:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/molotov+cocktail+suspect+brooklyn.jpg
Police are searching for a man caught on surveillance video throwing a Molotov cocktail into a 24-hour mini-mart in Brooklyn, setting the clerk inside on fire. The suspect argued with the clerk in the...]]>
<![CDATA[Levi's Stadium Set to Hire for Job Vacancies]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:00:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/levi-stad-1.jpg
Levi's Stadium is ready to give the South Bay another wave of job opportunities.

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<![CDATA["Allah Saved Him": Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:12:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-23-2014-hawaiian.jpg
The father of a Santa Clara teen stowaway who survived a 5 ½-hour flight from San Jose to Hawaii Sunday despite high altitudes, low oxygen and freezing temperatures said that Allah protected his son.

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<![CDATA[Batteries in Baby Video Monitors Recalled]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:58:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/baby_feet_generic.jpg
Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. The Rhode Island-based manufacturer has received 22 reports of overheated and...]]>
<![CDATA[Photo May Show Stowaway's Footprints on Airplane Wheels]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:16:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*155/wheel4.JPG
New images obtained by an NBC affiliate in Hawaii show what appear to possibly be the Santa Clara stowaway's footprints on the wheel of a plane he hid in for 5 /12 hours from San Jose to Maui.

Photo Credit: Anonymous source via Hawaii News Now]]>
<![CDATA[1888 "City of Chester" Shipwreck Rediscovered in SF Bay]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:08:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-23-2014-chester-rosato.jpg
A shipwreck that killed 16 passengers in 1888 has been rediscovered under the Golden Gate Bridge - a find that allows history to be relived and a bit of Chinese bigotry to be erased, according to the...

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<![CDATA[Men Keep Underwear for 7 Years on Average: Study]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:08:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/underpants-on-clothesline.jpg
Men, how often do you replace your underwear? Probably not that often, a recent survey suggests. A study in the United Kingdom found that men hold onto their undies for an average of seven years, and 22 percent...

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<![CDATA[Man Wins Lottery 3 Times in 3 Weeks]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:53:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kaelin+lottery.jpg
Three is a magic number. At least, it might be for one Chicago resident. Christopher Kaelin, an occasional lottery player, won the same lottery game three times in three weeks, officials announced Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Oakland Teen with 5.0 GPA in "Ellen Show" Appearance]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:36:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-23-2014-Akintunde-backstage.jpg
Akintunde Ahmad has been accepted into Yale, Brown and Columbia, has a 5.0 GPA and scored a 2100 on his SATs. Now he's on his way to meet Ellen.

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<![CDATA["How Can You Resist That Face?" Harbor Seal Pup Born]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:34:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-23-2014-Lily_4-days_3.jpg
Easter is a time for spring and renewal - a time when babies and bunnies are born into the world. Apparently, it's birth time for Pacific harbor seal pups, too.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Workers Get to Work Late]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:30:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/176640682.jpg
Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of the FiveThirtyEight blog, compiled American Community Survey data that offered unique insight to America's work habits. He concludes that those in the most highly populated metro...

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<![CDATA[Residents Voice Concerns Over Santa Clara "Mini Dorms"]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:55:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/0402-SantaClara-MiniDorm.jpg
Santa Clara residents packed a city council meeting Tuesday frustrated over what is being called "mini dorm" projects moving into their neighborhood.

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<![CDATA[Walgreens Thieves Steal Nearly $6,000 of Cigarettes in Belmont]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:06:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/208*120/belmont23.jpg
Police are seeking the public's help to identify two men who smashed through the front door of a Walgreens and stole nearly $6,000 worth of cigarettes in Belmont.]]>
<![CDATA[Casino Denies Digging Up Burial Grounds to Build]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:18:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jamul+casino+crosses.jpg
The latest skirmish in a long-running legal feud over an East County tribal casino project ended Tuesday in favor of tribal leaders.]]>
<![CDATA[FedEx Sued Over Deadly California Bus Crash]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:26:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/198*120/AP437289118866.jpg
The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching

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<![CDATA[Palo Alto Man Recovering After Yosemite Fall]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:04:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0422-BlakeParkinson.jpg
A 26-year-old Palo Alto man is recovering after falling while rock climbing in Yosemite.

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<![CDATA[PG&E Tree Removal Project on Hold]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:24:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-22-2014-pge-trees.jpg
A PG&E project to remove trees that obstruct access to gas pipelines is on hold while the utility negotiates with California cities.]]>
<![CDATA[Child Captures Hot Air Balloon Landing in Street]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:07:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Balloon-Mishap-0423-Rancho2.jpg
A hot air balloon making an unscheduled landing was caught on video by a giggling little boy in the back of his mom's car.

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<![CDATA[Reality Check: Impact of Ending Affirmative Action in CA]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:55:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0422-affirmative_action.jpg
In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the claims and facts behind the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on affirmative action.

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<![CDATA[Strong Winds Hit Bay Area]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:53:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/0422-tree_down.jpg
Strong winds hit across the Bay Area Tuesday, prompting warnings on bridges and making it tough for firefighters at a three-alarm blaze in San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[9 Facts About YouTube on Its 9th Anniversary]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:52:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/youtube-463842675.jpg
YouTube and its bottomless supply of videos are turning nine. The first video ever uploaded to YouTube went up on April 23, 2005, nine years ago Tuesday. To commemorate YouTube's ninth anniversary, we've...

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<![CDATA[Stowaway Teen May Have Been Headed to Africa: Report]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:51:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/plane36.jpg
A stowaway teen from California who hid in a wheel well while flying to Hawaii may have been trying to reach family in Africa where his biological mother lives, according to what the Maui police told...

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<![CDATA[City to Pay for Razing Wrong House]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:53:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/demolish-wrong-071613.jpg
The Fort Worth City Council has agreed to pay more than $62,000 to a homeowner whose house was mistakenly demolished last summer. A city crew marked the wrong house for demolition last

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<![CDATA[Dome Recommended for Placement on Historic Places List]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:51:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/33+THE+DOME+MEDIUM.jpg
Some encouraging news for the fans working to “save the dome,” San Jose's old Century 21 theater on Winchester Boulevard: The State Historical Resources Commission recommended the theater for placement on...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Penguin Chicks Take 1st Swim]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:25:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MysrticPenguinsSwim1.jpg
Penguin chicks are cute — and penguin chicks swimming are even cuter. Three African penguin chicks that hatched in January took their first swim at Connecticut's Mystic Aquarium on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[3 Crashes Into SoCal Home in 6 Mos.]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:30:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/car+into+highland+home.JPG
After a Southern California home on a windy downhill street was hit three times in six months by vehicles, the city is doing a study on how to make the street safer. The news comes a day after a crash into...]]>
<![CDATA[NYC Mom Gives Autistic Son Friends]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:52:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/joshua+birthday.jpg
A New York City woman who says her autistic son doesn't have any friends started a Facebook page for him so he could receive happy birthday wishes. Brenda Figueroa said her son, Joshua, turned 12 years...]]>