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Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 08:16 AM PDT

Scary-Looking Fish Prompts Warning at Virginia Beach

Scary-Looking Fish Prompts Warning at Virginia Beach

Watch your step. A surfing group is warning beachgoers to watch their step after a scary-looking fish was found lurking in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, sand. The East Coast Surfing Championships wrote on their...

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 06:10 PM PDT

Solano County Officials Uncover 38,000 Marijuana Plants

Solano County Officials Uncover 38,000 Marijuana Plants

Solano County sheriff's officials said today that a drug enforcement team has found and eradicated more than 38,000 marijuana plants on Ryer Island just west of the J-Mack Ferry since last month.

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 at 05:42 PM PDT

Mysterious Sound of Explosions Baffles Calif. City

Mysterious Sound of Explosions Baffles Calif. City

Susan Saunders began hearing the explosions at random hours, day and night, in February at her Alhambra home. The first one came at 3 a.m. "I thought, 'Somebody's blowing things up,'" said Saunders, 60.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 10:34 AM PDT

Comedian Plants Fake Signs at LA Zoo

Comedian Plants Fake Signs at LA Zoo

Visitors to the Los Angeles Zoo may have been greeted by some misinformation recently, courtesy of a comedian who posted fake facts — many of them absurd — about animals around the zoo. Jeff Wysaski puts...

Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 at 05:36 PM PDT

Repairs on Giant Sinkhole in East Bay in Final Stretch

Repairs on Giant Sinkhole in East Bay in Final Stretch

Repairs on a ruptured water line in Pleasant Hill were nearing completion Sunday after the break caused a large sinkhole.

Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 02:08 PM PDT

Man Pleads Involuntary Manslaughter for Killing His Friend

Man Pleads Involuntary Manslaughter for Killing His Friend

A 20-year-old man pleaded no contest today to involuntary manslaughter today for accidentally fatally shooting an 18-year-old friend with a shotgun at an East Oakland apartment last year.

Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 08:48 AM PDT

South Bay Raid Nets 600 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks

South Bay Raid Nets 600 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks

Law enforcement officers seized 600 pounds of fireworks Thursday morning from an East Palo Alto man suspected of dealing them ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, police said.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 at 08:37 PM PDT

Renegade Biker Tackles SF with Traffic Cones

Renegade Biker Tackles SF with Traffic Cones

Following the deaths of two San Francisco cyclists earlier this month, one man is taking a stand to protect future bike riders from dangerous drivers – and he seemingly doesn’t care if he has to break the law to...

Monday, Jul 4, 2016 at 08:38 AM PDT

$90K Worth of Stolen Beer Set to Be Thrown Away

$90K Worth of Stolen Beer Set to Be Thrown Away

Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away.

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 04:25 PM PDT

Mayfly Swarm Causes Traffic Nightmares on Ill. Bridge

Mayfly Swarm Causes Traffic Nightmares on Ill. Bridge

Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city. The Havana Police Department warned drivers of a...

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