San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has beseeched the city's landlords to identify vacant units and offer them to people displaced by last month's historic floods – even if only for a short time. At a news conference on Thursday, Liccardo said that several dozen homes have already been made available to people impacted when Coyote Creek overflowed. Many landlords are waiving all fees, while charities are also providing subsidies. "We need appartments," Liccardo stressed. "We had a housing crisis before the floods. We've got a more acute housing crisis today."
A suspect was detained in San Francisco on Thursday after four people were found dead in a Sacramento house, police said.
Emergency crews are working to rescue a vehicle that fell over a cliff in the Marin headlands Thursday afternoon.
Mountain View police are investigating a pursuit Thursday. According to eye witness reports, police were pursuing a car which exited U.S. Highway 101 at Bird in San Jose and headed downtown.
A person running around with a BB gun caused heavy police activity in a Martinez neighborhood on Thursday morning, police said.
GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday's vote was a significant defeat. It came on the seven-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act, years that Republicans have devoted to promising repeal.
The Republican health overhaul bill in Congress would cut federal payments for low-income health coverage in California by an estimated $6 billion in 2020 and more than $24 billion in a decade, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration said.