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Drought Linked to Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases: Stanford

Drought Linked to Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases: Stanford

The dry earth, the raging wildfires and the other symptoms of California's drought are "very likely" linked to human-caused climate change because of the abundance of greenhouse gases created by burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests, according to a new study by... Read »

Sep 29, 2014
California's Water Agencies Look to Budget Water

California's Water Agencies Look to Budget Water

As California's severe drought continues, state and local agencies are looking at budgeting water use by creating a... Read »

Sep 29, 2014
Inside Look: PD's Excessive Use of Force Training

Inside Look: PD's Excessive Use of Force Training

Excessive use of force is one of the main criticisms police officers across the nation face, especially lately after... Watch »

Sep 29, 2014
Police Car Crashes into Group of Tourists

Police Car Crashes into Group of Tourists

The officer's car collided with a convertible traveling east on Harbor Drive. Watch »

Sep 29, 2014
California Adopts

California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an assault bill Sunday that requires college students to give consent before sex,... Read »

Sep 29, 2014
SF Court Workers Casting Votes on Whether to Strike

SF Court Workers Casting Votes on Whether to Strike

Dozens of San Francisco court workers rallied outside the city's Civic Center Courthouse Wednesday afternoon to cast... Read »

Sep 29, 2014
Mountain View Police to Get 20 New AR-15 Rifles

Mountain View Police to Get 20 New AR-15 Rifles

A new order for firepower may have people raising questions for one police department on the Peninsula. Read »

Sep 29, 2014
Thief Breaks Into and Sleeps in Mountain View Home

Thief Breaks Into and Sleeps in Mountain View Home

A break in. That's the last thing Jacob and Melinda Mandell expected to happen after moving into their new Mountain... Watch »

Sep 28, 2014
Tortoise Theft Caught on Cam, May Be Part of Series

Tortoise Theft Caught on Cam, May Be Part of Series

A 60-pound desert tortoise whose abduction from its Escondido home was apparently caught on surveillance video... Watch »

Sep 28, 2014
NASCAR Champ's Brother-in-Law's Death an Accident

NASCAR Champ's Brother-in-Law's Death an Accident

The skydiving death of a San Diego man and brother-in-law of NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has been... Read »

Sep 28, 2014
Calif. Gov. Brown Blocks Expulsion for Willful Defiance

Calif. Gov. Brown Blocks Expulsion for Willful Defiance

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law to prevent California schools from expelling students for... Read »

Sep 28, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown Approves Two Domestic Violence Bills

Gov. Jerry Brown Approves Two Domestic Violence Bills

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law a pair of bills designed to increase protections... Read »

Sep 28, 2014

"Suspects" Sneak Into Hotel for Showers, Escape

A pair of "unknown suspects" managed to make their way undetected into a Bay area hotel room "just to take a shower"... Read »

Sep 27, 2014
Man Sentenced to 3 Years For Torture, Killing of Puppy

Man Sentenced to 3 Years For Torture, Killing of Puppy

A Redwood City man who pleaded no contest to killing his puppy Lucky after torturing it for weeks in front of... Read »

Sep 27, 2014

"Eat With" Expands to Bay Area, Offers New Dine-Out Options

Diners call it the ‘Airbnb for dinner.’ It’s a new way of eating out, and it’s gaining popularity in the Bay Area. Watch »

Sep 27, 2014
Councilman Calls 911 for iPad Theft, Gets Arrested for Meth Use

Councilman Calls 911 for iPad Theft, Gets Arrested for Meth Use

A Perris, California, city councilman is facing five methamphetamine-related charges after he summoned police to... Read »

Sep 27, 2014
Uber Driver Accused of Hitting Passenger With Hammer

Uber Driver Accused of Hitting Passenger With Hammer

An UberX driver has been accused of hitting a passenger on the head with a hammer in San Francisco, sources told NBC... Watch »

Sep 27, 2014
Nail Technician Wins $228M Lottery Ticket, Wants to Remain

Nail Technician Wins $228M Lottery Ticket, Wants to Remain...

A nail technician who has played the lottery over the years by scraping together nickels and dimes from tips at the... Watch »

Sep 26, 2014
Bill Bans Forced Sterilization of Female Inmates

Bill Bans Forced Sterilization of Female Inmates

Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will prohibit California prisons from forcing women to be sterilized... Read »

Sep 26, 2014
Drought Spoils Apple-Picking Season

Drought Spoils Apple-Picking Season

California’s ongoing drought is impacting one of San Diego’s most popular fall traditions: apple picking at the many... Watch »

Sep 26, 2014
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