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Kansas rallies from 18 down to beat West Virginia in OT, win Big 12

Frank Mason III capped one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history by scoring the last eight points in overtime to ...

PHOTOS: Mom vows to beat cancer, see children grow up

A mom who has been giving a terminal cancer diagnosis is now vowing to live so she can watch her beautiful children grow up. ...

'Great-looking kid' talk leads to fine

The NBA has fined the New York Knicks an undisclosed amount for president Phil Jackson's public comments on Ohio State freshman ...

Before and After: 'The Lion King' Broadway Costume Transformations

Check out how these actors transform into animated characters through costumes and makeup!

Peterson, Vikings to meet Wednesday

Vikings management will fly to Texas on Wednesday to meet with Adrian Peterson, according to ESPN Vikings reporter Ben ...

Suspect in Custody After Maryland Shooting Incidents, FBI Says

A suspect is in custody, believed to be involved in a string of recent shooting incidents in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. ...

What You Need to Know About Obamacare at Supreme Court

The justices will consider if Americans in 34 states are eligible for subsidies

Boston Bombing Suspect's Widow Under Investigation

Authorities believe Katherine Russell went with husband to buy pressure cookers.

Cryotherapy At 200 Degrees Below Zero Becomes Latest Northern California Health Craze

At first glance, it’s a machine looks straight out of a sci-fi movie. But this Cryosauna, as it's called, has been called a ...

California Lawmakers Want High School Students To Learn About ‘Yes Means Yes’ Sexual Consent Law

Two California lawmakers said Tuesday that they are hoping to get a head start on preventing sexual assaults on college ...

LeSean McCoy traded to Bills

The Philadelphia Eagles have traded running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso, a ...

'FREAK attack' flaw affected Apple, Android browsers

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a ...

$25,000 Blade-Style Prosthetic Leg Stolen From Paralympian’s Car In San Francisco

An Paralympian sprinter’s blade-style prosthetic was stolen out of his car in San Francisco’s Mission District, and he needs it ...

Congressman Honda Caught On Camera Dozing Off During Homeland Security Spending Discussion

Congressman Mike Honda was in a nearly empty House Chamber listening to a California colleague speak on Homeland Security ...

US crackdown on maternity tourism from China

Federal agents searched more than a dozen homes Tuesday in a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for ...

Kentucky (30-0) rallies from 9 down to beat Georgia

No. 1 Kentucky overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to keep its perfect season intact and beat Georgia 72-64 on ...

LeBron into 21st on scoring list

LeBron James continued to make his mark on the record books Tuesday, as he passed former teammate Ray Allen for No. 21 on the ...

Weather forecast for Wednesday

Tonight will be mostly clear and cool, with overnight lows in the upper 30s in our inland valleys and low to mid 40s near the ...

Nieto has 2 goals and assist as Sharks beat Canucks 6-2

Matt Nieto had two goals and an assist in leading the San Jose Sharks to a 6-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday ...

Smith dubs fans 'bandwagoners'

Josh Smith of the Houston Rockets called Atlanta Hawks fans "bandwagoners" after being booed throughout the game against his ...

Phelps could be reinstated for worlds

As Michael Phelps nears the end of a six-month suspension triggered by his second drunken driving offense, there is a ...

California drought: Water conservation weakening as drought worsens. Tougher rules on the way?

Statewide, Californians cut water use 8.8 percent in January, according to new data released Tuesday by the State Water ...

Man Shot by LAPD Stole French Man's Identity: Authorities

The homeless man fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers in a Sunday confrontation was living in the United States under ...

Contra Costa supervisors OK 7 percent raise, create salary committee

After a referendum led to them ditch their controversial 33 percent raises, Contra Costa County supervisors on Tuesday voted to ...

Hillary Clinton Steers Clear of One Controversy but Wades Into Another

Hillary Clinton managed to sidestep the controversy about her personal email use as secretary of state during a Tuesday speech.

Suspect in custody after chatting with deputies on Facebook

An Ohio man is now in custody after apparently commenting under his own online wanted photos.

Lawmakers want high schools to teach 'Yes Means Yes' for sex

Two California lawmakers want to get a head start on preventing sexual assaults on college campuses by having high school ...

Nuggets fire Brian Shaw

The Denver Nuggets have fired coach Brian Shaw, general manager Tim Connelly announced Tuesday.

Millions Of Apple, Android Users Vulnerable To ‘FREAK Attack’ In Browsers

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a ...

3 African penguin chicks to make debut at SF's California Academy of Sciences

Three African penguin chicks are about to make their public debut at the California Academy of Sciences.

PHOTOS: 3 African penguin chicks to make debut at SF's California Academy of Sciences

Three African penguin chicks are about to make their public debut at the California Academy of Sciences.

VR, e-sports, women in gaming are hot topics at GDC 2015

About 24,000 techies have taken over Downtown San Francisco this week for the Game Developers Conference.

Asiana Airlines crash: Dozens of passengers reach settlements

More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement ...

California Urban Water Use Increases Month-Over-Month, Despite Dwindling Snowpack, Lingering Drought

Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board Felicia Marcus said residents are falling far short of the twenty percent year ...

Peavy plays on back-to-back World Series teams, hoping to repeat

Pitcher Jake Peavy played on World Series Championship-winning teams and hopes to work hard to return again.

Corinthian College Student With $30,000 In Loans Refuses To Pay, Takes Part In Debt Strike

Makenzie Vasquez never thought she would still be wearing a waitress uniform, two years after she enrolled to become a medical ...

SFMTA approves bike lane plan for Polk Street

Officials in San Francisco have approved a controversial plan that would eliminate more than 100 parking spots in favor of ...

Pedestrian, Bicycle Plan Approved For 20-Blocks Of San Francisco’s Polk Street

The project drew dozens of San Francisco residents, including bicycle and pedestrian advocates supporting the project and ...

Reporter crashes face first during 'sledding lesson'

A reporter giving a sledding demonstration learned a painful lesson -- make sure there's nothing in your way and go down feet ...

Netanyahu Says Iran Engaged in Deadly 'Game of Thrones'

Israeli Prime Minister is addressing a jam-packed joint meeting of Congress today.

Oakland City Councilman Threatens To Quit Over City’s Violence After Latest Homicide

A city councilman is threatening to quit over violence in his city after a 21-year-old father was killed as he left for work ...

Former CIA Head David Petraeus to Plead Guilty

Decorated war veteran and former CIA director David Petraeus has entered to an agreement with federal prosecutors in which he ...

Probe to Reveal Pattern of Discrimination at Ferguson PD

The findings will be released as early as Wednesday.

Over 350 Catholic School Teachers Call On San Francisco Archbishop To Drop Morality Clauses

More than 350 teachers in high schools administrated by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco signed a letter urging ...

Narbonne High School girls basketball team reinstated in playoffs

The Narbonne High School Girls basketball team will be able to play in the finals after an appeals panel reversed its previous ...

ONLY ON ABC7NEWS.COM: Family says son beaten at elementary school in San Pablo

In a story you'll see only on ABC7 News, an 11-year-old boy says he's afraid to go back to his elementary school in San Pablo ...

Suspected Killer Of Elderly Sonoma County Woman Faces New Murder Charge Over Death Of 2nd Suspect

The main suspect in the murder of an 84-year old woman in Sonoma County now faces a new charge of murder in Arizona, KPIX 5 has ...

SF Ferry Building gets makeover for World's Fair centenial anniversary

San Francisco's Ferry Building will get a makeover to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the World's Fair.

Stanford scientists predict more knockout droughts in California

Stanford scientists say it's a one-two punch that determines if our reservoirs fill up. Low rainfall and high temperatures ...

Oakland police identify drive-by shooting victim

Police are searching for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a 21-year-old man near Oakland's Knowland Park Tuesday morning.

SFMTA Approves Residential Parking Permit Areas For Alamo Square, Panhandle

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors on Tuesday unanimously approved the creation of a ...

PHOTOS: 'Lion King' cast before/after costumes

Check out how these actors transform into animated characters through costumes and makeup!

'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' unleashes new episodes

New episodes of Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." return with more of the on-screen chemistry and tension between "Mockingbird" ...

Jahi McMath: Suit filed against Children's Hospital Oakland

The family of Jahi McMath officially filed its lawsuit Tuesday against UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, claiming ...

Rep. Jason Chaffetz's Business Card Lists His Gmail Address

Hillary Clinton isn't the only official who uses a non-government email address.

Silicon Valley venture capitalist testifies in sex bias case

A Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon testified Tuesday in a ...

Boy sells hot cocoa to raise money for hospital that saved friend's life

Not even freezing weather could hinder this 8-year-old's spirit for a good cause.

New program tracks business growth, development in Palo Alto

Palo Alto is known as a hub for technology and innovation, but for years, the exact number of people who work there, along with ...

72 Passengers Aboard Asiana Flight That Crashed At SFO Settle Lawsuits Against Airline

More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement ...

Prints of Hernandez, victim in car

A state police trooper testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player ...

Big name developer signs lease at Jack London

Will San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace and Napa Valley s Oxbow Public Market developer Steve Carlin prove to be a ...

Common Core testing begins in California next week

Schools in California will begin administering the Common Core test next week.

Alabama Supreme Court Orders a Stop to Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Court says state law says marriage is between one man and one woman.

Alabama Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage

The Alabama Supreme Court is ordering the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

Anonymous priest offering confession via Snapchat

There is controversy over one priest's new method of offering an instant confession using a smartphone.

Wanted teen arrested after fleeing through Antioch school, prompting lockdown

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested a wanted 17-year-old after he fled onto an Antioch school campus Tuesday ...

Octopus steals camera, then snaps photos of the photographer

In an amazing photo gone viral today, a man tried to take photos of an octopus when the cheeky cephalopod grabbed the camera, ...

Alleged 'Maternity Tourism' Rings Are Target of Federal Raids

Federal agents and local police swarmed several luxury buildings in Southern California being used as alleged maternity tourism ...

Signal App Boosts Text Message Encryption Between Smartphones

Open Whisper Systems, an app developer, has updated Signal, with the latest version making sure that your text messages are ...

Oakland Sears renovation unveils original facade covered for quarter century

Renovation of former Sears store one of several major projects to further transform Oakland's Uptown district

Stanford Researchers Reportedly Working On Air Cleaning Window Screen To Fight Smog

A team of researchers at Stanford University have developed material for a window screen that could help people in cities with ...

CSU profs: Stagnant pay pushing us out of middle class

Low and stagnant salaries for CSU professors have amounted to a giant pay cut over the past 10 years, according to a white ...

2 men fatally shot in Livermore ID'd

Livermore police have released the identities of two men fatally shot Sunday afternoon during what investigators say was a deal ...

Pete Stark's son launches campaign for elected office

Former Congressman Pete Stark's has launched his first campaign for public office at age 19.

Apple Security Guards Get Hired As Full-Time Employees

Apple is agreeing to hire many of its security guards as full-time employees, giving them many of the same benefits that other ...

Oakland: Man shot and killed near Knowland Park

A 21-year-old man was shot to death outside his home Tuesday morning in the 4700 block of Scotia Avenue near Knowland Park in ...

Activists shut down Alameda County supervisors meeting over realignment spending

Supervisor Keith Carson says upcoming proposal will double money going to community-based organizations in fiscal year 2015-16.

UC to cap out-of-state students at Berkeley, UCLA

University of California plans to cap out-of-state enrollment at the two highly sought campuses amid political pressure. But it ...

Napolitano Putting Cap On Nonresident Enrollment At UCLA, Berkeley To Aid California Students

University of California President Janet Napolitano says she is capping nonresident enrollment at UC Berkeley and UCLA to ...

Alameda County Bans Skateboarding On County Property; Violators To Face Citations

The county of Alameda voted Tuesday to ban skateboarding on all county property, allowing for violators to be cited.

16 Images That Show Why San Francisco Wants To Bring Back The Bay Lights Project

The 1.8 mile light display that has been wowing people along San Francisco's Embarcadero for the last couple of years is about ...

‘Credibles’ App Helping Small Bay Area Businesses Stay Afloat, Reward Repeat Customers

A new app is helping businesses keep cash on hand, and letting customers earn bonuses by pre-paying for the products they need.

Newark: Crews respond to three crashes in Cherry Street area on Tuesday

Cherry Street between Mowry Avenue and Stevenson Boulevard in Newark was closed Tuesday morning after two traffic crashes took ...

Body-camera maker has deep financial ties to police chiefs

Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ...

Dead Body Discovered After Sound Of Gunshot Leads To Police Chase In Antioch; 3 Arrested

Police in Antioch are investigating an apparent homicide that took place late Monday. According to police, an officer on patrol ...

Jahi McMath's family sues hospital, surgeon

Jahi McMath's family plans to file a lawsuit Tuesday seeking unspecified damages and alleging that UCSF Benioff Children's ...

5 Things To Watch As MLS Season Begins

The calendar has flipped to March which means our 5th professional sports league starts up.

Australian Rugby Superstar Jarryd Hayne Agrees To Contract With San Francisco 49ers

An Australian rugby who announced his intention to give up his career to transition into the National Football League says he ...

Apple, Samsung prep for another patent fight on smartphone features

Samsung Electronics is about to find out just how costly its four-year patent fight with Apple has been.

Interactive Map Plots Where In The Bay Area You Can Find Someone Single To Date

If you an your gal pals are sitting at the local bar on Friday nights wondering why you can't find a good man, the answers may ...

Police Use Jackhammer To Break Up Chained Student Protesters Blocking Highway 17

Police are working to clear a small group of chained UC Santa Cruz student protesters blocking Highway 17 in Santa Cruz Tuesday ...

Marin County Journalist Imprisoned In Iran Finally Allowed A Lawyer After 7 Months Detention

After more than seven months behind bars in an Iranian prison, detained Washington Post correspondent and Marin County native ...

Dating App Tinder Plus Will Cost You Double If You’re Over 30

The popular dating app Tinder, often shrugged off as a hookup facilitator for twentysomethings, launched a premium addition ...

California’s 3rd Snowpack Measure This Winter Far Below Normal

California's third snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and leaning toward being the ...

Man Bites Off Another Man’s Finger During Early Morning Fight In San Francisco

A man bit off another man's finger during a fight in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

Contra Costa supervisors OK 7 percent raise, create salary committee

After a referendum led to them ditch their controversial 33 percent raises, Contra Costa County supervisors on Tuesday voted to ...

30 Players: Souza Has Tools To Impress For Tampa Bay Rays

Most baseball fans likely know Steven Souza from the unbelievable, no-hitter-saving catch he made in the final game of the ...

Sonoma City Council Votes Down Proposal To Add Fluoride To Drinking Water Supply

Sonoma's city council is opposing a proposal to add fluoride to the city's drinking water, after hearing concerns from ...

Breaking Down College Basketball’s Top 25 Teams [1-5]

Here are the top five teams and a few key facts to help you get to know them.

Students Noticing More Homeless On SJ State’s Campus Since Jungle’s Closure

Ever since the closure of the jungle homeless encampment in San Jose the homeless have been spreading throughout the city ...

Santa Clara Basketball Isn’t What It Used to Be

There were days not so long ago when Santa Clara was the team none of the big boys wanted to play in the NCAA Tournament. Now, ...

Regulators: Issue more tickets to drivers at grade railroad crossings

National railroad regulators are asking local police departments to issue more tickets to drivers who ignore warnings at grade ...

Woman Chomps Down On Robber’s Hand During Attack At San Carlos Hotel

A woman bit a man who was trying to rob her at a hotel in San Carlos Saturday afternoon, according to the San Mateo County ...

Impressive Lava-Spewing Images From Chile’s Villarica Volcano Eruption

One of South America's most active volcanos erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava ...

Evacuations Ordered At San Francisco Hall Of Justice After Suspicious Packages Discovered

A portion of San Francisco's Hall of Justice has been evacuated after suspicious packages were found in the building's mailroom ...

The Pac-12’s Overall Weakness Hurts Bay Area Basketball Teams

It's a down year for the Pac-12 in men's basketball, as the conference is the "worst" of the Big Five this year, and when you ...

Residents Ordered To Evacuate Hercules Neighborhood After Construction Crew Hits 4-Inch Gas Line

An evacuation was ordered at 9:51 a.m. in a Hercules neighborhood between North and South Front streets. The gas leak is in the ...

$7,000 Prosthetic Leg Found Leaning Against Tree In San Francisco

Police in San Francisco are searching for the owner of a prosthetic leg worth several thousand dollars that was found on the ...

Federal agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

Federal agents raided more than a dozen homes Tuesday in a crackdown on an industry that helps wealthy, pregnant Chinese women ...

Netanyahu speech to Congress: Iran nuclear pact 'a very bad deal'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Georgia woman's execution postponed again; first weather, now cloudy drugs

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) -- Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia ...

Former CIA Director David Petraeus admits mishandling classified information

Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials, the Justice Department said ...

Chilean volcano Villarrica erupts; thousands flee

PUCON, Chile (AP) -- One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke ...

Kids can still walk alone, say defiant parents in neglect case

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland couple says Child Protective Services will keep a file on them for five years after they ...

Albany: Pedestrian killed by train

An Amtrak train hit and killed a person Monday afternoon near Central Avenue, according to a company spokesman.

Female duo suspected of stealing 25 cars arrested in Hayward

Jessica Adkins, 25, of Hayward, and Erin Ellis, 33, of Alameda, were arrested at Adkins' Hayward home in connection to 25 ...

Irvington Tunnel latest in Hetch Hetchy improvements

The 3.5-mile-long Irvington Tunnel has carried most of the system's water from Sunol Valley to Fremont since 1932, staying in ...

Man gunned down near East Oakland supermarket identified

Oakland: Police say Rayjon Simmons, 19, of Oakland, was fatally shot on Friday morning at 89th Avenue and International ...

Oakland now has state's highest minimum wage

Oakland's minimum wage hike went into effect Monday providing a significant raise to the city's lowest paid workers.The law ...

Dori Maynard, Maynard Institute president, remembered

In her work at the Maynard Institute, Maynard visited newsrooms across the country to teach the institute's Fault Lines ...

Pair convicted in 15-year-old Oakland girl's killing

OAKLAND -- A jury deliberated for three hours Monday before convicting two men of first-degree murder in the death of a ...

New ruling on sex offenders near schools, parks

California's Supreme Court ruled Monday the state cannot prohibit all registered sex offenders in San Diego County from living ...

Silicon Valley patent and trademark office cost now triple the original estimate

With construction set to begin Friday at San Jose City Hall, officials revealed that the total cost of the project is now ...

DMV at 100: What does next century hold?

California's Department of Motor Vehicles has navigated a century's worth of changes, from horseless carriages to electric ...

Livermore: Arrest made in double-homicide

Police arrested a man late Sunday night, hours after two men died of gunshot wounds in the first homicide in this city since ...

UC applications in limbo during budget standoff

Arguing that Sacramento has failed to fulfill its fiscal obligations, Napolitano plans to raise tuition 5 percent this fall. ...

Hayward resident says nine people attacked him with baseball bat, carjacked him

A Hayward resident told police nine suspects attacked him, beat him with a baseball bat then carjacked him outside his ...

Livermore: Wreck shuts down Highway 84

All lanes of state Highway 84 were closed early Monday morning after a truck overturned, the California Highway Patrol said.

Livermore: Two men dead in Sunday shooting

One man transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead; the other was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Livermore Lab advances prosthetic arms

A highly advanced, thought-controlled artificial limb would let wounded soldiers, and eventually civilians, again experience ...

14-year-old boy dies in Oakland shooting

A 14-year-old boy died after being shot Saturday night in East Oakland. Davon Ellis, a student at Oakland Technical High ...

Borenstein: Libby Schaaf faces tough choices fixing the fiscal mess

Even with increasing tax revenues from an improving economy, Oakland faces an annual shortfall of $39 million next fiscal year ...

Hayward: Suspect captured 12 hours after opening fire on police

The man allegedly shot at an officer during a traffic stop.

Giant ships in West Coast ports' future

West Coast ports are scrambling to deal with the "mega-ship" -- behemoths capable of carrying 19,000 containers and as long as ...

Cal boblsedder part of historic World Championship victory

Hayward's Cherrelle Garrett pushes driver Elana Meyers Taylor to historic victory as pair become first American women to win ...

Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock was cultural icon who inspired millions

Actor’s role in “Star Trek” evolved from stoic alien to favorite human uncle.

Was this high school football player flagged for praying?

Celebrations after scoring a touchdown are nothing new in the game of football, but league officials on every level ...

Couple selling home for $1, you just have to move it

We've heard of getting a good deal on a home, but this is a one-of-a-kind deal!  JULIE HENRY ...

Minor killed by BART train in San Leandro

A minor died Thursday after being struck by a BART train at the commuter line’s San Leandro station, officials ...

Review: 'Interstellar'

A knockout one minute, a punch-drunk crazy film the next, "Interstellar" is a highly stimulating mess. Emotionally it's also a ...

New malware targets iOS devices, hits third-party app users

Security company Palo Alto Networks reports a piece of malware is targeting Apple devices in China. The virus ...

KTVU Digital launches new website and apps

In our quest to bring you the latest breaking news from your hometown, the entire Bay Area and from around the country and ...

SFPD responds to possible quadruple shooting in Mission District

San Francisco police are searching for a suspect in a shooting that may have injured four people. Officials say SFPD responded ...

Pedestrian seriously injured in North Beach

A pedestrian was seriously injured Wednesday night in a vehicle collision in North Beach, according to San Francisco ...

Gas station owner warns others of PG&E scam

A Hayward gas station owner says he was nearly scammed by a person claiming to be a PG&E employee.   Bodh Kunwar says he ...

EBMUD considers rate-hike to prepare for another dry year

It is impossible to know if California is heading into another drought year, but the EBMUD board is planning for that ...

Bay Area biotech company looks to create Ebola vaccine

A South San Francisco biotech company is hoping a congressional ally will help them develop an oral Ebola vaccine. Vaxart says ...

Men injured in hash-oil lab explosion remain in critical condition

Two men who were injured in a hash oil explosion that destroyed a Walnut Creek apartment on Halloween remain hospitalized in ...

Woman dies while in custody at county jail

A 65-year-old woman died while in custody in county jail in Santa Cruz early Wednesday morning, sheriff's officials said. The ...

Election Day yields record low turnout

Tuesday’s voter turnout was a new record low not only for California, but for the nation. Many major political races were ...

Mother of man killed in horrific I-5 accident pleads for answers

A grief-stricken mother who sat inches away from her son when he died last week in a horrible freak accident on I-5 on ...

Neighbors defend Alameda man accused in 'mercy killing' of his wife

Neighbors on Wednesday spoke in defense of an Alameda man accused in a so-called "mercy killing" of his wife, who suffered from ...

San Francisco voters approve minimum wage hike

It is one of the most expensive cities in America. And last night, San Francisco overwhelmingly voted to raise the minimum wage ...

Oakland Mayor-elect Schaaf prioritizes safety in victory speech

Standing in front of a giant car shaped like a snail and flanked by a throng of supporters holding campaign signs, Mayor-elect ...

East Bay artist jailed on suspicion of killing girlfriend in Texas

An East Bay artist is behind bars Wednesday after being accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death during a trip to Texas, ...

Liccardo declares victory in San Jose mayor's race despite uncounted ballots

San Jose City Councilman Sam Liccardo declared victory Wednesday morning in the race to become the city's next mayor over ...

Devon Still's daughter attending Bengals game

Devon Still figures it will be the most emotional game he'll ever play. For the past five months, the Bengals ...

Forbes 'Most Powerful' list offers some surprises

The leader of the free world is not the most powerful person in the world. No, according to Forbes, that title once again ...

Obama vows to 'get the job done' with Republicans

One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...

How Taylor Swift went platinum in spite of industry slump

There are 1.287 million reasons why Taylor Swift's inaugural pop album is a success. Nielsen SoundScan numbers out Wednesday ...

Alex Rodriguez reportedly told DEA he took steroids

Although Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has publicly denied using steroids, behind closed doors and speaking ...

Courthouse Square plans up for OK

The long-delayed plan to reunify Old Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa returns to the City Council on ...

Petaluma mom heads efforts to spiff up youth center

Once an object of Petaluma pride, the youth club at 8th and G streets now is outdated, scuffed and worn, underutilized and ...

Hot, dry weather encouraging western wildfires

Firefighters have built a partial line around a fast-growing wildfire in Oregon that has led to dozens of evacuations.

Rohnert Park man sought in fatal hit-run

Authorities looking for Rohnert Park man wanted for questioning in death of pedestrian on Petaluma Hill Road.

Two injured in crash on Highway 101 in Santa Rosa

Two ambulances responded Monday to a crash in southern Santa Rosa, according to CHP.

Sonoma County's wine grapes ripening for harvest

The countdown to the crush has begun as fruit clusters are slowly changing texture, ahead of an expected early harvest.

Gregory William Hayes

Greg Hayes, a retired ranger who played a major role in preventing the closure of Jack London State Historic Park, died ...

Australian Tim Reed races to overall crown at Vineman

Tim Reed finished first of all the pros Sunday; he credited preparation for his success.

Clearlake police dog bites parolee

A Clearlake parolee was arrested Sunday on suspicion of resisting arrest.

Officers hurt in struggle with suspect at Santa Rosa Kmart

Suspected shoplifter refused to surrender, setting off skirmish that left him and several officers injured.

West Santa Rosa pizzeria robbed

Santa Rosa police say a Round Table Pizza was hit by an armed robber late Saturday night.

Suspicious fires burn 20 acres near Covelo

Cal Fire was investigating a suspicious series of fires that charred about 20 acres of brush and grass near the community of ...

Santa Rosa council to consider review of city attorney

The Santa Rosa City Council will hold an unusual discussion Tuesday about whether to review the job performance of City ...

Andy Lopez protest confrontations on Highway 101, Santa Rosa streets end peacefully (w/video)

Saturday's protest related to the shooting death of Andy Lopez took a tense turn.

A 17-year medical mission from Santa Rosa to Vietnam

Once a month, a van full of medical supplies heads for a remote region of Vietnam, a mission started 17 years ago by Santa ...

Sonoma County grand jurors say they're not equipped to investigate officer-involved shootings

The Sonoma County Grand Jury declined to review officer-involved shootings this year, saying they're not equipped for such ...

Sonoma County small businesses win extra year to comply with health reform

Local business leaders and advocacy groups said they've seen price increases.

Man accused of starting Northern California wildfire (w/video)

Man allegedly at illegal marijuana plot suspected of starting wildfire.

Close to Home: Permanent coastal protection is almost here

Protecting our Sonoma Coast became a major part of the campaign that brought me to Congress.

Smith: A true Shakespeare romance at the Cannery

Don't be surprised by a sense that 'Romeo and Juliet' actors really are crazy in love.

Oakland's Marshawn Lynch Featured in OUSD Video

Getting to school is the precursor to success. After all, Marshawn Lynch is an Oakland public school kid.Photo Credit: Getty ...

President Talks Housing Before Camp Pendleton Stop

President Barack Obama is scheduled to participate in an online discussion on housing before visiting with troops and their ...

Father, 1-Year-Old Boy Killed by Gunfire in Oakland

Three weeks after an 8-year-old Oakland girl was shot to death at a slumber party, a 1-year-old boy was gunned down Wednesday ...

Have Nots Getting Squeezed Out of Palo Alto

The Palo Alto city council on Monday approved an ordinance that prohibits people from sleeping in their vehicle.

Assembly Speaker Pro tem Lashes Out in Letter to PUC Prez

In the wake of an NBC Bay Area Investigative report, Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Nora Campos (D-San Jose), fired off a ...

Petition Aims to Stop Phony Service Dogs

All access. It’s a perk often too tempting for some pet owners to resist. That’s why Canine Companions for Independence has ...

Yahoo! is Getting a New Logo

Yahoo! is changing its iconic logo for the first time in almost two decades. For the next 30 days, until its unveiling on ...

Yes, Algae Can make You Beautiful

Not content with fuel, biotech company hits the makeup market.Photo Credit: sarah_bakes/Instagram

Rare Medical Condition Forces SF Man To Live In Darkness

John Kapellas, a 59-year old San Francisco man, has a rare and extreme case of photosensitivity.Photo Credit: clipart.com

Why We Love “Hump Day” So Much

Camels love hump day, and so do most American workers. Chances are you’ve seen the Geico insurance commercial starring a camel ...

Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $425 Million

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is now at an estimated $425 million, the third largest jackpot ever. The jackpot began as a $40 ...

Limos Dodge Inspections, Do Biz Without License

The Investigative Unit goes undercover to show Bay Area limo companies operating without active licenses and under-reporting ...

Obstacle Course Racers Deal With "Spartan Rash"

A number of amateur athletes who participated in an extreme obstacle course race in Marseilles, Ill., more than two weeks ago ...

Naked Man Attempts to Steal Baby, Foiled By Restaurant Patrons

A naked man who tried to steal a baby was stopped by a rush of citizens at a Gilroy restaurant, according to reports.Photo ...

Feds Bust Mexican Drug Cartel in LA

In the largest single crackdown on organized crime in L.A. County history, a major drug raid Tuesday netted nearly $20 million ...

Artemis Loses First Race Since Sailor's Death

San Francisco hosts the 34th edition of the America's Cup with races officially beginning on July 7.

Former Stripper Accused of Trying to Kill Fiance

A Plano, Texas, woman accused of trying to kill her fiance is on trial this week for attempted murder charges. Vicky Renee ...

Muslim "Foodies" to Host California's First Halal Food Fest

In California, Muslim foodies are poised to celebrate the end of Ramadan with the state’s first “Halal Fest,” where nearly two ...

Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to Terror Threat

President Barack Obama gave an unexpectedly serious and wide-ranging interview to Jay Leno on Tuesday night, weighing in on a ...

"Musty" Water Concerns Peninsula Residents

Cal Water, which serves about 65,000 people in Los Altos and in surrounding cities, has received close to a dozen complaints ...

AC Transit, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

The tentative deal will avert a strike that would have stranded more than 180,000 riders throughout the East Bay.Photo Credit: ...

Humane Society Wants to Stop U.S. Bull Run

The event isn't even slated to hit the Chicago area until next year, but already roughly 1,000 thrill-seekers have signed up ...

Ice Cream Man Sold Cocaine from Truck: DA

A Brooklyn ice cream man has been arrested for selling cocaine and painkillers out of his truck full of treats as children ...

Southwest Nose Gear Likely Failed from "Stress Overload": NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board says a Southwest Airlines plane's nose gear appears to have failed because of "stress ...

Nationwide Search Launched for Murder, Kidnapping Suspect

A San Diego man is the subject of a nationwide manhunt, the suspect in a double murder and double kidnapping. Hours after the ...

AC Transit Bus Riders Brace for Strike

AC Transit said it was moving closer to reaching a deal with its union workers Tuesday afternoon, as the deadline for a strike ...

Curiosity Rover Celebrates Year on Mars

Confirm that life could exist outside Earth. Check. Explore the ancient geography of Mars. Check. Become a social media ...

Amber Alert Text Startles Bay Area

Thousands of people in the Bay Area were alerted to an Amber Alert out of San Diego last night by a loud beep, buzz or shriek ...

Obama Returning to LA for Leno Appearance

President Barack Obama will swing by the Los Angeles area Tuesday afternoon to make an appearance on the "The Tonight Show ...

Lawsuit Filed In Mills High Spat Over AP Tests

The squabble over 637 invalidated AP tests at Mills High heads to the courtroom after irregularities in the testing room lead ...

SJ Earthquakes At Odds With Biggest Fans

The 1906 Ultras, the San Jose Earthquakes' self-appointed biggest fans, are the target of some new restrictions imposed by the ...

Livermore Man Arrested For Possible Child Molestation

A 42-year old tax auditor with a sex offense on his record was arrested Monday for allegedly abusing a nine-year old boy.Photo ...

Protesters Call for SF Russian Vodka Boycott

A handful of protesters in San Francisco Tuesday called for a boycott of Russian-made vodka after that country's lawmakers ...

San Jose Public Storage Damaged by Fire

Firefighters on Tuesday battled a three-alarm fire at a storage unit facility in an industrial area near Story Road and US ...

WATCH: Life-Sized Wall-E Replica Robot Comes Alive

A citrus farmer in Bakersfield, Calif., and his group of "Wall-E Builders" have created a real life, moving and talking Wall-E ...

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