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Parts of California's Bay Area sinking faster than expected

San Francisco - Current global projection maps depicting sea level rise are what city managers and planners depend on for future development, however, coastal subsidence has very seldom been considered in making these projections. The Bay Area is a good example.

Op-Ed: Spring is time for art in the San Francisco Bay Area Special

San Rafael - As spring blossoms out, the points of interest for art lovers in the San Francisco Bay area are abundant. Like the those 'April rain showers' that bring forth the flowers, like the rhyme says, is so true for the local artistic scene.

Delta Air Lines digging out of delays from massive computer crash

San Francisco - Delta Air Lines continued to recover Tuesday from a massive computer outage that grounded flights and stranded passengers at the San Francisco Bay Area's three major airports.

Community center south of San Francisco destroyed by fire

Millbrae - Officials in suburban Millbrae, 15 miles south of San Francisco, scrambled to find alternatives Thursday after the city's community center was destroyed by fire.

California city must pay for police cam videos needed for lawsuit

Oakland - A San Francisco Bay Area city has been ordered to pay for copies of police videos that could show misconduct during Black Lives Matter protests in 2014.

U.S. President Obama lands in California for global tech confab

Mountain View - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Northern California on Thursday to attend an entrepreneurship summit at Stanford University and meet with many of the world's renowned technology innovators.

Rainfall in San Francisco Bay Area prompts flooding concerns

Monterey - Rainfall in Northern California is expected to continue most of the day Saturday leading to a major rainstorm late in the day into early Sunday.

California sex offender sought new victims in Cambodia

San Francisco - Being a registered sex offender didn't stop a San Francisco-area man from flying to Cambodia to have sex with girls as young as eight and preferably weighing less than 70 pounds, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

Weekend rainstorms expected to keep Bay Area soaking on Monday

San Francisco - Frances Picazo of San Francisco couldn't sleep Saturday night, not with a new storm bearing down on the family home in the city's Mission District.

Op-Ed: Bay Area raises smoking age while ignoring the homeless

San Francisco - As housing prices in the Bay Area skyrocket so high that many can’t afford to live in the community, local governments are failing to properly address the crisis while focusing on trivial issues.

Cargo spill at entrance to San Francisco Bay forces ship warnings

San Francisco - U.S. Coast Guard officials warned ships entering or leaving San Francisco Bay to watch out for pallets and other shipping materials that were washed off a container ship heading from Oakland to Seattle.

Rainstorm, winds expected to drench Bay Area on Sunday

San Francisco - Bay Area residents braced Sunday for the second rainstorm in a week as a widespread weather system approached from the northwest.

SF Bay Area home kitchen experts take shot at cooking immortality

San Francisco - Feeding the family isn't only about defrosting or drive-through windows — and certainly not for the dozens of amateur cooks who turned out Saturday to compete for a spot on Fox TV's "MasterChef."

Earthquake shakes up SF Bay Area but no, it wasn't the big one

Oakland - Monday's 4.0 earthquake that awakened hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents at 6:49 a.m. was surprising and interesting, yes, but it was nothing like the massive shaker still overdue on the Hayward fault.

Blame those hazy skies, spectacular sunsets on wildland fires

Monterey - Got haze? San Francisco Bay Area residents are in for another two days of smoky air as rising temperatures combined with wind-blown manifestations of Northern California wildland fires.

USGS: Major quake could strike San Francisco Bay Area within days

Fremont - Tuesday's mild 4.0 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area could be a signal that a major destructive event will arrive within days, a U.S. government seismologist said Tuesday.

Lawsuit: Slain California transit officer sought better training

San Francisco - A California transit cop killed by friendly fire during a search last year had urged his wife to sue his department for failing to provide better training for his fellow officers, a lawsuit filed Friday has alleged.

Alleged kidnapping in Northern California was hoax, police say

Vallejo - This week’s reported kidnapping for ransom of a Bay Area woman was a hoax, California and federal authorities said Wednesday.

First in series of winter rainstorms reach parched SF Bay Area

San Francisco - Rain is falling Friday in San Francisco, welcome relief to the city and to an entire region that has been beset by drought.

Bay Area county urges unvaccinated residents to get flu shots

Fairfield - Increasing flu activity in the San Francisco Bay Area has prompted health officials in Solano County to remind residents that there's still time to get vaccinated against current strains of the virus.

High winds bring destruction, inconvenience to Bay Area

San Francisco - High winds knocked over trees, blocked freeways and snarled transit around the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday as a mostly dry storm from the Pacific Northwest swept through the region and headed south.

Rain and snow storms finally soak Northern California

Monterey - The biggest rainstorms in years are expected to continue to pound Northern California for days after resuming Wednesday, bringing a welcome end to three years of drought but ushering in concerns about landslides, flooding and falling trees.

Days of rain could relieve severe Northern California drought

San Francisco - Rain is expected to start falling this afternoon in Northern California and could continue for several days in the largest storm to reach the region in years.

Dunkin' Donuts announces major West Coast expansion Special

Canton - Dunkin' Donuts, the ubiquitous East Coast coffee chain little known in the western United States, announced plans Monday to open hundreds of cafes in Northern California.

California refinery city sends industry-backed candidates packing

Richmond - Voters in the Northern California city of Richmond rejected four refinery-backed candidates in Tuesday's city council election despite $3 million in Chevron-funded campaign advertising.

Mysterious lights in West Coast sky likely from meteor

Oakland - Mysterious lights streaking across the sky in Northern and Southern California early Friday were most likely caused by a meteor burning up in the atmosphere.

Pinball returns to Oakland, California

Oakland - Welcome back to the city of Oakland lovers of pinball, your banishment is no more. For the first time in 80 years, the long-time hallmark of the American arcade can legally return to San Francisco's less-famous neighbor.

Op-Ed: Teen killed by police because of his own poor decision

Communities in California are outraged over the shooting death of 13-year old Andy Lopez after deputies of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department mistook his toy gun for a real one.

Op-Ed: BART union needs to rethink it priorities

San Francisco - As the weekend comes to an end; Bay Area commuters are forced to prepare for a Monday without access to BART due to the ongoing labor strike.

Op-Ed: Swindlers and Luddites responsible for second BART strike

San Francisco - Despite high anticipation for a resolution, BART workers have gone on strike for the second time this year after negotiation between management and the union broke down.
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ADDRESS: The northern end of the renovated Oakland Coliseum is seen during a football game in 2008.
ADDRESS: The northern end of the renovated Oakland Coliseum is seen during a football game in 2008.
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BEATING THE HEAT: Sunbathers are expected to crowd San Francisco s famous Dolores Park on Tuesday an...
BEATING THE HEAT: Sunbathers are expected to crowd San Francisco's famous Dolores Park on Tuesday and Wednesday for the hottest days of the year so far. This photo was taken last April.
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SKYWARD: Storm clouds gather over the San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley in February 2012.
SKYWARD: Storm clouds gather over the San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley in February 2012.
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SHAKER: USGS map of San Francisco Bay Area showing major earthquake faults. Tuesday s 4.0 event was ...
SHAKER: USGS map of San Francisco Bay Area showing major earthquake faults. Tuesday's 4.0 event was on the Hayward Fault.
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ON THE MOVE: A cable car keeps working in the rain on Powell Street in San Francisco in 2010.
ON THE MOVE: A cable car keeps working in the rain on Powell Street in San Francisco in 2010.
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BART: Entrance to BART station at Oakland International Airport  which serves passengers on a people...
BART: Entrance to BART station at Oakland International Airport, which serves passengers on a people-mover system to travel from Coliseum Station to the airport along Hegenberger Road. The station opened last year.
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TRANSIT: A BART train loads passengers at Daly City station.
TRANSIT: A BART train loads passengers at Daly City station.
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WEATHER: Rain clouds gather in the San Francisco Bay Area over the Golden Gate Bridge in a photo tak...
WEATHER: Rain clouds gather in the San Francisco Bay Area over the Golden Gate Bridge in a photo taken from Berkeley.
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An Altamont Commuter Express train.
An Altamont Commuter Express train.
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SHAKING: Overview of Hayward fault zone is shown  using data gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey.
SHAKING: Overview of Hayward fault zone is shown, using data gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey.
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CALM: San Francisco looks peaceful from the air in this photo from 2004 but residents are bracing fo...
CALM: San Francisco looks peaceful from the air in this photo from 2004 but residents are bracing for another powerful rainstorm expected to batter the Bay Area on Sunday.
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COLORFUL: Visitors to San Francisco s Chinatown neighborhood use colorful umbrellas to shield themse...
COLORFUL: Visitors to San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood use colorful umbrellas to shield themselves from rainfall during a 2011 storm.
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