DNA ties skull found in El Dorado County to 40-year-old murder case

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am

The remains of a young woman murdered four decades ago in El Dorado County have been returned to her family, thanks to advancements in DNA science and years of law enforcement work.

Edna the cat officially removed from SF fire facility, and she does not have a permanent home

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am

A former employee at a San Francisco fire station is speaking out after the station was forced to say goodbye to their beloved pet cat Edna on Monday after a complaint was filed about the cat's presence at the station.

WATCH: Woman knocks down large crucifix at Watsonville church during vandalism spree

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am

Watsonville Police arrested a woman who they say went on a vandalism spree, causing $15,000 worth of damage to a Watsonville church.

Reports: 1 dead after plane crashes on Mount Diablo

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am

One person was killed after a small plane reportedly crashed on Mount Diablo overnight, several media outlets are reporting.

SF fire station says they're being asked to get rid of their beloved cat. But they want her to stay.

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am

Firefighters and staff at a San Francisco fire station are trying everything they can to keep their pet cat, Edna, after management has apparently asked them to get rid of the feline.

The crazy cost of driving and parking tickets in San Francisco

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am

Hundreds of millions of dollars in driving and parking fines are written up every year in the Bay Area. In San Francisco alone, parking tickets fines alone add up to $124 million dollars per year.

Fresno priest angry about Nazi symbols on pillow he ordered from Walmart

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am

A Fresno priest is upset that the throw pillow he ordered from Walmart came with unwanted graphics — namely Adolph Hitler's image and a Nazi swastika.

CHP explains bizarre truck-packed-in-a-truck photo

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am

The sight was enough for the CHP officer to do a double take. In front of him, cruising down Highway 99 was a small box truck about to give birth to 5,000-pound bouncing baby Ram pickup.

Cupertino mayor draws anger over 'joke' about building a border wall around the city

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am

The mayor of Cupertino is being criticized by housing advocates after joking about building a wall around the city during a recent State of the City address.

Cold snap brings freezing temps to Bay Area, more rain to come

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am
It’s too soon to say if Bay Area residents will see more snow falling this week atop Mount Diablo, but the bitter cold should persist a few more days thanks to two expected storms. The first rainfall on the horizon — due to arrive midday Friday — will bring light showers and breezes, said Scott Rowe, a National Weather Service meteorologist. A second storm likely will arrive Saturday. “Long story short, it looks like the unsettled weather is going to continue,” Rowe said. Most of the Bay Area’s lows have hovered around the low 40s and upper 30s in recent nights, and that trend is expected to carry on through Saturday.

California wildfires, hurricanes make 2018 fourth-costliest disaster year

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am
California’s deadly wildfires joined hurricanes as the nation’s costliest natural disasters in 2018, contributing to a total $91 billion in losses from major catastrophes last year and underscoring a sober trend of increasing devastation over recent decades, the federal government reported Wednesday. The damage ranks as the fourth greatest in terms of annual losses of a billion dollars or more since record-keeping began in 1980, according to government figures. The rising toll is at least partly driven by global warming, federal scientists said.

Why it took hours to shut off the gas at Inner Richmond fire

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am

San Francisco firefighters are at the scene of a blaze in the Inner Richmond that started due to a gas line breach around 1 p.m., according to city officials.

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said the entire perimeter was evacuated, and the goal for firefighters was to "surround and drown" the flames until PG&E can shut the gas line off. No injuries were reported.

Hundreds without gas, thousands without power after terrifying fire on Geary

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am

The enormous gas main fire that started on Geary Boulevard near Parker in the Inner Richmond on Wednesday didn't just create a terrifying spectacle — it also appears to have led to a power outage affecting about 3,000 people, according to the PG&E outage map.

Tower of flames explodes from street, torches SF’s Hong Kong Lounge II and nearby residences

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am

A gas line breach was capped over two hours after flames first burst from the street in the Inner Richmond Wednesday afternoon, due to fiber optic work taking place in the area, San Francisco officials said.

44 years ago, The Doodler killed 5 men in San Francisco. Here's what police think he'd look like now

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am

Police at the time believed they found their man. Multiple victims survived encounters with The Doodler and described the suspect to the police. Among the victims was reportedly a "well-known entertainer" and a diplomat, both men with much to lose if their sexual orientation became public knowledge.


 
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