North Bay counties launch winter water conservation campaign

January 9, 2014 9:34 pm

Local water utilities in Sonoma and Marin counties have launched a public education campaign to conserve water during the current drought. The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership will use local and regional publications in the North Bay, radio stations and online media to educate the public about outdoor water conservation tips. The humorous and creative advertisements […]

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Man in stolen car runs from deputies, carjacks woman in Half Moon Bay

January 9, 2014 9:27 pm

A man in a stolen car who fled from San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies Thursday morning eluded authorities after he carjacked a woman in Half Moon Bay, sheriff’s officials said. Around 7 a.m. the sheriff’s office received a report of a person driving recklessly on westbound state Highway 92 near Half Moon Bay, according to […]

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Alleged gang members indicted on murder, racketeering charges

January 9, 2014 9:19 pm

On Thursday a federal grand jury issued a 17-count indictment accusing 10 alleged members and associates of a San Francisco gang of murder, racketeering, drug trafficking and other charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The indictment targets the Central Divisadero Playas, a criminal street gang in the city’s Western Addition and Fillmore neighborhoods, and […]

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Homeless man who killed friend with baseball bat not guilty by reason of insanity

January 9, 2014 8:26 pm

A judge found a homeless man accused of beating his friend to death with a baseball bat last June at a Milpitas sporting goods store not guilty by reason of insanity, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’sOffice announced Thursday. Nathaniel Manlangit, 26, entered the plea in court on Wednesday to charges of murder with the […]

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Antioch kidnapping suspect had restraining order filed by own family in Nov.

January 9, 2014 7:33 pm

The man charged with six felonies for kidnapping a 7-year-old Antioch girl and attempting to kidnap three other girls had a restraining order filed against by his own family two months ago. David Allen Douglas said he had a falling out with his family in the months leading up to the recent kidnapping incident. In […]

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Water line break closes busy street in Petaluma

January 9, 2014 6:45 pm

Petaluma police said a 16-inch water line broke around 4:30 p.m. on West Payran Street and Petaluma Boulevard North. Westbound lanes of West Payran Street were at least temporarily closed from Petaluma Boulevard North to the other side of the railroad tracks, a police dispatcher said. The water on the street by the break was […]

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3 more flu-related deaths reported in Bay Area

January 9, 2014 4:46 pm

The Bay Area continues to reel during a difficult flu season as three more flu-related deaths were announced by health officials Thursday, including the passing of a healthy 23-year-old in the North Bay. A second flu-related death occurred earlier this week in Santa Clara County, public health department spokeswoman Amy Cornell said Thursday. A 61-year-old […]

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Bay Area flu resources

January 9, 2014 3:47 pm

With an especially virulent flu season having impact throughout the Bay Area, residents are being advised by health officials to get a vaccination to reduce the risk of flu this winter. You can get more information at the below websites: Vaccination Finder Map California Department of Public Health general flu web page California Department of […]

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Roaches found at Central California chicken plant

January 9, 2014 2:39 pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down a Foster Farms chicken plant in Central California after federal inspectors found it infested with cockroaches. The Food Safety and Inspection Service ordered a temporary closure of a FosterĀ Farms facility in Livingston which carried out “enhanced sanitizing” Wednesday. FSIS deputy district manager Abdalla Amin wrote to FosterĀ Farms CEO […]

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Santa Cruz officers find hash oil lab after serving search warrant

January 9, 2014 2:30 pm

California Highway Patrol officers serving search and arrest warrants at a home in Santa Cruz on Wednesday uncovered a hash oil laboratory, according to the CHP. The warrants stemmed from an incident on Dec. 28 when the resident of the home, 51-year-old William Kingsland, allegedly evaded authorities on his motorcycle. On that day, a CHP […]

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