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Oakland school goes without heat during cold snap

December 9, 2013 6:23 pm

Hundreds of students at Community United Elementary School in Oakland have had to endure the latest cold snap with no heat in their classrooms. On Monday, the Oakland Unified School District confirmed the 65 year-old main building on International Boulevard had been without heat for a week. When a boiler for the old building broke […]

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Cara-SF SMASH AND GRAB

December 9, 2013 6:22 pm

Cara-SF SMASH AND GRAB

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WALNUT CREEK: Mothers lead charge for new stop sign

December 9, 2013 6:22 pm

Two mothers are leading the charge against Contra Costa County Public Work’s department calling for a stop sign on their street.

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NEWELL SAFETY 5pm Chambers

December 9, 2013 6:22 pm

NEWELL SAFETY 5pm Chambers

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Piedmont say license plate readers have helped combat crime

December 9, 2013 6:17 pm

Piedmont police say permanent license plate readers recently installed at some of the city’s intersections have been helping combat crime in the area. “We’ve made two stolen vehicle, auto theft arrests since they’ve been up,” Piedmont Police Chief Rikki Goede said. The cameras are attached to lamp-posts on city streets and intersections. Many residents have […]

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Family of SF hit-and-run victim asks for public’s help

December 9, 2013 6:08 pm

Gayle Allard flew into San Francisco from Madrid last week to help find the hit-and-run driver who critically injured her son. Pepe Bolorinos, a 25 year-old UC Berkeley economic graduate and employee at Burlingame’s Acumen, was struck Tuesday night as he stepped off a curb at Scott and Oak streets. “He was going down to […]

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Natural gas consumption record made as temps drop

December 9, 2013 5:51 pm

Pacific Gas and Electric, one of the nation’s largest utilities, set an all-time record for natural gas consumption Monday. The folks at PG&E’s new natural gas control center say that the recent California cold spell has chilled everything down and on Monday a record was set with peak demand reaching about 4.9 billion cubic feet. […]

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A Peek at the Future of Video Chat

December 9, 2013 5:51 pm

Researchers at Microsoft are working on a "magic window" to allow interactions on video calls to be more natural than ever.

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One Killed in Renewed Looting in Argentina, Amid Police Strikes

December 9, 2013 5:51 pm

Argentina on Monday appeared gripped by crime. This was the scene in Concordia where one person was killed and at least 40 injured as looters descended on local businesses. In Mar de Plata, the targets were wide-ranging — sportswear shops, electronics stores and supermarkets. The latest victim was reportedly electrocuted as they tried to enter […]

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Major U.S. Web Companies Demand Tighter Controls on Governments Personal Data Collection

December 9, 2013 5:51 pm

Eight major U.S. web companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, made a joint call Monday for tighter controls on how governments collect personal data, intensifying the furor over online surveillance. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Congress, the companies said recent revelations showed the balance had tipped too far in favor of […]

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