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Raw: Whales Stranded in Everglades Nat´l Park

December 4, 2013 9:40 pm

Federal officials say ten pilot whales have died after stranding in shallow water in Everglades National Park. An official at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 46 whales are swimming in about 3 feet of water. (Dec. 4)

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Berkeley redistricting plan approved

December 4, 2013 9:39 pm

The Berkeley City Council has voted to approve a redistricting plan that includes a district that will be comprised mostly of college students. The plan, which faces a second reading on Dec. 17, was approved on a 6-2-1 vote Tuesday night, with councilmen Kriss Worthington and Jesse Arreguin voting “no” and Councilman Max Anderson abstaining. […]

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Today in History for December 5th

December 4, 2013 9:25 pm

Prohibition ends in the United States; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies; Walt Disney and Little Richard are born. (Dec. 5)

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Groups oppose planned upgrades at oil facilities around Bay Area

December 4, 2013 9:21 pm

Several oil companies around the Bay Area are proposing upgrades or additions to their facilities, but environmental advocates said Wednesday that the projects will endanger the public by enabling increased refining of dirtier crude oil. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s board of directors Wednesday received updates on the projects, which include the installation […]

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Lawsuit blocking turf replacement at Beach Chalet fields dismissed

December 4, 2013 9:03 pm

A San Francisco Superior Court judge Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a parent and environmental group that opposed plans to convert the city’s Beach Chalet athletic fields from grass to artificial turf. Judge Teri Jackson ruled Tuesday that the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department renovation plans to change the fields into turf at […]

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Dogs, cats, even iguanas pose with Santa

December 4, 2013 8:57 pm

Santa Claus is visiting the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s new adoption center on three dates in December, giving local residents an opportunity to have their pets pose for a holiday keepsake photo. Santa will be available at the center for the festive photos on Saturday, 12/7 and Saturday, 12/14, from 12-4 pm both days. […]

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Rural India to Help Stocks Plow Ahead

December 4, 2013 8:56 pm

(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, TARA JOSEPH, SAYING: "Tepid growth, soaring inflation, and a wobbly currency – India is not exactly popping off the charts near the end of 2013." Yet the

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Santa visits pets for the holidays

December 4, 2013 8:44 pm

Santa Claus is visiting the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s new adoption center on three dates in December, giving local residents an opportunity to have their pets pose for a holiday keepsake photo.

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Home-alone dog blamed for house fire in Tucson

December 4, 2013 8:33 pm

An unattended dog who supposedly started an unattended stove is being blamed for an apartment fire in Tucson. Fire Capt. Barrett Baker told KVOA  that the dog ignited a burner with his paw while trying to jump up on the kitchen counter. Investigators said there were flammable materials on top of the stove, which the […]

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Homeless population prepares to brave bitter cold nights

December 4, 2013 8:22 pm

With temperatures expected to reach freezing overnight Wednesday, people from the Community Homeless Alliance Ministry were handing out blankets and jackets to the homeless at a large encampment near Kelley Park in East San Jose. One of the recipients spoke to KTVU, he said he lost his job as a handyman about a year ago […]

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