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California Public Utilities Commissioner to Step Down

October 9, 2014 10:08 pm

SAN FRANCISCO — California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey announced Thursday that he will not seek reappointment to a new term amid criticism over inappropriate email exchanges between CPUC and PG&E over regulatory proceedings. Peevey said in a statement that he will not seek reappointment to the commission when his term ends at the […]

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Former SNL Star Jan Hooks Dead at Age 57

October 9, 2014 3:42 pm

Jan Hooks, who was best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, has died at the age of 57. The actress and comedian, who also starred in Designing Women, passed away on Thursday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE. Hooks joined the cast of SNL in 1986, where she worked alongside Dana Carvey and Phil Hartman. She did […]

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Homeless Bill of Rights Proposed

October 9, 2014 9:47 am

A coalition of social service groups are drafting legislation to put an end to laws that treat homeless people as criminals.

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Family of San Jose Cal Fire Pilot Speak Out

October 8, 2014 10:22 pm

On Wednesday, officials identified the pilot who died when his Air Tanker crashed while fighting a fire near Yosemite as Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt, 62. Today family, friends and co-workers spoke out about Hunt, calling him a hero,

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Levi Stadium Assault Brothers Face Charges in Court

October 8, 2014 10:14 pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Two men were arraigned on felony assault charges and held on high bail amounts in a violent beating Sunday of two cousins at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara that left one victim suffering from paralysis after having part of his skull removed, prosecutors said. Amador Anguiano Rebellero, also know at Jose […]

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San Jose Cal Fire Pilot Mourned

October 8, 2014 10:07 pm

MARIPOSA, Calif. — There was silence in the crowd and solemn faces, as a procession carrying the body of a CalFire pilot passed by in the town of Mariposa. The town is located about 40 minutes away from the site where the pilot’s plane crashed near Yosemite National Park, and many of the people who […]

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Air Tankers Grounded Following Deadly Crash Near Yosemite

October 8, 2014 11:51 am

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Air tankers were grounded Wednesday in California after one of the aircraft crashed into a steep canyon wall while fighting a blaze in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot, officials said. The agency normally does such a safety stand-down after a crash, State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman […]

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Government Can Use Your Facebook Account To Catch Drug Dealers

October 8, 2014 10:05 am

There are reports out that the US Government can use information obtained on your Facebook account and your smartphone to help catch drug dealers if you have been convicted of a drug crime. The Federal government and the DEA are being sued by a woman who claims pictures from her cell phone were used to […]

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Stanford Professor Wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry

October 8, 2014 9:54 am

STOCKHOLM — A Stanford professor and two other scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously thought possible, allowing scientists to see how diseases develop inside the tiniest cells. Working independently of each other, U.S. researchers Eric Betzig and Stanford’s William Moerner and Stefan […]

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Deadly SF Police Shooting Connected to Giants Game

October 8, 2014 9:44 am

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police are investigating an officer involved shooting that killed one man Tuesday night. Officers were doing crime suppression because of the Giants’ game Tuesday when they noticed three men who appeared to be casing the area around the 400 block of Bryant. According to San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, […]

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