Judge Denies Bid to Restore Ambulance Service to Doctors Medical Center
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Judge Denies Bid to Restore Ambulance Service to Doctors Medical Center

A federal judge today in San Francisco denied a bid to force Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo to restore services cut in the face…

Oracle Loses Appeal to Reinstate $1.3B Verdict, Lesser Award Offered
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Oracle Loses Appeal to Reinstate $1.3B Verdict, Lesser Award Offered

Oracle Corp. of Redwood Shores lost a bid to a federal appeals court today for reinstatement of a $1.3 billion jury award levied against its…

Customs Agents Kill Giant Millipedes Mailed Through SFO
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Customs Agents Kill Giant Millipedes Mailed Through SFO

Twenty squirming foot-long millipedes in a falsely labeled package from Germany were seized at San Francisco International Airport last month, a U.S. Customs and Border…

BART Police Unveil Crime Reporting App
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BART Police Unveil Crime Reporting App

BART launched a new app this morning that will enable riders to more easily report crimes and suspicious activities to transit police. BART Watch is…

SF Giants, SF 49ers Say They’re “Disturbed” Over Video Of CEO Of Concessions Company Beating Dog
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SF Giants, SF 49ers Say They’re “Disturbed” Over Video Of CEO Of Concessions Company Beating Dog

The San Francisco Giants and 49ers both said today they are “disturbed” by allegations that the CEO of the company that provides concessions to AT&T…

Stanford Law Professor Confirmed to State High Court
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Stanford Law Professor Confirmed to State High Court

Stanford University law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was unanimously confirmed to a post on the California Supreme Court by a state commission at a hearing in…

I-280 Closes Today for Weekend Seismic Retrofitting Project
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I-280 Closes Today for Weekend Seismic Retrofitting Project

Northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco will close this afternoon and remain closed through the Labor Day weekend as large sections of the highway…

Attorneys Argue in Federal Court Over Lawsuit Aimed at Preventing Closure of Doctors Medical Center
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Attorneys Argue in Federal Court Over Lawsuit Aimed at Preventing Closure of Doctors Medical Center

A federal judge in San Francisco today heard arguments today for and against court intervention that would force financially embattled Doctors Medical Center in San…

Dentist Accused of Conspiring With Leland Yee to Traffic Firearms Dies
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Dentist Accused of Conspiring With Leland Yee to Traffic Firearms Dies

A Daly City dentist accused of participating in a conspiracy with indicted state Sen. Leland Yee to import illegal weapons from the Philippines died early…

Northbound I-280 Closes Over Labor Day Weekend For Seismic Retrofit Project
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Northbound I-280 Closes Over Labor Day Weekend For Seismic Retrofit Project

Northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco will be closed over the Labor Day weekend as replacement hinges are installed along the highway to strengthen…

Former Your Black Muslim Bakery Member Pleads No Contest in Kidnapping, Carjacking
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Former Your Black Muslim Bakery Member Pleads No Contest in Kidnapping, Carjacking

A former member of the now-defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland pleaded no contest today to one count of kidnapping and two counts of…

Aftershocks Reported Following 6.0 Magnitude Napa Earthquake
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Aftershocks Reported Following 6.0 Magnitude Napa Earthquake

7:17 AM: The U.S. Geological Survey this morning reported a 3.0-magnitude aftershock about four miles southwest of Napa, the fourth this morning in the same…

Solano County Board Of Supes Considering Resolution Declaring State Of Emergency
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Solano County Board Of Supes Considering Resolution Declaring State Of Emergency

The Solano County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution on Tuesday that would declare the county under a state of emergency in response to…

Caltrans to Receive $2M in Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Funds Following Napa Earthquake
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Caltrans to Receive $2M in Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Funds Following Napa Earthquake

Caltrans will receive $2 million in emergency relief funds to repair infrastructure damage from Sunday’s earthquake, Rep. Mike Thompson said. Caltrans has identified damage to…

70 Napa Buildings Red-Tagged Following Earthquake, Inspections 75 Percent Complete
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70 Napa Buildings Red-Tagged Following Earthquake, Inspections 75 Percent Complete

Inspections of Napa buildings damaged in Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake are about 75 percent complete this evening and a total of 70 buildings have now been…

BART’s Earthquake Early Warning System Could Have Broader Applications
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BART’s Earthquake Early Warning System Could Have Broader Applications

A new earthquake early warning system in testing since 2012 has helped BART keep trains running in the event of an earthquake and could have…

Leno’s Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Signed Into Law
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Leno’s Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Signed Into Law

A bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown today should make smartphones a lot less vulnerable to prospective thieves in the Bay Area and…

Napa Valley Vintners Still Assessing Damage From Earthquake
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Napa Valley Vintners Still Assessing Damage From Earthquake

The Napa Valley Vintners trade association said it is still assessing the effects that Sunday’s earthquake had on Napa County’s wine industry. Napa Valley Vintners…

USGS Warns Strong Aftershock Could Follow Napa Earthquake
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USGS Warns Strong Aftershock Could Follow Napa Earthquake

There is a 25 percent chance of a strong and potentially damaging aftershock in the next seven days following Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake near American Canyon,…

Napa Officials Report 208 Earthquake-Related Injuries
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Napa Officials Report 208 Earthquake-Related Injuries

Napa city officials this morning said more than 200 patients have been treated and 17 were admitted at Queen of the Valley Medical Center following…

150 Still Without Power Following Napa Earthquake
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150 Still Without Power Following Napa Earthquake

About 150 people in the Napa area are still without power this morning following Sunday’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake, a PG&E spokeswoman said. PG&E spokeswoman Nicole…

Napa Earthquake Damages Multiple Structures in Downtown Vallejo, Mare Island
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Napa Earthquake Damages Multiple Structures in Downtown Vallejo, Mare Island

Multiple structures throughout downtown Vallejo and Mare Island were damaged as a result of a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that that rattled near American Canyon early this…

Geologists Compiling Data Near Napa Earthquake As Aftershocks Continue
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Geologists Compiling Data Near Napa Earthquake As Aftershocks Continue

More than 50 to 60 aftershocks have struck as of this afternoon since an earthquake that shook near American Canyon today, John Parrish, a geologist…

Vallejo City Officials Estimate $5 Million In Damage From Earthquake
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Vallejo City Officials Estimate $5 Million In Damage From Earthquake

In a preliminary assessment, Vallejo city officials have estimated that $5 million in damage has resulted from a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that rattled near American Canyon…

Napa Quake Damage Turning Into Tourist Attraction, Olive Oil Store Now Greasy And Expensive Mess
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Napa Quake Damage Turning Into Tourist Attraction, Olive Oil Store Now Greasy And Expensive Mess

First-hand reports of the damage from the Napa County earthquake continue to pour in this afternoon, with an olive oil seller reporting near total inventory…

Napa Quake: Multiple Napa County Services Unavailable Monday

Officials report that multiple Napa County services will be unavailable on Monday, according to county officials. Damage to the county building at 900 Coombs St….

Napa Quake: 47 Register For Services At Red Cross Shelter
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Napa Quake: 47 Register For Services At Red Cross Shelter

Nearly 50 people have registered for services at an American Red Cross shelter in Napa following a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck near American Canyon early…

Napa Quake: Elementary And High Schools To Close Monday, Sonoma State University To Remain Open
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Napa Quake: Elementary And High Schools To Close Monday, Sonoma State University To Remain Open

Napa Valley Unified School District schools will all be closed Monday following the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck near American Canyon early this morning. Sonoma State…

Napa Liquor Store Owner Estimates $100K In Earthquake Damage, Says Booze Was “flowing out the front door”
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Napa Liquor Store Owner Estimates $100K In Earthquake Damage, Says Booze Was “flowing out the front door”

Residents and business owners in Napa are just starting to assess the damage from this morning’s 6.0-magnitude quake, and one liquor store owner is reporting…

Hospital: 172 Sought Emergency Treatment Following Napa Quake
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Hospital: 172 Sought Emergency Treatment Following Napa Quake

5:39 PM: Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa has handled more than 170 patients who sought emergency care after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck…

Napa Quake: PG&E Managing About 50 Gas Leaks, 60 Water Main Breaks
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Napa Quake: PG&E Managing About 50 Gas Leaks, 60 Water Main Breaks

PG&E crews are responding to approximately 50 reported gas leaks, in addition to working on restoration for 21,000 customers in the North Bay currently without…

Napa Quake: 17,000 Still Without Power
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Napa Quake: 17,000 Still Without Power

3:16 PM: PG&E reports there are still about 17,000 customers in the North Bay without power this afternoon. Most of those customers are in Napa…

“Relative Calm” In Napa Following 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake
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“Relative Calm” In Napa Following 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake

Though no official evacuation order has been given, a Red Cross emergency shelter for earthquake-related evacuations has established at Crosswalk Community Church in Napa, according…

CHP Reports Significant Road Damage As A Result Of Napa Quake
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CHP Reports Significant Road Damage As A Result Of Napa Quake

The California Highway Patrol is reporting earthquake-related damage in four places this morning: • state Highway 121 at state Highway 29 • state Highway 121…

Port Of Oakland Operations Disrupted By Napa County Quake

Operations at the Port of Oakland have been disrupted by this morning’s 6.1-magnitude earthquake based in southern Napa County, according to port officials. See all…

Highways Reopen In Areas Near Earthquake Epicenter

The City of Vallejo reports state Highway 37 at Sonoma has reopened following roadway inspections in the wake of this morning’s 6.1-magnitude earthquake in southern…

6.1 Earthquake Delays Caltrain Service, ACE Cancels Service To 49ers Game
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6.1 Earthquake Delays Caltrain Service, ACE Cancels Service To 49ers Game

Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor train service has been temporarily suspended and Caltrain service is likely to be delayed this morning while the rail systems inspect their…

Governor Jerry Brown Declares State Of Emergency Due To 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Near Napa
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Governor Jerry Brown Declares State Of Emergency Due To 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Near Napa

Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency this morning due to the damage resulting from the 6.1-magnitude earthquake centered in southern Napa County….

California To Recover $300M For Pension Funds In Bank Of America Settlement
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California To Recover $300M For Pension Funds In Bank Of America Settlement

California will recover $300 million in damages from Bank of America as part of a $16.65 billion settlement over the bank’s handling of mortgage-backed securities…

Protests In Oakland Against Ferguson Police Shooting Briefly Close Freeway Ramps
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Protests In Oakland Against Ferguson Police Shooting Briefly Close Freeway Ramps

Freeway ramps in the downtown Oakland area have reopened this evening after a closure earlier this evening caused by a protest on city streets, according…