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The Beloved Bay Area theme park will close permanently in the near future

California’s Great America, a Bay Area amusement park that has entertained families for nearly five decades, will close its doors for good in the near future. Cedar Fair, owner and operator of the park, announced Monday that it has sold the land to Bay Area real estate developer Prologis for …

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Several fires this week mark the start of the fire season

Firefighters battled blazes in Contra Costa, San Mateo and Alameda counties on Saturday, after containing several other blazes that have scorched hundreds of acres in the Bay Area over the past few days. Cal Fire’s incident map shows five “active fires of interest” around the state Saturday night, three of …

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The Carquinez Model Railroad Society, home to one of the largest model railroads in the Bay Area, has rare open houses

If you know the right people, it’s possible to travel by train from Oakland to Sparks, Nevada in about 25 minutes. The catch is that the entire journey takes place in a single open-air room. This room is inside a historic building in Crockett, which houses a model railroad that …

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Goodbye, Airbnb. Hello, Bay Area Luxury Home Exchange to Beyond

“I’m done with vacation rentals” was my recent statement when checking out a wine country home that didn’t live up to the photos. You know them: the “spacious” rooms thanks to a fishbowl lens, the good sunset cast that hides the cracked tiles of the swimming pool and the green …

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At a Bay Area “test to treat” site, few takers of free antivirals

After avoiding cinemas, restaurants and gyms for more than two years, Helen Ho decided to take her first big risk since the start of the pandemic to attend her graduation. In late May, Ho, 32, flew to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to pick up her doctorate. in public policy from Harvard University. …

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Bay Area drivers will soon have to pay off $184 million in bridge toll debt

MTC’s Bay Area Toll Authority voted June 8 to begin releasing hundreds of thousands of toll violations to the DMV, which can then bar people from renewing their car registration until their tolls are paid. According to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 396,000 drivers owe between $22 and $88, 101,000 owe …

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Fennemore partners with Bay Area Wendel Rosen

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fennemore continues its strategic expansion in the West by announcing today that it is partnering with Wendel Rosen LLP, one of the oldest and largest full-service business law firms in the ‘East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. The combined company will be called Fennemore Wendel in …

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Bay Area students lead March for Our Lives rallies for gun reform

Bay Area teens lead March for Our Lives protests against gun violence Bay Area teens are leading March for Our Lives protests against gun violence on Saturday. OAKLAND, CA. – Teens across the Bay Area held rallies Saturday for gun reform and tougher national gun control policies. Events were scheduled …

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Bay Area Locale’s food delivery service wants to go far

LOS GATOS — Jonathan Friedland wondered why his favorite local bakery, Manresa Bread, wasn’t using food delivery services like DoorDash or Uber Eats, especially during a pandemic shutdown that has kept customers on edge. home. The simple answer, he learned, is that some eateries and eateries that partner with these …

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Bay Area Investors Welcome San Francisco Attorney’s Recall

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin pauses as he speaks to supporters during a … [+] election night on June 07, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Getty Images On Tuesday night, voters in San Francisco voted overwhelmingly to recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who ran two years ago on a …

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Midnight Oil’s final farewell to the Bay Area | Music in SF®

Well, it seems the time has come for the final goodbye from Aussie rockers Midnight Oil. Peter Garrett and the boys played what will likely be their last time in San Francisco yesterday. It was bittersweet from start to finish as fans sold the Fox to Oakland to bid farewell …

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Where rain is most likely to fall in the SF Bay Area this weekend

Moisture from a weak atmospheric river over the Pacific Northwest is expected to enter northern California on Saturday and Sunday, bringing a chance of rain to the San Francisco Bay Area, the National Weather said. Service. Rain is expected to be light and concentrated over North Bay, but in June, …

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SF Supe Mandelman Opens Pride Month With Art Exhibit

At least a few dozen people crammed into the second-floor City Hall offices of gay District 8 supervisor Rafael Mandelman late afternoon June 1 for a rainbow cake and display of art by six San Francisco LGBTQ artists at a small launch event for LGBTQ Pride Month. Cheerfully, Mandelman greeted …

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Bay Area News Group stories honored by publishers association

The California News Publishers Association recently honored Mercury News publications, East Bay Times and sister publications of the Bay Area News Group, including the Marin Independent Journal, with multiple California Journalism Awards for reporting, photography, writing and design in 2021. The Mercury News and East Bay Times won first place …

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From here to Cuba: Defying Biden, the Bay Area connects with the island nation

The Biden administration is hosting what it calls “the Summit of the Americas” in Los Angeles the week of June 6-10, but without inviting Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Latin American countries are raising a chorus of protests against exclusion. First, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced he would not …

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Bay Area youth activists call for action following mass shootings in Uvalde, Buffalo, Laguna Woods

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Young Bay Area activists are banning together following three mass shootings across the United States in just 10 days. “Right now we students are hiding under our desks for our lives,” said Henry Shane, a community organizer, who just finished his freshman year of college. “We …

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Bay Area lawmakers and local leaders call for changes to gun laws after Uvalde, Texas shooting at Robb Elementary School

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Members of Congress representing Bay Area parties say enough is enough — they demand action to stop more mass shootings. “There is no reason an 18-year-old should be allowed to go out and buy a semi-automatic weapon,” Rep. Ro Khanna said. “The House passed target laws, …

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Taishoken ramen will open its second Bay Area outpost in San Francisco

On Thursday, Taishoken shared on Instagram that he plans to launch a San Francisco outpost at 665 Valencia Street in the Mission in July. In February, TableHopper first reported that the Japanese restaurant was heading to San Francisco in the former vacant MAU restaurant space, but owner Yoshihiro Sakagachi recently …

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Bay Area health officials offer advice to deal with shortage

As the national infant formula shortage persists, Bay Area health officials have issued guidance for parents unable to get the products they need. In a joint statement Friday, officials from all nine Bay Area counties, as well as San Benito and the city of Berkeley, noted that while California is …

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Bay Area Guitarists Join Forces to Pay Homage to the Great Blues

Guitarist Henry Kaiser is one of the Bay Area’s most intriguing artists, whose quest to find new sounds and musical experiences once led him to the South Pole where he allegedly used said geo-marker as a guitar slide to playing Antarctic blues. He is also one of the most prolific, …

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Bay Area is last place with rent below pre-pandemic levels

The Bay Area is the last place in the United States with rental prices below pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report from Apartment List. Sounds like a rosy headline – for us tenants at least – but the question remains how long the “depressed” prices will last. New data …

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Mid-Century Modern Bay Area Home Sells for $1 Million More Than Asked

May 15, 2022Updated: May 15, 2022 08:57 A home in El Cerrito sold for over $1 million in April 2022. Google Street View An El Cerrito home has sold for a million dollars and more on its listing price of $1.295 million. The winning bid was an all-cash offer, KPIX …

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After Tragic Shootings on Bay Area Freeway, Newsom Announces Funding for Cameras

OAKLAND — Following dozens of highway shootings in the Bay Area, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced funding to install cameras. Family members who have lost loved ones say the cameras can’t come fast enough. There have been 48 highway shootings in the Bay Area over the course of a year, all …

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The number of office vacancies hits a new high in the San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco commercial real estate vacancy rate hits 24% as companies like Splunk cut staff Data analytics company Splunk isn’t moving its headquarters, but it’s downsizing its offices in downtown San Francisco. The move is part of a larger trend as commercial real estate vacancies have increased and become a …

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California mother-of-two and pilot ‘friend’ killed in San Francisco-Bay area plane crash

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A California mother of two high school students and her pilot friend died Friday in a plane crash near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that two of the people on board the plane had been …

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5 Bay Area homeowners sue Alameda Co. claiming COVID eviction moratorium ‘unlawful’

ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) – Five Bay Area landlords are suing Alameda County “alleging that its eviction moratorium violates the constitutional rights of rental housing providers and violates state law” . Rakesh and Tripti Jain are among the owners suing the county. The Jain family rented their house in Fremont …

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LGBTQ+ youth are on the front lines of massive setbacks for equality

A joint report by News is Out member publications: Bay Area Reporter, Dallas Voice, Philadelphia Gay News, Q Voice News, Tagg Magazine, Washington Blade and Windy City Times. The LGBTQ+ community faces wide-ranging attacks from state governments, with most proposed and passed laws focusing on LGBTQ+ youth. News is Out …

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San Marcos High School principal to leave for Bay Area job opportunity

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — San Marcos High School principal Dr. Kip Glazer will step down as high school principal for another major Bay Area gig, according to the Santa Barbara Unified School District. District spokesman Nick Masuda confirmed Glazer told her staff she would be leaving Monday afternoon. Glazer sent …

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Bay Area Bike Champions Named – The Vacaville Reporter

It’s Bike Month and Bay Area Bike to Wherever Days organizers have named the winners of the 2022 Bike Champion of the Year awards, one of which is from Solano County. The honor goes to runners from all nine Bay Area counties for their commitment tothe bicycle as the main …

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Get ready for the annual “Give Local Bay” giving campaign and help area nonprofits

BAY CITY, MI — An annual push to provide area nonprofits with a major fundraiser returns for another year. The annual “Give Local Bay” fundraiser is set to return in May 2022. This fundraiser is led by the Bay Area Community Foundation in coordination with LiUNA Local 1098. The fundraiser …

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East Bay union challenges AC Transit’s voluntary masking rule

(KRON) – The East Bay Transit Riders Union has called on the AC Transit board to reinstate a mask mandate on their buses. The union, according to its website, is an East Bay transit organization dedicated to the expansion and survival of transit in the East Bay area. The decision …

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For Ukrainian babies, the Bay Area group sends portable incubators

Two hundred portable incubators, made using technology co-invented by a Stanford MBA more than 10 years ago, are on track to provide life-saving warmth to babies born prematurely in bomb shelters and hospitals in Ukraine. Sleeping bags like incubators, which do not require a constant source of electricity, are being …

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Tampa Bay-area couple paid for grill in full, then got charged again months later

Credit score has dropped even though their documents show they don’t owe the debt ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (WFLA) — Sandra and Bill Wiseman are thrifty. They say if they can’t afford it, they don’t buy it. In October, just after leaving New York for Florida, they bought a grill from Home …

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Why are so many Bay Area school board recall efforts failing during the pandemic? – Times Herald

After a year of recall fever that propelled California into the national spotlight with attempts to impeach Governor Gavin Newsom and other elected leaders, a similar trend is sweeping school boards across the state. Although most attempts have failed at a much higher rate than before the pandemic, state lawmakers …

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Should mask mandates return? Why Bay Area Doctors Say We’re Better With Recommendations, For Now

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — It will be a busy weekend with people from across the Bay Area celebrating Easter and Passover. For many, this will be the first unrestricted gathering in years. But doctors want to remind everyone that COVID-19 is still a dangerous threat. “The recommendations really haven’t changed,” …

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Grenada, Stampede Champion, New #1

Bay Area News Group Top 20 (Mercury News & East Bay Time) N°1 GRENADA (16-1) Previous ranking: 3 What’s happened since last standings: Won the Livermore Stampede Championship with a 6-3 victory over Sheldon-Sacramento in the championship game. Earlier in the tournament, the Matadors beat Dublin 8-0, lost to Benicia …

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Benicia Port fire is under control, but damage could impact gas prices in the Bay Area, city official says

BENICIA, Calif. (KGO) — Fierce flames swept across a pier in Benicia Harbor sending up thick black smoke. The four-alarm fire started on Saturday afternoon near a silo filled with petroleum coke, a byproduct of fuel refining. It then extended to a long wooden dock, topped with concrete. Putting out …

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40% to 60% chance of rain in the San Francisco Bay Area

After sweltering weather during the work week, the San Francisco Bay Area is expected to experience cooler temperatures and windy conditions through the weekend and a chance of rain Monday, the National Weather Service said. The ridge of high pressure that hung over California and raised temperatures has collapsed, allowing …

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Planning body backs zoning fix for SF gay bathhouses

San Francisco planners have thrown their support behind a proposed zoning change that will allow gay bathhouses and other adult sex venues to open in the city’s historic LGBTQ neighborhoods. City leaders’ goal is to finalize the code update by Pride Month in June. Following the recommendation of city planners, …

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Bay Area doctor returns from Ukraine, calls experience ‘life-changing’

Bay Area doctor returns from Ukraine, calls experience ‘life-changing’ A family doctor is back home in San Francisco after traveling to Ukraine to offer help. He said he faced a week of air raids, dangerous conditions and described the experience as life changing. SAN FRANCISCO – A family doctor is …

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Here’s a wealthy Bay Area couple to watch — Inside Philanthropy

Real estate magnate Charles B. Kushner is the founder of Kushner Companies, which has a multi-regional portfolio valued at over $15 billion. In 2016, Forbes estimated the family’s net worth at $1.8 billion. But when President Donald Trump came to power, the Kushner family made headlines for other reasons: Charles …

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Flight cancellations and delays disrupt travelers at SFO and other Bay Area airports

April 2, 2022Updated: April 2, 2022 3:34 p.m. An Alaska Airlines plane takes off from San Francisco International Airport on March 7, 2022. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A series of flight cancellations and delays from two major airlines on Saturday ruined the travel plans of passengers departing from the Bay Area‘s …

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Trans Awareness Day: Bay Area dad saves hundreds of LGBTQ+ refugees from hostile areas by funding shelter

KGO (KGO) – Safe Place International, a nonprofit created by Bay Area father Justin Hilton, is currently home to more than 400 LGBTQIA+ refugees, many of whom are transgender. He says the International Day of Trans Visibility helps raise awareness of the challenges trans people face around the world. “If …

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Bay Area News Group Player of the Year: Campolindo’s Aidan Mahaney

Long before Aidan Mahaney arrived at Campolindo, he was already winning games. A lot of games. His AAU team won national championships while he was in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. It was no wonder, then, that the St. Mary’s College star finished his high school career with the most …

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Bay Area crab trade season closes early due to entanglements | Local News

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife on Friday announced the closure of commercial Dungeness crab fishing along much of the state’s coast due to recent entanglements involving humpback whales. The commercial Dungeness crab fishery between the Mendocino-Sonoma county line and the U.S.-Mexico border is expected to close at noon …

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Three-headed comfort food castle opens in Seminole Heights as 3 Bay Area businesses team up

Tasty trio of Bay Area businesses form partnership Reporting by Evan Axelbank. SEMINOLE HEIGHTS, Florida. – Westshore Pizza, King of the Coop and Rock Brothers Brewing have joined forces to create a culinary common house that cuts costs while creating a mini-dining room for diners. Before there were fists in …

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Tiny homes are in demand amid Bay Area housing affordability crisis

While California is still in the midst of a worsening housing crisis, some would-be homeowners facing insurmountable obstacles to buying a traditional home are turning to smaller homes – with a smaller footprint and a lower price to match. In recent years, there has been growing interest and demand for …

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Bay Area Vital Vittles organic bakery will close

Vital Vittles, the Berkeley bakery known for its organic whole-wheat bread, is closing after 46 years, Berkeleyside reported. After the publication warned in January that the beloved spot was in dire straits due to the pandemic, it is now set to close on March 31. “It was my first child,” …

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Amid growing overdoses, nonprofit distributes fentanyl test strips to dozens of Bay Area bars – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – The headlines and sad statistics are here about accidental fentanyl overdoses breaking up families and shortening too-short lives. In the past few weeks, three people in San Francisco have died of drug overdoses when they were unaware they were ingesting fentanyl. READ MORE: 4-alarm fire burns …

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Bay Area soldier reunites with Ukrainian family members forced to flee their home

article Anastasia Maynich (right) with her cousin Tetiana (left) and Tetiana’s 11-year-old daughter, Sofia (center). (Anastasia Maynich) KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – A Ukrainian-born U.S. Army soldier from the Bay Area has gone on a harrowing personal mission to Europe to help loved ones who fell victim to the Russian invasion of …

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SF Bay Area’s Best Mini Golf Course Is Also The Smallest

When Sean Howard and Carolyn Michaud moved from Seattle to Walnut Creek three years ago, they found a new life and something even better. “I had a garage for the first time,” recalls Howard. “I went to Home Depot and bought a whole bunch of power tools. I built a …

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Wind chill and hazardous weather warnings mount for Tampa Bay area

TAMPA, FL – As a strong cold front moves through the Tampa Bay area Saturday, National Weather Service meteorologists are warning residents of the potential for dangerous conditions. The agency issued a wind chill advisory, a high surf advisory and a rip current statement for the area. Temperatures in the …

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Bay Area taxi drivers hit hard by soaring gas prices – CBS San Francisco

MILLBRAE (KPIX) – The rideshare gig economy was born and flourished in the Bay Area but, as gas prices edge ever closer to $6 a gallon, the question is: what business model and drivers survive? Arco Station in Millbrae, just off Highway 101 south of SFO, is a necessary pit …

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Bay Area convenience store worker killed in suspected robbery

March 9, 2022Updated: Mar 9, 2022 8:19 a.m. File photo of the headlights of a police car. A Bay Area convenience store employee was fatally shot Tuesday night in a suspected robbery, law enforcement officials say. Jacom Stephens/Getty Image A North Bay convenience store worker was fatally shot Tuesday night …

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Bay Area Hospital’s Level II Trauma Center Enables Better Care for Coastal Bend

A Corpus Christi hospital recently received a major designation that expands its spectrum of medical care, allowing residents to have more immediate access to a higher level of trauma care. “This is a huge deal for Corpus Christi Medical Center and for Corpus Christi City as a whole,” said Bay …

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Some Bay Area colleges are keeping COVID-19 mask mandates

Elementary, middle and high school students will soon be removing their masks, but young adults and their twenties will have to keep them on at some local universities and colleges. San Jose State and San Francisco State are among several Bay Area colleges that maintain stricter face-covering rules than the …

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The Bay Area has twice as many parking spaces as people – and there’s a hidden toll

With more than 15 million parking spaces, the nine-county Bay Area has twice as many parking spaces as people. Lined up end to end, all of these parking spaces would circumnavigate the earth 2.3 times. These are the main findings of a new census of the region’s parking supply by …

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How will the MLB lockdown impact Bay Area businesses?

How will the MLB lockdown impact Bay Area businesses? Talks between Major League Baseball and the players’ union collapsed on Tuesday with no agreement and the owner-imposed lockout. As a result, opening day and some regular season games have been canceled. Bay Area businesses expect to feel the brunt of …

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Bay Area CEO helps make dream home a reality with Habitat for Humanity

CEO of Habitat reports Justin Matthews. PINELLAS PARK, Florida. – On Saturday morning, Jasmine Middlebrooks worked alongside 50 Bay Area CEOs to make her dream of owning a home a reality. It was all part of building Habitat for Humanity CEO Pinellas and Pasco County. “It’s really about having an …

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Russia’s attack on Ukraine draws condemnation from Bay Area leaders

The attack on Ukraine by Russian armed forces prompted statements of condemnation on Thursday from the Bay Area’s elected leaders as well as the consul. General of Ukraine in San Francisco. The bombings and other hostile actions began early Thursday morning local time in Ukraine and sparked global criticism of …

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Bay Area Ukrainians worry as war looms – KRON4

Biden ‘in principle’ agrees to meet Putin if Russia doesn’t invade Ukraine News / 2 days ago Video US Offers No Concessions in Response to Russia on Ukraine News / 4 weeks ago Video US troops on high alert over tensions between Russia and Ukraine News / 4 weeks ago …

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Mixed emotions in the Bay Area after the first weekend without an indoor mask mandate

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. (KGO) – Restrictions on indoor masks were dropped across the state of California last week and for many people this weekend was the first time they chose to remove their mask indoors since the start of the pandemic. While all of this is happening, doctors are still …

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Bay Area native Jon M. Chu, director of ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ on new food role with Fremont-based ‘Weee’ grocery store

FREMONT, Calif. (KGO) — Bay Area-born Hollywood director Jon M. Chu’s hit films “Crazy Rich Asians” and “In the Heights” both featured a high-profile co-star , the food. But even observant fans who have noticed Chu’s love of food, family, and cultures might be surprised to learn of her brand …

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San Francisco names street for drag nun philanthropy founder

On Easter weekend in mid-April, Sister Vish-Knew is expected to pose for photos under new street signs bearing her name. The co-founder of the international philanthropic drag nuns group, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, is now one of three drag queen characters whose streets are named in their honor in …

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Bill Maher urges end to masks amid COVID-19 in Bay Area show

If there’s a comedian who can neutralize a troublemaker, it’s Bill Maher. His default tone is one of moderate exasperation, so he can pause to silence a hostile audience member without actually changing his vocal range. And there were more than a few outbursts during his show Saturday night at …

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UNCLE Credit Union Celebrates 65 Years of Service to the Bay Area | Regional News/CA

UNCLE Credit Union, which serves four counties in the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley, celebrates its 65th anniversary this year. A $636 million full-service financial institution, UNCLE has been a trusted provider and major contributor to the communities it serves since its inception in …

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‘CODA’ Cast Talk Representation in Hollywood as Bay Area Deaf Community Reacts to Oscar Nominations

LOS GATOS, Calif. (KGO) — The Oscar nominations are out — and a Los Gatos-based Netflix movie is leading the way. The Western revisionist, “The Power of the Dog,” received the most nominations with 12, including Best Picture, Best Director and Benedict Cumberbatch in the Best Actor category. The other …

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Bay Area News Group Male Athlete of the Week

Welcome back to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Time) Male Athlete of the Week Poll. For the entire academic year, we will provide a list of nominees who have stood out over the previous week and allow you, the reader, to vote for the …

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Bay Area basketball roundup: USF women top Pepperdine

Ioanna Krimili scored 25 points, Claudia Langarita added 20 and Kennedy Dickie had 13 points and 13 rebounds as host USF beat Pepperdine 78-57 on Saturday for its sixth win in seven games. The Dons (12-11, 6-5 WCC) took a 12-point lead in the first quarter and extended the lead …

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Bay Area host brings big stars to the big screen

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — A Bay Area animator is back in the spotlight for a project he did years ago. The movie industry can move very slowly at times, but it wasn’t the first project he was involved in that turned a lot of heads. “I was an illustrator …

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Bay Area fans have already moved on from Jimmy G, now they’re waiting for the 49ers to follow suit

Jimmy Garoppolo is due to a side step.Photo: Getty Images Heading into the playoffs, the elephant in the San Francisco 49ers room was their quarterback status beyond the 2021-22 season. A lot of people felt like Jimmy Garoppolo was done no matter how far the Niners got in the playoffs. …

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Wind advisory: Strong Bay Area winds raise ‘fire weather’ concerns

SAN FRANCISCO – California is facing a fresh round of onshore winds this week and after a dry January there could be “fire weather” issues. A wind advisory is expected to take effect for parts of the Bay Area early Tuesday morning and persist through Thursday morning, potentially becoming similar …

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Bay Area sports bars gear up for Sunday’s 49ers game

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — With less than 24 hours until the big game, fans and businesses are gearing up to cheer on the 49ers on Sunday afternoon. At San Francisco’s Kezar Pub, owner Cyril Hackett told me he expects his bar to be up most of the day. “Get up …

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‘Thrill kill teacher’ who was arrested in the Bay Area is sentenced

A former professor convicted of the horrific murder of her boyfriend was sentenced in Chicago on Tuesday to 53 years in prison. Wyndham Lathem, left, and Andrew Warren. (From the Chicago Police Department) Wyndham Lathem, 47, surrendered to federal marshals in Oakland in August 2017, eight days after an anonymous …

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The “stealth omicron” sub-variant can be found in the Bay Area. Here’s what you need to know

A new subvariant of the omicron variant of COVID-19 — BA.2, or “stealth” omicron — has been detected in the Bay Area, health officials said. Little is known so far about the contagion of the subvariant, experts said, but vaccinated and boosted people shouldn’t worry. “If you’re vaccinated, and especially …

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Video Chat Company Vidsig Helps Students Find Straight Answers About Their Future Colleges

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — It’s a tough time for college applicants waiting for acceptance letters. For many, it’s an invisible choice because they can’t visit every school. A Bay Area company, Vidsig, uses video chats to connect high school and college students to get a glimpse of campus life. Video …

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The Incredible Implosion of the Bay Area’s Largest Pyramid Scheme

By William Penn Patrick’s own admission, he wasn’t much of an entrepreneur for the first three decades of his life. “For 34 years I failed in everything I did,” he once said. But Patrick’s fortunes changed one day in 1964 as he walked past the open garage of a house …

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Tampa Bay-area veteran recognized for heroic deeds, 40 years after tragic plane crash

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Air Florida 90 took off from Washington DC National Airport in a snowstorm on January 13, 1982. The plane was en route to Tampa International Airport but never made it there . An investigation later showed that the plane had been de-iced, but had been left …

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A “graceful” Kelly Clarkson dines at the SF Bay Area restaurant

“Save Me” may sound like the title of a song by Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Kelly Clarkson, known for her terrific vocals and relatable songs. But in fact, it’s the name of the drink Clarkson ordered at a restaurant in California’s Wine Country. Clarkson stopped by Barndiva located just off …

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The deadly police shootings and the race over the Bay Area filmmaker’s new documentary

Bay Area filmmaker’s use-of-force documentary examines shootings and police run A new documentary from a Bay Area filmmaker examines several fatal police shootings, including the case where Vallejo police fatally shot a man who was sleeping in his car in the parking lot of a fast-food chain. KTVU’s Amber Lee …

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Rescue teams busy on San Francisco Bay beaches during tsunami wave – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Despite officials’ desperate warnings to stay off the beaches, rescue teams have moved five people to safety after venturing too close to choppy ocean waters from Saturday’s tsunami wave. . San Francisco firefighters deployed rescue swimmers Saturday afternoon when a group of surfers were spotted …

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This small Bay Area town has a big problem with abandoned vehicles on public roads

For a small Bay Area town, Petaluma has a big problem with abandoned vehicles — from motorcycles and cars to RVs — left to rot on city streets. Last year, Petaluma police received 1,915 calls from residents reporting abandoned vehicles, more than five calls a day, and launched several law …

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Beloved Bay Area Sticker Company Ms. Grossman Moves from California to Utah

PETALUMA, Calif. (KGO) — For more than 40 years, Ms. Grossman’s paper company has been making stickers in the Bay Area, but is now moving out of California. Its warehouse in Petaluma, where the company has had a presence for nearly three decades, was a bustling and colorful factory that, …

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Bay Area health experts reflect on evolving guidelines – CBS San Francisco

Daly City woman comes face to face with a mountain lionResidents of the Daly City peninsula are on high alert after dozens of cougar sightings. Maria Cid Medina spoke to a woman who described a close encounter with a cougar in her backyard. 5 minutes ago COVID: Bay Area health …

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Bay Area Schools Face Omicron Disease, Closures

As students return to their first week of school in 2022 after winter break, concerns over the omicron variant – and reports of sick students and teachers – have led to school closures and disruptions. work stoppages in the Bay Area, as well as fights between school administrators, teachers and …

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Bay Area and California see record peak in COVID cases

SoCal man arrested for attacking workers at vaccination site: A southern California man was arrested last week after he allegedly attacked workers at a vaccination site in Tustin (Orange County) after calling the workers “murderers” and accusing them of starting the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington Post reported. Workers at the …

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Latham Adds Two Former Prosecutors To Bay Area And Los Angeles Offices |

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, January 3, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Scott Carpenter and Alex wyman joined the firm as partners in the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice and as members of the Litigation & Trial Department. Joiner joins …

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No vacation discounts at Bay Area real estate

Bay Area homebuyers haven’t found any Black Friday promotions this holiday season, as prices soared 17% in November, marking another rapid increase in a record year. The boom continued across the region, led by rising median single-family home prices in San Mateo County (up 23% from the previous year to …

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Bay Area Schools Hold On With In-Person Plans As Omicron Rises And Parents Worried

Bay Area students will return to schools starting Monday after spending two weeks with family and friends or even traveling to other states and countries just as the omicron wave hits California. The combination of a huge increase in COVID-19 cases and exposure during the holidays has left families and …

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Bay Area Crab Season Begins

Commercial crab season opens after delays San Francisco’s seafood destinations are virtually dazed by the delayed start of the commercial crab season on Wednesday. The crabbers, who missed Thanksgiving and Christmas, will be able to catch up by scoring their first shot. SAN FRANCISCO, California – The long awaited Dungeness …

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Who is joining the Bay Area’s Great Resignation?

Cindy Ngo knows her story is not unique. A nurse since 2014, her experience of working during the COVID-19 pandemic has completely exhausted her, she said, and she has been exhausted. So in April 2021, she resigned. Stories of what many call “The Great Resignation” aren’t hard to come by, …

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Parts of California have white Christmas after snowfall – NBC Bay Area

Parts of California have a White Christmas after all, with snowfall pounding mountains across the state. However, other parts of California experienced a damp and rainy Christmas as storms continue to flood the state, causing flash flooding and evacuations in some areas during the holiday season. At Donner Pass in …

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New food delivery services in the Bay Area continue to launch. Can they compete with companies like DoorDash?

Bay Area diners have never had more options for ordering food at their favorite restaurant. These new companies are different from on-demand delivery apps like DoorDash and Grubhub, which deliver hot food to customers within miles of restaurants. They typically sell cold dishes, which customers buy a day or more …

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Suspects in 30 Bay Area auto break-ins arrested in Sunnyvale after crashing into officer’s car – CBS San Francisco

SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) – Authorities in Sunnyvale on Monday arrested two people on suspicion of more than two dozen car break-ins in the Bay Area, after police said they rammed their vehicle into the car. an officer. Shortly after 8:20 p.m., officials from the Sunnyvale Public Safety Department were called …

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UAE ends censorship of film releases – NBC Bay Area

The UAE announced on Sunday that it will no longer censor theatrical films, the country’s latest effort to strengthen its brand as a liberal hub attractive to foreigners. Instead of cutting out sensitive scenes that might offend traditional Islamic sensibilities, the UAE Media Regulatory Authority will introduce a new age …

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Parents Who First Reported Los Gatos Police Explosion at School – NBC Bay Area

Shannon O’Connor, two parents who first warned police and school officials about Los Gatos’ mother accused of teenage sex and drinking, told NBC Bay Area they had been rejected by school and police authorities, putting more children at risk. O’Connor was charged in October with dozens of felonies, including endangering …

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Bay Area residents gear up for the wet morning commutes as more rain showers target this weekend

Bay Area residents braced for a soggy ride Thursday morning as persistent downpours continued to drench the area, ending more than a week of wet weather. Another storm is forecast for this weekend, with a chance of rain all next week and more snow in the forecast for the Sierra …

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Snow dusting over Bay Area’s highest peaks, several feet of snow in the Sierra after atmospheric storm

After weeks of dry weather, those hoping to hit the slopes at Lake Tahoe ski resorts this weekend will be greeted with several feet of fresh snow. Meanwhile, the highest peaks in the Bay Area, including Mount Diablo and Mount Hamilton, were dusted in Monday’s atmospheric storm. More snow is …

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Spielberg ‘West Side Story’ debuts weak with $ 10.5 million – NBC Bay Area

Despite critical praise and a two-year wait, Steven Spielberg’s lavish revival of “West Side Story” made little noise at the box office, debuting with $ 10.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates on Sunday – a disturbing result for a film industry struggling to regain its finger-snapping rhythm. …

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Here’s how much you need to earn to be ‘rich’ in the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Being “rich” could be seen as subjective; there may not be a definitive amount of money to be made to be considered rich. Recent data analysis by Go Banking Rates shows how much it takes to be considered “rich” in 50 US cities. Three of the …

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The historic Niles district in Fremont is a hidden gem in the Bay Area

On the four-block stretch of Fremont’s Niles Boulevard, no large grocery stores, coffee chains, or businesses can be seen. Instead, there’s a mix of antique stores, small auto stores, and a sprinkling of wall-hole restaurants housed in run-down buildings. If you didn’t know better, you could take the Sequestered Hallway, …

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This Bay Area Police Department plants ‘decoy’ packages to deter porch pirates

The Sunnyvale Police Department said it has placed “several” packages of decoys on doorsteps across town to help deter would-be package thieves. “Porch pirates, beware, you never know what’s in that package you’re trying to steal!” The ministry wrote in a Facebook post. “Steal a package and you could end …

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Coastal flood advisory in effect until Sunday afternoon – NBC Bay Area

The first round of winter King Tides arrived in spectacular fashion on Saturday with water levels rising along coastal areas and waves crashing on the sidewalks of San Francisco near the Ferry Building. The National Weather Service, San Francisco, issued a Coastal Hazard Advisory warning of possible minor coastal flooding …

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Why the air in the Bay Area is so disgusting right now

A brown haze has floated in the air over the San Francisco Bay Area in recent days, obscuring the city skyline and hovering over the bay. Raw-looking air has many reasons, but a key factor is what’s called a temperature inversion, which concentrates pollution near the ground, said Kristine Roselius, …

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Fines reduced for toll violation notices on 7 Bay Area bridges – NBC Bay Area

The Bay Area Toll Authority announced on Wednesday that fines for toll violation notices will be reduced for anyone who has received them on the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges since early 2021. BATA, the agency responsible for administering toll revenues from the Bay Area toll bridges, announced that the …

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Christmas in the Park 2021 – NBC Bay Area

Christmas in the Park returns to downtown San Jose for the 2021 holiday season with a new holiday light drive-thru at Lake Cunningham Park. Christmas in the Park is open daily until January 2, 2022, from noon to midnight, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and is free. Each year, …

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Australia confirms 2 Omicron cases as travel restrictions tighten – NBC Bay Area

The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the novel omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday and Australia found two, as countries halfway around the world became the last to detect it in travelers arriving from southern Africa . A slew of restrictions imposed by nations around the world as they …

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