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Mendocino County preparing budget for final approval

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors held a budget workshop to discuss the 2019-20 Fiscal Year county budget at their board meeting on Tuesday. It is the second of three budget workshops before budget hearings. A third budget workshop will be on May 7 before budget hearings before the board on


K-9 team searches for missing woman

Two Texas women with a group called Special K-9s Search and Recovery traveled to California last week to once again look for the remains of missing people in the area. The group stopped in Fort Bragg for a few days to search specifically for Kathy LaMadrid, a woman who went missing on Dec. 17, 2004.


Box truck 'burst into flames' at Benicia-Martinez Bridge; lanes closed

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KTVU) - A box truck traveling Friday on northbound Interstate 680 caught fire when attempting to go through the toll plaza at the Benicia-Martinez Bridge, according the California Highway Patrol.


Dusty Whitney’s collection now on display at Mendocino County Museum

Dusty Whitney was born and raised in Willits and describes himself as a type “A” person who likes to keep busy. And by busy he means spending nearly every spare moment throughout his entire life researching and building his extensive collection of Mendocino County historical artifacts. A portion of


Milpitas Grandmother Accused Of Killing 3-Year-Old Grandson Makes Initial Court Appearance

MILPITAS (CBS SF) — A 70-year-old woman accused of strangling her 3-year-old grandson in Milpitas Monday made her first appearance in Santa Clara County Superior Court Friday.


Bobcat survives deadly wildfire, has 4 kittens in California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat's den in den


Coast Cat Project furthering mission

Volunteers with Coast Cat Project attended the Fort Bragg City Council meeting on April 8, asking to speak at a future meeting so they could open a discussion about how they can partner with the city to further their mission. They’ll be back to make a 10-minute presentation to the council on May 13.


Ship Strikes Blamed In 2 Gray Whale Deaths In Bay Area This Month, Suspected In 3rd

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A gray whale which washed up dead on a beach in Pacifica earlier this week was killed by blunt force trauma attributed to a ship strike, according to researchers – the second such confirmed incident in the Bay Area this month.


Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California couple who for years starved a dozen of their children and kept some shackled to beds were sentenced Friday to life in prison, ending a shocking case that revealed a house of horrors hidden behind a veneer of suburban normalcy.


Bay Briefing: Can backyard cottages and converted garages help solve the Bay Area’s housing crisis?

Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Friday, April 19. A state housing bill has a new opponent and a California genetic detective is helping reopen dozens of cases. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


Fire at Benicia Bridge toll plaza

(KRON) -- Authorities are responding to a toll plaza booth fire at the Benicia-Martinez Bridge Friday afternoon. The flames spread to a toll booth from a burning car, according to the California Highway Patrol.


California parents convicted of torturing 12 of their 13 children to be sentenced; will the kids show up in court?

When David and Louise Turpin are sentenced Friday, April 19 for abusing 12 of their 13 children over the course of many years, the drama will be focused not on the duration of the prison terms doled out but on who shows up in the courtroom and who speaks.


Truck Fire at Benicia-Martinez Bridge Toll Plaza

Lanes were shut down at the Benicia-Martinez Bridge toll plaza Friday afternoon due to a box truck fire. The incident prompted heavy traffic ahead of the evening commute. No other information was immediately available.


Missing California teen believed to be with murder suspects

Investigators in California are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be with her mother and a man, both of whom are murder suspects. Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, getting into a white BMW with Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, according to


Bay Area prep football star goes missing at Half Moon Bay beach

Rescue efforts for an 18-year-old who went missing while boogie boarding at a Half Moon Bay Beach switched to a water recovery Thursday evening after three hours of searching, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said.


SKY7 captures April's Pink Moon over Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Keep an eye out for the Pink Moon Friday night. "April's full moon is known as the Pink Moon and SKY7 actually captured it looking pink because of the high clouds and early morning sunrise," said ABC7 News Meteorologist Mike Nicco.


Recovery efforts underway for missing teen in Half Moon Bay

HALF MOON BAY (KRON) - Rescuers have called off their search for a missing 18-year-old who fell off his boogie board near Half Moon Bay. The teen's parents have confirmed with KRON4 that their son Naphtali Moimoi, who goes by Neff, was last seen around 3 p.m. at Poplar Beach.


San Leandro man pleads guilty to string of Bay Area robberies

OAKLAND — A San Leandro man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to charges that robbed six stores during a 13-day crime spree last year, authorities said. Marty Guillen, 22, robbed five phone stores and a jewelry shop between Oct. 12 and Oct. 25. He admitted his guilt in front of U.S. District Ju


Huge crowds expected to attend 4/20 smoke out celebration at Golden Gate Park

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Huge crowds are expected to attend Saturday's 4/20 smoke out celebration in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. City officials expect up to 20,000 people to converge on Hippie Hill for the annual event. That's about 10,000 less than last year.


420 deals, celebrations around the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The annual celebration of all things cannabis is basically the Black Friday of the marijuana industry. This is California's second year celebrating 420 with legal recreational marijuana available to anyone over 21 years old.