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Vehicle Fire On I-580 Extinguished: CHP

PLEASANTON, CA — A vehicle fire on eastbound Interstate 580 near El Charro Road in Pleasanton has been extinguished. The blaze, which fully engulfed the vehicle, was reported just after 1 p.m., according to the CHP.


Another Atmospheric River will bring heavy rain to Bay Area next week

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - If you thought we were done with all the rain, think again. Atmospheric River Part 2 is headed toward the Bay Area!. While Friday will be sunny and comfortable, you can expect increasing cloud cover with a chance of rain starting Sunday.


Pictures for People: The art of really seeing someone

Artist E. Trent Thompson has an interest in seeing the total person -- and a heart to help those in need. Using these talents, he has embarked on Pictures for People, a project to get to know folks on the streets, capture their spirit in personal portraits, then sell the paintings to help provide th


California judge rules twin son of gay couple is American citizen

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.


MAGA-hat wearing teen claims California high school wouldn't permit her to wear hat

A high school student who reportedly wanted to sport her “Make America Great Again” hat at her California school this week wasn’t able to because of the dress code. Clovis North High School senior Maddie Mueller sought to wear the hat bearing President Trump’s campaign slogan on Wednesday upon the r


Gymnastics: Royal competitor takes top overall scores in recent competition

Lavinia Moore of Royal Gymnastics in Tracy was the top all-around gymnast out of 50 competitors at the Xcelebration Classic 2019 meet Feb. 10 at Gymnastics Unlimited in Salida.


7 amazing SF Bay Area things to do this weekend, Feb. 22-24

Are we the only ones trying to fight off an early case of Spring Fever? Maybe it’s the fact that it’s NOT supposed to rain all over us for a change that we’ve got that Johnny Nash song in our heads (“I Can See Clearly Now …”) and are ready for a serious infusion of food and tasty adult beverages thi


Pilot in deadly California house crash was warned of weather

LOS ANGELES — A preliminary federal report says the pilot whose plane broke up and crashed into a Southern California home was warned before takeoff that he was heading into bad weather.


California lawmakers propose soda tax, banning cola at checkout areas

Lawmakers in California are aiming to curb the state’s consumption of sodas and other sugary beverages with a variety of proposed legislation announced on Wednesday. The bills, spearheaded by five state lawmakers, include measures that would require health warnings on sugary soft drinks, and proposa


Family of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim against Southern California city

Attorneys representing the mother of actress Vanessa Marquez, who police shot and killed in August 2018, filed a $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena on Wednesday, alleging that officers acted negligently and unlawfully during the incident that began as a welfare check call. Autho


Comedic Opera: 'The Barber of Seville' Set at the Bankhead Theater

One of the most recognizable comedic operas of all time, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, opens at the Bankhead Theater March 9. This Livermore Valley Opera production, is directed by Rob Herriot. The Tri-Valley’s professional opera company will present two weekends of performances, fully-staged wit


Southern California doctors arrested in opioid prescription crackdown

A yearlong investigation by federal drug agents has resulted in criminal charges against several physicians and other healthcare providers accused of writing bogus prescriptions or selling painkillers and other drugs on the black market.


It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!

That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i


Two bodies found at separate bart stations

Two recent deaths on Bay Area Rapid Transit are not an indication that there is a safety problem on the transit system, according to a BART spokesman Chris Filippi. Filippi of BART Communications said the two deaths at San Leandro and Union City stations are an unfortunate reality of public high-tra


Hail Delay: Pleasanton's Photo Of The Week

PLEASANTON, CA — Patcher reader Brendan Cook shared this photo taken during the recent hail storm, which delayed players on Amador Valley High School baseball field. Cell phones capture amazing images. If you have an awesome photo of nature, breath-taking scenery, kids caught being kids, a pet doing


No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.


Wet February causes big dent in California drought conditions

LOS ANGELES -- February storms have caused a significant dent in California's drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday that just over 67 percent of the state is totally free of any level of dryness.


Bay Area forecast: ‘Atmospheric river’ storm may impact region next week

With the possibility of another “atmospheric river” storm hitting Northern California early next week, this February is shaping up to be one of the wettest ever in the Bay Area.


Cold snap: Snow flurries possible for all of Southern California except coast

PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Low-lying regions of Southern California may see some rare snow Thursday as a big blast of cold air moves into the region. The cold front is moving down from Nevada, and it could mean snow could fall anywhere in the Southland, except for the coastline, which is a very rare


'White Landscape In Dublin': Photo Of The Week

DUBLIN, CA — Patch reader Priya shared these cool photos taken following the recent storms that passed through Dublin. Cell phones capture amazing images. If you have an awesome photo of nature, breath-taking scenery, kids caught being kids, a pet doing something funny or something unusual you happe