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Hwy 101, SR-87 Fires, I-280 Crash Affected So. Bay Commute: CHP

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- A vehicle fire on State Route 87 and a blaze reported on U.S. Highway 101 are now snarling traffic from San Jose to Redwood City Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported. All incidents have cleared.


Another Lawsuit for Santa Clara — This Time Over Allegedly Promised Pension Boost

Former Acting Santa Clara City Manager Rajeev Batra is suing the City over pension benefits he alleges were promised but which the City has refused to pay. [Batra Pension Lawsuit 2019]


Bay Area’s housing crisis rolls on for UC Berkeley grad living in van

Yesica Prado’s graduation stole hangs in her living room like a piece of art. She graduated from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in May and now works as a freelance photographer and writer, reporting on homelessness.


Early Spring Storm Expected to Rain on Afternoon Bay Area Commute

BAY AREA, CA -- An early spring rainstorm is expected to a messy Monday evening commute, but no major impacts are expected for Bay Area waterways, according to the National Weather Service.


Michael Avenatti charged with extortion

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna in Los Angeles says lawyer Michael Avenatti could face up to 50 years in prison if convicted on wire and bank fraud charges. The critic of President Donald Trump and private attorney who formerly represented porn star Stormy Daniels was arrested Monday in


California lawmakers will consider banning cosmetic genital surgery on intersex children

River Gallo has prosthetic testes he says he never asked for and never wanted. Alice Alvarez says she should have been able to decide for herself before a doctor removed her testicles, which one did when she was an infant.


Four more days of rain in the forecast for San Francisco Bay Area

The last days of March are forecast to be cool and wet with rain in the forecast through Thursday. A low-pressure system off the West Coast is expected to stay put for several days and send a stream of cold air and rain to the Bay Area. It delivered the first bands of rain to the North Bay early Mon


Apple News+ launches today with free month trial

Big news has arrived from Cupertino, California: Not only has Apple been working on News+, a new way to access top magazines and other curated content, the tech company has also announced that mobile users can check out the service entirely for free.


Body discovered near landslide that claimed life of woman at Fort Funston in SF

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There are new developments in the search for a woman buried in a slide under tons of dirt at San Francisco's Fort Funston about a month ago. Emergency crews are now responding after a body was found in the area where the woman disappeared in February. Right now, authorities ar


Grandfather Seeks Answers 2 Years After San Jose Teen Killed

Two years after his grandson was shot and killed in San Jose, a distraught grandfather continues to search for answers in the case. Joseph Viramontes, 19, was found shot to death in March 2017 along the 900 block of Bard Street near Toyon Elementary School. San Jose police said they have not been ab


Apple details new magazine, news app at services event

CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Apple on Monday laid out the details of its news subscription service, Apple News Plus, at an event Monday. It's also expected to launch a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself.


Father of Sandy Hook shooting victim Avielle Richman found dead of apparent suicide outside Newtown town hall

NEWTOWN, Connecticut -- The father of one of the 20 children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was found dead of an apparent suicide in front of a Newtown municipal building, authorities confirmed Monday.


Live: Apple's big media event

Apple is gearing up to unveil a slew of media-focused products and services from its Cupertino, Calif. headquarters. What to expect: The company is expected to unveil a TV streaming service, original programming from Hollywood, and subscription services for news and video games.


Everything You Need To Know About Today’s Apple Event

Apple is all geared up to present some exciting new services at today’s Apple Event, taking place at the Steve Jobs Theater in the Apple Park campus in Cupertino. The entire presentation will be live-streamed from Apple’s website and is set to start at 10 a.m. PT, but if you’re hoping for the announ


Contractor faces 20 years in prison for forced labor

The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of California this month convicted the owner of several construction companies on charges of forced labor and harboring illegal aliens for commercial advantage or private financial gain, according to a press release from the office.


Deal moves teacher housing project closer to reality

The Mountain View Whisman School District is one step closer to launching its very own workforce housing, signing off on an agreement last week that would reserve more than 100 affordable units exclusively for teachers and school staff seeking to live and work in Mountain View.


Italian island for sale, costing less than a Bay Area home

(CNN) — Ever dreamed of owning your own Italian private island? An aristocratic family is selling one in Sicily for less than the price of a San Francisco condo. Isola delle Femmine, a wild pristine atoll near Palermo with a 17th-century crumbling stone tower, is up for sale with offers invited of m


Mexican Restaurant Pays $1 Million in Unpaid Wages to Employees

San Jose, CA (WorkersCompensation.com)-The California Department of Industrial Relations has announced that a San Jose restaurant has finally reached a settlement with state regulators over complaints of 239 employers for wage theft. For over 20 years Burrito Factory has been in business with four l


Reasons for Giants optimism on display again in San Jose

Giants baseball at San Jose Municipal Stadium: A slice of Americana, a journey back in time and an event that promises good, old-fashioned family fun. As Madison Bumgarner tells it, “How baseball was almost meant to be played.”


Bay Area voters: ‘Yes, we’ll pay to fix traffic’ but middling support for housing plan

They’re the twin demons plaguing Bay Area residents: the never-ending grind of bumper-to-bumper traffic and the ever-climbing cost of housing. But in a recent poll, voters said that when it comes to tackling those most vexing issues, they are far more willing to open their wallets to fix traffic pro