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Western US hit with blast of winter weather

...Thunderstorms brought hail to parts of Northern California and Sierra Nevada foothills. Rain and strong wind hit the San Francisco Bay Area.Four kayakers and a dog were rescued after being dumped into 4-foot waves during windy, high-surf conditions...
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Muslim spokesman: As boy departs, Muslims feel 'under siege'

...the family move to the Middle East sends an unfortunate message.Yousuf Fahimuddin, a Muslim journalist in the San Francisco Bay area, believes the family's departure will only perpetuate the idea that Muslims are not loyal to the U.S...
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Calmer weather helps crews fighting Western wildfires

...percent containment reported Monday.Fire officials say that over the weekend smoke from the fire drifted into the San Francisco Bay Area and especially east of the city, where it was trapped in valleys for several days, causing hazy skies and...
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Today In Sports History for Sept. 25

...straight victory, speeding past Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in the winner-take-all Race 19 on San Francisco Bay. All but defeated a week ago, the 34-year-old Australian and his international crew twice rallies from seven-point...
Deadly balcony collapse tied to rotted beams

...University of California, Berkeley.Segue Construction, the Library Gardens general contractor, was involved in two San Francisco Bay Area lawsuits in recent years involving allegations of dry rot and substandard balconies at condo and apartment projects...
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6 killed in balcony collapse during party

...students to this country every year, many of them landing jobs at resorts, summer camps and other attractions. The San Francisco Bay area is especially popular with Irish students, about 700 of whom are working and playing here this summer, according...
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Sexy ads promote water saving with a wink

SAN FRANCISCO - Too sexy for the drought?No such thing, according to San Francisco Bay Area water officials who are rolling out a new line of racy public awareness ads coaxing an already water-thrifty metropolis...
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Superintendent talks bargaining, testing

...As a former assistant superintendent of human resources for the Hayward Unified School District in California's San Francisco Bay area, Miller has first-hand experience with teachers' union negotiations. He said the union in Hayward was a...
This Day in History

...President Washington in New York as the new secretary of state. In 1963, the Alcatraz federal prison island in San Francisco Bay was emptied of its last inmates at the order of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. In 1965, more than 3,000...
Oracle wins 7th straight in America's Cup catamarans making a final sprint around San Francisco Bay, on a five-leg course framed by the Golden Gate...scheduled for Wednesday, weather-permitting, on San Francisco Bay.Either Oracle will finish one of the greatest comebacks...


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