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Concord: Massive blaze leaves strong-smelling smoke
A massive four-alarm blaze that started early Wednesday at a warehouse building close to Buchanan Field Airport is not yet completely extinguished, authorities said.
Witness to Richmond gang rape 'couldn't believe this was happening'
A Richmond gang member testified Tuesday that he was shocked when a senior gang member directed him and two teenagers to sexually assault a woman he kidnapped off the street in 2008.
(Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
San Ramon Valley schools get more federal scrutiny after discrimination complaints
The district will be monitored by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights for up to two years as part of a resolution to a special education discrimination complaint.
One year later, has Sandy Hook changed America's gun debate?
What little progress gun control advocates made was hard fought and hard to come by.
(Damian Dovarganes/AP File Photo)
NSA uses Google's online 'cookies' to find targets
The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using 'cookies' and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance.
Cal's Mike Montgomery equals John Wooden's wins total
Cal men's basketball coach Mike Montgomery got his 664th win with a 92-84 victory over Nevada, equaling the legendary John Wooden for 27th place in NCAA Division I history
East Oakland: Crews cap gas line leak that sparked fire
Crews have capped a 4-inch gas line that ruptured Tuesday morning in East Oakland and sparked an underground fire that burned for nearly four hours and prompted the evacuation of nearby homes.
This family survived 2 days of below-freezing cold in an overturned Jeep
A desperate search for a couple and four children missing for two days in the below-zero cold of Nevada turned jubilant Tuesday when rescuers found them alive near their overturned Jeep. Full Story
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Tonight's TV picks: Kelly Clarkson gets into holiday spirit; 'Rodeo Girls' saddle up
WATCH THIS:n "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale" (10 p.m., NBC): The pop star headlines an offbeat special that has her learning some lessons about the meaning of the holiday.
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'Fruitvale Station' shut out of Screen Actors Guild Award nominations
'12 Years a Slave,' 'Captain Phillips,' 'August: Osage County' and 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' dominate nominations. Usual suspects, including 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family,' grab nods in the television acting categories.
Bay Area residents live longer; here's why
Bay Area residents are among the nation's longest-lived people, surviving on average more than a decade longer than residents of rural Kentucky, West Virginia or Mississippi.
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Mi Pueblo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Mi Pueblo, the festive Bay Area supermarket chain and icon of family-grown Hispanic businesses, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, citing a dispute with its primary lender, Wells Fargo.