Super Bowl 50: Live updates

02/07/2016 01:06 PM PST
Super Bowl 50 is here. Get continuous updates all day Sunday from dozens of Bay Area News Group reporters and photographers covering every part of the game on and off the field.

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CRIME & COURTS
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San Francisco: Questions arise about CHP chase that ended in fiery crash that killed three

A damaged pole and debris were the only remnants Sunday morning of a fiery crash less than a mile from Super Bowl festivities that killed three male youths Saturday night.  
OBITUARY
Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Linus dies at age 90

Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90. 
HOMETOWN HEROES
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'Weekend project' to help local beavers turns into labor of love for Martinez woman

Battle to save toothy rodents in Alhambra Creek has resulted in lasting legacy for child psychologist.  

Public Employee Database

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University of California Employee Database

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Life in the wild

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Shortened Lives

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Running on Empty

Experts worry that the Bay Area transit system has entered a death spiral.

Tips for the college-bound

It's never too early to start preparing for college, especially during these economic times. With the right steps, students and their families can stay on the path to a higher education.

 
BAY AREA NEWS
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San Francisco: Questions arise about CHP chase that ended in fiery crash that killed three

02/07/2016 01:29 PM PST
A damaged pole and debris were the only remnants Sunday morning of a fiery crash less than a mile from Super Bowl festivities that killed three male youths Saturday night.  
Super Bowl 50: Weather will be golden at Levi's Stadium
02/07/2016 07:53 AM PST - The day the Bay Area has been awaiting for several years dawned with crisp blue skies, few clouds and the promise of perfect weather at Levi's Stadium when the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers square off in Super Bowl 50.  

Medical marijuana delivery startup makes pitch to Palo Alto
02/05/2016 02:16 PM PST - Like any good entrepreneur, a medical marijuana delivery service called Eaze sees a green opportunity in Super Bowl 50's Bay Area stop. Dubbed the 'Uber of pot,' Eaze has prepared for an anticipated higher demand of its service this weekend by adding drivers and verifying that pot dispensaries will have a seamless supply. 

President Obama coming to South Bay on Wednesday
02/06/2016 11:29 PM PST - The president will remain in the San Jose area Thursday for fundraising events held by the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. 

Asian mall-hotel project at McCarthy Ranch slow to get off the ground
02/06/2016 11:21 PM PST - Plans to build an enclosed Asian-themed mall and hotel on a portion of the partly-vacant McCarthy Ranch Marketplace have only inched along since the project was approved by the city two years ago. 

Milpitas: Stratford School applies to take over closed Heald College site
02/06/2016 11:22 PM PST - Milpitas Planning Commission next week is scheduled to review a request from a private school to occupy a vacant building that formerly housed the now defunct Heald College. 

El Cerrito ceremony commemorates Korematsu Day, dedicates new school campus
02/06/2016 10:54 PM PST - A dual ceremony was held Jan. 30 honoring the late civil rights activist Fred T. Korematsu and dedicating the new middle school campus in El Cerrito named in his honor. anda chu/staff photos 

(Adam Berry)
Are car keys a thing of the past?

The furor over General Motors' deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the car key, a technology drivers have been using for 65 years. Full Story
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Famous bidders lining up to buy Clippers

Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Los Angeles Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Donald Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Full Story
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Louis CK is back and grumpier than ever

Louie, who (like Louis) is a New York comic and a divorced father of two daughters, knows struggle and angst and cloudy wonderment. He views life through eyes with a stricken look, dwelling in a state of comfortable dread. Full Story