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Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Legislation Gets Assembly's Approval

Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Legislation Gets Assembly's Approval

The California State Assembly has approved legislation that allows lane-splitting for motorcycles. Read »

May 28, 2015
Calif. City Nixes Fireworks Show Because of Drought

Calif. City Nixes Fireworks Show Because of Drought

The city of Cupertino won't be having a fireworks show on July 4 because of California's drought, and in an odd... Read »

May 28, 2015

"God Bless Him:" Calif. Gas Station Hostage Describes "Nice" Suspect...

Many would imagine that being taken as a hostage would be scary and nerve-wracking. But Jagdish Bhalla, 75, who was... Watch »

May 28, 2015
Charges Filed Against Man Beaten in Horse Pursuit

Charges Filed Against Man Beaten in Horse Pursuit

The Southern California man who was beaten by sheriff's deputies at the end of a horseback pursuit filmed... Watch »

May 28, 2015
Caltrans Downplays Bay Bridge Steel Rod Failure

Caltrans Downplays Bay Bridge Steel Rod Failure

State officials say a second steel rod anchoring the foundation of the new San Francisco Bay Bridge eastern span... Read »

May 28, 2015
Pit Bull Plays Hero in Antioch Hostage Situation

Pit Bull Plays Hero in Antioch Hostage Situation

An unlikely hero emerged during Wednesday’s hostage situation in Antioch: Two witnesses tell NBC Bay Area, if it... Watch »

May 28, 2015
Ex-49er Ray McDonald Arrested for Violating Restraining Order

Ex-49er Ray McDonald Arrested for Violating Restraining Order

Ex-San Francisco 49ers lineman Ray McDonald was arrested for the second time this week on Wednesday afternoon, this... Watch »

May 28, 2015
City of LA Accused of Water Waste at Hansen Dam

City of LA Accused of Water Waste at Hansen Dam

The City of Los Angeles boasts more than 450 public parks. In one of them, NBC4 viewers alerted our crews to a newly... Watch »

May 28, 2015
SoCal Beaches Closed After Oily Globs Wash Ashore

SoCal Beaches Closed After Oily Globs Wash Ashore

Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo beaches were closed Wednesday after small globs of what officials called a petroleum... Read »

May 28, 2015
 MWD Increases Budget for Conservation Programs

MWD Increases Budget for Conservation Programs

Water officials say the Turf Removal Program, that offers rebates for residents who swap out their lawns, is so... Watch »

May 27, 2015
SWAT Team Cuffs Suspect in Calif. Hostage Situation

SWAT Team Cuffs Suspect in Calif. Hostage Situation

SWAT teams officers handcuffed a suspect outside a Bay Area gas station Wednesday after he reportedly took two... Watch »

May 27, 2015
Kitten Escapes Hawk Attack

Kitten Escapes Hawk Attack

A little white kitten narrowly missed having to dig into her nine lives on Tuesday after escaping the mouth of a... Read »

May 27, 2015
Fact or Fiction: Seismologist's Take on

Fact or Fiction: Seismologist's Take on "San Andreas"

Hollywood's favorite geologic bad guy is back in "San Andreas" -- a fantastical look at one of the world's... Read »

May 27, 2015
Rescuers Remove Blade From Wounded Sea Lion

Rescuers Remove Blade From Wounded Sea Lion

Volunteers and a professional rescue team from SeaWorld came to the aid of a sea lion that appeared Saturday on... Watch »

May 27, 2015
FDA Approves Experiment to Allow Bay Area Doctor to Use Ecstasy to Treat Patients

FDA Approves Experiment to Allow Bay Area Doctor to Use Ecstasy to...

The Federal Drug Administration is allowing a team of Bay Area psychotherapists to experiment with ecstasy to treat... Watch »

May 28, 2015
Toll Taker Sees Girl Screaming, Struggling: CHP

Toll Taker Sees Girl Screaming, Struggling: CHP

The California Highway Patrol is trying to find a couple in a Chevrolet Blazer that drove across the Bay Bridge over... Watch »

May 27, 2015
SF Area Home Prices Grow Faster Than Other US Cities: Report

SF Area Home Prices Grow Faster Than Other US Cities: Report

Home prices in the San Francisco area grew faster during the past year than prices in any other U.S. Read »

May 26, 2015
Remains Matched to Student Who Vanished in 1982

Remains Matched to Student Who Vanished in 1982

Authorities say skeletal remains found in the East Bay Hills are those of a Swedish exchange student who disappeared... Watch »

May 26, 2015
In-Custody Death Trial Continues for Officer

In-Custody Death Trial Continues for Officer

Trial for an LAPD officer accused of assault under color of authority for allegedly kicking a handcuffed woman, who... Watch »

May 26, 2015
Ex-LAPD Officer Arrested on Murder Charge

Ex-LAPD Officer Arrested on Murder Charge

A former Los Angeles Police Department officer charged in the shooting death of a man in California has been... Watch »

May 26, 2015
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