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Marin spends longer time in commute traffic than the rest of Bay Area

Marin spends longer time in commute traffic than the rest of Bay Area

Overall, Marin residents take 32.3 minutes to get to work, while Bay Area-wide the time is 31.6 minutes, according to the data. In 2011, the travel time in Marin was 27 minutes.
Dust devil seen touching down in Southern California

Dust devil seen touching down in Southern California

A dust devil touching down near Perris was captured in a unique photo posted by the National Weather Service on social media Wednesday.
DA: Children in Fairfield home were strangled, waterboarded

DA: Children in Fairfield home were strangled, waterboarded

By JONATHAN J. COOPER and JANIE HAR, Associated Press FAIRFIELD (AP) — Prosecutors allege in court documents filed Wednesday that the 10 children rescued from a Northern California home were punched,
San Francisco will bring anti-addiction medication the streets

San Francisco will bring anti-addiction medication the streets

San Francisco will begin supplying anti-addiction medication to long-term drug users and homeless people on city streets, an attempt to overcome a formidable obstacle to treatment that has complicated
Victim in SoCal explosion identified as spa owner; officials say blast ‘wasn’t an accident’

Victim in SoCal explosion identified as spa owner; officials say blast ‘wasn’t an accident’

The cause hasn't been determined yet, but the explosion was caused by device.
Motorcycle club challenges Sonora police over photographs on main street

Motorcycle club challenges Sonora police over photographs on main street

After an outing last week in Sonora, a motorcycle club is butting heads with that town's police department over what it says is illegal profiling.
Blast that killed California office worker was package bomb

Blast that killed California office worker was package bomb

An explosive package targeted an office in a Southern California medical building, causing a blast that left a woman dead and three other people injured, two officials told The Associated Press on
San Francisco will use new technology to automatically reduce marijuana convictions under Prop. 64

San Francisco will use new technology to automatically reduce marijuana convictions under Prop. 64

San Francisco is working with a nonprofit organization to create a program that would automatically clear eligible convictions under California’s new marijuana legalization law.
Prosecutors file nine more charges against North Bay mother who allegedly abused her 10 children

Prosecutors file nine more charges against North Bay mother who allegedly abused her 10 children

The mother of 10 Fairfield children who police said were living in squalor and suffered “intentional” injuries will face nine additional counts of felony child abuse, if a Solano County judge approves
Disneyland is offering you a sneak peek at Pixar Pier – for a price

Disneyland is offering you a sneak peek at Pixar Pier – for a price

Hey, Disney fans. Got an extra $299 burning a hole in your pocket? Well, you’re in luck, because Disneyland has a way for you to spend it.
Editorial: The standout pick for California treasurer is 31 years old

Editorial: The standout pick for California treasurer is 31 years old

Vivek Viswanathan mixes progressive values with fiscal reality that eludes most elected officials.
Fremont: Three dead in five-vehicle crash on Interstate 880

Fremont: Three dead in five-vehicle crash on Interstate 880

An infant was critically hurt; driver arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana
Nurses rally to strip Facebook founder’s name from San Francisco hospital

Nurses rally to strip Facebook founder’s name from San Francisco hospital

The effort comes amid mounting scrutiny over the social network's handling of user data.
Suspected package bomb kills 1 in Southern California

Suspected package bomb kills 1 in Southern California

Three others injured; firefighters say children at a daycare across the street were not injured
Commercial jetliner hit by laser on approach to SFO

Commercial jetliner hit by laser on approach to SFO

At the time, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was flying westbound at an altitude of roughly 600 feet and on its final 2-mile approach.
Candidates react to Caserta dropping out of supervisor’s race

Candidates react to Caserta dropping out of supervisor’s race

Dominic Caserta’s sudden departure Tuesday from the Santa Clara County supervisor’s race amid sexual harassment allegations left his former opponents talking about ethics. “This race really should be
Right to Die: Judge overturns assisted suicide law

Right to Die: Judge overturns assisted suicide law

A California judge has overturned the law the grants terminally ill patients the right to end their lives with a doctor's help, reigniting an emotional debate over an issue that had seemed settled.
Judge tosses California assisted-suicide law

Judge tosses California assisted-suicide law

Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia did not rule on the legality of allowing physician-assisted death, but he issued an oral ruling saying lawmakers acted illegally in passing the law
Fairfield parents deny torture charges; 10 kids taken from home

Fairfield parents deny torture charges; 10 kids taken from home

The children did not require medical attention when they were removed. Stories about the alleged abuse came out gradually over the past six weeks and eight of the children told professionals about