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State orders inspections and new rules for gas wells after SouCal gas leak

02/07/2016 08:07 AM PST
State regulators, alarmed by a non-stop leak of a gas well in Southern California, have issued emergency regulations and orders for inspections of all gas wells in California, including those owned by PG&E, which said Sunday that it is in compliance with most of the new rules.  
San Francisco: Questions after CHP chase ends in fiery crash that killed three
02/07/2016 08:16 AM PST - Questions remained unanswered Sunday morning about a California Highway Patrol officer's decision to start a momentary pursuit of a vehicle later involved in a fiery crash that killed three people near Super Bowl City. 

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.  

Super Bowl: City of Santa Clara grabs spotlight, plans for new "uptown" near Levi's Stadium, but clings to hometown roots
02/07/2016 06:17 AM PST - Levi's Stadium is generating new energy for humble Santa Clara and a Joe Montana-related retail and restaurant development planned there is expected to create a new "uptown" to replace the city's downtown that was bulldozed in the 1960s. 

Bay Area vaccine controversy reignites in time for Super Bowl
02/07/2016 06:14 AM PST - The passage of Senate Bill 277 last year closed a chapter in California's fight over mandatory vaccines for children, but a new billboard campaign by vaccine opponents shows the controversy is far from over. 

Review: Metallica delivers sensational Super Bowl eve show
02/07/2016 09:08 AM PST - Metallica thrills fans on Super Bowl eve at AT&T Park in San Francisco. 

Santa Clara University scores one for the hometown
02/07/2016 01:09 AM PST - The Super Community Celebration, part of National Football League festivities leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, offered fans an opportunity to bask in football fantasies and the brilliant February sun.  

San Francisco: Three die in fiery car crash near Super Bowl City
02/07/2016 01:07 AM PST - Three people in a speeding car fleeing a California Highway Patrol officer were killed after the car slammed into a taxi cab and exploded into flames near Ninth and Brannan streets in San Francisco, less than a mile from Super Bowl festivities that were in full swing Saturday night. 

Thompson: The Warriors' win comes as a relief as the Thunder play up to their name
02/06/2016 11:31 PM PST - With Kevin Durant playing like a demon, Oklahoma City gives Golden State fits 

Broncos, Panthers healthy for Super Bowl
02/06/2016 10:21 PM PST - Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers say injured players should be ready to go in Super Bowl 50 

Super Bowl 50: CBS to present seven-plus hours of pregame programming
02/07/2016 08:49 AM PST - Super Bowl 50 pregame show to include segments devoted to Bay Area standouts. 

Warriors hold off Thunder
02/06/2016 10:28 PM PST - The Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 

San Jose Sharks beaten on road by Nashville Predators
02/06/2016 11:27 PM PST - Sharks suffer their first four-goal loss in over two months in a 6-2 loss to the Predators. 

Ken Stabler was the real hero of real Oakland
02/06/2016 10:22 PM PST - On the occasion of The Snake's belated election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we remember a man, a time, and his town 

Vallejo man builds $1 million house, seeks to raise expectations, property values
02/06/2016 09:59 PM PST - Most of us know you shouldn't judge a book -- or a person or a city or neighborhood -- by its cover, and yet we all do it.  

Crews dismantle portion of old Bay Bridge
02/06/2016 10:01 PM PST - California officials say a major portion of the old eastern span of San Francisco's old Bay Bridge began coming down this week. 

Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters
02/06/2016 10:04 PM PST - Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.  

Federal disaster loans offered to commercial Dungeness crab fishermen
02/06/2016 10:05 PM PST - Help is on the way in the form of federal disaster loans for commercial fishermen who have suffered financial losses from California's canceled commercial Dungeness crab season this year. 

Kawakami: Hall of Fame night for Super Bowl City: DeBartolo and Stabler
02/06/2016 09:23 PM PST - Holding home-field advantage, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo and late Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler win election to Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

Thanks to Super Bowl, Jay Z, Beyonce and more pack Warriors crowd
02/06/2016 09:15 PM PST - The night before Super Bowl 50, a star-studded crowd cheers on the Warriors as they faced a formidable Oklahoma Thunder in Oakland. 

Pro Football Hall of Fame names newest class
02/06/2016 09:17 PM PST - Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace, Tony Dungy, Ed DeBartolo Jr., and Dick Stanfel make the cut  

Former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler named to Pro Football Hall of Fame
02/06/2016 09:33 PM PST - The Raiders quarterback, who died in July, was one of two senior nominees. 

Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame
02/06/2016 09:47 PM PST - Eddie DeBartolo, the beloved former owner of the 49ers, was selected Saturday night for enshrinement in Canton, Ohio, breaking through after three previous misses as a finalist, according to sources.  

Jay Z, Beyonce and trying to get their picture at Warriors game
02/06/2016 09:16 PM PST - Jay Z and Beyonce spent the night before the Super Bowl taking in a Warriors game, and one reporter was on a mission to get their picture. 

Charles Woodson wins Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award
02/06/2016 08:27 PM PST - Charles Woodson on Saturday night was named the winner of the NFL's Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award 

NFL Honors: Panthers' Newton named MVP and offensive player of the year
02/06/2016 10:16 PM PST - Houston end J.J. Watt won his third Defensive Player of the Award in five pro seasons. 

Super Bowl City venue now closed in San Francisco
02/06/2016 06:05 PM PST - SAN FRANCISCO -- The Super Bowl City venue has reached capacity and is now closed in the interest of public safety, the San Francisco Police Department announced shortly after 5:30 p. 

Dan Hicks, Bay Area music icon, dies at age 74
02/06/2016 06:43 PM PST - Dan Hicks, who helped pour the foundation for the Bay Area's psychedelic sound in the 1960s, and endured as one of music's most eclectic personalities, dies after a long battle with cancer. 

Concord High wrestling coach -- who never cut anyone -- gets retirement party
02/07/2016 07:25 AM PST - Five years after he retired, Glen Knecht, the most successful coach in Concord High history, returned to the cafeteria where he coached for two decades Saturday and was greeted by dozens of his former wrestlers. The coach, who recruited misfits and troublemakers to his teams, turned many of their lives around. 

SFO protesters want attention focused on Super Bowl switched to police killings and the poor
02/06/2016 06:37 PM PST - Dozens of protesters greeted SFO passengers arriving on the eve of Super Bowl 50, chanting the names of the victims of police killings and calling for an end to public policies that they say prioritize a one-day sporting event over the lives of thousands of homeless and displaced Bay Area residents.  

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San Francisco: Questions after CHP chase ends in fiery crash that killed three

Questions remained unanswered Sunday morning about a California Highway Patrol officer's decision to start a momentary pursuit of a vehicle later involved in a fiery crash that killed three people near Super Bowl City. 
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San Francisco: Three die in fiery car crash near Super Bowl City

Three people in a speeding car fleeing a California Highway Patrol officer were killed after the car slammed into a taxi cab and exploded into flames near Ninth and Brannan streets in San Francisco, less than a mile from Super Bowl festivities that were in full swing Saturday night. 
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San Francisco: Three die in fiery car crash near Super Bowl City

Three people in a speeding car fleeing a California Highway Patrol officer were killed after the car slammed into a taxi cab and exploded into flames near Ninth and Brannan streets in San Francisco, less than a mile from Super Bowl festivities that were in full swing Saturday night. 
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State orders inspections and new rules for gas wells after SouCal gas leak

02/07/2016 08:07 AM PST
State regulators, alarmed by a non-stop leak of a gas well in Southern California, have issued emergency regulations and orders for inspections of all gas wells in California, including those owned by PG&E, which said Sunday that it is in compliance with most of the new rules.  
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