Dogs die from Lake Chabot toxic algae blooming in drought

The East Bay Regional Park District steps up warnings to visitors after three dogs die from exposure to tainted lake water. 
Dogs die from Lake Chabot toxic algae blooming in drought
The East Bay Regional Park District steps up warnings to visitors after three dogs die from exposure to tainted lake water. 

San Bruno disaster: PG&E releases 65,000 emails to PUC
PG&E on Friday provided to state regulators copies of 65,000 emails dating back nearly five years to early 2010, the latest twist in the aftermath of a fatal explosion of natural gas in San Bruno. 

Santa Cruz: Mountain lion sightings reported in downtown
Multiple mountain lion sightings reported in downtown Santa Cruz early Friday, but the big cat was not immediately found, authorities said. 

Despite objections, Livermore lab to fire world's largest laser at plutonium
Anti-nuclear and environmental groups had sought to halt tests on non-weapons grade plutonium at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore Lab. 

Roses blooming in Northern California tide pools: Warm ocean currents bring Hopkins' rose sea slug
Roses are blooming in Central and Northern California tide pools, leaving scientists scratching their heads. 

Chevron earnings plunge amid low gas prices, spending cuts planned
Chevron said Friday its net income and revenue dropped in the fourth-quarter as oil and gas prices slumped, and the San Ramon company said it plans significant cuts in spending in 2015. 

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views
A small number of doctors in recent years have "fired" patients who continue to believe debunked research linking vaccines to autism. They hope the strategy will lead parents to change their minds; if that fails, they hope it will at least reduce the risk to other children in the office.  

Oscars 2015: Stanford filmmaker earns nomination for 'White Earth'
The short documentary looks at North Dakota's harsh, booming oil business through the eye of small town children. 

Criminal probe widens, PG&E to release 65,000 emails, more commissioners involved
A day before the release of 65,000 emails expected to shed further light on PG&E's ties to the state Public Utilities Commission before and after a fatal explosion in San Bruno, legal experts said Thursday that search warrants served on top former government and PG&E officials point to heightened interest in a criminal prosecution linked to the cozy relationship between PG&E and the PUC. 

Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.