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Bay Area weather: Hundreds without power as more rain storms to soak region

Hundreds of Bay Area PG&E customers lost power due to wet-weather systems as more storms are set to hit the region this week.

COVID economy woes: California unemployment claims rocket higher

California workers filed 80,700 initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended on Oct,. 16.

R. Kelly was on suicide watch after conviction in New York, lawyer says as trial date set in Chicago case

R&B singer R. Kelly was on suicide watch following his conviction on racketeering charges in New York, his lawyer told a federal judge in Chicago on Wednesday.

Campbell crime report for the week of Oct. 29

Oct. 10 11:45 p.m. in the 900 block of West Hamilton Avenue: Someone kicked in the victim’s front door and made entry. Oct. 11 2:13 p.m. in the 400 block of East Hamilton Avenue: A suspect, 29, shoplifted and fled. They were contacted trying to walk down onto Highway 17. The suspect had two outstanding […]

California workers aren’t job quitters, survey says

Voluntary exits since 2000 equal 3.19% of all California workers — 12th lowest quit rate nationally.

Climate change could mean fewer and smaller pumpkins. Researchers are on quest for a hybrid pumpkin.

Alan Walters has jack-o’-lantern pumpkins on his front stoop -- not carved, because the fruit wouldn’t last long if it was.

Video leads to arrest in North Bay bicyclist’s hit-and-run death

A witness was able to provide a description of the vehicle, and investigators began searching the city’s surveillance camera system.

Lori Loughlin seeks permission for second luxe Mexico trip

TV's Aunt Becky seems to be having a relatively easy time adjusting to her post-college admissions scandal life, as she plans her third international trip since leaving prison.

Why does the DMV have you cover one eye while testing? Roadshow

You may wear glasses or contact lenses to meet the minimum DMV vision standard, but you cannot wear a bioptic telescopic or similar lens.
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