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Baby Seal Found in Front Yard, 4 Miles From Water

It's not the first time she's lost her way

(Newser) - Authorities say a baby seal made it 4 miles from the water to the front yard of a home in the San Francisco Bay Area, the AP reports. Rescuers nicknamed the seal Ozzie after she was found Thursday on Osgood Road in Fremont. The female northern fur seal had no... More »

Mystery Donor Gives Oakland Massive Boost

He donated $34M to 'underserved' residents

(Newser) - What to do with a spare $34 million? You could buy a private jet, a good-sized Caribbean island —or you could help countless people in one of California's most troubled cities. An anonymous donor went for the latter option, offering the San Francisco Foundation the cash to help... More »

SF Commuter May Have Exposed Thousands to Measles

Infected rider used BART for 3 days

(Newser) - A person infected with measles used San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system for three days last week, and health officials say the risk of commuters contracting the disease is low—but the number of people potentially exposed is very high. Officials say the infected person, a LinkedIn employee,... More »

Bay Area Due for Seriously Big Earthquake: Scientists

Major 'locked' faults underneath San Francisco could give way soon

(Newser) - At least three major faults in the San Francisco Bay Area seem to be stuck—and when they come unstuck, they could wreak major havoc, NBC News reports. There's an almost 70% chance that one of four "locked" sections of the Hayward, Rodgers Creek, and Green Valley faults... More »

FBI Hunts Killer Behind Unsolved 1976 Murders

Murders of 5 SF Bay Area women linked to Reno killing, say authorities

(Newser) - The FBI is turning up the heat on a series of cold-case murders now almost 40 years old. Thanks to new DNA evidence, detectives say they suspect one killer is responsible for the murders of five young women around the San Francisco Bay Area in early 1976, and was an... More »

Under Shadow of 2 Deaths, BART Goes Back to Work

'This has got to be the last time that this happens,' says Gavin Newsom

(Newser) - After four days of massive traffic jams and overcrowded buses and ferries, Bay Area Rapid Transit and its two biggest unions have reached a deal that will bring the rail strike to an end, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . "This offer is more than we wanted to pay, but... More »

Blasts, Fire Rock California Oil Refinery

Residents ordered to stay indoors in SF Bay Area

(Newser) - Explosions tore through a Chevron oil refinery as it erupted in flames yesterday, driving toll takers from the Richmond Bridge and San Francisco Bay Area residents indoors. At least two fires were triggered when a diesel leak exploded at the Richmond refinery, one of the largest in the nation, reports... More »

Zodiac Killer Living in California: Book

Former state cop says evidence was ignored

(Newser) - The Zodiac killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area is still living in northern California, says a new book by a former state police officer. The Zodiac is blamed for at least five slayings beginning in 1968. No one was arrested for the murders, and police stopped hunting for... More »

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