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 2021-01-23 00:04 

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Astronauts prepare for two upcoming spacewalks...

Both spacewalks will be broadcast live on the NASA website, with coverage beginning each day at 5:30 a.m. ET. The spacewalks are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. ET and are expected to last for six and a half hours....

 2021-01-23 00:02 

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UK COVID variant may be more deadly than others...

The new Covid-19 variant first detected in the UK may be more lethal than previous strains, according to the country's Prime Minister Boris Johnson....

 2021-01-22 23:59 

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After 25 years, Rabbit's Foot Meadery moving from Sunnyvale to Sierra foothills...

Coronavirus economy hastens couple's retirement plans for a boutique meadery...

 2021-01-22 23:29 

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Walmart temporarily shutters its Downey supercenter for COVID-19 sanitizing...

Walmart's Downey supercenter at 9001 Apollo Way was closed at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 and will reopen at 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24....

 2021-01-22 22:53 

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Outcry follows photos of Guard sleeping in garages in DC...

Thousands of Guard troops from all across the country poured into D.C. by the planeload and busload late last week, in response to escalating security threats and fears of more rioting. Military aircraft crowded the runways at Joint Base Andrews in Maryla...

 2021-01-22 22:17 

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Berkeley man who allegedly confessed to using young girl to produce child porn hit with federal charges...

David Daniel Peat, 31, was hit with federal child porn charges, according to attorneys at his Friday court hearing....

 2021-01-22 22:04 

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Atmospheric river: Biggest storm of the year heading for Bay Area...

A sizeable storm -- likely the biggest storm in at least 12 months -- will soak much of California starting Tuesday night, causing potential mudslides...

 2021-01-22 21:59 

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Pleasanton joins most of Alameda County in using renewable energy...

The city of Pleasanton was one of the last Alameda County cities to join other cities in using renewable energy from East Bay Community Energy, expected to begin in April....

 2021-01-22 21:47 

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Pink border teeter totters win Bay Area professors major design award...

The husband and wife team from UC Berkeley and San Jose State were honored for their installation of teeter totters at the U.S.-Mexico border wall....

 2021-01-22 21:45 

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Three years after Oakland pedestrian was killed in hit and run, alleged driver arrested and charged...

Alejandro Ayala Salinas, 24, was arrested and charged with manslaughter in the death of Mark Anthony Johnson....

 2021-01-22 21:44 

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Editorial: Baseball loses an American icon — Henry Aaron...

He was one of the game's greatest players and strongest advocates for civil rights....

 2021-01-22 21:32 

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Biden orders review of domestic violence threat...

FBI Director Chris Wray said last fall that, over the past year, the most lethal violence has come from anti-government activists, such as anarchists and militia types....

 2021-01-22 21:30 

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Oakland carjacking suspect shot...

A man suspected in the violent carjacking Thursday night of a woman in East Oakland was shot but police have not yet determined by whom....

 2021-01-22 21:11 

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Sea shanty mania: 5 cool ways to get in on all the fun...

We've got lot's of cool options for you, ranging from the Fisherman's Friends to Bryan Ferry, and from classical music to Sting....

 2021-01-22 21:04 

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Chicken fingers! So Cal fave Raising Cane's is coming to Bay Area...

Which city is getting the crispy, made-to-order chicken, slaw and Texas toast?...

 2021-01-22 21:02 

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'I believe in you. That's why I'm doing this': Federal judge gives no prison to Pittsburg man who changed his life while facing gun charges...

A federal judge rejected prosecutors request for a prison term and instead sentenced the defendant to five years probation and 6 months house arrest....

 2021-01-22 20:41 

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After 55 years at NBC News, Tom Brokaw announces retirement...

The network said that "Brokaw will continue to be active in print journalism, authoring books and articles, and spend time with his wife, Meredith, three daughters and grandchildren."...

 2021-01-22 20:40 

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Pitts: America no longer lives in an unpresidented time...

A president sets the tone. He ennobles and emboldens. In the past, they've all done this....

 2021-01-22 20:28 

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Ryan Donato discusses why he and Minnesota Wild parted ways...

NHL: San Jose Sharks winger will start Friday on top line with Logan Couture and Kevin Labanc...

 2021-01-22 20:24 

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Peninsula man gets federal prison for tax fraud related to investment fraud scheme he joined while serving prison time for fraud...

Robert Stein, also known as Mikhail Solovey and Michael Swarovski, was sentenced for filing a false tax return....

 2021-01-22 20:23 

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Spurning cancellation talks, Tokyo Olympics 'focused on hosting'...

The idea of Tokyo waiting a decade seems unlikely, given the cost of maintaining venues, negotiating new leases, and so forth. Tokyo has already spent about $25 billion to organize these Olympics, most of which is public money....

 2021-01-22 20:17 

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Report: NBA rescinds Draymond Green's second technical foul after officiating error...

Green will be back down to three technicals on the season, but the NBA can't give him back the minutes he was forced to miss following an ejection....

 2021-01-22 19:51 

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49ers will get another draft pick after Mayhew named Washington GM...

The 49ers will get another compensatory pick after seeing one of their leaders take a step up the NFL ladder....

 2021-01-22 19:47 

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CDC finds one in 400,000 had anaphylaxis after receiving Moderna coronavirus vaccine...

The research, which tracked 10 cases of anaphylaxis among about 4 million doses administered through Jan. 10, concludes that such reactions to the vaccine still appear to be rare....

 2021-01-22 19:45 

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Russian authorities move to stymie Navalny protests...

Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner and Kremlin's fiercest critic, was arrested Sunday when he returned to Russia from Germany, where he had spent nearly five months recovering from nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin....

 2021-01-22 19:44 

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California AG investigating possible wrongdoing in LA County Sheriff's Department...

The investigation into the agency was prompted by credible reports and evidence concerning allegations of excessive force, retaliation and other misconduct, the state attorney general said....

 2021-01-22 19:40 

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Brooks: The case for Biden optimism, starting with a moral revival...

His values cut across the left/right, urban/rural culture war we've been enduring for a generation....

 2021-01-22 19:35 

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'He appears to have truly changed his life': Judge shaves 25 years off sentence in Oakland murder case...

Judge Don C. Clay acknowledged it was a "very emotional" decision but said the defendant, 41-year-old Kenyus Walker, "appears to have have truly changed his life" since being sentenced to 50 years to life in 2014....

 2021-01-22 19:33 

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Facebook's cryptocurrency guru David Marcus lists Atherton estate...

The 90210 zip code may suck up the lion's share of pop cultural prestige as the internationally recognized geographic locus of wealth and luxury, but it's actually the much less well known 94027 zip code that is ranked as the most expensive zip co...

 2021-01-22 19:27 

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Russia welcomes US proposal to extend nuclear treaty...

The treaty, signed in 2010 by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, limits each country to no more than 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads and 700 deployed missiles and bombers, and envisages sweeping on-site inspections to verify com...

 2021-01-22 19:24 

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Pfizer signs up children ages 12 to 15 for vaccine testing...

Pfizer Inc said on Friday it had finished enrolling children aged 12 to 15 in a study testing its COVID-19 vaccine....

 2021-01-22 19:05 

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Kurtenbach: Three stats that explain the Warriors' first month...

Dieter Kurtenbach looks at how the Warriors first month went and what it means for the rest of the season....

 2021-01-22 18:58 

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Austin confirmed by Senate as 1st Black Pentagon chief...

The 93-2 vote gave President Joe Biden his second Cabinet member; Avril Haines was confirmed on Wednesday as the first woman to serve as director of national intelligence. Biden is expected to win approval for others on his national security team in comin...

 2021-01-22 18:58 

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California man gets 24 years in prison for having sex with children, making child pornography...

Daniel Seibert, 29, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to three child exploitation-related charges....

 2021-01-22 18:47 

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American Airlines has so much extra wine that it is starting a delivery service...

Airlines are still operating only a fraction of the number of flights they offered pre-pandemic, and alcohol is banned in many cabins to help thwart the spread of Covid-19. This is adding up to a lot of leftover booze....

 2021-01-22 18:47 

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Bay Area man fights off four home intruders, kills one of them...

When the resident opened the back door so his guest could smoke, three men, hooded and masked, burst in....

 2021-01-22 18:45 

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Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott steps down: A look back at his greatest hits ... and biggest misses...

Scott's 12-year tenure, which comes to an end this summer, was filled with highs and lows, including conference expansion, DirecTV travails, officiating scandals and more....

 2021-01-22 18:31 

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The Mega Millions jackpot is $1 billion — but your odds of winning it all are 1 in 302.5 million...

Now, the jackpot is estimated to be worth a staggering $1 billion. That's just $500 million shy of the highest Mega Millions jackpot ever -- $1.537 billion, all won by one ticket holder in South Carolina....

 2021-01-22 18:27 

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Barry Bonds remembers Hank Aaron: 'Thank you for everything you taught us'...

"Thank you for everything you taught us, for being a trailblazer through adversity and setting an example for all of us African American ball players who came after you."...

 2021-01-22 18:17 

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Photos: Property with ties to Oakland's first black mayor for sale for $5M...

The gated property, dubbed "Grand Lake Villa," includes two homes, a pool house and a lush lawn area....

 2021-01-22 18:09 

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Ghost Ship defendant Derick Almena pleads guilty...

The Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena pleaded guilty on Friday to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter....

 2021-01-22 17:58 

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COVID economy: Huge job losses batter Bay Area, California, ending brutal 2020...

The Bay Area, South Bay, San Francisco-San Mateo, and California all lost jobs during December, while the East Bay added jobs....

 2021-01-22 16:53 

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Missing woman found dead in Sierra foothills; murder suspect is sought...

Savana Burger, 27, was last seen on Oct. 22 near her home in Pine Grove....

 2021-01-22 16:50 

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr at a loss from 'mindless decision making' and 'totally undisciplined play'...

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr expressed his obvious frustration with one of the primary issues that's been plaguing his team this season....

 2021-01-22 16:42 

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Draymond Green asks for rule to be looked at after questionable ejection...

"Maybe it's time to take a look at that rule. I would love clarity on why that's the rule, if in fact it is a rule."...

 2021-01-22 16:27 

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Hank Aaron, baseball legend and former home run king, dies at 86...

Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron, the Baseball Hall of Famer who broke Babe Ruth's all-time home run record and lived a life as an ambassador to the game, has died. He was 86....

 2021-01-22 16:26 

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Coronavirus: California breaks daily death record as cases slow down...

With coronavirus cases down 29% from a week ago and one of the largest single-day decreases in hospitalizations, California is still recording its deadliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-01-22 16:23 

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Trump impeachment charge will be delivered on Monday, Schumer says...

McConnell asked the House to delay sending the charges until next Thursday, and to agree not to start the trial until mid-February....

 2021-01-22 16:12 

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Twitter suspends ayatollah's account after it suggests Trump will be killed while golfing...

It carried the image of a golfer resembling former President Donald Trump apparently being targeted by a drone....

 2021-01-22 15:55 

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Elon Musk's girlfriend Grimes did not give Dave Chapelle COVID-19, Joe Rogan says...

Because Grimes said she recently battled COVID-19, she became the focus of questions about Chappelle's diagnosis after she and Musk were photographed with him this week....

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