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 2021-12-03 19:07 

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California consumer confidence up 32% since Biden's election...

Nationally, the index's measurement of optimism is up 18% since November 2020....

 2021-12-03 19:01 

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Ravens OLB Odafe Oweh returns to practice, but secondary's on shaky ground before trip to Pittsburgh...

Ravens rookie outside linebacker Odafe Oweh returned to practice Friday, but injury and illness could leave the team' s cornerback room on shaky ground heading into Sunday' s road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cornerbacks Tavon Young and M...

 2021-12-03 18:53 

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Biden warns Putin against military action in Ukraine...

There are signs that the White House and Kremlin are close to arranging a conversation next week between Biden and Putin. Putin's foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov told reporters Friday that arrangements have been made for a Putin-Biden call in the...

 2021-12-03 18:51 

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Ammon Bundy says his campaign speeches count toward community service sentence...

The nature of the service was encouraging people to "become more active in holding public officials accountable," a letter to the court said....

 2021-12-03 18:41 

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37-cent Whoppers: Burger King rolls back prices for burger's 64th birthday...

Here's how to take advantage of the deal...

 2021-12-03 18:36 

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The best meteor shower of 2021 brings nightly views for over 2 weeks...

The Geminids begin Dec. 3 and will be active through Dec. 17, reaching their peak in the early morning hours of Dec. 14. Here's how best to view the spectacle in Colorado....

 2021-12-03 18:34 

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Auditor: Feds gave nearly $4 billion in pandemic relief to businesses that were probably ineligible...

The Small Business Administration last year hurried about $3.7 billion in pandemic relief to companies that were likely ineligible for those funds, according to an audit released this week....

 2021-12-03 18:33 

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This could be the greatest classic rock package tour of 2022...

Here's how to get tickets to see REO Speedwagon, Styx, Loverboy on their Live and Unzoomed tour, which plays Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View....

 2021-12-03 18:28 

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Mostly white jury seated for trial in Duante Wright's killing...

Kim Potter is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter in the April 11 shooting of Wright, a 20-year-old Black motorist, following a traffic stop in the suburb of Brooklyn Center....

 2021-12-03 18:23 

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Blood on conch shell leads to cold case murder suspect. Man charged with slaying his sister 20 years ago...

A 20-year Massachusetts cold case murder has been cracked, the Bristol County district attorney said on Thursday as police charged a 53-year-old man in connection with slaying a single mother....

 2021-12-03 18:17 

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Yes, you can replace your mug shot on your California driver's license...

You can apply online for a replacement, pay the fee and head out to a DMV field office to get a new shot....

 2021-12-03 18:12 

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Will you get a California stimulus check? 803,000 payments going out before Dec. 17...

The Golden State Stimulus II program is for those who earned below $75,000 in adjusted gross income as reported on their 2020 tax returns....

 2021-12-03 17:15 

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Bay Area high school basketball roundup: Moreau Catholic set to host first Oscar Frayer Invitational...

Nic Alvarez, Brendan Launder lead Bellarmine past Gunn; SRV's Natalie Pasco scores 28 points in season opener....

 2021-12-03 17:02 

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Daniel Jones out against Dolphins, Mike Glennon to start at QB...

Daniel Jones has been ruled out for Sunday' s Giants game in Miami with a neck strain, Joe Judge said Friday. Mike Glennon will start and Jake Fromm, signed this week off the Buffalo practice squad, will dress as his backup. This confirms the" wee...

 2021-12-03 17:00 

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Best Places to Buy Bitcoin & Other Altcoins Online in 2021...

Do you want to buy Bitcoin or other Altcoins, but you are not sure where or how to find and buy them? This article has the answers you need....

 2021-12-03 16:53 

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Santa Cruz man sentenced to more than 6 years in prison in hate crime knife attack...

Ole Hougen was sentenced to prison after officials said he slashed at a Black man 10 to 20 times....

 2021-12-03 16:52 

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Suspect's parents charged in Michigan school shooting...

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against the parents of a 15-year-old accused of killing four students and wounding seven other people at a Michigan High School....

 2021-12-03 16:51 

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How can Alec Baldwin feel no 'guilt' about killing Halyna Hutchins?...

Alec Baldwin set off a fierce debate on social media about concepts of guilt, grief, personal responsibility and legal culpability with his comments about his fatal shooting of Hutchins....

 2021-12-03 16:44 

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Season finale vs. USC might not be the end for some Cal Bears seniors...

QB Chase Garbers says, "I'm open to returning to college football or leaving. We'll just see what happens after this season and the next couple weeks."...

 2021-12-03 16:39 

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Facebook sold ads comparing Covid-19 vaccine to Holocaust...

Facebook has sold ads promoting anti-vaccine messages, comparing the US government's response to Covid-19 to Nazi Germany, casting doubt on the result of the 2020 election, and even pushing political violence....

 2021-12-03 16:02 

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Woman fatally shot near downtown Oakland...

A woman was shot to death early Friday near downtown Oakland....

 2021-12-03 16:00 

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How a Palo Alto entrepreneur is helping musicians sync up remotely with JackTrip technology...

Mike Dickey wanted to find a way for his son to continue singing remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. Then he stumbled onto a technology with enormous potential....

 2021-12-03 15:59 

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Stash of money found in bathroom wall at Joel Osteen's megachurch...

Neither the church nor the Houston police addressed whether the discovery was related to a highly publicized theft in March 2014....

 2021-12-03 15:51 

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Man in 1-80 wrong-way crash that killed Northern California family was on probation for DUI...

The man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and killing four members of a Sacramento area family in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 80 had been on probation for a previous DUI and will face murder charges, officials said....

 2021-12-03 15:42 

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California homeowner accused of burying missing man in his yard charged with murder...

A judge dropped a murder charge after a preliminary hearing in January; he ruled that prosecutors didn't have enough evidence....

 2021-12-03 15:19 

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San Jose could go beyond SB 9 and end single-family zoning in historic neighborhoods...

What do you think of this proposal?...

 2021-12-03 15:10 

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Bay Area News Group boys high school athlete of the week: Ivan Nisa, Aragon football...

Aragon running back helped lead the Dons to the Central Coast Section Division V championship....

 2021-12-03 15:04 

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Ravens vs. Steelers staff picks: Who will win Sunday's Week 13 game in Pittsburgh?...

Ravens 27, Steelers 20: Heinz Field is not the fortress it has been in years past. If T.J. Watt can' t play Sunday, the spine of this slumping Steelers defense gets even weaker. Ravens 24, Steelers 17: This used to be a hard-hitting rivalry, but let&#...

 2021-12-03 15:00 

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Bay Area News Group girls high school athlete of the week: Haylie Wakayama, Mission San Jose basketball...

Mission San Jose standout, a senior co-captain, sank nine 3-pointers in two games last week....

 2021-12-03 15:00 

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Photos: You otter see this East Bay park's pond regulars...

Man-made islands and trout dumps lured the silly aquatic mammals to one Bay Area city park at lunch on Monday....

 2021-12-03 14:57 

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Jail guard indicted for sex assaults on San Joaquin County Jail inmates...

A California correctional officer was indicted Thursday on multiple counts of sexually assaulting female inmates at the San Joaquin County Jail, just months after another officer at the same facility was convicted of rape and other sexual assaults on inma...

 2021-12-03 14:35 

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The Real Dirt — Christmas cactus, cactus from the rainforest...

Imagine a mountainous and remote rainforest along the ocean coast. Atlantic Forest of Brazil, a biodiversity hotspot and birthplace of the Christmas cactus....

 2021-12-03 14:34 

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Man arrested in California in connection with Capitol riot...

Michael G. McCormick has been charged with entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building....

 2021-12-03 14:32 

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Ginkgo grew with dinosaurs, and is still worth growing...

There are some trees whose showiness does not end once they've lost their leaves in autumn. Some trees have an attractive bony framework that is then revealed. Ginkgo tree, for instance....

 2021-12-03 14:32 

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Man arrested in death of Jacqueline Avant, music icon's wife...

A 29-year-old man has been arrested in the death of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, who was fatally shot this week at the Beverly Hills home she shared with her husband, legendary music executive Clarence Avant, police said Thursday....

 2021-12-03 14:30 

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Do foxes attack fawns? Walnut Creek family wants to know...

A Thanksgiving day debate over foxes attacking fawns might be settled over semantics -- would a fox attack a fawn, or could it. A McDonald's Happy Meal hinges on the answer....

 2021-12-03 14:05 

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Wish Book: Building a support system around low-income students...

The school has long relied on a rigorous academic program that includes long school days and Saturday classes to ensure that students head off to high school on track academically with the skills and foundation to lead a successful life,...

 2021-12-03 14:02 

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Ravens vs. Steelers scouting report for Week 13: Who has the edge?...

The Ravens head into Pittsburgh for a 4:25 p.m. game Sunday to face a Steelers team that is coming off an embarrassing 41-10 loss to the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals. Jackson has not excelled in four previous starts against the Steelers, throwing fi...

 2021-12-03 14:00 

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Fed up with road ragers? Get a dashcam: Roadshow...

Videos from dashboard cameras can be used as evidence if authorities decide to prosecute someone in a road rage incident....

 2021-12-03 14:00 

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Best Bitcoin & Crypto Exchanges of 2021 [Reviews]...

Do you want to buy Bitcoin, but you are not sure what the best Bitcoin exchange platform is and how to find it? This article has the answers you need....

 2021-12-03 13:45 

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Omicron vs. Delta: Comparing COVID's most worrisome variants...

Which is more dangerous -- COVID-19 variants omicron or delta? Here's what research suggests, so far....

 2021-12-03 13:30 

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Mathews: It's time to disband California's local school boards...

Statewide teachers' unions control most education policy; local trustees have less power than popular teachers....

 2021-12-03 13:30 

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Downtown Sunnyvale village lands mini golf, clothing retailer...

A downtown Sunnyvale mixed-use village has landed two new merchants, a miniature golf outlet and a running apparel retailer....

 2021-12-03 13:24 

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Authorities announce arrests of 14 suspects in LA smash-and-grab robberies...

Authorities in Los Angeles announced more than a dozen arrests in recent smash-and-grab thefts at stores where nearly $340,000 worth of merchandise was stolen, part of a rash of organized retail crime in California....

 2021-12-03 13:21 

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Michigan school shooting suspect might have had gun during meeting with school officials and parents before violence began, prosecutor says...

There is a "strong possibility" the 15-year-old sophomore accused of killing four fellow students this week at a Michigan high school had the gun in his backpack when he met shortly before the shooting with administrators and his parents over his ...

 2021-12-03 13:14 

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Baby killed, two others seriously injured in I- 80 crash...

A 1-year-old girl was killed Thursday morning and two adults were seriously injured in a multiple-vehicle pileup on the freeway near Davis....

 2021-12-03 13:13 

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Police say fatal North Bay train accident was case of suicide...

A fatal train accident in Fairfield Wednesday morning was a case of suicide, Fairfield police said Thursday....

 2021-12-03 13:11 

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Sentencing date set for North Bay gang member charged with pair of fatal shootings...

As part of a plea deal with the Solano County District Attorney's Office and Fairfield-based defense attorney Curtis Boyd, Howland will be sentenced to 18 years and four months in state prison, with credit for time served....

 2021-12-03 13:10 

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Judge dismisses misdemeanor case against Bay Area parolee charged after standoff with cops...

Lujan initially was charged with two misdemeanor counts of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer or emergency medical technician during a Feb. 4 standoff with police....

 2021-12-03 13:07 

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News of Martin Scorsese's planned Grateful Dead biopic sparks excitement, skepticism...

The Dead's surviving bandmate have given it their blessing along with one of Garcia's daughters and the band's manager. Deadheads, however are mixed....

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