Photos: Tsunami advisory issued for Bay Area, West Coast

On Saturday, an undersea volcano erupted in the Pacific Ocean more than 5,300 miles away at Tongatapu, the largest island in Tonga, prompting tsunami advisories and evacuations along the California coast. The worst of the flooding occurred before 9 a.m., and California appeared to dodge significant damage. The weather service reported the highest waves along … Read more

San Mateo County surplus COVID-19 supplies damaged by rain after being left outside

SAN MATEO – Millions of dollars worth of surplus personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies purchased by San Mateo County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were damaged by recent storms after being left outside, the county’s top official said. The items were moved out of the San Mateo Event Center in mid-September to make … Read more

East Bay father, son plead guilty to defrauding Kaiser

OAKLAND – An East Bay father and son have admitted to diverting millions of dollars worth of Kaiser-owned medical equipment for use in their own company, federal prosecutors said. Steven Montanelli, 63, and Anthony Montanelli, 34, both of San Ramon, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s … Read more

San Mateo County driving school owner arrested on suspicion of providing pornography to student

REDWOOD CITY – The owner of a San Mateo County driving school has been arrested on suspicion of providing pornography to a minor and traveling to meet a minor for lewd purposes, police said. In mid-December, the Department of Motor Vehicles contacted the Redwood City Police Department about an independent contractor driving instructor they believed … Read more

Gov. Newsom Pledges Marijuana Tax Overhaul To Save California’s Collapsing Cannabis Industry

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — In 2016, there was much celebration as California voters approved Proposition 64, legalizing recreational marijuana. But now, advocates say the cannabis industry has fallen on hard times and in his budget presentation on Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom pledged his support to try to save it. When Prop 64 legalized cannabis, … Read more

California to Receive $849M in Federal Funds for Bridge Repairs

California will soon receive $849.4 million in federal funds to repair and improve 1,536 bridges across the state thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, announced Friday. Over the next five years, California will receive $4.2 billion of the $110 billion the Biden Administration plans to administer to road … Read more

Man arrested on suspicion of selling stolen rental vehicles in Bay Area

REDWOOD CITY – A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of selling stolen rental vehicles in the Bay Area, authorities said. On Tuesday, agents with the San Mateo County Vehicle Theft Task Force began investigating the fraudulent sale of a 2021 GMC Denali in Redwood City, Sgt. Sean Harper said in a news release. … Read more

San Quentin Inmate, Host of ‘Ear Hustle’ Podcast, Among California Clemencies

California’s governor on Thursday commuted the sentence of an inmate who has drawn national attention as co-host of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated podcast Ear Hustle, which is produced inside San Quentin State Prison. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision will allow Rahsaan “New York” Thomas, 51, to immediately go before the state parole board, which will decide if … Read more

Gov. Newsom Pledges Support To Save California’s Collapsing Cannabis Industry

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — In 2016, there was much celebration as California voters approved Proposition 64, legalizing recreational marijuana. But now, advocates say the cannabis industry has fallen on hard times and in his budget presentation on Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom pledged his support to try to save it. When Prop 64 legalized cannabis, … Read more

Excessive speed cited as factor in deadly San Jose crash

SAN JOSE – A driver was expected to be booked into Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter after allegedly hitting and killing another driver Wednesday morning in San Jose, police said. The crash was reported at about 8:05 a.m. near White Road and Almond Drive, San Jose police Sgt. Christian Camarillo said … Read more

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