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Looking Back at Loma Prieta From Someone Who Was on the Bay Bridge

September 4, 2013 | 8:29 am

Looking Back at Loma Prieta From Someone Who Was on the Bay Bridge

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Albany woman on Bay Bridge during 1989 Loma Prieta quake remembers that afternoon 24 years ago.

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March 8, 2013 | 12:17 pm

Bay Area Counties Rank High in California Youth Homicide Rates

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A new statewide study reports seven counties in and around the Bay Area among the top 10 statewide in youth homicide rates. In its third annual review the Washington, D.C.-based Violence Policy Center says firearms, usually handguns, are the weapon most commonly used in the homicide of young people, defined as youth ages 10-24.

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March 8, 2013 | 10:42 am

Sergio Romo Hammered in World Baseball Classic

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It’s been just 18 weeks since Sergio Romo blew a fastball past the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera in the bottom on the 9th in Game 4 of the World Series, striking him out and earning a win for the Giants.

But when he took the mound for the Mexico team in the World Baseball Classic Thursday, he struggled. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Romo threw 26 “high-intensity pitches” before giving up a two-run double to Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs first baseman, (playing for Italy) and got the 6-5 loss.

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SFO to Return $2.1 million in Misspent Funds

November 29, 2012 | 10:00 am

SFO to Return $2.1 million in Misspent Funds

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By Zusha Elinson, Bay Citizen The Federal Aviation Administration will take back $2.1 million in stimulus funds that it gave to San Francisco International Airport because the money was used improperly, according to the Department of Transportation’s inspector general. The airport received $14.5 million in stimulus funds to improve runways and taxiways, which was completed […]

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As Voting Opens, Barry Bonds Pleads Case for Hall of Fame

November 28, 2012 | 2:55 pm

As Voting Opens, Barry Bonds Pleads Case for Hall of Fame

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Today is the first day that members of the Baseball Writers Association of American can vote for the Class of 2013 inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame — and it’s likely to be one of the most polarizing debates since the days of Pete Rose. It’s the first time that former Giants slugger Barry […]

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November 28, 2012 | 8:20 am

A.M. Splash: Sequence of Storms Moving in; New Refinery Fire Lawsuit; Toxic Chemicals Prevalent

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River of rain headed toward Bay Area (SF Chronicle) The respite is over – get ready for a deluge. An “atmospheric river” of rain will storm into the Bay Area on Wednesday morning and unleash torrents of precipitation across the region through Sunday, forecasters said. The driving rain and blowing wind will wallop everything from […]

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So, How Much of the State’s Expenditures Go to Education?

November 23, 2012 | 3:05 pm

So, How Much of the State’s Expenditures Go to Education?

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There I was, sitting in a post-election briefing. The slide advanced to a pie chart of how general fund revenues for California are spent.

That’s when my mouth dropped open. Education had a slice of the pie that, well, startled me.

So I ask you, dear reader: What percentage of California’s general fund expenditures go to K-12 education? Or, if this is easier: how about K-12 plus higher education?

I did an unscientific survey around the KQED office, and I got a fascinating range of responses. Once you’re ready with a number you can click below to get the correct answers.

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November 23, 2012 | 9:05 am

A.M. Splash: Major Delays on 101-N Due to Collision; Closures, Transit Schedules; Black Thursday & Friday Shopping

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Major delays expected after one killed, officer injured in Highway 101 collision involving CHP cruiser in Palo Alton (SJ Mercury News) A woman was killed and an officer was hurt in a collision involving a California Highway Patrol cruiser that also critically injured two others on Highway 101 in Palo Alto, authorities said. The crash […]

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November 21, 2012 | 9:26 am

A.M. Splash: Labor March at LAX Could Delay Travelers; Forget Black Friday, Black Thursday is New Norm; Holiday Closure, Mass Transit Schedules

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Labor march could affect LA airport travelers (SF Chronicle) A labor march could delay Thanksgiving eve travelers at Los Angeles International Airport on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Members of the Service Employees International Union are expected to march between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday outside the Century Boulevard entrance […]

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Video: ‘I’m Outta Here’ — A’s Pitcher Dallas Braden Leaving Stockton over Crime Fears

September 27, 2012 | 12:28 pm

Video: ‘I’m Outta Here’ — A’s Pitcher Dallas Braden Leaving Stockton over Crime Fears

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At a community anti-violence meeting at a Stockton park, hometown hero and Oakland A’s pitcher Dallas Braden attended with a bat.

He told Sacramento’s KXTV that he had been the victim of an attempted carjacking last week and that his grandmother’s apartment was robbed.

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