Magnitude 3.7 earthquake hits near Crockett

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit near Crockett at lunch time Saturday, according to USGS.  The rumble, which originally registered at 3.7, started at 11:56 a.m. and was reportedly felt in Vallejo, Martinez, Hercules and other areas. A smaller 2.7 magnitude quake registered at 12:01 p.m. in the same area.  No injures or damage has been reported.  Follow latest …

#CampFire: Actor James Woods uses Twitter celebrity to reunite people in

– Actor James Woods is using his celebrity Twitter power to track down missing residents in Paradise, one of the three fires raging in California wildfires. On Thursday, the-71-year-old Oscar-nominated actor started putting out desperate pleas, including one to find Tony and Karen Audronis, who live on Magalia and Andover Road in Butte County, near Sacramento. VIDEO: …

Fire creates air quality concerns throughout Bay Area; advisory issued through

– Smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County was blowing south and quickly blanketed much of the Bay Area. It prompted the Air Quality District to issue an advisory for the entire region until Friday. Officials are advising people who are sensitive to the smoke to limit their outdoor activity until air quality improves. …

Winter is in the air! Ice rink opens at Union Square in San Francisco

– There’s no rain, but there is certainly ice in San Francisco. The Safeway holiday ice rink reopens in Union Square on Wednesday for its 11th season. The first day on the ice features some special guests lacing up, including Assemblyman David Chiu, World and Olympic skater Brian Boitano, legendary drag queen Donna Sachetand there …

One killed, two injured at detox center in Marin County

– A man was killed, another two people were injured and a suspect is at large following a shooting at the Helen Vine Detox Center in unincorporated Marin County early Monday morning, according to sheriff’s officials.  The shooting was first reported around 1:33 a.m. at the center located at 301 Smith Ranch Road just north of the San Rafael …

HUD report shows 5.2 percent drop in veteran homelessness across California

– By Bay City News Service Veteran homelessness across California dropped by 5.2 percent since last year, according to a new national estimate announced today by U.S. Housing and Urban Development. HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report found that veteran homelessness dropped by 4.1 percent in San Francisco, 5.3 percent in Marin County, 4.8 percent in San Mateo County, 0.3 …

AMBER Alert issued for Bay Area counties for girl, 4, abducted in Washington

An AMBER alert is being issued by the California highway patrol on behalf of the Vancouver police department for a four-year-old girl who was abducted Thursday and it’s in effect for some Bay Area counties. The suspect is Esmeralda Lynn Lopez Lopez. She’s a 21-year-old Hispanic female, standing 5 feet tall, weighing 138 pounds with …

Warriors to give 'Red Panda Acrobat' a new unicycle after hers was stolen

– Nearly eight months after the team promised to buy her a new unicycle, the Golden State Warriors on Monday night will hand Rong Niu, better known as the Red Panda, a new one. In a statement, the Warriors said CEO and President Rick Welts will give Niu her custom-made unicycle before the halftime act at …