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Planes Collide Over Bay. Couple escape injury after 2 small planes collide

Pilot missing after 2 planes collide in California

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a pilot is missing but a husband and wife have escaped injury after their small plane collided with another aircraft over the northern part of the San Francisco Bay. […]

04/28/2014

In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, file photo, two men fish in the water in front of a barge on Treasure Island in San Francisco. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Google’s Calif. barge to hoist sails

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s four-story barge under construction in the heart of the San Francisco Bay plans to include a dozen or so massive sails when completed. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that […]

11/08/2013

In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, file photo, a barge is seen on Treasure Island in San Francisco. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Google: barge will be interactive learning space

Internet giant Google says it is exploring using a large barge as an interactive learning center. A statement released Wednesday from Google’s press center may help end weeks of speculation about the purpose of structures […]

11/06/2013

This screen grab provided by Point Blue Conservation Science shows their new whale watching app on an iPad. Marine scientists are launching a new GPS mobile device application that will help fishermen, commercial boat pilots and others coming in and out of San Francisco Bay plot the locations of whales they spot. The app will be available to cargo vessels and tankers to help locate where whales are feeding and migrating in an effort to reduce fatal ship strikes. (AP Photo/Point Blue)

‘Whale Spotting’ app seeks to reduce ship strikes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal officials trying to reduce the number of whales that are struck and killed by ships sailing in and out of San Francisco Bay are testing a new smartphone application that […]

09/18/2013

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Ships urged to slow down for whales outside SF Bay

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) – The Coast Guard is asking large ships off the Northern California coast to slow down to avoid collisions with endangered whales feasting on an abundance of krill around the Farallon […]

07/07/2013

Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran entry from Sweden, that capsized after flipping over during training for 2013 America's Cup race, killing crew member Andrew Simpson, San Francisco Bay. (AP Photo)

America’s Cup officials say race will continue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The America’s Cup will go on as planned after the death of a sailor during a training run last week on San Francisco Bay, officials said on Tuesday. America’s Cup officials […]

05/14/2013

Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran entry from Sweden, that capsized after flipping over during training for 2013 America's Cup race, killing crew member Andrew Simpson, San Francisco Bay. (AP Photo)

America’s Cup boat nosedived, broke into pieces

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The America’s Cup catamaran that capsized in San Francisco Bay, killing an Olympic gold medalist, nosedived during a difficult maneuver and broke into many pieces, an official said Friday. The Artemis […]

05/10/2013

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CHP: 5 women die in limo fire on bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A limousine taking nine women to a bachelorette party erupted in flames, killing five of the passengers, including the bride-to-be, authorities and the mother of one of the survivors said Sunday. […]

05/05/2013

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California to see more strong winds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Weather Service says parts of California are in for more strong winds. The forecast follows gusts Sunday night in Riverside County that whipped up a dust storm at the Coachella music festival.

04/15/2013

Alcatraz Island (AP Photo)

Alcatraz celebrates 50 years since prison closed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Park Service on Thursday celebrated the 50th anniversary of Alcatraz Island’s closure as a federal penitentiary with an exhibit of newly discovered photos of the prison’s final hours.

03/21/2013

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