CA schools plan new critical thinking testing

California plans to implement a new testing sytem next year to replace the current STAR tests…

Turn old Christmas tree lights into slipper soles

The old, unwanted Christmas tree lights that Americans throw away every year are shipped to the Chinese town of Shijiao in Guangdong for recycling…

Deadly sneaker waves on California coast

“Sneaker Waves” are blamed for the drowning deaths of three people on Bay Area beaches lately. What is sneaker wave…

Bay Area home prices, rents spike

Bay Area rents and home prices go up sharply compare to the same time last year. Santa Clara county home prices went up 16.3%…

San Jose homicide rate – 20-year high

The City of San Jose homicide record hits 20-year high. There were 46 homicide in 2012…

New laws go into effect on New Year’s Day

Many new laws go into effect on New Year’s day including to increase california sales tax one quarter of one percent, and rise San Francisco’s minimum wage again to $10.55…

Carjacking in South San Francisco

Three women were punched during a carjacking at a motel’s parking lot in South San Francisco early Sunday morning, according to police…

Recycle used cooking oil

During the holiday season, many cities in the Bay Area encourage residents to recycle used cooking oil…

Japanese diplomat admits to domestic violence

Japanese vice council Yoshiaki Nagaya pled no contest for two felony counts of domestic violence in San Mateo County Superior Court…

Alameda County residents will need to bring their own bags

Alameda County’s Reusable Bag Ordinance goes into effect on January 1, 2013. When you do holiday shopping, the reusable bag is a great gift idea…

SF ok’s tiniest apartment

San Francisco’s new legislation allows to build tiny apartments as small as 220 square feet…

Alameda City Hall installs LED holiday lights

The City of Alameda installs new LED holiday lights at City Hall Powered by 100 percent renewable energy from wind and solar sources…

VTA offers holiday trolley service

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) historic trolley only debuts this time of year, offering free rides to the various holiday festivities in downtown San Jose…

Pickle with Wheat Gluten

Today’s Taste of the Bay tells you how make Taiwan veggie dish, Pickle with Wheat Gluten…

Evan Low serves second term as the Mayor of Campbell

Evan Low swores in and serves his second term as the Mayor of the City of Campbell…

Girl Table Tennis Team USA ranks second in the world

The Gril Team USA, age under 18, led by Chinese-American players, Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang, ranked second in the world by November 30, 2012…

Re-Create Art Exhibit in downtown Oakland

The “Re-Create” art exhibit, which opens at downtown Oakland, features artworks created from discarded materials by students…

Asians become majority workforce in Silicon Valley

According to Census Bureau statistics, the percentage of Asian Americans high-tech workers in Silicon Valley grew from 39 percent in 2000 to over 50 percent in 2010…

SF residents urged to install carbon monoxide detectors

San Francisco fire and building inspection officials today encouraged residents to install carbon monoxide detectors before a new state law takes effect in January

The first in a series of storms hits the Bay Area

The frist in a series of storms hits the Bay Area this morning. The rains and strong and gusty winds causes power outages and slow traffic…

The Bay Area is preaparing for a series of storms

According to National Weather Service, a series of storms is expected to hit the Bay Area as soon as Tuesday night until Sunday evening…

The Southbay’s safe and clean water project

The voters of Santa Clara Valley overwhilmingly passed measure B, the clean, safe water and natual flood prevention program to help ensure the quality…

San Jose’s homicide rate on the rise

The City of San Jose homicide count reaches 42 yeat-to-date, two more counts than the entire year of 2011, and one pace to eclipse a 15-year high…

Norman Yee wins the SF District 7 supervisor’s race

Norman Yee wins the District 7 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors race by 12,505 votes, which is 132 votes ahead of FX Crowley…

China’s consul general Gao addresses on China-US relations

What are the challenges to develop a new type of relationship between China and the US under the new leaderships from both countries…

Best Buy shoppers line up for Black Friday deals

Best Buy shoppers have begun lining up for great sales on Black Friday since Sunday morning…

EPA honors 19 schools for food waste reduction

The US Environmental Protection Agency honors 19 schools from the west coast for pledge to reduce food waste…

Teen’s Save the Earth workshops at SF Public Library

San Francisco Public Library partners with media and arts organizations to offer free tools and workshops…

Taiwan institute wins green awards

Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute wins 2012 R&D 100 Awards. ITRI’s three new award-winning green technologies can help consumers reduce energy…

How local wineries benefit from S.F. compost

San Francisco is doing a citywide campaign to increase composting. Where do those collected food scraps and plants go? What do these materials use for…