Northern California man dies from rabies

A Northern California man has died from rabies believed to be contracted from an encounter with a bat in Contra Costa County…

Salmonella confirmed in peanut butter plant

The Food and Drug Administration says it has found salmonella in a New Mexico plant that produces nut butters for national retailer Trader Joe’s…

Man exposes himself to 12-year-old girl

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who exposed himself to a 12-year-old girl…

US jobless rate falls to 7.8%

The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years…

California gasoline price jumps 8 cents overnight

The cost of gasoline in California jumped 8 cents overnight and is poised to soar to the highest point this year in what analysts say is a supply problem fueled by refinery and pipeline outages…

Rare US meningitis outbreak grows, 5 dead

A fifth person has died in a growing outbreak of a rare form of meningitis that has sickened more than two dozen people in five states….

Facebook tops 1 billion users

Facebook has now topped 1 billion users, but the past few months have not been easy…

Social media reax: Obama lost debate

Mitt Romney crushed President Barack Obama. That was one of the many judgments churning Twitter and Facebook…

Presidential debate-watching parties in San Francisco

Presidential debate-watching parties in San Francisco

Athletics sweep Rangers to win AL West on last day

The Oakland Athletics captured the AL West with another improbable rally in a season full of them…