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San Mateo High School goes phone-free,
largest public school in the country to do it
When students got their textbooks at the beginning of the year at San Mateo High School, they also received the Yondr pouch.
Here's how it works: the phone slides into the case and remains locked through a magnetic device until the final bell rings. The procedure will be repeated every day for the rest of the school year.
Video captured the terrifying moments as a man opened fire at San Francisco's busy Market and 6th streets in broad daylight, inciting fear and chaos.
Investigators say one person, who was assaulted by the suspect, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
"Violent incidents like this are shocking to any neighborhood," said Officer Robert Rueca.
Video shows brazen daylight shooting on Market Street in San Francisco
Man comes within feet of great white shark, rescues surfers at Mavericks
Mavericks surfers in San Mateo County got a major dose of adrenaline, but for once it had nothing to do with surfing huge waves.
Instead it came from a close encounter with a humongous great white shark, estimated to be 18 to 20 feet long, that cruised within inches of one jet ski and forced the evacuation of the entire surf break.
South Bay pet sitter caught on
doggie cam naked inside client's home
I-Team reporter Dan Noyes revealed the naked truth about a pet sitter in the South Bay who was caught on camera getting romantic in a customer's home after she was hired through Wag, a popular dog walking app.
After the sitter was seen several times on camera, naked on the couch, she told the I-Team, "It got hot. As I've said, I don't like wearing clothes."
Warriors leave Oakland for
new San Francisco arena
After 47 seasons, the Golden State Warriors left the Oakland-Alameda County Arena, ending an era with a golden goodbye. It was the home court for not
just players, but also fans and the people who worked for the team.
In October, the Warriors played for the first time in the newly built Chase Center in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborbood.
The Kincade Fire in Sonoma County burned nearly 78,000 acres. The blaze is believed to have started near a PG&E transmission line. The fire forced the evacuation of 180,000 people across the county.
Crews held the line on the blaze and were able to contain it 14 days after it started.
Fortunately, no one was killed in the Kincade Fire. However, 374 structures were destroyed and another 60 were damaged.
Kincade Fire forces evacuation of thousands in Sonoma County
PG&E PUBLIC SAFETY
Fearful that high winds and low humidty would spark wildfires, PG&E scheduled Public Safety Power Shutoffs that impacted millions of people. The largest planned power outage turned off the lights to customers in portions of 29 counties, including parts of
the North Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay and Santa Cruz Mountains.
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