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Costco Limits Water, Toilet Paper, Other Purchases Due To Supply Chain Delays

SAN JOSE (KPIX) — Shoppers are getting hit with purchase limits and, in some cases, higher prices at Costco but unlike during the pandemic, this time it’s not driven by hoarding or panic buying. Instead, Costco said it has a lot to do with supply chain delays. The new policy states shoppers can buy up to two packs of Kirkland (Costco brand) bottled water. For Kirkland paper towels and Kirkland toilet paper, the limit is one. Costco also set limits on some popular cleaning supplies. “I think it’s a great idea that they’re putting a limit so everyone gets it. So no...
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Palo Alto murder suspect walks out of jail after plea bargain

A Palo Alto woman, who has been in jail for five years awaiting trial for stabbing her sister-in-law to death, has accepted a plea bargain and been freed from custody. Jingyan Jin, 46, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter, which has a maximum four-year sentence, and was given credit for time served. Since she’s served five years already, she was eligible for immediate release on Wednesday (Sept. 22).
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Bone marrow transplant saves life of Murphys mother battling leukemia

MURPHYS, Calif. — A woman in Calaveras County has had a wild year of both diagnosis and cure. "I was sick for two weeks and I finally went to emergency and they ran some blood work and it turned out I had leukemia,” leukemia survivor Cory Severud said. "They gave me two units of blood and sent me to Stanford that night."

Complaints about homelessness mount in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE—On many days, when groups of school kids crowd into Conchita’s Ice Cream in Plaza Vigil for an afternoon treat, handfuls of people experiencing homelessness show up, some pushing shopping carts loaded with their possessions through the store and others demanding free items. The people, who can increasingly be seen...

'Extreme' Fawn Fire triggers evacuations in Northern California

Updates: See Cal Fire's Shasta-Trinity Unit Twitter feed. Evacuations: Visit the Shasta County Sheriff's Twitter feed. Map: See a map of evacuations at ZoneHaven. UPDATE Thursday, 7:18 p.m. The Fawn Fire near Redding has grown to 5,500 acres Thursday evening, according to Cal Fire's latest update. The blaze that erupted...

Palo Alto woman charged with starting Fawn Fire in Northern California

REDDING, Calif. - A Palo Alto woman has been blamed for allegedly sparking a new wildfire in Shasta County that forced some residents to evacuate, fire officials said. Alexandra Souverneva, 30, faces a charge of arson to wildland with an enhancement due to the declared state of emergency California is currently under.
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San Jose: $20,000 reward offered in ‘Highway Slingshot Shooter’ case

SAN JOSE – Authorities are offering $20,000 for the arrest of the person who has been shooting ball bearings at cars and buildings on Highway 87, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. There has been more than $500,000 in damage to windows and agencies, companies and residences...
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Harriette Cole: I don’t think my friend knows his dad is dying

DEAR HARRIETTE: I ran into an old friend’s parents a couple of weeks ago, and I immediately saw that my friend’s father is gravely ill. My grandfather died a couple of years ago, and my friend’s dad looked just like he did before he passed away: He is very thin, his eyes are sunken back and he could hardly walk. It was awful to see.

‘Highway Slingshot Shooter’ Fires Ball Bearings at Windows Along San Jose’s Guadalupe Freeway

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A $20,000 reward was announced Thursday in the search for a vandal or vandals who have been using a slingshot to fire metal ball bearings into windows along the Guadalupe Freeway including at the SAP Center, the San Jose Museum of Art and the county’s crime lab. Investigators with the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office have dubbed the suspect the “San Jose Highway Slingshot Shooter” for targeting homes and commercial buildings along the stretch of Highway 87 between I-280 and Highway 101. “It’s getting worse, it’s getting more frequent,” said Capt. Michael Whittington, with the office...

Listed for $100M, This Atherton Compound Could Break Bay Area Records

In decades past, San Franciscans with means decamped to warmer climes about 35 miles to the south, to the tony town of Atherton, CA. Located on the San Francisco Peninsula, Atherton is known as the most expensive ZIP code in the country, sunny weather, and more than a few multimillion dollar mansions. Now, the exclusive enclave has broken into nine-digit price territory.