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Pacific Tsunami Update: Waves Surge Onto Bay Area Beaches Following Huge Tonga Volcano Blast

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending tsunami waves rolling thousands of miles across the Pacific, surging onto Northern California beaches and into coastal harbors, causing evacuations, beach closures and minor flooding in the San Francisco Bay Area. The National Tsunami Warning Center canceled a tsunami advisory for San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties on Saturday evening. UPDATE: Rescue Crews Busy On San Francisco Bay Area Beaches During Tsunami Surge The tsunami arrived in pulses of surging water levels that can pull people out to sea, similar...
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Oregon police search for homicide suspect with ties to Northern California

MEDFORD, Ore. - Police are searching for a homicide suspect they said has ties to Northern California. The Medford Police Department is looking for 21-year-old Cristian Barboza-Valerio, who is a suspect in a homicide investigation. Police said he has ties to Yuba City and Pittsburg, California and is most likely...

A Napa Wine Legend Has Released a Pair of Seriously Exciting Pinot Noirs From West Sonoma

Check the meaning of the word “proem” in Merriam-Webster, and you’ll find “preliminary comment”—a preface or a prelude. Joseph Phelps Vineyards expands that, poetically, into “a preamble to a story.” It would seem that the story they have to tell with their newest wines is of the ever-increasing potential of their Freestone Estate in far-west Sonoma, and they’ve bottled the preamble in the form of two remarkable new Pinot Noirs off the property: Proem No. 1 and Proem No. 2—wines that offer vivid expressions of exceptional, small blocks in two of the estate’s vineyards. The story isn’t unique. As a skilled...

Pioneer Principal Disputes Report He Asked Parent Club President to Resign Over T-Shirts and Patriotism

Pioneer Elementary School Principal Casey McClure disputes a report that he forced the resignation of former parent club president Krystyna Rakow over a t-shirt supporting police and showcasing her patriotism for the American flag. McClure issued a formal letter to the Pioneer Elementary School (City of Brentwood) community over the...
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Pleasant Hill Police Seek Help Finding Missing Teen

Officers in Pleasant Hill are asking for the public's help in locating a 15-year-old boy who has been reported missing, police said on Monday. Brandon Abbett is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 107 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, according to police. Investigators believe Brandon vanished sometime between...

UC Davis researchers find dual cytokine blockage as a novel treatment against graft-versus-host disease in blood stem cell transplantations

Cytokines TNF and IL-6 can cause severely damaging inflammatory effects as a result of stem cells attacking host cells of blood cancer patients. Researchers at the UC Davis Medical Center recently discovered a novel treatment against graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a potentially lethal inflammatory condition that can arise following stem cell transplantation, which treats blood cancers and disorders. Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (allo-HSCT) to treat some blood cancers and disorders involves injecting a donor’s bone marrow stem cells, also known as graft, into blood cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Police seek help finding missing 15-year-old East Bay teen

Police in Pleasant Hill, Calif., is calling on the public to help find a 15-year old boy who was reported missing Monday morning. Brandon Abbett is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 107 pounds, the Pleasant Hill Police Department said. Abbett has brown hair and blue eyes. Police said...

Antioch police searching for missing 81-year-old man

ANTIOCH, Calif. - Police in Antioch are searching for 81-year-old Earlis Celestine, who went missing Sunday. Celestine was last seen earlier that morning leaving home in a red 2013 Kia Optima, which has a California temporary license plate of BM27P18. In a post on social media at 7:28 p.m. Sunday,...

Under the Sun: Susie Gallo, advocate for mentoring

January is National Mentoring Month, so the Sun’s Anna Pier sat down with the Executive Director of the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance. Our local mentoring program has received governmental and national recognition. That’s right. Kathy Witkowicki, who co-founded the original Stand By Me, and served for years as Executive Director, received the Jefferson Award. The national organization of mentoring groups also honored us, and has drawn on our successful model.