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Beset By Traffic Via Navigation Apps, Town Restricts Access

LEONIA, N.J. (AP) — A town less than two miles from the George Washington Bridge is putting up the “keep out” sign for motorists seeking a shortcut to the world’s busiest span. As a response to navigation apps [Read entire story]

USA Gymnastics Board Members Resign In Wake Of Doctor Sex Abuse Scandal

NEW YORK (CBS News) — USA Gymnastics announced Monday that the leadership of its board of directors has resigned amid the continuing fallout over the scandal surrounding disgraced former team doctor Larry Nassar. [Read entire story]

Serial Stowaway Artist Marilyn Hartman Sneaks Onto Chicago-To-London Flight

CHICAGO (CBS Chicago) — A 66-year-old suburban Chicago woman with a history of trying to sneak onto airline flights managed to slip past security and took a flight from O’Hare International Airport to London [Read entire story]

Arrest Of Transgender Woman In Domestic Violence Case Draws Protest

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Supporters of a San Francisco transgender woman who was arrested Friday called for her release Monday morning, saying she was defending herself from an attack. A large group gathered Monday at [Read entire story]

Fewer Suicides On Golden Gate Bridge With Officer Patrols

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say the number of people jumping to their deaths from the Golden Gate Bridge has decreased after the addition of five officers whose job is to spot suicidal people. The Marin Independent [Read entire story]

Time For Jan Wahl’s Oscar Predictions

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl previews the upcoming Oscar nominations, and tells us who and what she most wants to see nominated in each category. Oscar nominations will be announced on [Read entire story]

Facebook Admits Social Media Can ‘Corrode Democracy’

MENLO PARK (CNN Money) — For years, Facebook touted itself as a tool for connecting the world and giving every person a voice. Now the world’s largest social network is admitting there may be an unintended [Read entire story]

End To Government Shutdown In Sight As Dems Halt Filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon [Read entire story]

2-Year-Old Sister of Girl Killed in Antioch Crash Dies in Hospital

ANTIOCH (KCBS Radio) — A two-year-old girl who had been on life support since a horrendous crash in Antioch last week has died, her father said. Cami Cardoza was critically injured in the crash on Highway 4 at [Read entire story]

Mud-Swamped Highway 101 Reopens in Santa Barbara County After 12-Day Closure

SANTA BARBARA (AP) — A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region, state officials said. Traffic began [Read entire story]

S.F. Activist Group Wants Empress of China Building to Be 1st Chinese American Museum

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) — A group of Chinatown activists is quietly exploring buying the landmark six-story Empress of China building to house what would be the first museum in the U.S. devoted to Chinese [Read entire story]

Revolutionary War-Era Letter Penned by Alexander Hamilton for Sale in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — A rare military document written by Alexander Hamilton near the end of the Revolutionary War will be up for bidding this week in Sacramento. The letter, written by one of the Founding Fathers [Read entire story]

Crawling Crooks Caught on Camera Robbing Santa Cruz Toy Store

SANTA CRUZ (AP) — Santa Cruz County sheriff’s officials said Friday that they are seeking the public’s help in identifying a group of thieves who robbed a toy store. On Friday afternoon, sheriff’s [Read entire story]

Yosemite, Alcatraz Remain Open Amid Federal Shutdown, Muir Woods Closed

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Yosemite National Park and Alcatraz remained open to visitors Sunday while several other National Parks shuttered their doors amid the federal government shutdown. Congressman Tom [Read entire story]

Protesters Demand Co-Owner/Chef Of Popular Oakland Restaurants Resign Amid Harassment Allegations

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Employees gathered in front of a popular Oakland restaurant Saturday night to demand its co-owner/chef step down amid numerous allegations of sexual harassment. The allegations against Charlie [Read entire story]

Storm Brewing Over Storm Drain Repairs

MARTINEZ (KPIX) — Kelly O’Connell had no idea there was a large county storm drain pipe running under her property – until it started disintegrating. Water from the leaking pipe has left cracks and a sinkhole [Read entire story]

Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out for Women’s Marches Across Bay Area and California

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Hundreds of thousands of women’s marchers amassed at parks and city halls throughout California on Saturday to condemn sexual harassment, violence against women and the presidency of [Read entire story]

Driver Hurt After Swerving His Van Onto Sidewalk in S.F. Castro District

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A van drove onto the sidewalk on Castro Street near Market Street around 3:15 p.m. Saturday, striking several parking meters and damaging a deli across from the Castro Theatre. The driver of [Read entire story]

Woodland Man Arrested In Fairfield Machete Attack

FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — A 44-year-old Woodland man has been arrested for attacking an elderly Fairfield man with machete leaving him in life-threatening condition and hacking off his thumb, authorities said. The [Read entire story]

Gov. Brown Denies Parole for Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for [Read entire story]