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California, Bay Area Ahead of Rest of the U.S. in COVID-19 Vaccinations

California has hit a COVID-19 vaccination milestone that most of the country has failed to achieve: More than 70% of adults in the state have now received at least one dose of vaccine. President Joe Biden set that very goal for all Americans by July 4 but announced Tuesday that the U.S. would not reach the 70% plateau by that date.

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California, Bay Area Ahead of Rest of the U.S. in COVID-19 Vaccinations

Bay Area Fire Departments Crack Down on Illegal Fireworks

As Fourth of July nears, Bay Area fire departments are cracking down on illegal fireworks. They are outlawed in many parts of the region and with another drought underway – the fines for using them have rocketed. In Vallejo Monday night, 10 homes were damaged and a firefighter was injured and investigators say fireworks are to blame.

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Bay Area Fire Departments Crack Down on Illegal Fireworks

As More Bay Area Restrictions are Eased, Concern Over COVID-19 Delta Variant Grows

A week after California fully reopened, more COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted, mass vaccination sites are closing and public health orders are being phased out. But there’s growing concern in the Bay Area and the state over the Delta variant, first identified in India.

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As More Bay Area Restrictions are Eased, Concern Over COVID-19 Delta Variant Grows

Grass Fire Damages Several Homes, Prompts Evacuations in Vallejo

A grass fire damaged about 10 homes and consumed about 10 acres in Vallejo Monday night. The blaze started at around 9 a.m. in the open space between Swanzy Court and Novone Street, prompting evacuation orders in the area, firefighters said. Witnesses said wind was blowing hard and the cause was "definitely fireworks."

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Grass Fire Damages Several Homes, Prompts Evacuations in Vallejo

How to Dodge Cybercriminals and Scams on Amazon Prime Day

June 21 and 22 mark this year’s Amazon Prime Day: the online retail giant’s annual summer sales event. Many consumers are expected to drop hundreds of dollars at this year's shopping event, both at Amazon and at other online retailers offering deals.

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How to Dodge Cybercriminals and Scams on Amazon Prime Day

San Jose Dispatchers Warn 911 Calls May Be Put on Hold Due to Staffing Shortage

San Jose's 911 dispatchers are sounding the alarm and urging the city council to take immediate action addressing a staffing shortage. Dispatchers said the staffing issue means some calls for help are getting put on hold. Fire dispatchers said during the VTA yard shooting some other emergency calls had to be put on hold for up to 30 minutes because the limited number of on-duty dispatchers were tied up handling the shooting and two significant structure fires at the same time.

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San Jose Dispatchers Warn 911 Calls May Be Put on Hold Due to Staffing Shortage

2 Houses Burned, Firefighter Injured in Pleasant Hill Blaze

A fire in Pleasant Hill Monday afternoon burned two houses and injured a firefighter, according to the local fire district. The blaze broke out on the 100 block of Lorenzo Drive, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said. The injured firefighter was transported to the hospital to be treated for burns.

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2 Houses Burned, Firefighter Injured in Pleasant Hill Blaze

Fully Vaccinated Workers No Longer Need to Wear Masks in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County public health officials announced Monday workers who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear a mask. “The evidence is increasingly clear that getting fully vaccinated is the best thing you can do to keep yourself, your family, and our community safe from COVID-19,” said Dr. Sara Cody.

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Fully Vaccinated Workers No Longer Need to Wear Masks in Santa Clara County

Shooting at Religious Celebration in Richmond Leaves 3 Dead, 5 Injured: Police

A shooting at a religious celebration Sunday night in Richmond left at least three people dead and five others injured, according to the police department. The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. on Father's Day at a home in the 2100 block of Dunn Avenue, not far from the intersection with 23rd Street.

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Shooting at Religious Celebration in Richmond Leaves 3 Dead, 5 Injured: Police

Shooting at Religious Celebration in Richmond Leaves 3 Dead, 5 Injured: Police

A shooting at a religious celebration Sunday night in Richmond left at least three people dead and five others injured, according to the police department. Police said the shooting appears to be isolated and targeted. The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. on Father's Day at a home in the 2100 block of Dunn Avenue, not far from the intersection with 23rd Street.

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Shooting at Religious Celebration in Richmond Leaves 3 Dead, 5 Injured: Police

Coast Guard's Rescue of Hawaii-Bound Kayaker Cost Taxpayers $42K: Report

So, who is paying for the recent ocean rescue of a Bay Area man who was trying to kayak to Hawaii by himself? According to a recent report, the taxpayers are. After six days at sea, Derreumaux had to call the U.S. Coast Guard to save him, about 70 miles off the coast of Santa Cruz.

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Coast Guard's Rescue of Hawaii-Bound Kayaker Cost Taxpayers $42K: Report

Bay Area Families Celebrate Father's Day After COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted

For many fathers, COVID-19 put a huge damper on Father’s Day celebrations last year. So, this year, they are making up for lost time. There were lots of hugs and toasts today and for some fathers, a new found appreciation for finally seeing their kids in person.

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Bay Area Families Celebrate Father's Day After COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted

Witnesses Describe Chaotic Scene of Deadly Shooting Near Oakland's Lake Merritt

The aftermath of Saturday’s deadly shooting was posted online after shots were fired at Lake Merritt. NBC Bay Area’s Christie Smith spoke with a man, who didn’t want to appear on camera but was there and is grateful he wasn’t hurt.

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Witnesses Describe Chaotic Scene of Deadly Shooting Near Oakland's Lake Merritt

1 Dead, 7 Injured in Shooting at Lake Merritt: Police

One person was killed and seven others were injured after a shooting at the shores of Oakland's Lake Merritt early Saturday evening, police said. Authorities confirm the seventh victim walked into a local hospital suffering from gunshot injury late Saturday evening. According to Oakland police, a large crowd of 1,000 people gathered at Lake Merritt.

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1 Dead, 7 Injured in Shooting at Lake Merritt: Police

Bay Area Community Celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth was celebrated around the Bay Area and around the country on Saturday. In San Francisco, Juneteenth on the waterfront brought people out early to start their day. "There is a lot of African American businesses and vendors and workers, who make the city great.

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Bay Area Community Celebrate Juneteenth

Bay Area Community Celebrates Juneteenth

Juneteenth was celebrated around the Bay Area and around the country on Saturday. In San Francisco, Juneteenth on the waterfront brought people out early to start their day. "There is a lot of African American businesses and vendors and workers, who make the city great.

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Bay Area Community Celebrates Juneteenth

Friday Night Life Makes a Comeback as Restrictions Lift in California

Mask off -- it’s a party! It was the first Friday night since California reopened earlier in the week and people took advantage of it. Bands were playing, friends were hugging and a lot of people left their masks at home. The band got restaurant patrons in a party mood at the Firehouse Brew and Grill in Martinez.

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Friday Night Life Makes a Comeback as Restrictions Lift in California

Dangerous Patient Care at Good Samaritan Hospital: Inspection Records, Inside Sources

In the same week state lawmakers blasted executives from Good Samaritan Hospital and its parent company HCA Healthcare for “dangerous” safety practices and staffing levels, NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit has learned from multiple sources inside the hospital that public health inspectors are actively probing a multitude of complaints recently submitted by nurses to state regulators.

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Dangerous Patient Care at Good Samaritan Hospital: Inspection Records, Inside Sources