Chuck Coppola, NBC Bay Area

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Past articles by Chuck:

Fire Officials Urge Residents to Let the Pros Handle Fireworks Shows

Fire officials in the South Bay urged residents to resist the temptation of illegal fireworks and attend one of the many public fireworks shows available over the July Fourth holiday. → Read More

Tuberculosis Scare at Vallejo 24 Hour Fitness Gym

Patrons at 24 Hour Fitness gym in Vallejo are on edge after a member tested positive for tuberculosis. → Read More

Single-Engine Skydiving Plane Crashes Near San Martin Airport

A single-engine plane used for skydiving crashed near the San Martin Airport Saturday evening, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department. → Read More

Hundreds Remember UPS Worker Killed in San Francisco Shooting

Hundreds of people on Saturday packed the Samoan Assembly of God in San Francisco to pay their final respects to slain UPS worker Mike Lefiti. → Read More

Early Bird Bars in the Bay Area to Watch Comey’s Testimony

With San Francisco bars broadcasting Comey's testimony, here are some locations to check out tomorrow morning. → Read More

Questions Rise After Rescue Mentor Dog Found Dead Outside Owner's Home in Castro Valley

Days after disappearing from his Castro Valley home, a rescue mentor dog was found dead by his owner Friday morning, but some skeptics think the whole ordeal might have been a scam to raise reward funds. → Read More

Construction of New BART Milpitas Station Ahead of Schedule

Construction workers with Santa Clara County’s Valley Transportation Authority are on pace to open the first BART stations in the county six months ahead of schedule. → Read More

Oakland Hills Homeowners' Worries Mount With More Rain on Horizon

First a river of mud slid into their homes, and now Oakland Hills homeowners don’t know when the city will help them dig out of the mess. This amid concerns that more rain – forecast in the coming days – could... → Read More

Vigil Slated for Missing San Francisco Toddler, Dead Mother

Nearly one year since two-year-old Arianna Fitts disappeared from San Francisco, people dedicated to locating the young girl are scheduled to gather on Saturday to hold a candle-light vigil. → Read More

Ten Arrested, Three Injured at Rowdy 'March 4 Trump' Rally in Berkeley

The 'March 4 Trump' rally in Berkeley started as a peaceful gathering, but grew heated when punches were thrown, smoke bombs were set off and 'Make America Great Again' caps were burned. → Read More

Hundreds Attend San Jose March, Ceremony Marking 9/11 Anniversary

More than 600 people filled St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica in San Jose on Sunday, then marched to Fire Station No. 1 to mark 15 years since the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. → Read More

Dog Owners in Pacifica on Edge After Threatening Encounter

Dog owners in Pacifica were on edge Thursday, a day after one woman encountered a man with a knife who she said threatened to stab her 11-year-old black Labrador. → Read More

San Francisco’s Arsicault Named Best Bakery of the Year

San Francisco’s Arsicault Bakery has been named “Bakery of the Year” by Bon Appétit magazine for its unparalleled array of buttery croissants. → Read More

THC-Infused Edible Gummy Rings Sickens 19 After San Francisco Quinceañera: Health Dept.

The gummy rings that sickened 19 people - including a 6-year-old - at quinceañera in the Mission District were laced with pot, the San Francisco Public Health Department announced Monday, after a dozen patients... → Read More

Monterey County Fire Now Top Firefighting Priority in State: Cal Fire

A wildfire north of scenic Big Sur near California's Central Coast spread again overnight, and is now the top firefighting priority in the state, officials said. → Read More

Santa Clara County Superior Court Clerks Protest For More Pay

Santa Clara County Superior court clerks protested Monday at the Hayes mansion in San Jose demanding higher pay. → Read More

Judge Rules in Favor of Warriors, Key San Francisco Arena Hurdle Cleared

A San Francisco Superior Court judge Monday ruled against a group seeking to block a proposed Golden State Warriors arena project in the Mission Bay neighborhood, clearing the way for the project to proceed... → Read More

23 Recently Planted Trees Felled in Apparent Act of Vandalism in San Jose

Volunteers from the Our City Forest program discovered this morning that 23 trees, recently planted on Meridian Avenue, were sawed off by a vandal. → Read More

'It Smells. It’s Very Bad': Hoarder House in East San Jose Plagues Neighbors

Neighbors in an East San Jose neighborhood have been complaining to the city for years about a hoarder in their midst, and officials might finally be taking action. → Read More

Democrats, Victims' Parents Rally Against Gun Violence in San Francisco

Democratic congressional representatives, parents of victims and others concerned about the rash of gun violence across the nation held a rally Wednesday at San Francisco General Hospital as a means for keeping... → Read More