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Past articles by Cornell:

EXCLUSIVE: Sausalito's iconic Taj Mahal houseboat sinking after epic storm

One of the most famous houseboats in Sausalito is sinking after being tossed and turned by Tuesday's epic storm. → Read More

Bay Area Ukrainian Americans mark 1 year since Russian invasion at SF Embarcadero

Many Ukrainians are hopeful the fighting will end. → Read More

Skiing through Wine Country: Napa Co. gets stunning amount of snow during historic CA storm

"Good excuse to come into town with the skis, I've never seen this before after five years living here," Cross said. → Read More

'Bring him back': NAACP members rally to demand former Oakland police chief be reinstated

"She took a whole lot of our heart on Black History Month, she did a modern day lynch, in our face," said Oakland NAACP President Cynthia Adams. → Read More

1 dead after Tesla slams into fire truck on I-680 in East Bay, officials say

Fire officials say the truck was struck in the rear by the Tesla Model S while blocking lanes from a previous accident earlier that morning. → Read More

Former Oakland Police Chief Armstrong fires back at mayor, federal monitor after termination

"My termination was never really about the facts or my ability to lead the Oakland Police Department - my termination was about Federal Monitor Robert Warshaw and the mayor's failure to fight for the Oakland community," Armstrong said. → Read More

Neighbors react to arrest of suspect, recount day of deadly SF house explosion

We're learning more about the deadly house explosion and fire that rocked a quiet neighborhood in San Francisco's Outer Sunset district this week. → Read More

Recent storms could lead to terrible tick season for Bay Area, especially in this county

Let's face it, ticks are gross. But experts say they love wet weather and the Bay Area has seen a lot of that recently. → Read More

Pep rally sendoff held at SFO for 49ers fans headed to NFC Championship game in Philadelphia

It was a big, loud red and gold sendoff at SFO for all Niner fans flying out to the big game. → Read More

Rising egg prices prompt some to rent a hen and coop from popular Bay Area business

It's a story we first brought you last summer but inflation has ruffled some feathers, prompting new interest. → Read More

What happens if BART funding falls through? Here are the worst-case scenarios

Can you imagine a Bay Area without BART? The transit agency says that's a dire possibility over the next few years if operating funds aren't secured. → Read More

'I did nothing wrong': Oakland police chief demands to be reinstated to post

"I want the public to know I followed all policies, protocols..." OPD Chief LeRonne Armstrong said Monday he was placed on leave because of "self-interest" by the federal monitor Robert Warshaw. → Read More

Bay Area law enforcement vow to increase security at Lunar New Year festivities

The Year of the Rabbit was greeted in San Francisco's Chinatown with a mix of drumbeats and heavy hearts for the victims of the mass shooting in Monterey Park, on the eve of Lunar New Year celebrations. → Read More

Oakland mayor says chief being placed on leave is not intended to be punitive

"This is not a disciplinary action to Chief LeRonne Armstrong, this is an opportunity to more fully review the findings of the reports and let our oversight bodies act and do the job that they're in place to do." → Read More

Oakland officials, community leaders react after police chief placed on leave

"We should be working together as a council to find out what happened," said Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo who doesn't support the surprising move. Others are calling for independent oversight into the matter. → Read More

Storm recovery center opens Sonoma Co. while severe flooding keeps Hwy 37 closed

In Sonoma County, a new assistance center opened in Guerneville focusing on equitable recovery for those impacted by January storms. → Read More

Saturday storm delivers rain, mudslides and power outages to North Bay

First responders say after the rain stops, flooding and mudslide issues may continue. → Read More

'Too fast': Weekend storm brings flooding, mudslides and toppled trees to North Bay

In the North Bay, many are cleaning up and drying out after the last round of storms brought thunder, lightning and flooding to the region. → Read More

Epic cleanup begins after New Year's Eve flooding submerges SF businesses

The Bay Area is cleaning up and drying out after the New Year's Eve storm dumped near-historic amounts of rain. → Read More

North Bay food bank feeding families with unique brie cheese donation

With the 1,000 wheels of triple cream brie donated to the food bank, the kitchen staff are making something amazing for as many people as possible. "Just because you're hungry doesn't mean you don't have a fine palate," said chef Nolan. → Read More