Riya Bhattacharjee, NBC Bay Area

Riya Bhattacharjee

NBC Bay Area

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Riya:

Tesla Sued by Family of Apple Engineer Who Died in Model X Crash on Hwy. 101 in Mountain View

The family of the Apple engineer who died in a fiery crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View last year while his car was in Autopilot has sued Tesla. → Read More

'Leave Seals Be This Pupping Season:' The Marine Mammal Center Reminds Visitors

It's that special time of year again in Northern California – seal pupping season! As more and more seal mothers give birth to pups on local beaches, the Marine Mammal Center is about to enter its busiest rescue season of the year. Currently, more than 150 patients are at their Sausalito hospital and that number is growing every day. "The Center wants to remind locals and visitors alike that a… → Read More

Snow on Mount Hamilton Sets a Record!

A grand total of 38.1 inches of snow fell at the Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton in February, setting a new monthly snowfall record for the South Bay peak, according to the National Weather Service. February's snowfall total on the Bay Area's highest peak topped the mountain's previous monthly record of 33.6 inches set way back in January 1950, the weather service reported. Weather records… → Read More

‘Failure is a Part of Learning:’ Michelle Obama Shares Life Lessons at Youth Workshop in San Jose

“Let’s talk!” — That’s how former first lady Michelle Obama kicked off an intimate #IAmBecoming conversation with student leaders in San Jose Friday afternoon, returning to her roots in the nonprofit world... → Read More

"Burned Out of Paradise:" Stories of Survival

Gary Brand, Jean Eisenbarth, Abraham Muñoz, Tim Joyner and Kelley Winslow — they are evacuees, survivors and residents of Paradise. We came across them in the parking lot of The Neighborhood Church and... → Read More

Paradise Lost: Heartache After California’s Deadliest Wildfire Wipes Out Close-Knit Mountain Town

A mother searching for her son, a husband who lost his wife to a stroke two months ago, two roommates just trying to survive — all victims of California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire, all living... → Read More

Officials Investigate Suspicious Packages Addressed to Sen. Kamala Harris and California Billionaire Tom Steyer

Authorities on Friday intercepted a suspicious package at a Sacramento postal facility that was addressed to Sen. Kamala Harris, according to two law enforcement officials. → Read More

"It Sounded Like A Bomb Went Off" — The 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake in Pictures

The U.S. Geological Survey published 103 photographs from the aftermath of the Loma Prieta quake — named after the Loma Prieta peak, the earthquake’s epicenter in the Santa Cruz Mountains — on their website... → Read More

Cracks in Steel Beams Shut Down San Francisco's Brand New $2.2B Transbay Transit Center

San Francisco's brand new Transbay Transit Center will remain closed at least until next week after crews on Wednesday discovered a second crack in one of the steel beams adjacent to another beam where... → Read More

Elon Musk Smokes Pot During Live Podcast, Lights Up Twitter

Elon Musk smoked weed on the Joe Rogan show Friday and that’s all people are talking about on Twitter. → Read More

Golden State Killer: Timeline of Alleged Murder Charges

Joseph DeAngelo, a former police officer, is accused of being the "Golden State Killer." He faces 13 murder charges in cases up and down the state of California dating from 1975 to 1986. → Read More

Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Places in San Francisco

These are some of the places that Bourdain has visited in some of his shows. → Read More

Spotted: Barack Obama Coming Out of Adobe in San Francisco

While the rest of the country was busing talking about North Korea, the NFL and the Warriors (of course), Barack Obama was spotted hanging out in San Francisco. → Read More

Here's What the View is Like From the 61st Floor of the Salesforce Tower

Stretching into the sky at 1,070 feet, Salesforce Tower is now the tallest building in San Francisco, and the tallest office building in California. It is currently the second tallest building on the west coast, behind the Beverly Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, which opened last year. The Tower surpasses San Francisco's famous Transamerica building by more than 200 feet. On a clear day,… → Read More

'Public Nuisance:' San Francisco Issues Cease and Desist Letter for 'Unlawful' Electric Scooters

The San Francisco City Attorney's Office on Monday issued cease and desist letters for "the unlawful operation" of three electric scooter companies operating in the city. → Read More

YouTube Shooting Suspect ID'd; Parents Reported Her Missing

The woman who opened fire Tuesday at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, triggering a massive police response as employees ran from the building, has been identified as Nasim Aghdam of San Diego, NBC... → Read More

Nasim Aghdam Shoots 3 Before Killing Herself at YouTube HQ

The woman who opened fire Tuesday at YouTube headquarters in Northern California, triggering a massive police response as employees ran from the building, is dead at the scene, police said. The shooter died by... → Read More

Cupertino High Students Return After 'Threatening Robo Call'

Students of Cupertino High School returned to class Wednesday after a "threatening robo call" prompted an emergency evacuation Tuesday afternoon. The campus increased security presence and offered counseling to... → Read More

Driver Dies Following Fiery Tesla Model X Crash on U.S. Hwy. 101 in Mountain View

An accident caused a Tesla to catch fire Friday morning, closing all four lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View and causing significant delays during the morning rush hour. → Read More

Elon Musk Deletes His Own, Tesla and SpaceX Pages From Facebook

Elon Musk may have just deleted Tesla and SpaceX from Facebook - during an exchange on Twitter. → Read More