A wildfire burns out of control on the slopes of Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County, Calif., seen from the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve located in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. By nightfall, it had surged to 800 acres, state fire officials said, spewing a plume of smoke visible for miles and leading to the evacuation of 50 to 75 homes in Clayton, a town of about 11,000 people alongside the park. (AP Photo/The Modesto Bee, Andy Alfaro)

SF Bay Area wildfire prompts smoke advisory

CLAYTON, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park grew Monday, forcing more people to leave their homes and leading to a smoke adviso...…
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, Susan Newman and Toyota salesman Dick Tran look at a 2010 Toyota Rav4 at a Toyota dealership in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Toyota again recalling 880,584 RAV4, Lexus sedans

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 880,584 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans in the U.S. and Canada because a repair announced last year may not have solved a safety prob...…
Gov. Abercrombie Special Session Announcement

Abercrombie calls special session on same-sex marriage

When the legislature convenes in a special session on Oct. 28, lawmakers will consider a bill that would give same-sex couples the same rights, benefits, protections and responsibilities of marriage that opposite-sex couples receive.…
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2009 file photo, the Chicago skyline is reflected in the exterior of Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Owners of Neiman Marcus sell chain for $6 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury merchant Neiman Marcus is getting a new owner. Ares Management and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board announced Monday they are buying the l...…
Dave Shoji

Retirement could be on the horizon for UH Volleyball’s Shoji

After a historic weekend on the volleyball floor, University of Hawaii Head Coach Dave Shoji was back at practice Monday, striving for a better performance in the next match. But how many more matches does the all-time winningest women's college volleyball coach have in him?…
9-6 Edward Robins

Inmate back at OCCC after mistake release

A State Department of Public Safety spokeswoman says 51-year-old Edward Robins was found by Sheriffs and returned to OCCC at about 9 p.m. Sunday.…
Government cuts affect HPU program

HPU stranded mammal program money cut

Government budget cuts have trickled down affecting HPU. Grant money that the program had been getting the last seven years was not given to the school this year. It helps get beached whales and dolphins removed. The program head says they're scrambling to figure out ways to continue their work with less.…
Courtesy: Steve Benjamin

Thousands rally against GMO practices on Kauai

Thousands on Kauai marched the streets to show their support of the "Right to Know" Bill, a bill that would require agricultural companies working with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to disclose the chemicals they're using and take extra steps to keep the chemicals contained.…
Colin Kaepernick

49ers beat Packers, NFL Sunday scores

NINERS 34 PACKERS 28 Frank Gore scored a go-ahead, one-yard touchdown with 5:47 remaining, Colin Kaepernick threw for a career-high 412 yards and three touchdowns, w...…