More Bay Area Flu Deaths; Miramar Plane Drops Mysterious Greenish Fog; Petaluma Slaughterhouse Raided; Seahawks Site Blocks CA Ticket Sales

Plus, earthquake shakes North Bay; South Bay girl makes Olympic team; Google buys Nest for $32B; France architect blocks Marin development

An early morning fire consumed the small "library" at the Albany Bulb on Jan. 12, 2014. Photo credit: Amber Whitson
An early morning fire consumed the small "library" at the Albany Bulb on Jan. 12, 2014. Photo credit: Amber Whitson
By Genevieve Bookwalter/Patch

Welcome to our daily Northern California Patch news roundup!

Dominating headlines today is the H1N1 influenza virus, which claimed more Northern California victims over the weekend.

“Four more people with flu were hospitalized over the weekend in the intensive care unit of Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, county officials said Monday.”

“Elizabeth Emmett, Napa County public information officer, said the four new cases brings the total hospitalized in Napa at The Queen since Jan. 6 to eight: seven in the ICU and one person, a pregnant woman, who is not in the ICU.”

“No deaths have been reported in Napa County from flu, although a total of 14 deaths are now confirmed in other parts of the Bay Area.”

Read on for more on the flu virus and other top stories around the greater Bay Area.

France Resident Stalls Homestead Homeowner's Construction Project

Low Flying Planes Spraying 'Greenish Type Fog' in Miramar

Middle Schooler Arrested for Bringing Brandy Cocktail to School

Seattle Seahawks Ticket Site Bans California Sales

Serial Arsonist Strikes Fear in South Bay

15-yr-old San Jose girl makes US Olympic figure skating team

Petaluma Beef Recalled: Authorities Say Beef Wasn’t Inspected Before Slaughter

4.5 Magnitude Quake Rocks North Bay

Google Acquires Nest for $32 Billion

Fire Destroys Homeless Camp ‘Library’

Trial Begins Today for Suspect Accused in 1984 Murder of Tina Faelz

Crystal Springs Uplands School resubmits application for new private middle school in Belmont


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