Family & Pets

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‘Who’s Your Daddy’ DNA Program May Make Shelter Dogs More Adoptable

Some people on the hunt for a new pet are willing to shell out big bucks for designer breed dogs like Labradoodles, Maltipoos and Puggles. To keep up with the trend, DNA tests are helping the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA to invent their own breeds in order to get their mutts adopted.

01/28/2015

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Campaign Launches To Stop Massive 1,000-Foot Water Slide From Coming To California, Bay Area Cities

A movement to stop a Utah company’s plan to bring a giant 1,000-foot water slide to 15 major California cities this summer has already collected hundreds of signatures.

01/27/2015

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High-Tech Harnesses For Dogs Meant To Improve Bond With Humans

Scientists at North Carolina State University developed a new communication device for dogs in the form of a hig-tech harness. Don’t worry; our anchor Jeff Bell wasn’t familiar with them either.

01/26/2015

Escapes are rare on the tarmac, but they happen. This airline employee  had to chase down an escaped pet  at La Guardia Airport. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dog Chased On SFO Tarmac After Escaping Kennel, Found Safe—Headed To Austin

A dog that managed to get out of its kennel at San Francisco International Airport led airport crews on a chase around some of the runways for a few minutes Friday morning.

01/23/2015

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Best Kids’ Martial Arts Classes In San Francisco

San Francisco offers a wide range of martial arts classes for children. Here is a list of five of the best.

01/23/2015

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Valentine’s Day Arts And Crafts To Make With Kids

Work together with your child to create homemade gifts for others.

01/18/2015

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Best Fitness Classes In San Francisco

With everything from outdoor social workout options to intimate dance studio styles, anyone interested in improving personal fitness is sure to find an attractive choice. Here is a list of five of the best fitness classes in San Francisco.

01/09/2015

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Looking For A Pet? These 12 ‘Hard Luck Hounds’ Need A New Home

Oakland Animal Services is launching a “Hard Luck Hounds” campaign to try to get people to adopt 12 dogs who have been at the shelter for more than two months.

01/08/2015

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Best Places For Ice Skating On The Peninsula

Forget the mild California winter weather, ice skating fits right in to some of the Bay Area’s favorite sports.

12/25/2014

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Neighborhoods With The Best Holiday Lights In The Bay Area

Get into the holiday spirit with a family-friendly activity to delight all ages. Here is a list of five of the best Bay Area spots to see holiday light displays.

12/19/2014