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Are You Irish? You Could Get A Free Educational Trip To Ireland

American Irish eyes between 18 and 26-years-old will be smiling if a certain proposal passes in Ireland. They will have a chance to travel to Ireland and study about Gaelic culture and history for free.

01/20/2015

Christmas Tree Recycling

San Francisco Kicks Off Christmas Tree Recycling Program With ‘Chipping Of Trees’ Civic Center Event

Residents leave trees curbside between Jan. 2 and Jan. 16.

12/26/2014

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How To Protect Yourself From A Cyberattack While Shopping Online After Christmas

It’s time for that post-Christmas bargain hunting, but there are some warnings for people shopping on Friday.

12/26/2014

Dashboard surveillance camera shows a woman stabbing a San Mateo cab driver.

14 Top Videos Of 2014: Amazing Pit Bull, Bizarre Light, Robots, Racial Tensions Most Viewed On cbsSF.com

From racial tensions to robots, heinous crimes to acts of courage, the top 14 videos of 2014 show a powerful snapshot of video news in the San Francisco Bay Area.

12/24/2014

Christmas On The International Space Station (Photo by NASA)

Does Santa Visit The Space Station? Astronauts Celebrate Christmas In Orbit

You think YOUR house is crowded with house guests this season? NASA astronauts have been having Christmas dinner in a dining room the size of a Volkswagen for decades, and this season is no exception, although the International Space Station is far more spacious than the original Apollo capsule where one of the most famous Christmases in space was ever celebrated.

12/24/2014

Last Minute Christmas Toy Drive At SF’s Lefty O’Doul’s Collects More Than 10,000 Gifts

A San Francisco restaurant successfully collected more than 10,000 toys Wednesday in a Christmas Eve toy drive intended to bring toys to the city’s neediest children.

12/24/2014

Portrait Of Happy Santa Claus With Hands On Stomach

SANTA ALERT: NORAD Radar, Satellite Intercepts Preparing To Track Santa’s Route Over North America

NORAD is tracking every second of Santa’s journey, from when he enters American airspace just after midnight, through his final delivery at the western edge of the international dateline.

12/22/2014

Armed Santa in Chico

Butte County Billboard Showing Gun-Toting Santa Draws Controversy

A billboard showing Santa Claus carrying an automatic rifle is drawing controversy in Chico.

12/21/2014

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Beware San Francisco’s Ninja Mistletoe

It can happen to anyone. You’re walking down the street, maybe with someone you’ve just met, or worse– a co-worker, and you pause for traffic, and then suddenly, before you even realize what happened, you look up, and it’s there: the Ninja Mistletoe.

12/19/2014

Salvation Army kettle

Salvation Army Denies It’s Anti-Gay After LGBT Website Surfaces Controversial Internal Documents

The Salvation Army, widely known for its homeless shelters, thrifts stores and holiday bell ringers, has many LGBT advocates thinking twice about dropping coins into those red tin coffers.

12/18/2014