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Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Bay Area Ports Shut Down For Safety ‘Stand Down’ After Death of Longshoreman In Benicia

The Port of Oakland, along with other Bay Area ports have been shut down for 24 hours Thursday due to safety procedure after a worker died late Wednesday night, an International Longshore and Warehouse official said.

11/20/2014

Sephora store in San Francisco. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Sephora)

Lawsuit Accuses Beauty Giant Sephora Of Discrimination Against Asian-American Women

Beauty giant Sephora is accused of some pretty ugly behavior. A new lawsuit accuses the company of discriminating against Asian-American women.

11/20/2014

(CBS SF)

Facebook Shuttle Drivers Vote To Unionize

Drivers for a transportation service contracted to shuttle Facebook employees voted Wednesday to unionize, according to a statement from the service’s CEO.

11/19/2014

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NFL Reaches Out To Small Businesses Ahead Of Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is 445 days away. The big sporting event means big opportunities for local businesses, and entrepreneurs are already lining up for a slice of the action.

11/19/2014

Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Holiday Helpers: Port Of Oakland Takes In More Goods For Christmas Season Amid Problems In L.A., Long Beach

Five weeks from Christmas, a crisis is taking shape that could keep gifts from making it under the tree in time. However, the holiday heroes could be right here in the Bay Area.

11/19/2014

Fresh-caught crab on the first day of crab season.

5 Cases Of Fresh Dungeness Crab Stolen From San Francisco Whole Foods Store

Thieves made off with five cases of fresh crab from a Whole Foods store in San Francisco Wednesday.

11/19/2014

Knightscope K5 Security Robot. (CBS)

Crime-Fighting Robots Go On Patrol In Silicon Valley

A new kind of security guard is on patrol in Silicon Valley: Crime-fighting robots that look like they’re straight out of a sci-fi movie.

11/18/2014

Yank Sing Restaurant In San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Yank Sing Restaurant Settles For $4.25M With Workers Over Labor Practices, Stolen Wages

Yank Sing has won all the major awards, but there was a dark side to this family-owned, Zagat and Michelin rated restaurant.

11/18/2014

Marchers protested in Downtown Oakland over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin on July 15, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland To Offer ‘Healing Centers’ As Police, Shop Owners Prepare For Ferguson Verdict

Business owners in Oakland prepped their storefronts in anticipation of protests over an expected grand jury decision on the police shooting of an unarmed man in Ferguson Missouri.

11/18/2014

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WhatsApp Now Encrypting Messages From Beginning To End

WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users’ conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.

11/18/2014

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