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Sonoma Ban On New Businesses Selling Tobacco Passes First Council Vote

Sonoma is a step closer to keeping new businesses from selling cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and certain other tobacco products under a proposed law that unanimously passed the first of two city council votes.

05/19/2015

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SFMTA Pushing For Speed Cameras In San Francisco To Improve Pedestrian Safety

The SFMTA is drafting a proposal that would allow the agency to install the cameras near schools and other areas where pedestrian safety is an issue.

05/18/2015

Chopper 5 over a flare at the Phillips Refinery in Rodeo on May 18, 2015. (CBS)

Flaring At Phillips Refinery In Rodeo Visible For Miles

Flaring at a refinery in the East Bay late Monday night was visible for miles and prompted many calls to the fire department.

05/18/2015

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

FBI Says Computer Expert Claimed To Hack Into Planes, Commandeer Jet Engine

A computer expert who allegedly hacked into the in-flight systems of airplanes to expose security flaws could face prosecution. The FBI claims he also hacked into a jet and commandeered a flight.

05/18/2015

A vacation rental in Sonoma County. (CBS)

Rowdy Vacation Renters Cause Headache For Guerneville Residents

Quaint towns in the Wine Country and along the Russian River are seeing a flood of weekend vacationers. And that’s leading to headaches.

05/18/2015

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Berkeley Soda Tax Brings In $116K In First Month Alone

Berkeley is celebrating a big haul after just one month of the city’s new soda tax.

05/18/2015

Traders work at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York on March 18, 2015. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Billionaire Carl Icahn Calls On Apple To Shrink Its Stock Pool

Nothing gets a stock moving like a billionaire investors telling everyone he thinks its double its current value.

05/18/2015

One rendering of the Coliseum City project which includes the current Oracle Arena and new baseball and football stadiums. (City of Oakland)

Coliseum Official: Deal For New Oakland Raiders Stadium ‘Gurgling Blood’

A Coliseum official close to the talks for a new Raiders stadium in Oakland is saying the deal is “gurgling blood”, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

05/18/2015

An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Federal Appeals Court Rules Samsung Copied Some Of Apple’s Patented iPhone Features

In a long-running dispute, a federal appeals court has agreed that Samsung illegally copied some of the patented features in Apple’s iPhone.

05/18/2015

Almond tree being ripped out in Modesto. (CBS)

Central Valley Almond Farmer Rips Out Trees To Save Water, Business

While most of us are scrambling to save water, California almond growers are taking heat for planting more and more trees amid a historic drought.

05/18/2015