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Villa Romana Ristorante Italiano (credit: villaromanasf.com)

Villa Romana Restaurant Closing After Nearly 60 Years

Serving up classic Italian-American fare & pizza, the restaurant is closing Sunday…

07/18/2014

Instead of using plastic bottles, Boxed Water is Better is packaged in a paper carton. (CBS)

Move Over Bottles, Water Packaged In Boxes Is Eco-Friendly Alternative

Over growing environmental concerns, bottled water is receiving a bad rap. A company based in the Midwest is selling an alternative that claims to be more eco-friendly: water in a box.

07/18/2014

Sylvia Aquino's care packages showed up in the Philippines damaged. (CBS)

Bay Area Woman’s Shipments To Family In Philippines Arrive Damaged, Pillaged

For Sylvia Aquino,  sending emergency supplies and food to her family in the Philippines isn’t just a good deed, it’s  a tradition.  But, she says five boxes she recently shipped to her family in Luzon […]

07/17/2014

The Studio Dental truck in San Francisco. (CBS)

Mobile Dentist’s Office Keeping Bay Area Tech Workers’ Teeth Clean

Bay Area tech companies offer perks like free lunches, on site dry cleaning and car washes as incentives to keep up employee productivity, and now they’re bringing the dentist to the office.

07/16/2014

(CBS)

What Are The Safest Cars For Teen Drivers?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety published their list, recommending parents choose bigger cars with safety features like electronic stability control.

07/16/2014

2013 Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Tesla Motors)

New Tesla For The Price Of A Prius? Electric Automaker Unveils Tesla Model 3 Sedan For $35,000

Tesla Motors, makers of luxury and performance electric cars, will now have a smaller fourth version Model 3 priced at $35,000 to compete with the BMW 3 Series and at the same price as a loaded Toyota Prius, making owning a Tesla much more plausible for the rest of us.

07/16/2014

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Marin Police Warn Of Phone Scam Involving Missed Jury Duty

The Central Marin Police Authority is warning the public about a phone scam in which a scammer impersonates a law enforcement officer and threatens a resident with arrest for not appearing for jury duty unless the resident pays a fee.

07/16/2014

Restaurant Calorie Information Makes a Difference to Diners

Restaurant Calorie Information Makes A Difference To Diners

A first-of-its kind study by the Centers for Disease Control finds that six-out-of-ten diners who are aware of calorie counts take them into consideration when placing their order.

07/11/2014

Levi's Stadium under construction in Santa Clara. (CBS)

Yahoo To Pave Over 48-Acre Plot In Santa Clara To Build Parking Lot Near Levi’s Stadium

A 48-acre plot of land owned by Yahoo will be paved over to create off-site parking within walking distance to the newly-constructed Levi’s Stadium.

07/10/2014

(CBS SF)

Bay Area Family Satisfied With Covered California, Location May Play Role

For months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has investigated dozens of complaints from people on Covered California. A Contra Costa County family describes their positive experience on the insurance exchange.

07/09/2014