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Airbag Recall Creates Backlog At Bay Area Dealerships

34-million cars need to be fixed after airbag maker Takata recalled nearly one out of every seven cars on the road, causing a major backlog at dealerships in the Bay Area and around the country.

05/20/2015

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Why I Declared Our Bedroom A Wireless-Free Zone

While covering a story on cell phone radiation, reporter Julie Watts asks a personal aside: “How dangerous is it that I keep two cellphones and a wireless baby monitor in our bedroom where my child sleeps? ” The response prompted her to declare her bedroom wireless-free.

05/20/2015

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Grocery Outlet Pulls Ground Beef Packages After Customer Finds Glass Pieces Inside

A grocery chain is pulling ground beef packages from its shelves after a customer reported finding pieces of glass inside the meat.

05/20/2015

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Just Graduated From College? If You’re Planning To Rent, Start Looking For Roommates

Congratulations! You’ve just graduated from college, landed a job, and you’re ready to take on the world. You may want to take on a roommate, or two, if you are planning to rent an apartment.

05/20/2015

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Idea For San Jose Company’s Marijuana-Infused Coffee Prompted By Trip To Amsterdam

Marijuana enthusiasts can now drink their bud with breakfast, thanks to a San Jose company.

05/19/2015

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Santa Clara County Looks At Raising Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21

The proposal, introduced by Supervisor Ken Yeager, calls to raise the legal age to buy tobacco and electronic smoking devices from 18 to 21 in unincorporated areas of the county.

05/19/2015

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34 Million Air Bags Recalled In Largest Recall In U.S. History, Shrapnel Kills 6, Injures 100

The air bag defect that has killed six and injured 100 is now expanding to cover 34 million air bags across the entire United States. Car owners can look up their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) online here.

05/19/2015

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Beer Tasting Electronic ‘Tongue’ Gives Computer Discerning Palette For Good Brews

Computerized “tongue” can taste differences in beer, with incredible accuracy, leading to better quality beer.

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

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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