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Silicon Valley Techies Ditch Pricey Bay Area, Head South To Buy Mansions, Pied-A-Terres For Less

Los Angeles real estate agent Tami Pardee says tech buyers from Silicon Valley make up about 10 percent of her current clients. “They’re buying second homes — or third or fourth homes.”

03/21/2015

Nail Salon

Bay Area Customers Applaud Healthy Nail Salons

A growing number of nail salons in the Bay Area are adopting healthier products and practices intended to protect customers and workers.

03/19/2015

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Ben & Jerry’s Announces Free Ice Cream Scoop Day

Picking a flavor for your free scoop may be the most difficult decision you make on Tuesday, April 14th.

03/18/2015

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East Bay Manufacturers Want You To Look For The Label ‘Made In Oakland’

You’ve heard the saying, ‘look for the union label.’ Now, there’s a group of manufacturers and city leaders in the East Bay who hope to boost the local economy by putting ‘Made in Oakland’ on all their products.

03/18/2015

A dentist sees a young patient at the Health Trust Children's Dental Center (www.healthtrust.org)

Parents On Covered California Insurance Exchange Unable To Get Dentists For Kids

Pediatric dental care is supposed to be included in all policies sold on California’s Health Insurance exchange, but some parents say just because it’s included doesn’t mean it’s actually possible to get an appointment with a dentist who’ll treat kids.

03/17/2015

Trader Joe's is recalling some raw walnuts over salmonella contamination fears. (Courtesy: Trader Joe's)

Trader Joe’s Recalling Some Raw Walnuts Over Salmonella Fears

Trader Joe’s is recalling some walnuts over potential salmonella contamination.

03/17/2015

A man browses in The Archive San Francisco. (CBS)

VIDEO: Are You A YUMMIE Or A HENRY? Learn The New Labels Clothiers Are Putting On You

The gap between the money spent by men and women on fashion is closing. Mike Sugerman finds out why young men appear willing to spend more than previous generations.

03/17/2015

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Minimum Wage Hike Hits Oakland Chinatown Shop, Restaurant Owners Hard

Some shop owners in Oakland’s Chinatown say business is down, and they are struggling to stay afloat after the city’s minimum wage increased to over $12-an-hour, making it the highest in the country.

03/16/2015

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San Mateo County Sees Drop In Home Inventory, Dramatic Rise In Prices

It’s a seller’s market in the Bay Area right now. Inventory is low, particularly in San Mateo County.

03/15/2015

Digital Driver's License

App Downloads Driver’s Licenses To Smartphones, Would Eliminate Trips To DMV

Those painful trips to the DMV may one day be a thing of the past. A company has come up with a way to put your driver’s license on your smartphone.

03/15/2015