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A Costco customer in Concord posted video of what they say was a parasite squirming around inside a package of salmon from the store. (CBS)

Costco Customer Reports Finding Worm Squirming Around In Salmon Package In Concord Store

A Costco customer in Concord posted video of what they say was a parasite squirming around inside a package of salmon from the store.

07/15/2015

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Panda Express Replaces Egg With Corn In Fried Rice Recipe After Egg Shortage Pushes Prices Higher

An egg shortage pushing prices higher for restaurants is prompting Panda Express to substitute corn for eggs in their fried rice, and discontinue another menu item.

07/14/2015

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Gas Prices Around California Jump 36 Cents In Just A Week

California’s gas prices are the highest for a state in the U.S., according to a report released Tuesday by the AAA.

07/14/2015

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SF Supervisor Pushing For Law Requiring Videotaping All Gun Sales

Supervisor Mark Farrell is pushing for gun control reforms that would require the videotaping of all gun and ammunition sales.

07/14/2015

A child plays on a sunny beach. (NewsMom.com)

Avoid Harmful Chemicals In Your Kids’ Sunscreens – What To Look For

There are chemicals in many sunscreens that can be harmful to kids’ developing bodies.

07/14/2015

Father talking the phone. (Thinkstock)

Your Cellphone May Be Hazardous To Your Child’s Mental Health

It seems we’re never without them these days. Cellphones call us, text us, email and entertain us. Now psychologists say parents and caregivers should put them down because cellphones may be hazardous to our children’s mental health.

07/14/2015

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Judgment By Algorithm – Silicon Valley Codes The Court System

A Silicon Valley company is introducing software that can solve legal battles without the need for a judge or attorney.

07/12/2015

This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National Association of Attorneys General on September 24, issued a letter urging the US Food and Drug Administration to clamp down on the fast-growing e-cigarette market, saying manufacturers are enticing teenagers to smoke with cartoon characters, television ads and bubble-gum flavors. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Block Bill To Regulate E-Cigarettes; SF Senator Leno Renounces His Own Bill

A California legislative panel opted not to vote Wednesday during a heated hearing on a bill that would regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products after lawmakers gutted its key provision.

07/08/2015

Mail from the EDD with a claimant's social security number on it. (CBS)

State Employment Development Dept. Puts Millions Of Californians At Risk For Identity Theft

ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that one state agency is putting millions of social security numbers at risk despite state laws intended to protect it.

07/07/2015

The Uber smartphone app, used to book taxis using its service, is pictured over a parking lot in the Indian capital New Delhi. ( TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Tesla Board Member: Uber CEO Wants To Buy Half A Million Autonomous Cars From Us In 2020

“I believe they are already safer than my parents,” Jurvetson said of autonomous “robocars”, “and I would trust my kids with them.”

07/07/2015