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Central Valley Apple Plant Recalls 2014 Shipments Over Link To Listeria Outbreak

A California apple packing plant has recalled all of its Granny Smith and Gala apple shipments from 2014 after they were linked to an outbreak of listeria in caramel apples that may have caused up to five deaths.

01/08/2015

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Best Farm Shares In The North Bay

Signing up for a Community Supported Agriculture farm share is one of the best ways to get the freshest locally-grown produce. Support the local economy and sustainable food culture by subscribing to one of these five North Bay farm shares.

01/07/2015

Shoppers look over the merchadise at a Petco store. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Petco Pulls Chinese-Made Jerky Treats From 1,300 Stores; May Have Sickened Dogs, Cats

Petco said Monday it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007.

01/05/2015

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‘Flat White’ Coffee Drink Coming To U.S. Starbucks Stores

Starbucks will begin serving a new coffee drink Tuesday in the U.S. that’s been a big hit in Australia.

01/05/2015

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Spare The Air Days Cause Drop In Business For Firewood Business

The wood burning ban prompted by consecutive Spare The Air days in the Bay Area caused a drop in business for at least one firewood business along the Peninsula.

01/04/2015

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Central Valley Citrus Farmers Fend Off Frost Despite Freezing Temperatures

Despite the recent cold temperatures falling below freezing, citrus farmers in the Central Valley say they’ve managed to save their crops.

01/04/2015

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BART Parking Fees Going Up At Many Stations; See When, Where, How Much

Parking fees at multiple BART stations are expected to go up by 50 cents later this month.

01/04/2015

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Useful Tools To Stop Robocalls And Telemarketers

Lots of people on the National Do Not Call Registry complain they still receive unwanted calls from Robocallers and telemarketers. Here are a few easy tools to cut down on annoying calls in 2015.

01/02/2015

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Hasbro To Replace Penis-Shaped Play-Doh Cake-Decorating Tool After Parents Flood Company’s Facebook With Comments

Hasbro, the toy company, is now doing damage control over a penis-shaped extruder tool in its Play-Doh Cake Mountain toy.

12/31/2014

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More Carmakers Agreeing To Do Airbag Fixes, But Replacement Parts Not Always Available

Three automakers have now agreed to nationwide airbag recalls and more replacement parts are being made, but auto industry analysts say fixing all the defective vehicles could take years.

12/30/2014

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