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Say 'I Love You' With A Lab-Made DiamondFor years, Hollywood and advertisers have been telling us diamonds are forever, but there's a sequel being written with lab-made diamonds.
Flights Across The Atlantic May Take Longer, Cost More Thanks To Climate ChangeIt may soon take you longer and cost you more to fly across the Atlantic, thanks to climate change.
Petaluma Slaughterhouse Owner Gets Prison For Distributing Tainted MeatA co-owner of a Petaluma meat processing plant was sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to distribute adulterated, misbranded and un-inspected meat.
Bay Area Apartment Hunters Offering 3, 6 Months Of Rent In Advance To Score Leases In Hottest NeighborhoodsIf you’re looking for a place to live in the Bay Area and you’re not finding too many options—it’s not just your imagination, and it could take some renters are offering months of rent in advance to secure rentals in the hottest neighborhoods.
BART Wants To Crack Down On People Parking In Coliseum Station Lot For Oracle, O.co EventsBART wants to crack down on people using the parking lot at its Oakland Coliseum station as free parking for events at the O.co Coliseum and Oracle arena and may soon charge as much as $30 during events there.
Bay Area Gas Prices Sink 30 Cents Month-Over-MonthGas prices dropped 30 cents in one month in the Bay Area and may stay low despite a typical increase in prices in the spring, AAA officials said.
For Virtual Reality Pioneers, No Rush To Succeed in 2016Palmer Luckey doesn't just want to sell a bunch of virtual reality headsets. He wants buyers to use them every day...
California's Solar Industry Adds 20,000 Jobs In 2015The sun certainly shone on solar jobs last year, with California’s solar industry adding over 20,000 jobs in 2015, up 35 percent from the previous year.
Berkeley Organic Food Company Recalls Macadamia Nuts Over Possible SalmonellaA natural food company based in Berkeley announced a recall of macadamia nut products over the possibility of salmonella contamination.
California Farmers Reaping Record Sales In Spite Of DroughtA new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the drought.
GM Recalls 473,000 Trucks, SUV Due To Loose Brake PedalsGeneral Motors is recalling more than 473,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the brake pedals can come loose and fail to work properly.
Gas Drops Below $2 A Gallon In Parts Of Bay AreaFor the first time in a long while, gasoline is selling for under $2 a gallon in some parts of the Bay Area.

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