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(CBS SF)

Californians Reconsidering Earthquake Insurance After Napa Quake

Only 10 percent of Californians buy earthquake insurance. Some say it’s too expensive, while others say they don’t think need it. But the damage from the Bay Area’s largest quake in a quarter century has many reconsidering.

08/26/2014

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Tesla Building I-80 Supercharger Station Near Truckee

The Palo Alto-based electric car company is reported to have installed charging bays in Truckee…

08/26/2014

KCBS Instagram Feed After Napa Earthquake

Napa Earthquake First Major Bay Area Quake In Smart Phone, Social Media Technology Age

The strongest quake in 25 years plunges the Bay Area into a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Web-fueled frenzy of sharing, commenting, laughing and lamenting as an entire community was joined by wireless communication and the Internet.

08/25/2014

Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

CA Insurance Officials: Insurers Must Cover Elective Abortions

Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.

08/23/2014

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

Petaluma Slaughterhouse Co-Owner Pleads Guilty In Scheme Processing Diseased Cows

The co-owner of a Petaluma slaughterhouse accused of processing bad beef pleaded guilty in an alleged scheme that led to a massive international beef recall.

08/22/2014

A used car dealership in Antioch. (CBS)

Antioch Used Car Dealer, His Wife Facing Nearly 80 Charges In Alleged Odometer Tampering Scheme

An Antioch used car dealer and his wife—suspected in what DMV officials say is the state’s biggest car dealership odometer tampering case in memory—have been hit with nearly 80 charges in Contra Costa County Superior Court.

08/21/2014

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NHTSA Making It Easier For Drivers To See If Their Car’s Been Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is making it easier for car owners to check if their car has been recalled.

08/21/2014

Honey bees in an apiary. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

California Drought Devastating Honeybees, Pushing Honey Prices Higher

California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

08/21/2014

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Some Corona Beers Recalled Over Possible Glass Particles In Bottles

Beer drinkers may want to check their bottles after Constellation Brands announced a recall of some Corona Extra bottles that may contain small particles of glass.

08/19/2014

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Peanut, Almond Butters Sold At Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Recalled Over Possible Salmonella Contamination

Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s shoppers may want to check their cupboards after peanut and almond butter sold at the stores were recalled over possible salmonella contamination.

08/19/2014

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