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Consumer Watchdog: Oil Companies Keep CA Gas Prices High By Sending Gas Offshore To Keep Supply Low

Consumer Watchdog says by keeping supplies artificially low, refiners keep prices high and are making a killing.

06/11/2015

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300-Percent Tax Proposed For Water-Guzzling California Residents To Curb Usage During Drought

A California lawmaker is proposing to let local communities tax the worst water-guzzling residents and businesses as much as 300 percent in the state’s historic drought.

06/09/2015

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Cell Phone Group Suing Berkeley Over Radiation Warning Label Ordinance

The cell phone industry is suing the city of Berkeley over an ordinance requiring retailers to attach warning labels to cell phones.

06/08/2015

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Millions Of Apartment Renters In California Could Be Forced To Pay For Water During State’s Historic Drought

Millions of apartment dwellers in California have been given a free ride when it comes to water, but now that water supplies are running low, those renters could have an added new expense.

06/07/2015

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San Francisco Too Expensive For McDonald’s?

McDonald’s famous golden arches are vanishing from San Francisco, and real estate prices could be the culprit.

06/03/2015

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Instagram Will Look A Lot More Like Facebook, More Ads

Instagram rolled out plans for the next phase of the company’s advertising strategy Tuesday.

06/03/2015

Apple recalled the Beats Pill XL wireless speaker because the battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard. (APPLE)

Apple Recalls Beats Speaker Over Fire Risk

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says there were eight reports of the speaker’s battery overheating. One person’s finger was burned and another reported damage to a desk.

06/03/2015

A for lease sign is posted in front of home for rent on April 21, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Median Rent Jumps To $4,225 In San Francisco

A shocking new number representing the median rent in San Francisco shows just how expensive it is to live in the city.

06/02/2015

Kathy Nixon's puppy Copper died just six days after bringing home from a seller on Craigslist. (Courtesy: Kathy Nixon)

California Dog Buyers Have Rights, But Only If They Buy From A ‘Breeder’

If you buy a dog from a breeder in California, you may have rights if the dog becomes sick in the first 15-days.

06/02/2015

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Comcast Goes Into Damage Control Mode After Widespread West Coast Service Outage

Comcast was in explain-and-apologize mode after a widespread outage hit customers in the Seattle and San Francisco areas Monday night.

06/02/2015