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A school of bluefin tuna. (NOAA)

West Coast Scientists Fishing For Solutions To Bluefin Tuna Overfishing

In the San Francisco Bay Area, no matter how you slice it, we’re wild about raw fish. But we have a big problem: We love this fish so much that we’re eating it into extinction.

02/23/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

East Bay Water Agency Puts Locks On Water Meters To Deter Tampering During Drought

As California’s drought drags on, officials are cracking down on thieves who wrench open fire hydrants and ignore or tamper with water meters.

02/23/2015

(Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages)

Surging Bay Area Gas Prices Approaching $3 Mark Again

Our break from high gas prices may be coming to an end.

02/23/2015

Mattel has teamed up with Google for an update to the classic View Master. (Source: Mattel)

Mattel Teams Up With Google For High-Tech ‘View-Master’

Toymaker Mattel is teaming up with Google for a high-tech update to the much loved View-Master.

02/22/2015

The Mercedes Benz logo is seen on a parking lot in Sterling, Virginia on January 2, 2015.

Mercedes Recalls 147,000 Cars Due To Fire Danger

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 147,000 sedans and station wagons to fix a problem with an engine compartment seal that could spark a fire.

02/21/2015

Washing Machine

Moldy Front-Load Washing Machines Bring Slew Of Lawsuits

Front-load washing machines may be triggering more service calls, more trouble, and more lawsuits than manufacturers ever expected.

02/20/2015

Tipping (credit: Thinkstock)

Tipping Etiquette Around The World

Every country has its own customs when it comes to taking care of those who offer exceptional service. Learn about tipping etiquette for the country you are visiting to ensure you do not offend anyone for tipping too much or too little.

02/19/2015

An Uber car.

Trouble Getting An Uber Ride? Drivers Might Think You’re A Jerk

Uber customers can rate their drivers, but it turns out that drivers are also rating those customers, and that rating could get some riders blacklisted.

02/18/2015

Photo Credit: Philz Coffee Via Facebook

Philz Coffee Planning To Expand Beyond Bay Area, Go Nationwide

Philz Coffee wants to take its brew beyond the Bay Area and go nationwide.

02/18/2015

Medicine

Consumers Paying More For Prescription Drugs As More Insurers Drop Copays

The price of prescription drugs has been skyrocketing, but until now most people haven’t noticed because they were only responsible for the copay. Consumers could soon pay the difference, as copays become a thing of the past.

02/18/2015