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PG&E Fined $1.05 Million Over Backroom Negotiations; Utility To Appeal Decision

The decision stems from the disclosure of several private emails earlier this year between a PG&E executive and CPUC officials in a case over utility rates.

11/20/2014

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Does It Feel Like The ‘Do Not Call’ List Isn’t Working? This May Be Why

Many people who have been on the ‘National Do Not Call Registry’ for years say at some point it started to feel like it just wasn’t working.

11/20/2014

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Lawsuit Accuses Beauty Giant Sephora Of Discrimination Against Asian-American Women

Beauty giant Sephora is accused of some pretty ugly behavior. A new lawsuit accuses the company of discriminating against Asian-American women.

11/20/2014

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Mayonnaise Lawsuit Puts Small San Francisco Company In The Spotlight

A small San Francisco food company is now in the national spotlight after being sued by the food giant Unilever.

11/18/2014

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Key-Copying Technology Helping Thieves Break Through Old School Security Systems

Thieves are employing high-tech key making tools to break into old school security and commit crime.

11/18/2014

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New Owners Promise More Bikes For Bay Area BikeShare

Getting around the Bay Area on two wheels may get a bit easier now that a new company has acquired Bay Area BikeShare and plans to invest in the program’s upkeep and expansion.

11/16/2014

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ACLU Calls On Bay Area Cities To Get More Public Input On Use Of Drones, Surveillance Technology

This comes as San Jose is set to hold hearings about their new drone, which the police department purchased secretly earlier this year.

11/12/2014

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Bogus Child Predator Warning Hides San Mateo Email Phishing Scam

San Mateo police are advising Internet users to be on the lookout for a dangerous email in their inbox that is not only fraudulently reporting a child predator in the neighborhood, but also attempting to acquire the email recipients’ sensitive information.

11/12/2014

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Starving Artists Turn To Fans To Crowdfund Their Work

Making music for a living is a gamble. Now, some starving artists are getting funding straight from their fans.

11/11/2014

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Bay Area Man’s Gift Card Comes With Strings Attached

After getting a $150 gift card from Nissan to help cover repair costs, a Bay Area man found out his gift card wasn’t really a gift card at all.

11/10/2014

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