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Some Bay Area Restaurants To Begin Adding Flat 20 Percent Surcharge Instead Of Tips

A handful of Bay Area restaurants will begin adding a service charge to the price of meals in lieu of tips, according to a published report.

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Narsai David: Holiday Cookies and How To Cook Fast

Mark Bittman has been doing a great job in the New York Times, but you’ll find his new book, ‘How To Cook Everything Fast’ a comprehensive

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Anglers Fear State EPA Study Would Bring Ban On Lead In Fishing Gear

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control, a part of the state Environmental Protection Agency, is getting a virtual earful from the sportfishing industry over the agency’s proposed investigation into the use of toxic substances — including lead, zinc and copper — in fishing gear.

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Reagan Astrologer, Joan Quigley, Dies At 87 In San Francisco Home

Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan’s schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.

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86-year-old Ellen Kernaghan was last seen in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood on October 17, 2014. Kernaghan is described as standing 5'1" tall, weighing 110 pounds. Police said she may suffer from dementia. (CBS)

86-Year-Old Woman Known In San Francisco’s Potrero Hill Missing For 1 Week

An 86-year-old woman who may suffer from dementia and who is known to frequent San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood remains missing a week after she was last reported seen, a police spokesman said Friday.

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October 21st, 2014 Solar Flare

X-Class Solar Flare, 4th Major Eruption On The Sun This Week Detected

Someone sure upset the sun, because it’s throwing amazing amounts of radiation out in four solar flares this week, with an X3-class solar flare Friday.

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San Francisco Giants fans ride on boats and kayaks in McCovey Cove during Game One between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers in the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SF Boat Rental Firm’s Publicity Stunt Hoax On Renaming McCovey Cove Is Dead In The Water

A San Francisco boat-sharing rental firm is dealing with waves of negative reaction following a phony announcement that it had secured naming rights to McCovey Cove just in time for the World Series Game 3.

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Cell Phones Smuggled Into Prisons Find Their Way Into San Jose Domestic Violence Victim’s Hands

Even though they’re illegal in prison, dozens of cell phones confiscated from California inmates are now going to help victims of domestic violence in San Jose.

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Silicon Valley Startup Unveils Gun-Tracking Technology For Cops

A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired.

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Federal Agents, Police Converge On West Oakland Home To Serve Search Warrant

The FBI, U.S. Marshals and Oakland police are conducting a search warrant operation in West Oakland home this afternoon, an FBI spokesman said.

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The 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake

In 1989, the Loma Prieta Earthquake forever changed the face of the Bay Area. The earthquake struck at 5:04p.m. on October 17th. It killed 63 people and injured thousands. Here are a few images of the damage that resulted from the 6.9 magnitude quake.

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