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Animal Update: What’s Causing Millions Of Starfish To Die Along The Pacific Coast?

In recent months, starfish, also known as sea stars, have been dying by the millions up and down the Pacific Coast. Over 20 species have been affected according to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, a veterinarian with the San Francisco SPCA.

07/28/2014

Hetch Hetchy

Beverage Companies Using Bay Area Tap Water, While Residential Customers Face Mandatory Restrictions

Despite California’s ongoing drought, municipal water is being bottled—and in some case shipped out of state—for profit.

07/28/2014

pork dumplings (photo courtesy Great China restaurant in Berkeley's website)

Narsai David: Berkeley’s Great China Restaurant Back With A Vengeance

Our food and wine expert, Narsai David, is happy to welcome back Great China to the Bay Area’s restaurant scene after a devastating fire had shuttered them for a couple of years.

07/25/2014

The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope (Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images)

StarDate 7/25/2014: Logging Star Clusters In Sagittarius

One of the first items on almost any amateur astronomer’s “to-do” list is completing the Messier marathon — looking at all 110 objects cataloged by Charles Messier. Messier himself began the first marathon 250 years ago.

07/25/2014

Amazon.com's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, is displayed during a demonstration at the company's Fire Phone launch event on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Amazon Set To Launch First Smartphone, The Fire Phone

Amazon launches the Fire Phone on Friday. But will it be a big seller?

07/24/2014

San Francisco Giants v Philadelphia Phillies

Daily Madden: Long Games Take Their Toll On Catchers

Both the Giants and A’s played extra innings Tuesday night — the Giants beating the Phillies in 14 and the A’s losing to the Astros in 12.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/23/2014

The Los Angeles Raiders and San Francisco 49ers play a game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Sept. 29, 1981.
(Marcus Boesch/ALLSPORT/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: If They Build It In L.A., They Will Come

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The L.A. Times reports the NFL is considering financing a new stadium in Los Angeles. “I could see that,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “Eventually there would be […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/22/2014

Social Media Site Twitter (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Survey Shows Lack Of Satisfaction For Users Of Common Social Media Sites

Some people may be addicted to social media sites, but many are less than pleased with what they’re getting. A new customer survey rates social media sites as the fourth lowest in satisfaction.

07/22/2014

A clerk stocks a shelf with Diet Coke at a convenience store on December 9, 2013.

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

Facebook Acknowledges Photo Privacy Bug; Issues Immediate Fix

Larry Magid: San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation Launches Plug-In To See If You’re Being Tracked Online

San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a new plug-in that tells people whether they’re being tracked while online. You can install the program on either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, which are two of the more popular browsers.

07/21/2014