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Susan Leigh Taylor

susanleightaylor20100909 kcbs 07061 Susan Leigh TaylorSusan attended Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (home of the Mastodons). Her career in radio began at the age of 2, when she called a morning DJ to tell a “knock-knock” joke. She still has trouble with punch lines. Her first radio paycheck came at the age of 16. That first job, as a DJ in Kendallville, Indiana, involved hiding in the basement whenever a tornado warning was issued. The station’s music mix included Lawrence Welk and a personal favorite of Susan’s, Lenny Dee and His Magic Organ.

Later years would see Susan working at much larger stations in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. She has co-anchored KCBS morning newscasts since 1997, and likes to think there’s still a little of the Indiana small-town broadcaster in her approach to the news: telling people what they need to know in a straightforward manner.

Susan lives in Pacifica, having determined that the world cleaves between inland people and coastal people, and she’s of the latter variety. She has been known to buy an item or two on eBay, and really enjoys watching “All-Star Celebrity Poker” on TV.

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China Camp State Park (California State Parks)

Many California State Parks Remain Slated For Closure

Even with fundraising efforts saving dozens of state parks, several are still slated for closure come July 1.

06/22/2012

A Tower Records store. (Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

Tower Records Project Remembers Music Retailer’s Legacy

The last Tower Records closed its doors in 2006, but the store’s founder is hoping to keep the legacy of the iconic music retailer alive.

06/20/2012

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UC Berkeley Sociologist Questions Trend Towards ‘Intimate Outsourcing’

BERKELEY (KCBS) – The corporate and manufacturing worlds are not the only places where jobs have been outsourced. More and more of us farm out what were once very personal tasks, a trend UC Berkeley [...]

05/23/2012

Travelers wait in line to go through security at San Francisco International Airport. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CLEAR Secure Traveler Program Returning To SFO

A company that offers faster access to airport security lines to customers announced plans to resume service at San Francisco International Airport.

05/17/2012

A power cable from a vehicle charging station is seen plugged into the side of a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid August 25, 2010 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Electric Cars The Greenest In The Country

It turns out that location, location, location isn’t just important in real estate, according to a new study, it also plays an important role in determining how green your electric car really is.

04/17/2012

Facebook

Analyst: Puffed Up User Numbers May Mean Facebook Is Overvalued

Facebook says it has 843 million monthly active users, but getting a read on how many people actually visit Facebook’s site every day is considerably more complicated. Ultimately, some experts have said that that could mean the company is over-valued.

02/07/2012

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson addresses reporters at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington in 2009. (AP File Photo)

EPA Head Tours Bay Area Electric Car Company

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is in the Bay Area Thursday and planned to tour an electric vehicle company. It’s an industry that has really benefited from the auto-bailout and the stimulus package because a big chunk of that money went to making batteries for electric cars.

02/03/2012

Tony Bennett's Belvedere Home For Sale

‘I Left My Heart In San Francisco’ Turns 50

Tony Bennett will be back in town next month to sign “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

01/25/2012

Franklin Middle School in Vallejo. (CBS)

Vallejo Good Samaritan Replaces Money Stolen From Middle School

A Vallejo city official, dismayed that thieves stole donations at a holiday fundraising concert for Benjamin Franklin Middle School, said Thursday he would personally replace all the money that had been taken.

12/15/2011

Apple Takes Another Step Towards Total Production Control

Apple is shifting the production of its iPhone and iPad displays to Sharp Corporation marking a big change in the way Apple does business, and one more step towards taking total control of the manufacturing process.

11/28/2011

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