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San Francisco Hopes Sexy Voice Will Help Save Water, New Ads Say Conservation Feels ‘Oh, So Right’

After a slow start, customers of San Francisco’s Hetch Hetchy water system are starting to conserve more, but if they don’t keep it up, The SF Public Utilities Commission says they’ll have to impose mandatory rationing.

06/23/2014

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Music For Bicycle Parts

Bay Area sound designer Steven Baber puts his appreciation for bikes into high gear…

05/18/2014

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Oakland Dealership’s Lesbian Couple Ad Tests Remaining Shock Value Of Same-Sex Couples

An Oakland Car dealership’s new ad campaign is turning some heads by featuring a lesbian couple, while prompting others to ask, “What’s the big deal?”

05/08/2014

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (left) shows off Amazon PrimeAir drones to Charlie Rose of CBS News. The unmanned aircraft would be used for shipping items to customers. (CBS)

Los Gatos-Based Netflix Takes Jab At Amazon With Exploding Drone Delivery Ad

Video provider Netflix recently had a little fun at the expense of rival Amazon.com with a mock commercial for drone-powered DVD home delivery service.

02/25/2014

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Wigged Out Eli & Peyton Rapping On New TV Ad

Jay Z and 50 Cent had better watch out. The rap world has a couple of wigged-out new stars – E-Z and $17.5-Mil…

08/07/2013

Electric Muni buses make their way down Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown District. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Officials Demand City Donate Money From Anti-Israel Bus Ads

Several San Francisco supervisors want the city transit agency to donate revenue from an anti-Israel bus ad campaign to the city’s Human Rights Commission after the agency did the same for an ad campaign that targeted Muslims.

05/21/2013

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SF Mission District Beer Billboard Promotes Public Urination

A recent Spanish-language billboard advertising Tecate beer in San Francisco’s Mission District appears to endorse public urination.

06/28/2012

Stanford University Athletic Director Bob Bowlsby. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Stanford AD Bowlsby Hired As Big 12 Conference Commissioner

Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby has accepted the Big 12 Conference commissioner job to replace the ousted Dan Beebe, people with direct knowledge of the situation said Thursday.

05/03/2012

Marni For H&M Hits Bay Area Stores

Marni For H&M Hits Bay Area Stores

Marni for H&M has officially hit 260 H&M stores worldwide, including the 12 locations in the Bay Area, in part with a little help from director Sofia Coppola…

03/08/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Phony Ads Used As Credit Services Lure

Scammers are doctoring up phony real estate and help-wanted ads that are tricking apartment and job hunters to sign up for subscription credit monitoring services they may not want or need.

01/11/2012