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A Jazz band performs at Cafe International. (Photo by Mauricio Balvanera; Flickr)

Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ Leads To Lawsuit Threat For Local Café

The classic “Happy Birthday To You” song has been around longer than anyone can remember, however, that doesn’t mean its free and clear for singers to perform in public spaces.

03/18/2015

A barista pours steamed milk in a cup of Blue Bottle coffee. (CBS)

SAP, Oakland-Based Blue Bottle Coffee Team Up For High-Tech Cafe In Downtown Palo Alto

Silicon Valley has no shortage of coffee shops where sleep-starved programmers and eager entrepreneurs sit hunched over laptop computers and talk about ideas for launching the next Google or Facebook. Now a giant tech company is opening its own cafe for the same clientele in downtown Palo Alto.

03/17/2015

FBI agents and San Jose police seized illegal gambling machines from the Golden King cafe during a raid on March 10, 2015. (CBS)

FBI, San Jose Police Raid Vietnamese Cafes, Seize Nearly 100 Illegal Gambling Machines

Dozens of San Jose police officers and FBI agents raided several Vietnamese cafes Tuesday night, in a major operation to root out illegal gambling machines at the establishments.

03/10/2015

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Oakland Cafe Popular With Digital Nomads Bans Laptops On Nights And Weekends – And Survives

Five years ago Oakland’s Actual Cafe did something almost unthinkable in tech-crazed Bay Area — they imposed a no-laptops policy on weekends. Now they’ve expanded that restriction to dinnertime.

01/28/2015

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Customers Chase After Would-Be Laptop Thief From Business Near UC Berkeley

A man tried to run out of a Berkeley business with a laptop being used by a customer there on Monday morning but dropped it when other patrons chased him outside

08/13/2014

Netstop Internet cafe in San Francisco's Excelsior District. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisor Losing Patience With Excelsior’s Internet Gambling Cafes

Supervisor John Avalos wants to know what’s going on with City Business Center on Mission Street in the Excelsior, which was told to close down in April because it allowed internet gambling on its computers.

08/08/2014

A visitor pets a cat at the pop-up "Cat cafe" in New York.  (EMMANUEL DUNAND/Getty Images)

Customers Can Soon Play With Adoptable Cats At San Francisco ‘KitTea’ Cafe

There’s a new way to find a pet at this upcoming San Francisco cafes where adoptable kitties mingle with cafe customers.

06/23/2014

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Salon For Deep Thinking, Discussion And Drinking Opens In SF Fort Mason Center

The Long Now Foundation opened a new venue combining attributes of a museum, library and cafe at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center to encourage long-range consideration of earth’s future.

06/15/2014

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The World’s 7 Best Airport Coffee Shops

It’s not easy to find a decent cup of coffee when traveling. So we scoured the world’s airports in search of the best cafes and java joints, and came back with our top seven.

02/26/2014

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