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Timothy Lyman was charged with raping a sleeping teenage girl. (Source: Oakdale Police Dept.)

Central Valley Soccer Coach Charged With Raping Teen Girl

An Oakdale soccer coach was jailed on a charge of raping a 16-year-old girl while she slept in his home after a party.

01/09/2013

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Southwest Increasing Fees, Planning To Charge No-Shows

Southwest will still allow travelers to bring two free checked bags, but plans increase the charge for a third bag from $25 to $75 and double the overweight fee to $100.

12/17/2012

A Duracell Instant USB charger. (Duracell)

Tech Watch: Keeping Your Phone Charged When Power Is Out

You never know when its going to come: storm, wind, earthquake or fire can all knock out power for an extended period.

10/30/2012

A passenger uses a Clipper card at a fare gate. (CBS)

Consumer Watch: Clipper Card System To Deduct Money Owed After 2010 Computer Glitch

Nearly 8,000 Clipper Card users are being told they need to pay-up for some free rides they were accidentally given a long time ago.

08/13/2012

A crew works to replace Marin sewage pipes following a December 2010 spill(CBS)

Settlement Reached In Marin County Sewage Spills

A Marin County sanitary district has settled its lawsuit against a South San Francisco-based construction company over two sewage spills that discharged more than 2.5 million gallons of wastewater.

08/09/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Customer Revved Up Over Rental Car Fee

If you’ve ever rented a car, you know the final bill will more than likely include some extra fees. But, Don Nelson of Redwood City got hit with one he never expected — a $145 charge after he returned the vehicle with the “check engine” light on.

06/18/2012

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Rohnert Park Man Charged In Penngrove Hit-And-Run

A Rohnert Park man was charged in Sonoma County Superior Court Wednesday morning with felony hit-and-run of a retired Sonoma State University professor who was riding his bicycle in Penngrove Friday morning.

06/13/2012

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San Francisco Mayor Supports Ramping Up Plastic Bag Ban

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will consider legislation to force merchants to charge for shopping bags, and to ban plastic bags at all stores in the city.

02/07/2012

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

CPUC Approves PG&E SmartMeter Opt Out Charge

California regulators said Pacific Gas & Electric Co. can start charging its customers fees to avoid having wireless utility meters installed in their homes.

02/01/2012

Deborah Madden

Feds Charge Former SFPD Drug Lab Technician In Cocaine Skimming Case

A former technician at the San Francisco Police Department’s crime lab has been charged in federal court with skimming cocaine from the lab, an allegation that forced its closure and the dismissal of hundreds of drug cases.

12/02/2011

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