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Cars pass through the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Golden Gate Bridge Toll Could Hit $8 By 2018

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s board of directors considered plans Friday that could possibly raise tolls as high as $8 by 2018 to make up a projected budget shortfall.

11/15/2013

Former San Mateo Probation Chief Stuart Forrest. (San Mateo County Sheriff)

Former San Mateo County Probation Chief Sentenced For Child Porn Charge

A former San Mateo County probation chief convicted of possessing child pornography was sentenced Friday to 10 months in county jail and was led away from court in handcuffs.

09/20/2013

PayPal

PayPal Makes Man $92 Quadrillion Richer (Temporarily)

Please imagine how giddy Pennsylvania PR executive Chris Reynolds must have felt when PayPal made him $92 quadrillion richer — $92,233,720,368,547,800 richer to be precise.

07/17/2013

(CBS)

California Courts Recommend Fee To View Public Files, Information

A proposal by the state’s judicial branch to charge $10 to view a public file at the Santa Rosa courthouse is being criticized by those who say it would limit access to public information.

03/19/2013

Calvin Sneed of Compton, an alleged pimp, was killed in San Francisco on June 4, 2012. Lupe Mercado and Barry Gilton are accused in Sneed's murder. (CBS)

SF Parents, 2 Others Ordered To Stand Trial In Killing Of Alleged Pimp

Four people accused of a fatal shooting last June of a Los Angeles-area man who was allegedly pimping a teenage girl were ordered Wednesday to stand trial in San Francisco Superior Court on murder charges, prosecutors said.

03/13/2013

Facebook

Facebook Testing $100 Charge To Message Non-Friends

Would you pay $100 to message Mark Zuckerberg? Facebook says it’s testing some “extreme price points” to let users pay to have their messages seen by people who are not their friends.

01/11/2013

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

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