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US-Energy-Gas-Environment A Consol Energy Horizontal Gas Drilling Rig explores the Marcellus Shale outside the town of Waynesburg, PA on April 13, 2012. It is estimated that more than 500 trillion cubic feet of shale gas is contained in this stretch of rock that runs through parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. Shale gas is natural gas stored deep underground in fine-grained sedimentary rocks.  (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Central Coast Battle Shaping Up Over Potential For Huge Oil Fracking Operation

A new gold rush is on in California, but this time it’s liquid gold. Instead of strawberries and artichokes, the Central Coast is getting a growing reputation for being the next motherlode for oil.

08/07/2012

Accused killer Binh Thai Luc and the scene of five murders at 16 Howth Street in San Francisco. (CBS)

Closer Look: SF Massacre Prompts Review Of Vietnamese Immigration Policies

The arrest of Binh Thai Luc for five murders in San Francisco’s Ingleside District has focused both local and nationwide attention on U.S. immigration and deportation policies

03/30/2012

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Closer Look: Parental Notification Likely Headed Back To California Ballot

For the fourth time in seven years, California Voters will most likely have the opportunity to vote on whether or not a girl’s parents should be notified if their young daughter is going to have an abortion.

02/08/2012

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Closer Look: Bay Area Research May Help Restore Speech

New research from the Bay Area has raised the possibility that individuals who are paralyzed, or victims of health conditions such as strokes and Lou Gehrig’s disease may be able to speak in the future.

02/01/2012

An image from the film Olive (Olivethemovie.com)

Closer Look: Shot On Cellphone, ‘Olive’ Poised To Change Film Industry

A newly released independent movie is making headlines and the buzz is not due to star power or studio cash.

12/20/2011

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Closer Look: Bay Area Problem Tenant Emerges In Oregon

A few weeks ago, CBS 5 reported on a woman who avoided paying rent for years. She had numerous court judgments against her, and owes more than $100,000 to landlords, some in the Bay Area.

11/22/2011

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Closer Look: Criticism Mounting Over Ranked Choice Voting

Rank Choice Voting is not without its critics or champions. Those in favor of the practice claim it saves money, decreases negative campaigning and brings out more voters to the polls.

11/16/2011

Barack Obama lifts a solar panel with Chief Executive Officer Chris Gronet (R) as Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering Ben Bierman looks on during a tour of Solyndra, Inc., a solar panel manufacturing facility, May 26, 2010 in Fremont.  (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Closer Look: Solyndra Shutdown Being Felt Beyond Solar Industry

Smaller Bay Area businesses have felt the ripple effect the former solar giant set off when it closed down its operation in the last week.

09/14/2011

Mark Bingham, right, is shown with his mother, Alice Hoagland, in the documentary “With You.” (credit: withyoufilm.com)

Closer Look: Bay Area Mother Of Flight 93 Victim Soldiers On

Alice Hoagland has had ten years to think about her son Mark Bingham’s death. He was one of the heroic passengers aboard Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. Bingham and others died fighting the terrorists on that flight.

09/07/2011

Firefighters search rubble of collapsed World Trade Center towers after terrorist attacks, New York City (AP)

Closer Look: San Francisco Opera Performs Story Of 9/11 Hero

From the rubble of the World Trade Center have come incredible stories of rescue and survival. But there is one story that arguably stands out above the rest, one which is now memorialized on stage and in song in San Francisco.

CBS San Francisco–08/30/2011

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