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Federal Employee Charged With Hacking Celebrities Info

Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Internet Passwords

Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.

08/06/2014

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East Bay Cobbler Practicing Dying Art That Helps Shoe Shoppers Save Money

Americans toss out about 300 million pairs of shoes each year, because it’s often cheaper to buy a new pair than repair an old pair of shoes.

08/05/2014

Dog Park Closed After Pet Diagnosed With A Virus

Bay Area Pet Owners Get New Alternative To Kennels With AirBnB-Like Service

Vacationing pet owners in the Bay Area now have a new alternative to parking their pooch at a kennel with what some are calling an AirBnB for pets.

07/28/2014

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Phone Scammers Target Bay Area Small Business Owners By Posing As PG&E Bill Collectors

Scammers posing as PG&E bill collectors are targeting small businesses here in the Bay Area.

07/21/2014

Restaurant Calorie Information Makes a Difference to Diners

Restaurant Calorie Information Makes A Difference To Diners

A first-of-its kind study by the Centers for Disease Control finds that six-out-of-ten diners who are aware of calorie counts take them into consideration when placing their order.

07/11/2014

A Bay Area car owner says his insurer gave him two bad choices when he submitted a vandalism claim for his prized 2004 Volvo station wagon (CBS)

Bay Area Car Owner Battles Insurance Company Trying To Total His Volvo After Vandalism

Car insurance is supposed to protect you when your car gets damaged. But, a Bay Area car owner says his insurer gave him two bad choices when he submitted a vandalism claim for his prized 2004 Volvo station wagon – and neither would result in the simple repairs he needed.

07/07/2014

Prepaid debit cards for sale (CBS)

South City Safeway Clerk Foils IRS Phone Scam, Saves Woman Thousands

An alert grocery store clerk helped foil a phone scam by stopping a woman before she handed over thousands of dollars to a IRS fake agent.

07/05/2014

Home Dining

ConsumerWatch: Startups Let Home Cooks Play Restaurateur

Several new startups are giving home cooks the chance to prove their chops in the kitchen and make a few dollars by hosting meals in their homes.

06/13/2014

2006 Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase sedan. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Chrysler Delays Notification To Drivers Their Cars Could Suddenly Stall

After months of delays in notifying drivers older model Chryslers that their cars may stall on the road, Chrysler is still delaying sending out notification letters, according to sources.

05/07/2014

Chemical-free couch cushions are now available in California. (CBS)

Chemical-Free Couch Cushions Now Available In California

Couch owners who want to limit their exposure to flame retardant chemicals now have a new option.

04/22/2014

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