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California Gold Rush-Era Discards Could Be New-Tech Bonanza

There’s a rush in the U.S. to find key components of cellphones, televisions, and other electronic devices, and old mine tailings piles scattered around the West just might be the answer.


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Gold Prices Driving Factor Behind Rise In Palo Alto Home Burglaries

Palo Alto saw a significant increase in home burglaries last year, police said, driven largely by the allure of gold.


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San Francisco Police Searching For Victims Of Massive Theft Ring

San Francisco Police are reaching out to hundreds of victims who had their items stolen from a massive theft ring. Meanwhile, investigators are releasing new details about the bust.


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CHP Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Stealing From Vacaville Store

A California Highway Patrol officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Solano County Superior Court to stealing electronics from a Vacaville Target store earlier this month.

CBS San Francisco–05/31/2011

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Vacaville CHP Officer Arrested, Accused Of Target Store Burglaries

A California Highway Patrol officer has been arrested on suspicion of stealing an Xbox gaming system and other electronic merchandise from a Target store inVacaville, police Sgt. Jeff King said.

CBS San Francisco–05/11/2011


Arrest In East Bay Hotel Room Burglaries

Alameda and Emeryville police worked together to locate and arrest a burglary suspect with an affinity for electronics left in hotel rooms.

CBS San Francisco–12/04/2010


ConsumerWatch: Websites Offer Cash For Outdated Electronics

High tech gadgets have become a number one seller during the holidays. With the new toys arriving, many older items get dumped, but before tossing out that old phone or laptop this Christmas you should think about selling them for extra cash?

CBS San Francisco–12/02/2010

Hottest Holiday Gifts For Music Fans

Hottest Holiday Gifts For Music Fans

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/LIVE 105) – Each week our friends at’s Top 10 bring us a hot new list. This week our trusty list makers (and super shoppers) bring you us great music themed list […]

CBS San Francisco–11/28/2010