Holidays

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Easy Steps To Prep Your Home For Holiday Guests

If you plan on hosting overnight guests, you are going to need to prep your home for their arrival.

11/14/2012

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Holiday Volunteer Opportunities For Families In East Bay

The holiday season is a great time to give back to your local community. Opportunities to volunteer with the whole family in the East Bay abound, whether you are interested in helping the elderly, children or those living in poverty.

CBS San Francisco–11/09/2012

10 Classic Songs For Halloween

10 Classic Songs For Halloween

Christmas has its carols, but Halloween? Well, it’s a little tougher to find songs dedicated strictly to the holiday. Sure, “Monster Mash” is a classic, but it’s also…

10/25/2012

Firefighters at the scene of a house fire on the 900 block of Walnut Ave. in Martinez, January 17, 2012. (CBS)

Martinez ‘Christmas House’ Damaged By Fire Again; Gas Leak Capped

PG&E successfully shut off a gas line at the site of a one-alarm house fire in a Martinez home, popular for its Christmas displays early Tuesday morning, fire officials said.

07/10/2012

People line up outside Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco for a food giveaway, December 16, 2011. (CBS)

Thousands Spend Christmas At Glide In San Francisco

The annual tradition of holiday meals at Glide Memorial Church brought out thousands on Sunday to San Francisco.

12/25/2011

Gold Jewelry. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Shoppers Turn To Pawn Shops For Holiday Bargains

With only a few shopping days until Christmas, some shoppers aren’t flocking to the malls, but to pawn shops. Nationwide, pawn shops are reporting higher sales.

12/22/2011

A USPS employee sorts mail. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Bay Area Post Offices Packed As Holiday Deadlines Approach

Those hoping to get packages to friends and loved ones by the weekend need to spring into action, as time runs out for Christmas mail delivery.

12/20/2011

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Toys Urgently Needed For San Jose Party For Low-Income Kids

Thousands of children could walk away empty handed from a holiday party in San Jose Sunday if more toys cannot be collected quickly, organizers said Friday.

12/16/2011

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Oakland Offers Free Parking For Holiday Shoppers

Oakland officials are hoping the move will bring in more holiday shoppers during this busy season.

12/16/2011

Marcelino "Butch" Soriano of Pacifica is a Salvation Army bell ringer attempting to break the record of continuous bell ringing of 36 hours. He is stationed outside Macy's in San Francisco's Union Square. (CBS

Salvation Army Bell Ringer At SF Union Square Aims To Break Record

A Bay Area bell ringer for the Salvation Army will attempt to set a world record for continuous ringing of a hand bell by a single person.

12/15/2011

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