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2014's Hottest Gifts And Toys

Mountain View Library Encouraging Adults To Play With Legos On Their Lunch Breaks

Adults will get to play like kids on their lunch break in the Mountain View library next month.

11/20/2014

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. Covered California

Californians Signing Up For Health Care Insurance In Person, Or Online As Open Enrollment Begins Again

Across the Bay Area and around the country, hundreds of thousands of people began signing up for health care, as day one of the second open enrollment cycle under the Affordable Care Act got underway.

11/15/2014

(credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Public Libraries Engage In Most Polite Twitter War Ever

Sure, there’s fans and radio stations going at it on Twitter, but a library?

10/23/2014

Unsold books were placed in a recycling bin following a book sale at the Clayton library. (CBS)

Clayton Library Criticized For Dumping Hundreds Of Unwanted Books In Recycle Bin

Hundreds of unsold books have been tossed in a recycling dumpster after they were donated to the Clayton library, prompting some clashing opinions on what should be done with the books.

10/20/2014

A San Francisco Fire Department truck on the scene of a fire. (CBS)

San Francisco Post Office Evacuated After Spilled Substance Causes Irritation

A post office in San Francisco’s Sunset District has been evacuated after a substance spilled in the lobby caused people to experience irritation in their eyes, noses and throats, according to a fire official.

08/28/2014

San Francisco Public Library. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Main Branch Library Closes Early Because Of Plumbing Issue

The San Francisco Public Library’s main branch closed its doors early on Wednesday after a plumbing issue rendered the building unfit for workers, a library spokeswoman said.

08/20/2014

Jefferson Award Winner Glen Weaver. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Gives Gift Of Reading To Sonoma County Families

It’s a gift you can carry away, it’s free, and it comes to you. It’s the inspiration of this week’s Jefferson Award winner, Glen Weaver.

06/18/2014

The Princes and The Treasure. A fairy tale children's book about same-sex marriage.

Children’s Fairy Tale Featuring Same-Sex Marriage And A Lesbian Princess Hits Bookshelves

Two princes fall in love, marry and are rescued by a lesbian princess in this new children’s fairy tale book that hit international bookshelves, major retailers and local libraries.

06/16/2014

Terrance James Hardy. (El Cerrito Police)

Parolee Arrested For Violent El Cerrito Carjacking, Beating Of Elderly Woman

Police in Oakland arrested a parolee wanted for a violent carjacking in El Cerrito that left an 89-year old woman injured Sunday night.

06/11/2014

This image was taken in 1986 by Thierry Noir at Bethaniendamm in Berlin-Kreuzberg. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Sections Of Berlin Wall To Be Unveiled Outside Mountain View Library

Two sections of the Berlin Wall, which once separated East and West Berlin in Germany, were set to be unveiled Thursday outside the Mountain View Public Library, according to city officials.

11/14/2013

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