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Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

‘Final Contract Offer’ Made In West Coast Port Disruptions; Labor Secretary Tries To Broker Settlement

Contract talks continue between labor union and employers as cargo remains stuck at West Coast ports and a federal mediator has intervened to broker a settlement to get cargo moving freely.

02/18/2015

A statue of Father Junipero Serra stands in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 30, 2015.      (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

California Senator Wants ‘Controversial’ Missionary Statue At US Capitol Replaced With First Woman Astronaut Sally Ride

A California legislator has proposed replacing missionary-priest Junipero Serra’s statue from the U.S. Capitol with one of astronaut Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman in space.

02/13/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Shipping Suspended At West Coast Ports Due To Ongoing Labor Dispute

Some port operations on the West Coast–including at the Port of Oakland–will be temporarily suspended this weekend because of the on-going labor dispute between port operators and union workers.

02/06/2015

(CBS 2)

Cal State Campus Cancels Student Fee-Funded ‘Sex Toys’ Event After Parent Complaints

An upset parent first made CBS aware of the event, revealing her 18-year-old daughter brought home a flyer promoting “Sex Toys R Us.”

02/05/2015

Oakland Sideshow

From LA To Oakland, Police Cracking Down On ‘Sideshow’ Stunt Drivers

Police are worried over a new trend reaching LA in which drivers shut down busy freeways to attempt dangerous stunts.

01/27/2015

(Wesley Fryer/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Why Police Want Google’s Waze Popular Cop-Tracking Feature Disabled

Law enforcement officers around the country are calling on Google to disable a feature on its popular Waze traffic app.

01/26/2015

San Francisco Chinatown (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Best Chinatowns In America

Dive deep into the culture of China by visiting one of America’s finest Chinatowns. Many of these communities were established by early immigrants looking for a place to feel like they are back home.

01/22/2015

(CBS)

California Pharmacies Rationing Prescription Strength Cough Syrup In Busy Flu Season

Pharmacies in the Bay Area are rationing the cough syrup that doctors prescribe for upper respiratory infections due to the severe flu season.

01/19/2015

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled his plans for a "Hyperloop" transportation system on August 12, 2013. Musk claimed the system would whisk passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 30 minutes. (CBS)

LA To SF In 30 Minutes? SpaceX’s Elon Musk Has A Project For That, Likely To Be Tested In Texas

Entrepreneur Elon Musk says Texas is atop his list to build a five-mile-long test track for his conceptual Hyperloop project that involves shooting capsules full of people through elevated tubes at the speed of sound.

01/16/2015

birdman the grand budapest hotel oscar nominations

2015 Oscar Nominations: ‘Birdman’ And ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Lead With 9 Nods Each

Two extravagant comedies, “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture.

01/15/2015

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