Mistake

Commuter traffic backs up at the toll plaza to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fastrak Averages 33 Mistaken Toll Violations Per Day

Every day, an average of 33 car owners are mistakenly accused of failing to pay a toll on a Bay Area Bridge, and many of those say fighting Fastrak’s mistakes can be time consuming and frustrating.

05/01/2014

PayPal

PayPal Makes Man $92 Quadrillion Richer (Temporarily)

Please imagine how giddy Pennsylvania PR executive Chris Reynolds must have felt when PayPal made him $92 quadrillion richer — $92,233,720,368,547,800 richer to be precise.

07/17/2013

Google

Google Stock Plunges After Earnings Report Released Early By Mistake; Trading Halted

Trading was halted on Google stock after the price plunged Thursday, following the early release of Q3 earnings reports.

10/18/2012

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

2-Word Ballot Measure Mistake Could Cost Santa Clara Water District $548M

A two-word mistake could threaten a half-billion dollar tax measure in Santa Clara County.

08/20/2012

Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library, San Jose

Blunder Could Leave San Jose Library Measure Off The November Ballot

The San Jose City Clerk’s Office made a mistake in calculating the number of signatures a library petition would need to qualify for the November ballot.

06/08/2012

Dublin High School. (CBS)

Math Error Hands Dublin High School Elite National Ranking

U.S. News and World Report recently released its list of the best high schools in the country, with Dublin High School topping the Bay Area at number 12. As it turns out, the celebration at the East Bay school was short lived.

05/11/2012

A banking customer uses an ATM at a Wells Fargo Bank in Oakland (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Pre-Paid Debit Card Users Have Less Protection

Sam Gold used his pre-paid WePay debit card to withdraw $200 from his local Wells Fargo ATM. Gold expected to see a $3 processing fee on his receipt because he wasn’t a Wells Fargo customer. However, when he received his bank statement, a second transaction of $203 was tacked on.

01/24/2012

US Vice President Joe Biden  (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden Backs NFL Giants In San Francisco Campaign Flub

Biden, speaking at an event in San Francisco’s Financial District in support of President Obama’s re-election, told supporters that “the Giants are on their way to the Super Bowl,” according to media reports.

01/18/2012

Rip Curl Search

Surfer Prematurely Awarded World Title At SF Competition

The Association of Surfing Professionals said Friday that it gaffed when it prematurely awarded the world title to surfing legend Kelly Slater in San Francisco on Wednesday, citing a calculation error for the mix-up.

11/04/2011

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