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Researchers Developing Portable Device That Detects U.S. Currency Vapors To Be Used By Border Patrol

An estimated $30 billion in U.S. currency is illegally smuggled into Mexico each year from the United States, but research is being done to help U.S. border-patrol agents sniff out the so-called dirty money.

08/12/2014

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Man Robs Chase Bank Downtown San Francisco, Remains At Large

A man held up a bank in downtown San Francisco Thursday afternoon, police said.

08/08/2014

Richmond leaders announce the "Richmond Promise" program, guaranteeing public high school graduates money for college. (Anna Duckworth/CBS)

New Program Guarantees College Tuition For Richmond Public High School Graduates

The 10-year program, known as the Richmond Promise, is part of a $90 million community investment from Chevron.

08/07/2014

Calendar Planner

Five Weekends In August, Weird Date Alignment Won’t Recur For 11 Years

The Internet myth is just that, a myth–it won’t take 823 years for another August with five weekends–five Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the same month–but it is still cool, and worth mentioning even if it doesn’t have a cool name like “money bags” or “silver pockets full.”

07/28/2014

Hidden Cash

@HiddenCash Bringing ‘Dough’ Giveaway Back To San Francisco

Prepare for the return of stampeding money seekers, San Francisco. The man behind the @HiddenCash says he will be back in the Bay Area next weekend, dropping more cash as part of his scavenger hunt that has become a worldwide phenomenon.

07/28/2014

Surveillance footage of a woman suspected of robbing an 8-year-old girl selling candy outside a store near Divisadero and Eddy Streets in San Francisco on July 15, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Robbing, Hurting 8-Year-Old Girl Selling Candy

A woman accused of robbing and hurting an 8-year-old girl selling candy in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood last week pleaded not guilty in San Francisco Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.

07/22/2014

Surveillance footage of a woman suspected of robbing an 8-year-old girl selling candy outside a store near Divisadero and Eddy Streets in San Francisco on July 15, 2014. (CBS)

Woman Robs 8-Year-Old Girl Selling Candy Inside Of San Francisco Store

An 8-year-old girl selling candy inside a store in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood was robbed Monday by a woman who said she needed money for a bus fare, police said.

07/15/2014

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Panhandler Arrested In Richmond For Alleged Sexual Assault On Woman Who Gave Him Money

A panhandler was arrested in Richmond last week for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman who gave him money, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday.

07/09/2014

(Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Bitcoins, Other Virtual Currencies

Governor Jerry Brown signed a law last week legalizing currency other than U.S. dollars, opening doors for digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ripple, Peercoin and Primecoin to used in transactions across California.

06/30/2014

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge Secures Full Funding For Suicide Barrier

California will provide the final bit of money needed to build and install a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge, state officials said Thursday.

06/26/2014

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