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SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Linebacker Heath Farwell #55 of the Seattle Seahawks runs out of the tunnel with the 12th Man flag before taking on the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Concert Speakers Not Loud Enough To Replicate Seahawks Crowd

CenturyLink field, home to this weekend’s NFC Championship game and the Seattle Seahawks, is perhaps the loudest sporting venue on earth and can be a real advantage for the home team. Just how loud is it?

01/17/2014

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Partying By Google Interns Draws Complaints By Neighbors

A high-priced Silicon Valley apartment complex has become quieter after Google interns were put on notice after neighbors complained over their loud and rowdy parties.

07/18/2013

Gold Striker roller coaster at Great America theme park. (CBS)

New Great America Coaster Reopens After Fixing Noise Issues

California’s Great America theme park reopened its newest roller coaster in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend, after noise complaints from a nearby building forced the park to make modifications.

07/04/2013

Gold Striker roller coaster at Great America theme park. (CBS)

Great America Silences New Roller Coaster Over Excessive Noise

Great America has voluntarily shut down its newest roller coaster, Gold Striker, because the ride has exceeded noise limits.

07/03/2013

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About The Bay: Local Bagpipe Player Draws A Crowd Wherever He Plays

In his travels About the Bay, Mike Sugerman follows a Bay Area bagpipe player, just looking for a place to practice.

05/30/2013

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Some Napa Residents Upset About Upcoming Bottle Rock Music Festival

Not everyone in the city of Napa is happy about the upcoming Bottle Rock Music & Arts Festival, which is bringing some of the biggest acts in music to the North Bay.

05/01/2013

Sting. (Paul Bergen/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Entertainment Commission Approves America’s Cup Music Venue

The plan is to hold 30 concerts at the venue, which is located at Piers 27/29.

04/03/2013

People mingle in front of a display of LG Electronics televisions at a trade show. (Fredrick J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Palo Alto Congresswoman’s Law Turns Down Volume On TV Commercials

TV viewing could soon sound a little calmer. The CALM Act, which limits the volume of TV commercials, goes into effect on Thursday.

12/13/2012

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Noisy Rave Event At Oakland O.co Coliseum Draws Widespread Complaints

An Alameda County supervisor is demanding a review of policies and procedures after a bass-thumping, music-reverberating rave at the O.co Coliseum literally shook some of her constituents awake late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

10/01/2012

Artist rendering of San Francisco Chinatown Central Subway station. (SFMTA)

North Beach Group Files Lawsuit Over SF Central Subway Project

A key portion of San Francisco’s Central Subway project is raising concerns in the city’s North Beach neighborhood, and has prompted a lawsuit.

08/02/2012

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