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The Japanese Dodder plant takes over an oak tree in Oakland. (CBS)

Killer Alien Weed Invades Bay Area, Sucking Life Out Of Trees, Other Plants

An invasive, parasitic plant which grows lengthy vines and overwhelms native plants to the point of sucking the life out of them is invading the Bay Area, according to county officials.

11/03/2014

The Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla Renovating Shuttered Distribution Facility In Central Valley

Electric car manufacturer Tesla is taking over a vacant distribution facility in the Central Valley town of Lathrop, according to a published report.

04/22/2014

The Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, Kings County. (CBS)

‘Unsanitary’ Central Valley Slaughterhouse That Supplies School Lunch Meat Reopens

A Central Valley meat processing plant that was shuttered by federal inspectors Monday because of unsanitary conditions has reopened.

02/19/2014

Foster Farms chicken. (CBS)

California Foster Farms Plant Closing Again Amid Cockroach Infestation Problem

A California chicken farm that reopened over the weekend after it was shut because of a cockroach infestation says it’s “voluntarily and temporarily” suspending operations again.

01/13/2014

A bud grows on a marijuana plant

Outdoor Medical Marijuana Growing Prohibited In Concord

Outdoor medical marijuana cultivation is no longer permitted in the city of Concord after complaints about growers. Their operations must now be moved indoors.

06/19/2013

Post cereals (Postfoods.com)

Cereal Maker Wants To Pack Its Boxes And Move Out Of California

Post Foods announced last week that it has made a tentative decision to shut down its last plant in the Golden State, in the Central Valley town of Modesto. A final decision was expected in April.

03/25/2013

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ConsumerWatch: FDA Bid To Test Chinese-Made Dog Treats Denied

Four Chinese plants that produce chicken jerky treats sold by American companies have refused to allow Federal Drug Administration investigators to take samples for analysis despite complaints from pet owners, according to an NBC report.

08/22/2012

Tesla roadster

Tesla Motors Touts Fremont Job Creation From Federal Loan

The Tesla Motors plant sits ready and waiting for new workers to fill its assembly lines, thanks to a nearly have a billion dollar loan from the U.S. Department of Energy. The car maker said Tuesday that it planned to hire about 400 people.

11/22/2011

Franciscan Manzanita, shown here, was recently found in the Presidio in San Francisco. (Charles Webber/California Academy of Sciences)

Native SF Plant Thought Extinct Gets New Life

Cuttings from a native San Francisco plant once thought extinct in the wild are now yielding hundreds of new seedlings.

CBS San Francisco–01/27/2011

Intel

Intel To Invest $8B In Chip-Making Technology, US Manufacturing

Intel Corp. will spend $6 billion to $8 billion on new chip manufacturing technology in its U.S. factories and will build a new development plant in Oregon.

CBS San Francisco–10/19/2010

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