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Marin County as photographed from above San Francisco. (Ron Cervi/KCBS)

Marin Ranked As One Of The Worst Counties In America To Own A Home

The risk of earthquakes, flooding and wildfires combined to land the northern end of the Golden Gate on the list, ahead of any other county on the West Coast.

11/06/2014

The Hoover Tower is visible through trees on the Stanford University campus on May 22, 2014 in Stanford, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Best Global Universities’ Are Right In Bay Area’s Backyard

Do you want your kids to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities? They won’t have to go far, according to the latest ‘Best Global Universities Ranking’ from U.S. News and World Report.

10/28/2014

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Whole Foods To Rate Produce Based On How ‘Responsibly Grown’ It Is

Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as “good,” “better” or “best” based on the supplier’s farming practices.

10/15/2014

San Francisco Skyline (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

San Francisco & Oakland Top Movoto’s List Of Snobbiest Cities In America

According to the real estate blog Movoto, the Bay Area is home to two of the top ten ‘Snobbiest Big Cities In America.’

09/08/2014

Hoover Tower near the Main Quad at Stanford University in the San Francisco Bay Area, Palo Alto, California, United States of America, North America

Stanford Ranked As Most LGBT-Friendly University

Students were surveyed on 130,00 students attending the 379 colleges ranked in the publication, which uses the results to rank schools on 62 different characteristics ranging from best college theater to most politically active students (surprise – Cal didn’t crack the top 20).

08/05/2014

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Warning To Yelpers: Restaurant Staff May Now Be Rating You

For years, business owners have cried foul at the damage one bad Yelp review can do to their business, but now it appears that the balance of power is being restored in the form of patron “performance” ratings.

06/10/2014

Ed Lee (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Ranked 9th Funniest City In United States

Other Northern California cities also made the top 50 with Oakland at 21st, Sacramento at 23rd, and San Jose at 29th.

04/23/2014

(CBS)

Oakland School Ranked ‘Most Challenging’ In The Nation

For the second consecutive year, a Washington Post survey of the most difficult high schools in America reveals that a small Oakland public charter school the most challenging institution for young minds.

04/08/2014

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Study Finds Many Bay Area Companies Among ‘Best Places To Work’

When it comes to great places to work, the Bay Area has plenty to choose from. This year’s glassdoor rankings put 10 Bay Area companies among the top employers in the nation.

12/12/2012

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Cost And Quality Don’t Always Add Up At The Vet

In many cases, it’s the local family run practices that rate higher than the big national chains, according to research from the non-profit Consumer’s Checkbook.

05/21/2012

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