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A restaurant undergoes inspection. (Contra Costa Health Services)

New Smartphone App To Reveal History of Contra Costa Co. Restaurant Health Code Inspections

If you’ve ever wondered about the cleanliness of a particular food establishment in Contra Costa County you will soon have access to that information in the form of an app.

03/13/2013

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San Jose Moves Closer To Banning Styrofoam Containers

Foam food containers are closer to becoming a thing of the past in San Jose after the city council voted Tuesday to pursue phasing out polystyrene foam use in the city’s restaurants.

02/27/2013

A waiter serves lunch to restaurant customers. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story: Restaurants Face Deadline To Clear Healthy SF Discrepancies

Dozens of San Francisco restaurants accused of overcharging customers to cover employees’ health care have less than two months left to clear their names or face prosecution.

02/21/2013

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KCBS Cover Story: Healthy SF Law Creating Enforcement Battle Lines

Sour grapes are growing between San Francisco City Hall and restaurateurs over what critics say is a confusing and badly written law.

02/19/2013

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San Francisco Restaurants Probed Over Health Care Fees

Dozens of San Francisco restaurants are under investigation for exploiting a new city program by keeping customer surcharges instead of spending them on employee health care.

01/25/2013

A restaurant inspection score displayed on Yelp. (CNET/Yelp)

Yelp Begins Listing Restaurant Health Inspection Records In SF

Yelp plans to shine a bright light on kitchen conditions with the addition of restaurant hygiene scores.

01/17/2013

(CBS)

San Francisco Settles With Pizza Chain Over Health Care Complaint

San Francisco officials say a restaurant chain has agreed to spend $320,000 to settle a complaint alleging that it collected a surcharge from customers for the city’s health care law but did not use most of the money for its intended purpose.

01/14/2013

(CBS)

Number Of California College Grads Taking Jobs In Retail, Restaurants Doubles

Young college graduates in California are facing a bleaker job outlook than just five years ago.

12/27/2012

Cafe del Soul in Mill Valley. (CBS)

North Bay Restaurant Forthcoming About Roach Problem

A Bay Area restaurant is dealing with some unappetizing pests. Rather than deny the problem, the eatery is serving a dose of honesty to its customers.

10/30/2012

Under the eyes of city hall and a statue of Frank H. Ogawa, Occupy Oakland protestors camp in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza on November 13, 2011 in Oakland, California. In the wake of violent confrontations with police, vandalism and the recent shooting near the encampment, Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city administrators have issued eviction notices to protesters at the Occupy Oakland encampment and have asked them to leave immediately.  (Photo by Mathew Sumner/Getty Images)

Oakland Touts Downtown Turnaround In Year After Turbulent Occupy Protests

In the year since a series of Occupy protests turned Oakland upside down, business all over the city has seen a renaissance particularly in the downtown core, city leaders said Wednesday.

10/25/2012

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