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A blue whale breaches the surface. (NOAA)

Blue Whale Study Shows Endangered Creatures Spending Time In Busy California Coast Shipping Channels

A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels like the cargo ships going in and out of San Francisco Bay.

21 hours ago

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

West Coast Ports Face Shutdown If Contract Negotiations In San Francisco Fail

The contract that covers nearly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers is set to expire June 30, as negotiations continue in San Francisco.

06/22/2014

A police officer urges calm amid confrontations during a work stoppage at the Port of Oakland, November 27, 2013. (CBS)

Truckers Protest Emission Standards, Block Traffic At Port Of Oakland

Oakland police said they cited at least half a dozen people at a noisy protest Wednesday morning at the Port of Oakland by truck drivers who are pushing for better pay and help in complying with new air emissions standards.

11/27/2013

The Hairy Eyeball is one of many unique labels offered by Petaluma's Lagunitas Brewing Company. (CBS)

Shipments Of New Lagunitas Beers Halted By Government Shutdown

The National Parks closure is one thing, but did you realize that the government shutdown could even be preventing furloughed workers form drowning their sorrows?

10/11/2013

A blue whale breaches the surface. (NOAA)

New California Shipping Lanes Meant To Protect Whales To Take Effect

Large vessels traveling to ports on the California coast will begin using new traffic lanes on Saturday that were developed to protect endangered whales from ship collisions.

05/31/2013

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Tech Report: Online Holiday Shopping Still An Option For Procrastinators

Shoppers waiting until the last minute to finish their holiday shopping may not know that they still have time to buy those gifts online.

12/17/2012

Blue Whale

Feds Will Reroute SF Bay Ships To Protect Whales

Federal maritime officials have approved a plan to protect whales in and around San Francisco Bay after seeing an uptick in the number of collisions between the marine mammals and large ships.

07/15/2012

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Good Question: What Is On Ships Leaving The Port Of Oakland?

Container ships are loaded down with all sorts of goods when they arrive at the Port of Oakland. In this Good Question: Is there anything on those ships when they sail out?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/11/2011

The Cosco Busan appears with a large gash on its side after colliding with a Bay Bridge tower in 2007. (CBS)

Firms Settle On Payment To Fishermen Hurt By ’07 Cosco Busan Spill

Two international shipping companies have agreed to pay San Francisco’s commercial fishermen $3.65 million in damages for an oil spill that occurred after the Cosco Busan container ship crashed into the Bay Bridge in 2007.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/05/2011

A woman shopping online. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Free Shipping May Not Amount To Savings

With Black Friday showing a slight increase in sales, online retailers are trying hard to find similar success by luring holiday shoppers to their sites.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/29/2010