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Navigate Tricky Gift Return Policies After The Holidays

The holiday season has arrived and with it the efforts to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. As the hunt for gifts gets going, so does the dread of returning the thoughtful presents that are just not the right fit. Follow these tips to get through the season of returns.

11/13/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Which Produce Items Are Worth Buying Organic?

A lot of us spend our shopping time wondering whether it’s worth spending extra money for organically grown fruits and vegetables. An environmental group is offering advice with a list of products that contin the most and least chemicals.

09/27/2012

A rendering of the completed Paragon Outlets Livermore (City of Livermore)

Huge Crowd Turns For Job Fair At New Livermore Outlet Mall

Hundreds turned out for a chance to land a new jobs at a soon-to-open outlet mall set to open in Livermore this fall.

09/11/2012

A man pushes shopping carts outside of a Walmart store. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

TechWatch: Walmart Testings Scan As-You-Go Checkout Program

Walmart is testing the next innovation in self-checkout. It’s an iPhone app called Scan & Go. You scan and items as you put them in your cart while walking the aisle, then head to the self-checkout aisle where your list is already waiting to be paid for, meaning you are able to avoid both a checker and the scanning process at the bottleneck that is the checkout area.

09/04/2012

The homepage of the CarWoo website (Carwoo.Com)

ConsumerWatch: Sites Offer Streamlined Car Selling, Buying Process

Rather then spending a lot of time checking out dealerships, Brad Jones paid $500 to join Cartelligent. It’s an online service that doubles as a personal shopper.

07/13/2012

Matt Nathanson On Hearing His Music

Matt Nathanson On Hearing His Music

It’s been over a decade since Bay Area-resident, Matt Nathanson first heard his single “Car Crash” on the radio but that hasn’t lessened his excitement to hear his songs being played…

06/14/2012

Happy Father's Day

Father’s Day Gift Guide For All Budgets

Father’s Day is fast approaching. But don’t fret; CBS Local did the browsing for you. Find dad-friendly gifts for any budget.

06/07/2012

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Major Facelift Planned For Stanford Shopping Mall

Plans for a revamped Stanford Shopping Center are slated to go before the Palo Alto Architectural Review Board later this year.

04/09/2012

Britney Spears (Photo credit by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Britney Spears Spotted Vacationing In San Francisco

Britney Spears and her fiance Jason Trawick were spotted vacationing in San Francisco recently. The two were spotted shopping near their hotel, reports 99.7 Now…

03/29/2012

Gold Dust Lounge

Operators Of SF’s Gold Dust Lounge Sued Over Failure To Vacate

The owners of the San Francisco building that houses the Gold Dust Lounge filed suit against the longtime establishment Monday for failing to vacate after being given three months to do so.

03/13/2012

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