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A monitor with Dolby Vision technology (left) next to a standard monitor. (Dolby Laboratories)

Dolby Unveils Technology To Improve TV Brightness

San Francisco-based Dolby is now trying to improve what you see…

01/06/2014

Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby, Founder Of Dolby Laboratories, Dies

The company said that Dolby died in his home in San Francisco. He had been living with Alzheimer’s and was diagnosed with acute leukemia…

09/12/2013

Star Trek: Into Darkness (May 17)

Beam This Up: Creating The Sounds of ‘Star Trek’

For “Star Trek Into Darkness” sound designer, nothing was more useful than knowing intimately what original TV show sounded like…

05/17/2013

Several people were injured when this Muni cable car hit a bolt on the tracks. (CBS)

Cable Car Alarm Failed Before Crash That Hurt 7

An alarm that alerts authorities about possible obstructions on San Francisco’s world-famous cable car line didn’t sound off before a cable car hit a bolt and came to an abrupt stop, injuring seven people.

02/07/2013

Official Unveiling Of The New Dolby Theatre (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Oscars Venue Reopens As Dolby Theatre

The venue for the Oscars has a new name – and sound, thanks to SF-based Dolby Laboratories

06/11/2012

Homeless people seen across the street from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. (CBS)

Noise Blasts Aimed At Keeping Homeless Away From SF Music Venue

You can forget abut getting a good night sleep in one San Francisco neighborhood. Operators of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium are blasting sounds onto the streets around the concert venue to prevent people from sleeping on the sidewalk.

05/03/2012

Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center

Neighbors Fed Up With Laguna Honda Air Conditioner Hum

A battle is heating up in San Francisco over the air conditioning unit at the new Laguna Honda Hospital.

12/29/2011

Golden Gate Bridge

Composer To Create Symphony Based On Sounds Of Golden Gate Bridge

Everyone knows what the Golden Gate Bridge looks like. The Marin Symphony has asked composer Rob Kapilow to figure out what the iconic tourist attract sounds like.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/21/2011