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Blue Bottle Coffee Co.'s New Orleans-style Iced Coffee will be available at grocery stores nationwide. (photo via Bluebottlecoffee.com)

Rest Of Nation Gets A Taste For Bay Area’s Blue Bottle Iced Coffee

Residents in the Bay Area have long known of the quality of Blue Bottle coffee, but now the rest of the country is starting to get a taste with their New Orleans-style Iced Coffee available in stores across the country.

08/01/2014

Members of the media preview the new iPad during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. In the first product release following the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. introduced the third version of the iPad and an updated Apple TV.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Apple Ramping Up Eco-Friendly Efforts, Offering Free Gadget Recycling

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

04/21/2014

A Mega Millions lottery ticket (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Looking For Lottery Luck? Here Are The 5 Winningest Bay Area Lotto Sellers

Rule changes to the Mega Millions draw and a the introduction of Powerball in California have led to some of the biggest jackpots in history lately. Is there a method to the madness? A way to find an edge on other ticket-holders? Probably not, but that won’t stop us from trying.

03/18/2014

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Man Arrested For Burglarizing Petaluma Cellular Stores

A 30-year-old man who burglarized multiple cellphone stores in Petaluma was arrested on Friday night, a police sergeant said.

02/03/2014

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ConsumerWatch: Same-Day Delivery Services Helping Traditional Stores Stay Competitive

Move over, Amazon and E-Bay. Brick and mortar stores are also providing same-day delivery this holiday season. It’s a strategic move intended to help stores compete with on-line retailers.

12/06/2013

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Grocers Ditch Self-Checkout Lanes Over Customer Service, Shoplifting Fears

Retail security experts have found theft — intentional or not — can be as much as five times higher with self-checkout than with human cashiers.

04/09/2012

(CBS)

Downtown Walnut Creek Experiencing Economic Boom

Several new stores, shops and restaurants have opened in downtown Walnut Creek, attracting bigger crowds to the area.

12/20/2011

A Kmart store layaway associate retrieves a package. (Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images)

Bay Area Secret Santas Pay Off Layaway Accounts

The spirit of giving is spreading to Bay Area Kmart stores as hundreds of “secret Santas” have been helping to pay down customers’ layaway accounts in time for Christmas.

12/19/2011

Customers rush through the door at Best Buy. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Which Retailers Are Naughty This Holiday Season?

In a fashion similar to that of the Occupy camps, mall security guards in Roseville tried to kick out campers waiting out in tents for Best Buy’s Black Friday deals.

11/23/2011

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Apple To Close Stores For Steve Jobs Memorial

Apple will close its retail stores for several hours Wednesday so that employees can watch a webcast of a company-wide memorial service to celebrate the life of co-founder Steve Jobs, according to a person familiar with the matter.

10/18/2011

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