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Cost Of Raising A Child Continues To Rise, Bay Area Cities Among Costliest

According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released on Wednesday, food, shelter and other child-rearing necessities will set a middle-class family back nearly a quarter-million dollars – or $301,970 when adjusted for future inflation.

08/14/2013

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Researchers Consider Link Between Shifts In Climate And Human Violence

Study findings by three UC Berkeley researchers, published in the journal Science, suggest there is a connection between even minor changes in temperature or rainfall amounts and increased conflict around the world.

08/02/2013

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Berkeley’s Police Officers Association Makes Push To Arm Cops With Tasers

The Berkeley Police Officers Association is releasing an online citizen’s survey on the use of Tasers and would like the city to explore arming the police force with the devices.

05/29/2013

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study Finds California Road Conditions Deteriorating Faster Than Other States

California’s roadways are going downhill, about as fast as any state in the union, according to a study released Thursday by the Reason Foundation.

02/21/2013

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HealthWatch: Study Finds Alcohol Is Leading Preventable Cause Of Cancer In U.S.

Dr. Timothy Naimi, at Boston University School of Medicine, says this is the first time in 30 years that researchers have looked closely at alcohol and cancer deaths.

02/15/2013

A woman walks out of a Williams-Sonoma store. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study Ranks SF-Based Williams-Sonoma #1 For Executive Gender Equity

San Francisco-Based Williams-Sonoma ranked number one in UC Davis’ annual study of gender equity among California’s 400 largest companies.

02/07/2013

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Wasted Time In Traffic Costs Commuters $121B; Bay Area Among Worst

An annual study of national driving patterns shows that Americans spent 5.5 billion additional hours sitting in traffic in 2011, and Bay Area roads are among the most congested.

02/05/2013

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Earthquake Study Finds That ‘Stable’ Faults May Cause Mega-Quake

A new study suggests certain earthquake fault segments long thought to be stable may rupture and cause a mega-quake.

01/10/2013

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Small Group Of Drivers To Blame For Bay Area Backups

Researchers are blaming a small group of motorists for the San Francisco area’s freeway traffic headaches.

01/08/2013

Toys identified in the annual "Trouble in Toyland" CALPIRG study (CBS)

Survey Finds Many Dangerous Toys On Annual List

The annual holiday toy risk report compiled by the California Public Interest Research Group suggests that a number of potentially dangerous and toxic toys are available this year on store shelves.

11/20/2012

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