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The Chevron refinery in Richmond, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Richmond City Council Approves Chevron Plan To Modernize Refinery

The $1 billion plan would include upgrades to all carbon steel piping in the refinery’s crude unit and the installation of more sensors and air monitors.

07/30/2014

(CBS SF)

App Lets Riders Connect With Drivers For Late-Night Runs From SF To South Bay

When Caltrain stops running at night, a new ride sharing app called Fleet offers to take people in private cars along the San Francisco to San Jose route.

07/29/2014

Bay Area traffic jam (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

MTC Uses High-Tech Traffic Reporting To Decongest Bay Area Freeways

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission believes that with these traffic reporting technologies, it will be possible to squeeze another 20 percent efficiency out of Bay Area freeways.

07/25/2014

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New Car Technology Leads To Concerns About Invasion Of Privacy

From TVs to automobiles, buying new often means getting the latest technology, from touch screens to wi-fi capability. But is there a price for this accessibility?

07/24/2014

StubHub website. (CBS)

San Francisco-Based StubHub Latest Company To Be Victim Of Cyber Thieves

The company detected the unauthorized transactions last year, contacted authorities and gave the affected customers refunds and help changing their passwords.

07/23/2014

9/2010 -- NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Expedition 24 flight engineer, looks through a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station. A blue and white part of Earth and the blackness of space are visible through the windows. The image was a self-portrait using natural light. (NASA'Tracy Dyson)

Alameda Non-Profit Gets $900K Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Grant For Women

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, announced Thursday a federal grant of nearly $900,000 for an Alameda-based organization that helps to close the gender gap for women and girls in male-dominated careers.

07/19/2014

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EPA Awards $200K In Grants To Bay Area Companies Developing Green Tech

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that two Bay Area companies have each been awarded $100,000 contracts for the development of innovative green technologies as part of the agency’s Small Business Innovative Research program.

07/16/2014

Screenshot of MyRedBook.com after being shut down by the FBI on June 25, 2014. (CBS)

Call Girls, Money & Power In Silicon Valley: Tech Exec Shares His Story

After a Google executive’s death from a heroin overdose aboard a yacht in the Santa Cruz harbor was linked to a high-priced prostitute, many were left wondering how a high-powered executive got mixed up in a world of call girls and deadly drugs.

07/16/2014

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Larry Magid: FCC Extends Public Comment Deadline On Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission says it’s extending the deadline for public to comment on a net neutrality proposal because the response has swamped the agency’s website.

07/15/2014

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurant chain in Times Square (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)

Applebee’s Applies To Trademark ‘No Tech Tuesday;’ Will They Curb Diners’ Electronics Use?

Could a nationwide restaurant chain be getting ready to take a stand on using electronic devices in public? Applebee’s has applied to trademark the phrase “No Tech Tuesday”.

07/15/2014

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