Toys

Glide Memorial Church is partnering with Lefty O'Douls in San Francisco on a toy drive for the needy. (photo credit: Curtis Kim)

SF’s Mayor Lee Kicks Off Lefty O’Doul’s 14th Annual Toy Drive With Glide Memorial Church

It may be the day before Thanksgiving, but instead of turkeys, toys are on the minds of some San Francisco dignitaries. Mayor Lee talked up Glide Memorial Church’s involvement for the 14th annual Lefty O’Douls Toy Drive.

11/26/2014

Ouija board

‘Ouija Board’ Makes List Of Top 5 Toys Getting Googled This Holiday Season

What’s are the most popular items on the wish list for Santa this year? If Google research is any indication, some of the top toys this season will be familiar favorites from a generation ago.

11/26/2014

2014's Hottest Gifts And Toys

Mountain View Library Encouraging Adults To Play With Legos On Their Lunch Breaks

Adults will get to play like kids on their lunch break in the Mountain View library next month.

11/20/2014

Air Storm Firetek Bow

Consumer Watchdog Releases List Of 10 Most Unsafe Toys In Time For Holidays

As we get closer to the season of giving gifts, a consumer watchdog group has released its annual list of the 10 most unsafe toys. Did any of these toys make your child’s wish list?

11/19/2014

Little green army men, plastic soldiers

Little Green Army Men Storm Into National Toy Hall Of Fame Along With Rubik’s Cube, Bubbles

It’s mission accomplished for little green army men. The molded plastic must-haves for generations of pretend soldiers were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, along with the 1980s stumper Rubik’s Cube, and bubbles.

11/06/2014

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Toy Guns Required To Be Brightly Colored Under New California Law

Governor Jerry Brown signed a first of its kind law aimed at toy guns in the wake of a fatal police shooting in Santa Rosa where a Sheriff’s Deputy mistook a replica firearm for a real assault rifle.

09/30/2014

A child holds a plastic toy gun. (Mayela Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Requiring Toy Guns To Be Brightly-Colored Passes California Assembly, Spurred By Andy Lopez Shooting

The state Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday that would require certain replica guns to be sold in bright colors or transparent to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.

08/27/2014

Toys from GoldieBlox, and Oakland-based company. (CBS)

Oakland’s GoldieBlox Wins Contest For Free Super Bowl Ad

An company based in the Bay Area whose mission is to empower girls has just won a super honor. Oakland-based toymaker GoldieBlox has scored a free Super Bowl ad, as part of a contest hosted by software maker Intuit.

01/31/2014

LeapFrog Chat & Count. (CBS)

CALPIRG Releases Report Of Toys Hazardous To Kids’ Health

Shoppers flooding stores to buy presents this holiday season should watch out for dangerous toys that may threaten children’s health, a consumer group warned Tuesday.

11/26/2013

Star Wars Memorabilia (credit: RanchoObi-Wan.org)

Guinness Book Recognizes The Largest ‘Star Wars’ Collection Located In Petaluma

Steve Sansweet’s Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma houses the largest collection of Star Wars Memorabilia in the galaxy…

09/12/2013

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