SoCal Refinery Fire Likely to Send Bay Area Gas Prices SoaringExperts are predicting that gas prices in California could stay above $4 a gallon after a refinery caught fire for the second time in as many weeks.
Gas Prices Soaring To Near $4 A Gallon; Weekend Worst Time To Visit PumpsWith gas soaring near $4 a gallon in San Francisco, a petroleum industry groups says it's best to avoid the weekend if you are looking for a deal on a fill-up.
Sales Tax Rates Rise Monday; Out-of-State Online Sellers IncludedA total of 51 cities across California are adding to their local sales taxes at the beginning of April, that's on top of the standard statewide rate of 7.25 percent.
Refinery Woes Send Gas Prices Soaring At The PumpGas prices across California are averaging $1 above the national average and refineries are being blamed for the higher prices.
As Recycling Centers Close Statewide, Consumers Lose Millions in DepositsCalifornia consumers lost out on at least $308 million in nickel deposits on cans and bottles in 2018, largely because it's increasingly difficult to find a place to recycle them.
Bill Confusion Leads Many to Drop Green Energy Supplier Despite Cheaper RatesConfusing bills, colder weather and chatter on social media have many in Livermore mistakenly blaming their new green-energy supplier for higher charges.
State Task Force Investigating Shady Moving CompaniesMoving out of a home is a major undertaking, even when everything goes smoothly. But more and more often, unscrupulous moving companies are leading to moving nightmares.
Dangerous Surf Threatens Bay Area Christmas Crab SupplyA Bay Area Christmas dinner favorite - Dungeness crab - may not make it to the table this year. Dangerous waves battering the coastline are to blame.
Bay Area Residents Advised to Stay Indoors as Air Quality WorsensThe San Francisco Department of Emergency Services is advising residents to reduce outdoor exposure by closing windows and doors as Bay Area air quality continues to deteriorate because of smoke from the Butte County wildfire.
6.5 Million Pounds Of Beef Recalled Due To Salmonella OutbreakArizona-based meat producer JBS Tolleson Inc. announced Thursday it was recalling 6,500,966 pounds of "various raw, non-intact beef products" due to an outbreak of salmonella including four cases in California.
Local Teens Develop High-Tech Device To Help The Visually ImpairedA group of Bay Area teens on Friday was mingling with Silicon Valley's top dogs, sharing a new device and app that help the visually impaired.
California Net Neutrality Bill Clears AssemblyThe state assembly voted Wednesday to enshrine net neutrality in law, delivering a major victory to advocates looking to require an equal playing field on the Internet.
State Board Of Pharmacy Investigating Kaiser EpiPen PolicyAfter some parents were outraged at having to pay full price for half of the EpiPens Kaiser was providing to treat food and other allergies, state officials are investigating the situation.
Charges Of Verizon Data Throttling During Wildfires Raises Safety ConcernsAccusations by a Bay Area fire chief against Verizon claiming the carrier put lives at risk by slowing internet speeds for crews and customers in fire zones are raising concerns of data throttling could impact the public in other emergencies.
Brookstone Files for Bankruptcy, Will Close Mall StoresBrookstone, the ubiquitous seller of cool but largely unneeded things, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will close the 101 of its stores that are located in malls.