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Huell Howser Has Died; See a Map of Communities He Visited

January 7, 2013 | 12:20 pm

Huell Howser Has Died; See a Map of Communities He Visited

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To learn more about Huell Howser and to watch videos picked by some of his fans, click here. California television legend Huell Howser has died. From the Pasadena Star News: Howser, who hosted several public television programs including California Gold, was 67. He died Sunday night of natural causes, said Ayan Allen, communication manager for […]

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Oakland or San Francisco?

January 4, 2013 | 10:39 am

Oakland or San Francisco?

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Golden Gate Park or Lake Merritt? The Castro or the Grand Lake? First Thursday or First Fridays? Oakland or San Francisco? Those are some of the questions many ponder when making a move into the Bay Area. San Francisco is a major metropolis, but it’s also among the most expensive places to live in the […]

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January 2, 2013 | 2:14 pm

Watch 15 Minutes of San Francisco Fireworks in 34 Seconds

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Click play below to watch a time-lapse video of the 15-minute-long San Francisco New Year’s Eve fireworks display, via Spectra Media Corp: If you have 15 minutes to spare, here is video of the entire show.

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In 2012, the Bay Area Was No. 1 (and 3 and 9)

December 21, 2012 | 10:45 am

In 2012, the Bay Area Was No. 1 (and 3 and 9)

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We’re No. 1! And No. 3! Also No. 9! As one of the biggest metropolitan regions in the country, the Bay Area routinely appears on lists created by government officials, PR firms and others. The lists claim to measure everything from human misery to the housing market, and they’re shilled in press releases that come […]

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December 21, 2012 | 9:00 am

Video, Full Text: NRA Responds to Newtown School Shootings

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National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre on Friday called for armed guards to protect every U.S. school in the organization’s first public statement following the Dec. 14 school shootings in Newtown, Conn. Watch a video replay from NewsHour Video streaming by Ustream Read full text from the NRA

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Instagram Drops Plans to Allow User Photos in Advertising

December 21, 2012 | 7:40 am

Instagram Drops Plans to Allow User Photos in Advertising

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Instagram has announced that it will not change its policies on advertising in its upcoming Terms of Service and privacy policy update. Company co-founder Kevin Systrom said in a blog post Thursday night that the section that had included new language on advertising will remain unchanged from the version that has been in effect since […]

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5 Reasons Why it Was Great to Live in the Bay Area in 2012

December 20, 2012 | 2:57 pm

5 Reasons Why it Was Great to Live in the Bay Area in 2012

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Jeff Sucharme has a long list of reasons to be happy that he lived in the Bay Area this year. “The Giants victory was the best. But lets not forget our service men and women. Fleet week was off the chain this year!” San Francisco resident Sucharme wrote in a comment on NPR’s Facebook page. […]

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What Californians Say About the California Accent

December 17, 2012 | 11:37 am

What Californians Say About the California Accent

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Jack Davis describes the California accent as warm and passionate. “It’s not hurried, it’s not hostile, it’s not caustic,” said Davis, a Los Angeles native who now lives in Santa Cruz. “It’s just people hanging out and chatting and having a good time.” But where Davis hears warmth, Ted Sebern of Burbank hears nothing. “Californians […]

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How a CHP Sergeant Stops Suicide Attempts on the Golden Gate Bridge

December 12, 2012 | 11:44 am

How a CHP Sergeant Stops Suicide Attempts on the Golden Gate Bridge

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About 1,500 people have committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge during its 75-year-history. It’s a tragic number, but it would have been much higher if not for Kevin Briggs and other members of the California Highway Patrol. Briggs, a CHP sergeant, has been credited with saving hundreds of lives during his more […]

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Why Were Hundreds of Squid Stranded on Santa Cruz County Beaches?; Video

December 12, 2012 | 11:19 am

Why Were Hundreds of Squid Stranded on Santa Cruz County Beaches?; Video

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Scientists are asking themselves that question after hundreds of deep water Humboldt squid stranded themselves over the weekend. Hannah Rosen of Stanford’s Gilly Lab at the Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey told KQED’s Peter Jon Shuler the squid might be disoriented. Rosen says large stranding events appear to occur when the squid are invading a […]

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