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Patricia Yollin

Pat Yollin has written about all kinds of stuff, including wayward penguins at the San Francisco Zoo, organ transplants, the comeback of the cream puff, New York on the fifth anniversary of 9/11, a Slow Food gathering in Italy and the microcredit movement in Northern California. Her favorite stories from last year were an interview with George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch, a profile of Italy's consul general in SF, and a pirate Trader Joe's operation in Vancouver that prompted the grocery chain to sue -- and lose.

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BART Fined $210,000 by Cal/OSHA for Accident That Killed 2 Workers

April 17, 2014 | 11:38 am

BART Fined $210,000 by Cal/OSHA for Accident That Killed 2 Workers

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Transit agency committed three “willful serious violations” that resulted in penalty.

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Healdsburg Is No. 2 “Best Small Town to Visit in U.S.,” Smithsonian Magazine Says

April 1, 2014 | 8:00 am

Healdsburg Is No. 2 “Best Small Town to Visit in U.S.,” Smithsonian Magazine Says

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Sonoma County community is known for its vineyards and wine production.

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San Rafael’s Roots of Peace Lauds Afghan Security Guards After Attack on Kabul Office

March 31, 2014 | 2:17 pm

San Rafael’s Roots of Peace Lauds Afghan Security Guards After Attack on Kabul Office

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Five Taliban insurgents killed in assault that was aimed at Christian day-care center next door.

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Half of Likely Voters Back Big Water Bond, Survey Finds

March 28, 2014 | 7:30 am

Half of Likely Voters Back Big Water Bond, Survey Finds

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Record-high share of Californians say water supply is a big problem in their part of the state.

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PG&E Expects Criminal Charges Tied to San Bruno Blast

March 27, 2014 | 3:56 pm

PG&E Expects Criminal Charges Tied to San Bruno Blast

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September 2010 explosion killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes in bedroom community.

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Study: Our Digital Devices Are Ruining Our Relationships

March 20, 2014 | 8:00 am

Study: Our Digital Devices Are Ruining Our Relationships

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Researchers coin term for this socially oblivious behavior: EDI, or electronic display of insensitivity.

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‘Family Ingredients,’ a TV Show, Traces Local Food Back to Distant Origins

March 18, 2014 | 10:02 am

‘Family Ingredients,’ a TV Show, Traces Local Food Back to Distant Origins

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Two top chefs in Hawaii visit Japan searching for the roots of some beloved childhood recipes.

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Privacy Groups Seek FTC Probe of WhatsApp Acquisition by Facebook

March 6, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Privacy Groups Seek FTC Probe of WhatsApp Acquisition by Facebook

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Proposed $19 billion purchase stirs fears that social media giant will collect users’ data.

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The Census Bureau Takes a Hard Look at Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014 | 7:00 am

The Census Bureau Takes a Hard Look at Valentine’s Day

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Symbols of affection — such as flowers, chocolate and jewelry — are translated into facts and figures.

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