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Contract Talks Could Deal Crippling Blow To Local Ports

Twenty-nine West Coast ports, including Sacramento and Stockton, will be shut down starting tomorrow and fears are growing over the economic fallout.

02/11/2015

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Tracy’s Strict Food-Truck Rules Keeping Vendors Out

Food trucks want the chance to park in Tracy. The mobile food vendors say they spend three to eight hours in Stockton and Mountain House, but can’t work closer to their homes in Tracy and Manteca.

02/11/2015

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Netflix Expanding Streaming Service To Cubans

Netflix is launching its movie and TV show streaming service in Cuba as Internet access in the country improves and credit and debit cards become more widely available.

02/09/2015

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Hackers Gain Access To Anthem Insurance Database

Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information.

02/05/2015

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Walt Disney Co. Reports Strong Growth; Not Impacted By Measles Outbreak

The Walt Disney Co. reported another quarter of strong growth on Tuesday, helped by higher revenue from its parks and resorts despite an outbreak of measles at Disneyland in December.

02/03/2015

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Overflow Crowd Speaks Out Against Proposed Curtis Park Safeway Gas Station

There were 200 chairs available for the meeting, but so many Curtis Park neighbors showed up that a big crowd had to listen from outside. What they wanted to hear was why Curtis Park village developers are now insisting on building a gas station that wasn’t part of the original plans, years in the making.

01/28/2015

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Record Crowd Expected For Wine And Grape Symposium At Sacramento Convention Center

There’s a lot more than grapes that go into that bottle there is a lot of cool science and technology and it’s all happening here in Sacramento.

01/27/2015

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Hyatt Place Hotel Approved For Sacramento International Airport

The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved the multimillion-dollar Hyatt Place to be built on airport property. While supervisors see it as a chance to serve travelers, it could also have an impact on businesses that already do that.

01/27/2015

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California Kaiser Nurses Reach Contract Agreement

A union says Kaiser Permanente nurses in California have approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses.

01/26/2015

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Manteca’s Troublesome Traffic ‘Bulbs’ Being Taken Out

The City of Manteca has begun taking out traffic curbs jutting out into lanes on Main Street. The concrete patches, also called “calmings” or “bulbs”, were put in during the early 2000s and created an uproar from drivers and business owners, who said they congested traffic and took away parking spaces.

01/23/2015

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeals To Lift Plan Protecting Delta Smelt

California farmers struggling with drought say a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued Monday that keeps strict water restrictions in place to protect a tiny, threatened fish has forced them to leave thousands of acres unplanted in the nation’s most fertile agricultural region.

01/12/2015

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Egg Prices Expected To Rise As Space Requirements For Hens Go Into Effect

The new year is expected to bring rising chicken egg prices across the U.S. as California starts requiring farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings.

01/01/2015

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Forbes 2014 List of the World’s Richest People

Forbes released its 28th World’s Billionaires issue on Monday. Here’s the top 10. You can find the rest of the list on Forbes.com

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E3 Conference Kicks Off In L.A.

Electronic Entertainment Expo kicked off today at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Space X Launch To Space Station

Early Saturday morning, a private company is set to make history by launching a supply ship to the International Space Station. Here’s a look at the mission preps and what Space X and NASA expect the mission to look like.

The makers of Airborne agreed to a $30 million settlement over false advertising claims that Airborne tablets can prevent or reduce the risk of colds, reduce the severity or duration of a cold, and protect against colds in crowded places such as airplanes, offices, or schools. (source: Federal Trade Commission)

Too Good To Be True…

Advertising is supposed to make you WANT a product. But some time, the claims go too far. Here are a few products over the years that have made false, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims…and got caught! It does not include the dozens of diet pills that have been fined for making false claims.

Take the top tennis players in the world and focus just on their cleavage. That was the premises of the "Adult Tennis Boobs" app. Apple said no thanks. (credit: Overdamped)

Banned: Most Controversial iPhone Apps

Apple now has strict policies on which applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are approved for their App Store. But some risque or offensive apps have made it through the approval process, while others were rejected before getting to market. Here’s a look at a few of the most controversial apps.

An internet user looks at a Facebook page dedicated to Anna Chapman in Paris on July 23, 2010. Two weeks after 10 Russian spies flew back from the United States to Moscow, the buzz of interest around the ring's most photogenic member, the feisty redhead Anna Chapman, shows no signs of receding. While Chapman remains in an unknown location since her arrival in Moscow, reportedly being debriefed, she has apparently found time to write enigmatic Facebook updates and negotiate with journalists on her first interview. (Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

The Rise Of Facebook

Facebook, populated by at least 500 million users, has been both a source of innovation, controversy and fascination.

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Apple Through The Years

Has it really been 30 years since Steve Wosniak & Steve Jobs sold off Jobs’ VW van to raise money and launch a company? Yes, it has, and if you don’t believe it, just check out some of the higlights.

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