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Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers Pack Local Malls

Fighting through rain and terrible Friday traffic, hundreds of brave last-minute shoppers packed local malls today. The Roseville Galleria says those crowds are translating to a better holiday season than last year.

12/19/2014

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Above-Average Rainfall Slowing Sales In Old Sacramento

All December long, rain has dampened holiday shopping in Old Sacramento. Business owners say sales are down. One shop owner says they’re down as much as 20 percent compared to last year, when we had a warm, dry fall.

12/19/2014

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Billboard For Butte County Gun Range Shows Santa Holding Gun

A gun range billboard arming Santa with a weapon is turning heads in one Butte County town.

12/18/2014

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State Senator Wants To Ban The Use Of Recycled Tires For Playground Turf

A state senator wants to ban recycled tires used in the artificial turf at schools and playgrounds because there may be a link to cancer. That has people asking what this ban would mean for local schools that already have the turf and the businesses that produce it.

12/18/2014

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Officials In Reno Region Say They Can Handle Growth From Tesla’s Battery Factory

Regional officials say the Reno area can handle a growth spike fueled by construction of Tesla Motors’ $5 billion battery factory, but it will involve a hefty price tag with uncertainty over who will foot the bill.

12/14/2014

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Organizers Behind TBD Festival Throwing NYE Party In Midtown

With preparations for Christmas still underway, New Year’s Eve is right around the corner too, and the folks who brought you TBD Fest in West Sacramento over the summer are hoping you’ll make it out to their new year’s eve block party in midtown.

12/13/2014

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Yahoo Replaces Google As Firefox Web Browser’s Default Search

Even though Chrome is now more widely used, Firefox still has a loyal audience that makes more than 100 billion worldwide search requests annually.

11/19/2014

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Johnny Garlic’s Latest Arden Area Restaurant To Close In Last Year In Sacramento

The Fresh Choice on Howe Avenue seems to have joined that list, with workers dismantling the inside of the restaurant. They said they didn’t think anything was lined up, and by no means is this the first. Chevy’s, TGI Fridays, and Thai Cottage are three more entries on that list of restaurants to close in the Arden area.

11/12/2014

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112 Unlicensed Contractors Caught In Sting Across 7 California Cities

State officials say they have nabbed 112 unlicensed contractors as part of a sting targeting illegal home repairs in seven cities.

11/11/2014

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Revolution Wines Placed On Probation After Grape Escape ReTweet

But since the Tweet mentioned the event sponsor, Save Mart, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says the winery violated tied-house laws.

11/10/2014

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Johnny Garlic’s Closes In Sacramento 19 Months After Converting From Tex Wasabi’s

One of Guy Fieri’s restaurants unexpectedly closed its doors on Monday. The chief operating officer of Johnny Garlic’s on Arden Way in Sacramento told CBS13 the restaurant’s lease on the building is expiring, and they decided not to renew it.

11/10/2014

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Publicly Acknowledges He’s Gay

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s declaration that he’s “proud to be gay,” makes him the highest-profile business executive in the nation to publicly acknowledge his sexual orientation.

10/30/2014

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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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