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Honda Recalls Nearly 25,000 Odyssey Minivans

Honda is recalling 24,889 Odyssey minivans from the 2014 model year because their side air bags may not deploy during a crash.

05/01/2014

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Calif. Foreclosure Starts Rise In 2014

A research firm says California home foreclosure starts increased from January through March after plunging to an eight-year low in the previous quarter.

04/22/2014

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The Eatery In West Sacramento Closes Its Doors

Owners posted a message on the restaurant’s facebook page on Tuesday which reads, “Due to ongoing battles with the Board of Equalization and our landlord we can no longer stay in business.”

04/22/2014

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Survey: U.S. Gas Prices Jump 9 Cents Per Gallon In Last 2 Weeks

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average U.S. price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks.

04/20/2014

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Study: Golf Clubs Can Spark Wildfires

Hitting a rock or other obstacle with a titanium-coated club creates sparks that could ignite dry underbrush.

03/20/2014

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California Pushes To Finish Driverless Car Rules

DMV considering how to regulate cars that rely on computers to do the driving.

03/11/2014

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Calif. Lawmaker Looks To Regulate, Track Information On Pot Industry

The bill introduced by state Sen. Lou Correa marks a milestone not only because it would provide significant state oversight of the multi-billion dollar industry for the first time, but because it is likely to get serious consideration in Sacramento after years of inaction.

03/09/2014

Customers gas up their car at a Costco Wholesale Corp,. which is still open ,after several Costco gas station in the Southland ran out of gas on October 5, 2012 in Burbank, California. Rationing supplies by state's oil refineries and sharp rise in gas prices forced some gas stations to temporarily close. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gas Prices Increasing, But Remain Lower Than Same Period In Previous 3 Years

Drivers, here’s the bad news: You’ll be paying more for gasoline in the coming weeks. The good news: You’ll likely pay less than last year. Or the year before, or the year before that.

02/14/2014

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California Gas Prices Fall 8 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

The average U.S. price of gasoline has dipped 3.5 cents a gallon in the past two weeks and prices in California have fallen nearly 8 cents in the same time period.

01/26/2014

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Opinions Mixed Over BevMo!’s Move Into Midtown Sacramento

BevMo! wants to open up in a popular midtown spot. But the move has some longtime residents and business owners concerned it’s a clash with their culture.

11/29/2013

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Judge Set To Sentence Convicted Serial Killer Joseph Naso

Joseph Naso, the 79-year-old former photographer convicted of the decades-old killings of four women in Northern California, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.

11/22/2013

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Lipstick At Sephora Named Celebutard Prompts Outrage, Company Recall

The name of this lipstick is Celebutard. After considerable backlash, Sephora has promised to pull the product and apologized. But tonight, I went to a local Sephora and found it’s still on the shelves.

11/08/2013

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Neiman Marcus: The Christmas Book 2012

The 2012 Christmas Book was unveiled today by luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas.

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.

The Volkswagen E-Bugster is displayed during the press preview for the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit Michigan, January 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Geoff Robins (credit: GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

2012 North American Car Show

The 2012 North American International Auto Show is under way in Detroit. Here is a look at some of the new cars expected to hit showrooms this year.

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Cheaper In 2012

Who knows if the economy will improve in 2012? But there is some bright money news. Some things will cost less this year. DealNews.com put together a list of ten items that will likely be cheaper in 2012.

Dog-napping has risen sharply in the 2011, according to the American Kennel Club.  TIMEMoneyland says smaller, valuable dog breeds are being stolen because they're easier to steal.

5 Weird Items Being Stolen During Recession

With the down economy and the rising value of some goods (and creatures), thieves are targeting some odd items to sell for a quick buck. Here is a list of the top 5 Weird Things People Are Stealing from TIME/Moneyland.

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.

Poppin' Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper by Hasbro's Playskool, $29.99: A colorful elephant that can launch plastic balls and plays music. (credit: toysrus.com/hottoys)

2011 Hot Holiday Toys by Toys R Us

Every year, toy makers and sellers hope there will be a runaway hit toy to help spur excitement around the holidays and boost sales. Toys R Us is betting that 15 toys ranging from a flying, inflatable remote-control fish to tiny collectible monsters will be big hits this season.

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