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State's largest outlet mall taking shape in Livermore

Re-branded San Francisco Premium Outlets in Livermore is putting the finishing touches on a 185,000 square-foot expansion, which will add 50 upscale stores to the 130 there already. When the new stores open on Aug. 13, the mall will be the largest outlet center in California.  
Apple's new subscription music service offers excellent music recommendations, a big library of music and Siri integration, but it comes at a hard-to-swallow price.
 
 
 
REVIEWS & TIPS
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Wolverton: Virtual reality offers promise and problems

New systems like Oculus Rift can transport you to amazing virtual places, but they're costly, bulky and sometimes nausea-inducing.
 
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Oakland's Bay Wolf restaurant to close

After 40 years, owner Michael Wild and his partner Larry Goldman are closing of the iconic restaurant serving inventive seasonal dishes out of a Craftsman bungalow on Piedmont Avenue. 
SPOTLIGHT
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Giants win again — at Wi-Fi connectivity

AT&T Park claims title of most-connected stadium in baseball with hundreds of hotspots. And the team and AT&T aren't sitting still. Over the next year, they plan to increase the number of Wi-Fi hotspots by nearly a third. 
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07/04/2015 01:08 PM PDT - San Francisco, as the new tech capital, may not have the gravitas to foster companies that want to change the world.  
 
07/03/2015 07:04 PM PDT - Silicon Beach Surfers club in Manhattan Beach proves to be fertile pool for business networking  
 
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    Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

    Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
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    Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

    Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.