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Tesla idles Fremont production line for Model X upgrade

Tesla Motors shut down its production line Monday as part of a long-scheduled plan to retool the factory to increase production of the Model S sedan and prepare for the introduction of the Model X crossover SUV.  
Ellie Mae, a mortgage software company, has struck a deal to lease 106,000 square feet in Pleasanton, in a major expansion of their headquarters operations and could accommodate hundreds of additional workers, according to a new regulatory filing on Monday.  
 
 
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Wolverton: Pay-as-you-go plans harder to find in smartphone era

In the feature phone era, pay-as-you-go wireless service was popular with seniors and low-income consumers; but with smartphones becoming more popular, such plans are harder to find, pushing such customers into more costly monthly plans. 
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Bay Area home prices largely recover pre-crash peaks

Prices are up, but sales are still lagging across much of the Bay Area  
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Searchable database: 2013 compensation of Bay Area's top CEOs

Searchable database of what the Bay Area's highest-paid CEOs made in compensation in 2013. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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07/21/2014 05:29 PM PDT - Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs.
 
 
07/21/2014 05:09 PM PDT - Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce as part of a push to become more efficient while it fights a hostile takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals.  
 
 
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
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'Fargo' gets a second season on FX

BEVERLY HILLSAw jeez, we just can't get enough of "Fargo."FX president John Landgraf announced on Monday that the cable network is going forward with a second installment of the quirky miniseries. 
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Movie, TV legend James Garner dies at 86

Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said.