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New law allows dogs to dine on restaurant patios
Gov. Jerry Brown -- owner of Sutter, California's 'first dog' and an adorable Welsh corgi to boot -- has signed into law a bill making it perfectly legal to bring your dog out to dinner with you.
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Wolverton: LG's new flagship G3 phone lacks pizazz
With its new flagship G3 smartphone, LG focuses on only a handful of new features, most of which are subtle improvements rather than flashy advances. And while it’s very good, it’s not at all exciting.
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Nationwide rankings for first-time homebuyers give poor marks to Richmond, Oakland
A personal finance website released a list Monday ranking the best markets for first-time homebuyers, and some Bay Area cities, including Richmond, Oakland, Vallejo and Berkeley, found themselves at or near the bottom of the list.
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Apple ramps up research and development spending
As rumors swirl about new Apple products that may be on the way, one thing is for sure: The company is doubling down on research and development. That suggests Apple has much more in store than a new version of one of its signature devices, analysts say.
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Providing water for wildlife often not a good idea
It may seem cruel, but providing water for wildlife subjects them to other dangers.
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Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges
Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”