Pushing gift cards into the mainstream
A relentless focus, a strong work ethic and a drive to innovate have bolstered Talbott Roche as she helped transform Blackhawk Network into a worldwide network for prepaid cards with $1.24 billion in yearly revenue.
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Shareholders approve Safeway's $9.2 billion sale to Albertsons
About 96 percent of the outstanding shares of Safeway were voted in favor of the merger at a meeting at Safeway's headquarters in Pleasanton.
Use of illicit drugs becomes part of Silicon Valley's work culture
With a tech boom lubricated by VC cash, a startup culture cranked up by fiercely competitive VPs and adrenaline-driven coders, and a corporate model that encourages stressed-out managers to look the other way, illicit drugs and black-market painkillers have become part of the landscape here in the world's fountain of tech.
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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Today's Music Picks: Arcade Fire supports 'Reflektor' at Shoreline
Also, Journey, Steve Miller Band, Tower of Power perform at Concord Pavilion.
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Why Bradley Cooper pulled shift at Burger King
Actor was preparing for “Adam Jones” role in London.