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The check engine light — that enigmatic indicator that can signal anything from a loose gas cap or old spark plugs, to a worn out catalytic converter …

July Fourth Events

<i>All events are on Thursday unless otherwise noted. Fireworks over San Francisco Bay begin at 9:30 p.m. in two locations, near the Marina Green and off Fisherman's Wharf near Pier 39.</i><p>Berkeley Marina July 4th<p>Live music, arts and crafts, a children's play area, pony rides, food. Noon-10 p.m. Free. …

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Restaurant workers' killings called a mistake

Family members of a man accused of killing two workers at an Oakland restaurant said Wednesday that the case amounted to a tragic mistake, with the suspect opening fire while believing he was defending himself and a friend from street toughs who had come into the business to make trouble.<p>Jamaine …

Crime

Plan your trip around outdoor adventures

When you come to the San Francisco Bay Area, you will discover one of the greatest regions for outdoor recreation in America.<p>No matter what you love, the reality is this: Many paths, one truth.<p>What sets you free? Hike, bike, fish, boat, wildlife watch or explore. It's all here, often with …

Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Independence Day.

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

NFL.com Fantasy guru Michael Fabiano discusses the Raiders 2013 Fantasy Outlook. http://bit.ly/1aE6oE2

Are vitamins a scam?

New research suggests they’re taking a toll on our wallets — and possibly our long-term health<p>If you're like roughly half of your fellow Americans, you probably popped a multi this morning. As the slightly acrid taste lingered on your tongue, you felt good knowing that something so quick and easy …

Mobile Travel App WorldMate Now Makes Checking In To Flights A Snap

If you are a frequent flyer, you have probably developed some kind of strategy to make checking in to your flights while on the go somewhat bearable. But mobile travel app Worldmate, which was acquired by Carlson Wagonlit Travel last year, now makes it a snap to check in to your flights in a few …

AT&T updates privacy policy, may begin sharing anonymous user data

In an update on its <i>Public Policy Blog</i>, AT&T disclosed that it may begin selling anonymous user data to retailers and marketers, with the end goal being "to deliver more relevant advertising to... customers." The carrier is far from the first to sell aggregate information -- here's looking at you, …

When it comes to buying shoes, never sacrifice fit and comfort and always invest in quality. Check out this guide on men's footwear you can add to your collection.

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

James Gandolfini funeral: Family and friends share memories

At a funeral service Thursday morning at<p>Manhattan’s Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine,James Gandolfiniwas memorialized by friends and family as a man whose considerable talents were exceeded by his kindness and generosity.<p>The actor, who earned three Emmys for his role as New Jersey mob boss …

James Gandolfini

Save Money and Shop Smart: Know the Style Pyramid | The Art of Manliness

Let’s just be honest: style, for men, is a hard thing to grasp. It’s especially hard when buying new clothes. We always forget our sizes, we don’t …

Junk Food Banned From Schools, But Will It Help Fight Obesity?

<b>More Food Policy</b><p>Junk food has gotten a lot of press recently. The USDA just implemented a ban on selling junk foods in schools, including from cafeterias and vending machines. The ban was a provision of the politically popular 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which also included improved …

Immigration Reform Bill Is A Multi-Billion Dollar Bonanza For Defense Contractors

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, a massive bill that overhauls American immigration policy –and offers a bonanza of cash for the defense industry.<p>The bill –which must still be approved by the House and signed by the …

Parents aren’t relying on iPads and smartphones to babysit their kids

Those poor parents who thought the digital age would usher in an era of spotless playrooms and always-occupied kids.<p>It turns out 70% of parents say that technology (pdf, 4) actually does not make their job easier, according to new research from Northwestern University. Toys, activities and books …

Babysitting

How three designers are teaching toddlers to code

Most parents will recall the moment when their kids master a ‘first’ with pride: their first steps, their first sentence. And these days, their first website.<p>Confident that toddlers can learn to code, three female entrepreneurs have developed a website and interactive book called My First Website. …

The Sony vs. Microsoft price war is a side-show to the death of console gaming itself

It’s a tough time to be a hard-core gamer. Veterans of the gaming industry are declaring that we are in the midst of the death of “console gaming” itself—i.e. the end of those set-top boxes made by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo that have long been the staples of video gaming. Sales of video games …

Gaming

Siri's Going Through Puberty, but Not Fast Enough

Apple's Siri is coming of age. No, there are no signs of pop music addiction, menstruation or mood swings, but this week we saw some other strong …

Motion gaming forfeit: PlayStation Camera isn't bundled with the PS4, and that's a big problem

Sony sacrifices a peripheral for price, cedes motion gaming to the Kinect<p>"Do you have any 'PlayStation Eye' games upstairs?"<p>"PlayStation what?"<p>"PlayStation Eye."<p>"The camera?"<p>"Yeah, the camera."<p>"I think there's a tech demo."<p>It's not entirely her fault the PR rep doesn't know what I'm talking about. …

Congrats to Buster Posey for winning the NL Player of the Week award. In 6 games last week, Posey hit .500 with 4 HRs and 6 RBI

Was your commute affected by the BART strike?

Nike LeBron James Championship Pack

Celebrating LeBron James’ second straight NBA championship, Nike has unveiled a limited edition<p>Celebrating LeBron James‘ second straight NBA championship, Nike has unveiled a limited edition Championship pack. Consisting of two footwear models, the LeBron X PS Elite and the LeBron X Low, as well as …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley12 hours …

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