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  • Minimalist movement gains popularity as people find happiness living with less
  • Could happiness be as simple as living with less? There's a growing minimalist movement and it might be right for you.
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  • Looking to simplify? Here are a few Bay Area non-profits accepting donations.
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  • So, how can you minimize your life? Ryan Nicodemus and Josh Millburn offered have a couple suggestions.
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  • San Francisco's beloved Exploratorium is celebrating one year at its new home at Pier 15 on the city's waterfront.
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  • Workers shuck oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company
  • A Marin County oyster farm appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to allow to it to continue operating at Point Reyes National Seashore.
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  • On April 17, San Franciscos Exploratorium will celebrate one full year at its new building on the citys waterfront.
  • On April 17, San Francisco's Exploratorium will celebrate one full year at its new building on the city's waterfront.
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  • San Francisco Exploratorium employee.
  • San Francisco's Exploratorium is pushing its mission of hands-on learning beyond its own walls.
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  • The Exploratorium is working with a local school district on a pioneering program that combines language and science.
  • The Exploratorium is working with a local school district on a pioneering program that combines language and science.
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  • Gustin jeans
  • In the city where Levi's created a denim revolution, a San Francisco start-up is hoping to change the way people buy jeans, one pair at a time.
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  • Navys newest warship, the USS America.
  • One of the Navy's new warships will officially join the fleet during a ceremony at SF's Fleet Week. It's a story you'll see only on ABC7.
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  • Livermore High Schools Shooting Stars cheerleading team
  • A cheerleading team made up of special education students has captured the hearts of Livermore High School and their community.
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  • Lake Tahoe.
  • The delicate balancing act over the future of Lake Tahoe is expected to play out in a court room later this month.
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  • A conservation organization called The Nature Conservancy has come up with an innovative way to make water go farther.
  • A conservation organization has come up with an innovative way to make water go farther in California.
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  • Asian Art Museum yoga exhibit statue
  • The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco's new exhibit explores the history of yoga, the centuries old fusion of mind, body, and soul.
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  • Paul Revere Williams designed home.
  • In honor of Black History Month, ABC7 News turns its attention to architect Paul Revere Williams.
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  • Scientists go out on the bay about 20 times a year to take careful measurements about what is happening to the water chemistry.
  • Scientists go out on the bay about 20 times a year to take careful measurements about what is happening to the water chemistry.
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  • Every year bears hibernate under houses all around Lake Tahoe.
  • Every year bears hibernate under houses all around Lake Tahoe.
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  • The Willits News photographer Steve Eberhard
  • A photographer arrested at the site of a controversial freeway construction project has filed a civil claim against Caltrans and the CHP.
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  • Ken Martin and Robert Shea.
  • Two men are joining forces for a big humanitarian bike ride in South Africa to help young people with HIV and AIDS.
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  • Workers shuck oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company
  • There was a victory Monday for the Drakes Bay Oyster Farm in its battle against the federal government to stay open.
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  • California Academy of Sciences
  • The California Academy of Sciences has teamed up with the Khan Academy to teach scientific lessons online.
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  • Stevia First Corporation sign
  • A private company that's hoping to revolutionize the sweetener industry is about to bring large scale stevia production to California.
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  • An Olympia oyster
  • Carbon in the atmosphere is falling into the oceans, increasing acid levels, and impacting shellfish.
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  • Rosetta in space on a comet
  • For the first time, humans will try to land a robotic spacecraft on a comet. An Exploratorium scientist explains the mission.
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  • Lake Tahoe skiing
  • Even though the snowfall has been really low in the Sierra, there is often a blizzard at some Lake Tahoe ski resorts.
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  • Workers shuck oysters at Drakes Bay Oyster Company
  • An oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore today lost another round in its fight to stay open.
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