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  • Lefty ODouls owner Nick Bovis helped Santa make an early stop at an elementary school in San Franciscos Tenderloin.
  • Lefty O'Doul's owner Nick Bovis helped Santa make an early stop at an elementary school in San Francisco's Tenderloin.
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tenderloin, children, christmas, santa claus, education, vic lee
  • New York man shocks his fiancee with childhood teddy bear named Whitey.
  • A New York man shocked his fiancée this Christmas with a surprising, sentimental gift -- her childhood teddy bear.
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viral video, youtube, christmas, watercooler
  • A package from the Obamas is once again on the way to its intended recipient after it was sent to a stranger by mistake.
  • A package from the Obamas is once again on the way to its intended recipient after it was sent to a stranger by mistake.
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christmas, holiday, USPS, barack obama, michelle obama, national/world
  • A man dressed in hoodie asking people for help ended up giving away 50 letters containing $1,000.
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christmas, homeless, news
  • A man dressed in a hoodie asking people for help ended up giving away 50 letters containing $1,000.
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christmas, homeless, national/world
  • Two Santa Rosa men have been arrested in connection with a Christmas Eve robbery outside the Graton Resort and Casino.
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santa rosa, rohnert park, crime, violence, christmas, north bay news
  • feet on scale
  • Going on a diet after the holidays is apparently not on the agenda for a lot of Americans.
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food, diets, holiday, christmas, fitness, health
  • Random acts of kindess from 2013
  • Sometimes even the smallest gesture can make a huge difference in a stranger's life.
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children, coffee, christmas, parenting, crime, food, starbucks, bill gates, watercooler
  • FILE - This Jan. 3, 2012 file photo shows the Starbucks Coffee logo in Mountain View, Calif. Starbucks Corp. is pushing beyond coffee with the opening of its first Evolution Fresh Inc. juice store, the company said Monday, March 19, 2012.
  • Hundreds of Starbucks customers were inspired to "pay it forward" and pick up the tab for strangers over the Christmas holiday.
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starbucks, christmas, holiday, business
  • shopping mall sale
  • The concern is whether Dec. 26 sales have lost their impact when retailers did so much discounting in the final days before Christmas.
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christmas, holiday, shopping, internet, retail, business
  • shopping mall sale
  • Thursday was a crucial day for retailers to see whether consumers are willing to spend money after Christmas.
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christmas, holiday, shopping, internet, retail, business, david louie
  • Instead of returning unwanted gifts, some of us may choose to re-gift them. Here's how to re-gift like a pro.
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christmas, holiday, watercooler
  • UPS, FedEx working through delivery backlog
  • Christmas cheer has turned into Christmas jeers after a lot of disappointed online shoppers were without their presents.
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UPS, amazon, holiday, christmas, internet, shopping, news
  • UPS, FedEx working through delivery backlog
  • Christmas cheer has turned into Christmas jeers after a lot of disappointed online shoppers were without their presents.
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UPS, amazon, holiday, christmas, internet, shopping, business
  • Sale sign
  • The after-Christmas sales start today and the deals are expected to be good.
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christmas, holiday, shopping, internet, macy's, news
  • Drunk-driving arrests are up in Santa Clara County this holiday season.
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san mateo county, santa clara county, crime, DUI, driving, holiday, christmas, south bay news
  • FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2013 file photo, package handler Chris Addison arranges packages before loading a delivery truck at a FedEx sorting facility in Kansas City, Mo.
  • UPS and FedEx have hired extra workers to help with a backlog of parcels that were supposed to be delivered by Christmas.
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UPS, amazon, holiday, christmas, internet, shopping, news
  • FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2013 file photo, package handler Chris Addison arranges packages before loading a delivery truck at a FedEx sorting facility in Kansas City, Mo.
  • UPS and FedEx are resuming regular shipping this morning after failing to deliver thousands of packages in time for Christmas.
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UPS, amazon, holiday, christmas, internet, shopping, news
  • Deputies investigating murder-suicide in San Lorenzo
  • Police are investigating a murder-suicide at a home on Via Amigos in San Lorenzo Wednesday morning.
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crime, violence, murder, christmas, san lorenzo, east bay news
  • A San Francisco fire truck rolled through the Tenderloin on Christmas morning, surprising children with toys.
  • A San Francisco fire truck rolled through the Tenderloin on Christmas morning, surprising children with toys.
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tenderloin, children, christmas, sffd, news
  • A San Francisco fire truck rolled through the Tenderloin on Christmas morning, surprising children with toys.
  • A San Francisco fire truck rolled through the Tenderloin on Christmas morning, surprising children with toys.
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tenderloin, children, christmas, sffd, san francisco news
  • It was the perfect Christmas gift -- a San Jose family with a healthy baby boy, born early Christmas morning.
  • It was the perfect Christmas gift -- a San Jose family with a healthy baby boy, born early Christmas morning.
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children, christmas, san jose, south bay news, jonathan bloom
  • It was the perfect Christmas gift -- a San Jose family with a healthy baby boy, born early Christmas morning.
  • It was the perfect Christmas gift -- a San Jose family with a healthy baby boy, born early Christmas morning.
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children, christmas, san jose, news
  • Christmas in Richmond
  • Plenty of elves showed-up in Richmond Christmas Day to help a mother and her family give gifts to the needy.
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richmond, charities, food, holiday, christmas, foreclosures, news
  • Christmas in Richmond
  • Plenty of elves showed-up in Richmond Christmas Day to help a mother and her family give gifts to the needy.
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richmond, charities, food, holiday, christmas, foreclosures, east bay news
  • A terminally ill girl who received support from thousands of Christmas carolers over the weekend died early Christmas Day.
  • A terminally ill girl who received support from thousands of Christmas carolers over the weekend died early Christmas Day.
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children, cancer, christmas, music, national/world
  • A UPS truck parked at a depot in south London, Friday, June 17, 2011. U.S.-based shipping firm UPS has been ordered to stop moving air cargo through some of its U.K. facilities because of security flaws, the British government said Friday
  • This year UPS is taking heat for missing the Christmas deadline for shipping thousands of packages from coast to coast.
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UPS, holiday, christmas, internet, shopping, san francisco news
  • Lefty ODouls Last Minute toy drive received thousands of toys for less fortunate children throughout the city in time for Christmas.
  • Lefty O'Doul's "Last Minute" toy drive received thousands of toys for less fortunate children throughout the city in time for Christmas.
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children, shopping, holiday, charities, christmas, union square, san francisco news
  • Deputies investigating murder-suicide in San Lorenzo
  • Police are investigating a murder-suicide at a home on Via Amigos in San Lorenzo Wednesday morning.
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crime, violence, murder, christmas, san lorenzo, news
  • UPS truck
  • This year UPS is taking heat for missing the Christmas deadline for shipping thousands of packages from coast to coast.
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UPS, christmas, holiday, internet, shopping, news
  • Union City family gets gifts for Christmas from firefighters after their house burned down
  • Victims of a devastating house fire in Union City got some holiday cheer, thanks to an outpouring of help from their community.
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union city, fire, christmas, children, news
  • Union City family gets gifts for Christmas from firefighters after their house burned down
  • Victims of a devastating house fire in Union City got some holiday cheer, thanks to an outpouring of help from their community.
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union city, fire, christmas, children, east bay news, lisa amin gulezian
  • A massive toy drive is being held at San Franciscos Lefty ODouls restaurant Tuesday to help children in need for the holiday.
  • A massive toy drive is being held at SF's Lefty O'Doul's restaurant through Christmas to help children in need for the holiday.
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children, shopping, holiday, charities, christmas, union square, san francisco news
  • Christmas in Richmond
  • This year a mother is working very hard to have enough toys for her charity called "Christmas in Richmond" for needy families.
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richmond, christmas, charities, food, homeless, children, news
  • Christmas in Richmond
  • This year a mother is working very hard to have enough toys for her charity called "Christmas in Richmond" for needy families.
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richmond, charities, food, holiday, christmas, foreclosures, east bay news, wayne freedman
  • A thief nearly ruined Christmas for a San Ramon family after stealing their car filled with unwrapped presents in Anaheim.
  • A thief nearly ruined Christmas for a San Ramon family after stealing their car filled with unwrapped presents in Anaheim.
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christmas, crime, san ramon, southern california, disneyland, california news, eileen frere
  • Judge ruling in Jahi McMaths case
  • Tuesday a judge ruled 13-year-old Jahi McMath is brain dead after an independent neurologist tested the girl Monday night.
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oakland, children's hospital oakland, lucile packard children's hospital, stanford university, child death, children, christmas, news
  • holiday-themed Rube Goldberg machine
  • A company created a Rube Goldberg machine that utilized classic kids' toys to send a holiday message.
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viral video, youtube, christmas, watercooler
  • On the last shopping day before Christmas, retailers are offering big discounts to try to make up for a less than stellar sales season.
  • On the last shopping day before Christmas, retailers are offering big discounts to try to make up for a less than stellar sales season.
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shopping, christmas, business
  • Smartphone camera
  • Consumer Reports has partnered exclusively with 7 On Your Side to reveal this season's top smartphone picks.
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consumer reports, iphone, android, cellphone, holiday, christmas, shopping, smartphones, consumer news
  • Here are some photos of people getting into the holiday spirit throughout the Bay Area!
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christmas, holiday, watercooler
  • Happy Holidays Domino (With 2,000 iPhone 5S)
  • For most people, dropping or knocking over your phone is a scary moment.
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viral video, youtube, iphone, smartphones, holiday, christmas, watercooler
  • Chris Petrossian
  • A central California town rallied to help a soldier in Afghanistan after Christmas presents he shipped home as a surprise were stolen.
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soldiers, christmas, crime, california news
  • Holiday shoppers
  • It's not just another Monday for Christmas shoppers -- the last-minute blitz has many dubbing it "Manic Monday."
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christmas, holiday, shopping, internet, business
  • The Mize family of San Rafael will compete against other families on The Great Christmas Light Fight.
  • The Mize family of San Rafael will compete against other families on "The Great Christmas Light Fight."
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ABC, san rafael, christmas, holiday, television, entertainment
  • Eight-year-old Delaney Brown gives two thumbs up to the carolers that gathered outside her home in Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy Team Laney Facebook page)
  • Thousands fulfilled the wish of a terminally ill girl in Pennsylvania by gathering outside her home for a huge holiday sing-along.
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children, cancer, christmas, music, national/world
  • Eight-year-old Delaney Brown gives two thumbs up to the carolers that gathered outside her home in Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy Team Laney Facebook page)
  • Thousands fulfilled the wish of a terminally ill girl in Pennsylvania by gathering outside her home for a huge holiday sing-along.
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children, cancer, christmas, music, news
  • Lefty ODouls owner Nick Bovis helped Santa make an early stop at an elementary school in San Franciscos Tenderloin.
  • Lefty O?Douls owner Nick Bovis helped Santa make an early stop at an elementary school in San Francisco?s Tenderloin.
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tenderloin, children, christmas, santa claus, news
  • Pastor has 111 Christmas trees in his house
  • One Missouri pastor really knows how to decorate a tree -- and he's had a lot of practice.
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christmas, holiday, watercooler
  • Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose has started giving out more than 3,000 food boxes to families in need, but they still need toys for kids.
  • This morning a San Jose charity will begin giving away thousands of toys to needy children for Christmas.
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charities, holiday, christmas, children, san jose, news