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Airing every Monday morning, "About the Bay" is KCBS and CBS 5 reporter Mike Sugerman's unique look at the people and places that make the Bay Area special. On air: Mondays at 6:40am, 7:40am, 8:40am and 9:40am
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About The Bay: A Personal Look At The Cost Of Health Care

April 16, 2014
Health care costs are a big political "hot potato,” But for KCBS' Mike Sugerman, those costs became very personal during a serious illness from which he has recovered. The story from his travels About the Bay.
About The Bay: A Personal Look At The Cost Of Health Care
April 16, 2014
Health care costs are a big political "hot potato,” But for KCBS' Mike Sugerman, those costs became very personal during a serious illness from which he has recovered. The story from his travels About the Bay.
About the Bay: Tuesday’s Low-Interest Election In San Francisco
November 4, 2013
Tuesday is Election Day around the Bay Area but in San Francisco very few are paying attention. KCBS’ Mike Sugerman tried during his travels About the Bay.
About The Bay: BART Strike Blues For San Francisco's Glen Park Businesses
October 21, 2013
As the BART strike continues, collateral damage can be seen in many places. During his travels About the Bay, Mike Sugerman went to one of the hardest hit neighborhoods, but found some winners, too.
About the Bay: SF Bar Serves Up a Spelling Bee, With a Twist
October 7, 2013
San Francisco has 584 bars so it can be hard to get customers to come and set a spell. One has found away, as KCBS' Mike Sugerman learns during his travels, About the Bay.
About the Bay: Charitable Woman Bemoans SF Parking Tickets
September 30, 2013
Getting a parking ticket in San Francisco isn't very hard to do. Even when you are doing good. During his travels About the Bay, KCBS' Mike Sugerman learned the story of a woman who doesn't think that's very fair.
About the Bay: San Francisco's Problem with Homeless Chickens
August 19, 2013
Animal lovers are squawking over what they say is the dark side of the locavore movement. KCBS' Mike Sugerman learns more during his travels, About the Bay.
About the Bay: Football Fans Lament Preseason Ticket Prices
August 12, 2013
There are cheers on both sides of the Bay, now that exhibition football games are underway and fans can again root on the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers in preseason action. KCBS' Mike Sugerman considers the cost during his travels, About the Bay.
Surprise! Tourists In Rental Cars Get Bill For Crossing Golden Gate Bridge When They Get Home
July 29, 2013
Most people are used to the six dollar toll on the Golden Gate Bridge. But what if you had to pay 16 dollars as you crossed? During his travels About the Bay, Mike Sugerman found some people who have been charged that much and weren't very happy to find out about it.
About The Bay: Janet Napolitano’s New Job Perks
July 22, 2013
About the Bay: Mike Sugerman reports on how Janet Napolitano will triple her previous salary as the new UC president.
About The Bay: Long-Time Ushers Become Pillars For The Coliseum
June 24, 2013
When the Oakland A's play their next home game tomorrow night you'll find two guys on the job who have been on the job since the first time the A's ever played in Oakland. Mike Sugerman has their story from his travels About the Bay.
About the Bay: The Hard Story About SF's Soft Story Buildings
June 3, 2013
Own a "soft story building" in San Francisco? Expect to be hearing from the City of San Francisco over the next few months. KCBS' Mike Sugerman explains from his travels, About the Bay.
About The Bay: Local Bagpipe Player Draws A Crowd Wherever He Plays
May 29, 2013
The talents of one Bay Area musician are much in demand for a number of events - including funerals and cultural gatherings. But as KCBS' Mike Sugerman found out during his travels About the Bay, when it's time for this player to practice, solitude is a major requirement.
About the Bay: How a Bay Area Journalist Defies the Odds
May 20, 2013
A San Francisco newspaper reporter is still on the beat at an age when most of his colleagues are just plain beat, if alive at all. KCBS' Mike Sugerman is considerably younger, but he still nabs the story from his travels, About the Bay.
About the Bay: SF Beat Cop Gets a Promotion He's Not Sure He Wants
May 13, 2013
A San Francisco cop who has spent most of his career in one of the city's toughest neighborhoods has walked his last beat there. But, not for the reasons you may think. KCBS' Mike Sugerman has his story from his travels, About the Bay.
About the Bay: Sugerman's Open Letter to Mick Jagger
May 6, 2013
The Rolling Stones are in town this week, maybe for the last time. And that's why KCBS' Mike Sugerman is ready to bury the hatchet with Mick Jagger, 32 years after the legendary rocker broke Sugerman's glasses. Sugerman reflects on that infamous encounter during his travels, About the Bay.
About the Bay: Finding A Solution To A Rampant Type Of Crime
April 22, 2013
Cellphones are a ripe target for thieves, and many are taking advantage of your inattention while using them. There's a plan to make stolen phones much less valuable, but not everyone has answered the call. KCBS' Mike Sugerman has the story from his travels About the Bay.
About the Bay: Finding a Solution to a Rampant Type of Crime
April 22, 2013
Have a cell phone? You're a target for thieves in San Francisco. KCBS' Mike Sugerman looks at what happens to the swiped devices, plus what authorities want to do about it, during his travels About the Bay.
About the Bay: As SF Marks '06 Quake Anniversary, City Makes Plans for Feeding Thousands When the Next Big One Hits
April 15, 2013
This week marks the 107th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, and San Francisco is about to announce new plans for feeding the thousands of refugees that are expected for the next big one. During his travels About the Bay, KCBS' Mike Sugerman found the literal recipe for disaster.
About the Bay: Bay Area Couples Brews Up New Twist on Coffee Business
March 25, 2013
A cup of coffee delivered to your door? During his travels About the Bay, KCBS' Mike Sugerman went along for the ride.
Premium Prices for Parts of SF Parking
March 18, 2013
Going to a Giants game this year and parking around the ballpark have something in common this season: what you pay depends on the time and on the day. KCBS' Mike Sugerman has the story from his travels, About the Bay.
About the Bay: The Generation Working Longer Than Any Before
February 25, 2013
It's not the same old story. Older Americans are living longer and have to work longer, too. But it's not turning out so easy for many people. KCBS' Mike Sugerman heard some of their stories during his travels, About the Bay.
About the Bay: Giddy-Up Into the Past
February 11, 2013
Cowboys? In the Bay Area? Yep. And they were called upon last week to save the day. During his travels About the Bay, KCBS' Mike Sugerman corralled a few to find out their stories.
About the Bay: One of SF's Loudest Attractions Marks a Milestone
January 21, 2013
San Francisco's Pier 39 sea lions celebrate an anniversary this week and it's hard to imagine they have been barking along the waterfront for more than two decades. The story from KCBS's Mike Sugerman during his travels, About the Bay.
About the Bay: Smartphone App Connects People Who Have a Spare Seat, Need a Ride
January 14, 2013
KCBS' Mike Sugerman was willing to give some folks a lift during his travels, About the Bay.
About the Bay: Yoga's Rising Popularity, Even Among People Who Can't See
January 7, 2013
The strain of urban living is tough for most of us. If you're blind, it multiplies. Yoga can help, and in the U.S. there aren't many, if any, classes like the one KCBS' Mike Sugerman found during his travels, About the Bay.