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Transgender People Facing Hurdles When ID’s Don’t Match Identities

Inaccurate or mismatched ID’s are “an enormous issue for transgender people,” according to Sasha Buchert of the Transgender Law Center.

10/01/2014

Lake Oroville, California -- 2011 on the left, and September, 2014 on the right (Credit Paul Hames and Kelly Grow, California Dept. of Water Resources)

California Officially Enters 4th Year Of Drought With Worst Water Situation In History

Wildfires, countless acres of decimated farmland, at least a dozen communities running out of water within days, and massive fish kills are just the beginning, as the short-term climate shows no signs of a return of moisture.

09/30/2014

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Subscribers Warned Of Massive ‘Renewal’ Bills From Third Party Companies

Consumer advocates are advising newspaper and magazine subscribers to disregard official-looking renewal notices from unauthorized billing companies. The third-party companies usually charge well above the publisher’s regular price for a subscription renewal.

09/29/2014

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bay Area Southwest Jets To Begin Using Sustainable Fuel From Twigs, Bark, Wood

The idea of your jet fuel coming from sawdust, twigs, bark, and wood biomass might seem odd, but Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has always done things a bit differently, and Wednesday announced that starting in 2016, jets flying from San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland would begin using a sustainable, low-carbon biofuel in addition to regular fuel.

09/25/2014

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus Only Costs $15.50 More Than ‘6’ To Make, Despite $100 Price Difference For Consumers

Apple’s largest iPhone is selling for $100 more than its other new model, but a new report says it costs Apple only $15.50 more to make the more expensive version.

09/23/2014

A used car dealership in Antioch. (CBS)

Used Car Prices Set To Drop As Leased Vehicles Predicted To Flood Market

Consumers in the market for a used car might want to hold off for a few months as prices are dropping.

09/22/2014

Ingrid Robinson (CBS)

Bay Area Woman Exposes Massive Fraud At Investment Firm, Leading To Conviction Of Company Execs

A Bay Area woman is getting credit for taking down an investment company that scammed thousands of investors out of millions of dollars.

09/22/2014

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Despite Free Parking, San Francisco Meters Continue Collecting On Sundays

San Francisco may be raking in profits from parking meters when parking is supposed to be free.

09/21/2014

Jeep Grand Cherokee (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chrysler Recalls Jeep Grand Cherokees, Dodge Durangos For Faulty Fuel Pumps

Chrysler is recalling nearly 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall.

09/20/2014

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Advocates Sue State Over Massive Medi-Cal Backlog, Low-Income Residents Waiting Months

Advocates have filed suit against the state, saying hundreds of thousands of low-income Californians are being denied medical care because of a huge backlog of Medi-Cal applications.

09/19/2014

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