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Melissa Culross

Melissa CulrossMelissaCulross_180 had intended to become a novelist but was side-lined by radio during her college years.

After graduating from Brown University with a degree in English and American literature in 1992, Melissa worked as a radio disc jockey, news anchor and traffic reporter in Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. She began working at KCBS as a production assistant just three weeks after moving to the Bay Area in late 1996. After a short few months, Melissa left KCBS to work on the air as a disc jockey for sister station KLLC (Alice@ 97.3) and later KIOI (Star 101.3). In August, 2004, she returned to KCBS as a fill-in anchor and began co-anchoring the mid-day hours with Rebecca Corral in May, 2008.

Raised in Pasadena, Melissa has studied acting and spent several years performing in San Francisco and Berkeley. She now sings, both on her own and with the cover band Sober Nixon. Melissa enjoys going to the theatre and live music shows, reading, and spending time at a good spa. She also writes a column for the monthly neighborhood newspaper, The Northside San Francisco.

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Water Conservation Efforts In Full Swing For Some Bay Area Cities

Water conservation efforts are in full force across the Bay Area. Marin County residents are being asked to cut their water usage voluntarily while one Sonoma County town is imposing mandatory reductions.

01/23/2014

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Calif. Insurance Commissioner Slams Blue Shield Rate Hike

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is taking issue with recently implemented health insurance premium increases involving tens of thousands of Blue Shield customers.

01/07/2014

Surveillance video shows the moment the front of the Chinese Consulate burst into flames as well as a van parked out front.

FBI Says Arson Suspect ‘Heard Voices’ Before SF Chinese Consulate Fire

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco on New Year’s Day, the chief of the FBI’s San Francisco office announced Monday.

01/06/2014

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Health Insurance Enrollment Through Covered California Lagging For Latinos

Officials with Covered California are concerned that relatively few Latinos in the state have enrolled even though more than half of the state’s uninsured residents are Latino.

12/25/2013

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Family Of Oakland Girl On Life Support Serves Hospital Cease And Desist Letter

The family of a girl who was declared brain dead at Children’s Hospital Oakland last week has stepped up their fight to keep her on life support.

12/17/2013

Mount Auburn Cemetary

Lawsuit Alleges East Oakland Air Too Polluted To Allow Crematorium

The Neptune Society’s plan to build a crematorium in East Oakland has raised concerns that an area already choked by poor air quality will have to contend with yet another source of pollution.

12/12/2013

A prostitute waiting for customers stands on the sidewalk late on June 6, 2011 at the Bois de Boulogne park in Paris. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

California To Allow Compensation For Prostitutes Who Are Victims Of Violent Crimes

California prostitutes who are attacked or assaulted will once again eligible for money from a state fund that compensates victims of violent crimes, a spokesman said Thursday.

12/12/2013

Suke Haan Yu Cheng (L) and her daughter Wendy Tan (R) at Cheng's U.S. citizenship swearing-in ceremony, December 3, 2013. (Melissa Culross/CBS)

100-Year-Old Fremont Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen

Suke Haan Yu Cheng came to the United States in 2004 and just this week, the 100-year-old Fremont woman became a U.S. citizen.

12/04/2013

(Covered California)

Health Insurance Enrollment Opens For Small California Businesses

California’s small businesses now can enroll for employee health care plans through the state’s insurance exchange website.

12/03/2013

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

Bay Area Representatives Ask U.S. Attorney Back Off On Medical-Marijuana Crackdown

Four California members of Congress are calling on US Attorney Melinda Haag to halt work on closing medical-marijuana dispensaries.

11/26/2013

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