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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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A low-income housing complex in Oakland. (CBS)

California’s Low-Income Renters Could Get Tax Rebate With Newly-Introduced Legislation

Two members of California’s State Assembly have introduced legislation that would provide tax rebates for low-income renters in California on a sliding-scale basis.

04/28/2014

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera answers questions from the media in front of the California Supreme court building March 4, 2008 in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Landlords Sued For Evicting Tenants And Re-Renting San Francisco Properties To Tourists

San Francisco’s City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed two lawsuits against landlords he believes illegally rented properties to tourists after evicting long-time tenants, two of which are disabled.

04/23/2014

Surveillance video on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisor Introduces Resolution To Improve Late-Night Transit Options

A lot of people don’t think of San Francisco as a 24-hour city, but city Supervisor Scott Wiener disagrees. The lawmaker has taken preliminary steps to improve late-night public transportation options.

04/22/2014

Christine Ponelle plays with her dogs Cholla and Puma at Bernal Heights Park (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Dominance And Dog Training Myths

We’ve all seen trainers use dominance and punishment training techniques with dogs, but Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA explains why this kind of training may be outdated.

04/14/2014

Protesters inside the Cadlillac dealership on Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco in 1964. (Phiz Mezey)

San Francisco During Civil Rights Movement: 50 Years Since Auto Row Protests

This week marks the 50th anniversary of a civil rights demonstration where hundreds of protesters were arrested at car dealerships along San Francisco’s Auto Row.

04/11/2014

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Animal Update: Dealing With Pets’ Eye Problems

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the SF SPCA talks about pets’ eye-care and how elderly animals can be treated for diseases like glaucoma that can lead to blindness.

03/31/2014

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Monday Deadline To Begin Applying For Covered California, Must Be Finished By April 15th

There’s no extension of the deadline to sign up for Covered California, but people who start their applications by Monday will have until April 15th to finish the process.

03/26/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Overdose Prompts UC Berkeley Co-Op To Go Drug Free

Next fall, UC Berkeley’s largest student cooperative will be a drug-free living space with an almost entirely new membership, the result of a massive settlement stemming from an overdose at the residence three years ago.

03/14/2014

A BART police officer at the Oakland Coliseum station on August 11, 2005. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Developing App That Will Allow Riders To Report Crime Discreetly

The smartphone app will allow riders to take a picture without sound or flash, and communicate with police if they need to in a quiet manner.

03/13/2014

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Enrollment In State’s Food Assistance Program More Than Doubled During Recession

Participation in CalFresh, California’s food assistance program, more than doubled during the economic downturn according to information coming out of the state legislative analyst’s office.

03/12/2014

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