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About The Bay

Mike Sugerman relaxes in an ale bath. (Heather Waldschmidt)

About The Bay: Take A Relaxing Beer Bath At Calistoga Ranch

Mike Sugerman soaks in a relaxing beer bath at Calistoga Ranch and was surprised to say it could be the cure for what “ales” you.

06/16/2014

A man holds a crack pipe. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

About The Bay: San Francisco Police Skeptical About Crack Pipe Giveaway Program

The crack epidemic is far from over, especially on the streets of San Francisco, and one group is trying to make it easier and safer for addicts to get their fix by giving away crack pipe kits.

05/27/2014

Medication bottles of prescription pills. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

About The Bay: A Personal Look At The Cost Of Health Care

KCBS and KPIX reporter Mike Sugerman had a firsthand look at the costs of health care with a recent health scare of his own, in his travels About the Bay.

04/16/2014

A US flag (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

About The Bay: A Veteran’s Silence Ends And The Spirit That Moved Him

A veteran says he’s on a mission that’s been 60 years in the making after staying silent about his near-death experience on the San Francisco Bay.

11/11/2013

A man casts his ballot on Election Day. (Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

About The Bay: Tuesday’s Low-Interest Election In San Francisco

Tuesday is Election Day around the Bay Area but in San Francisco political insiders say that only a small percentage of the electorate will turn out.

11/04/2013

A man drinks a pint of beer. (Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

About The Bay: SF Bar Serves Up All-You-Can-Drink Spelling Bee

A San Francisco bar is serving up the unusual combination of free flowing alcohol and spelling bees, and the results have been i-m-p-r-e-s-s-i-v-e.

10/07/2013

A parking control officer issues a ticket in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

About The Bay: SF Charity Work Earns Parking Ticket

A parking ticket on the windshield is not a welcome sight for any driver. But when the driver is making her way across San Francisco performing charitable acts a parking ticket can really sting.

09/30/2013

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About The Bay: How State Budget Cuts Affect Sick Workers

Cuts in the state budget have hit a lot of people hard, but they hit especially hard when you’re already hurting. If you’re sick and off work in the State of California some federal under-funding issues could have a major impact on you.

09/23/2013

A goat looks on as chickens walk through Heidi Kooy's yard which she calls the 'Itty Bitty Farm in the City' November 16, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Heidi Kooy is one of many Americans that have started to raise chickens in their urban yards to try and save money on food costs during the economic downturn and to find a safer alternative to factory farmed food. Chickens provide eggs and natural fertilizer for gardens while eating the bugs that could harm the crops. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

About The Bay: San Francisco’s Problem With Homeless Chickens

Animal lovers are squawking over what they say is the dark side of the locavore movement.

08/19/2013

Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers runs onto the field for their preseason NFL game against the Denver Broncos at Candlestick Park on August 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

About The Bay: Football Fans Lament Preseason Ticket Prices

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.

08/12/2013

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