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Access

Muni Bus

Converted Bus To Begin Service As San Francisco Homeless Shower Station In May

The startup has planned for about a year to transform old city buses into hygiene and sanitation centers for the city’s homeless population because there are only about a dozen permanent shower stalls available in San Francisco

03/24/2014

Food Bank

New Report Shows Hunger A Real Issue In San Francisco

The findings from the San Francisco Food Security Task Force show that one in four San Franciscans are at risk of missing meals and going hungry.

11/21/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Recycled Email Accounts Posing Privacy Problem

Yahoo is giving away email addresses that have gone unused for at least 12 months. This poses security problems when sensitive information intended for the original user is sent to the addresses.

11/13/2013

Protesters interrupt meeting inside Oakland City Council chambers, January 25, 2012. (CBS)

Oakland Considering Limiting Access To City Council Meetings

City council members have been routinely shouted down at some recent gatherings, and now Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana and other officials are calling for a new balance between an open government and an efficient one.

09/28/2012

A man pushes shopping carts outside of a Walmart store. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Walmart Sued In SF Court Over Wheelchair Access To Self-Checkout

Two East Bay wheelchair users and a disability service organization sued Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday for allegedly failing to provide accessible point-of-service machines.

07/25/2012

A man uses two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

San Jose Hopes To Soon Feature Fastest Free WiFi In US

San Jose is beefing up its free downtown Wi-Fi network in the hopes that speeds will soon be the fastest in the U.S. San Jose was among the first large cities to implement free wireless internet access to anyone downtown in 2004. Now that network is being rebooted.

01/17/2012

BART train, station

Wheelchair Access Issues Remain Despite $2M Ramp At Lafayette BART

The recent construction of a wheelchair ramp at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station cost $2 million, but some parts of the station remain inaccessible.

10/04/2011