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Anna Duckworth

Sea Lions (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Marine Mammal Center Says More Animals In Need Than Ever Before

On Tuesday we told you the story of Hoppie the sea lion pup’s rescue and rehabilitation by the Sausalito Marine Mammal Center, but the truth is the facility is on the brink of having more wayward mammals in need than ever before.

04/16/2014

Sea lion Hoppie, rescued after swimming up the San Joaquin River south of Modesto. (Credit The Marine Mammal Center)

Sea Lion Pup Rescued, Recovering At Sausalito Marine Mammal Center

10 years after an adult sea lion was rescued in Los Banos, a sea lion pup is now being rehabilitated by the Sausalito Marine Mammal Center after being rescued from the same area.

04/15/2014

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California. BART workers continue to strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart last week. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. An estimated 400,000 commuters ride BART each day. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART To Hire 3rd-Party Consultant To Review Labor Negotiation Breakdowns

Bay Area Rapid Transit says it will hire a third-party consultant to help figure out what went wrong in last year’s labor battle that included two strikes.

04/11/2014

Dog In TAILS (Transitioning Animals Into Loving Situations) are matched with minimum-security inmates are usually considered unadoptable. (Peninsula Humane Society)

Dogs Graduating From Peninsula Inmate Training Program Need Adoption

Four dogs graduated on Thursday from a special program on the peninsula that paired them with county jail inmates for training.

04/04/2014

A stream of water cuts through a dry section of Folsom Lake on March 20, 2014 in Granite Bay, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Officials Draft Plan For Doling Out Millions Of Dollars For Drought Relief

The $200 million comes from a 2006 general obligation bond, Proposition 84, approved to help regional water systems.

04/03/2014

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Airbnb To Add San Francisco Hotel Tax On Guests’ Charges

The operators of the home rental service website, Airbnb, have agreed to pay San Francisco’s 14-percent hotel tax.

04/01/2014

San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood on September 22, 2008. (CBS)

Long Before Leland Yee Arrest, San Francisco’s Chinatown Has Storied History Of Gang Activity

Author Bill Lee, who wrote an expose on San Francisco’s Chinatown, “Chinese Playground: A Memoir,” said politics has often been tied to criminal activity in the past.

03/27/2014

After Failing To Reform, Oakland PD To Fall Under Court Appointed Director

Oakland Police On Track To Hire 100 New Officers By Year’s End

The Oakland Police Department says it’s on track to hire 100 new officers by the end of the year signaling a potential turnaround for the force that has struggled with dwindling numbers for years.

03/21/2014

SEIU Local 1021 protests tax breaks for corporations at SF City Hall (photo by Anna Duckworth)

San Francisco City Workers Protest Twitter, Corporate Tax Breaks On City Hall Steps

A loud lunch-hour protest at San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday took aim at corporate tax breaks for Twitter and other tech companies.

03/19/2014

Protesters inside a McDonald's restaurant on 25th Ave. in Oakland, March 18, 2014. (CBS)

Oakland Protesters Accuse McDonald’s Of Systematically Stealing Workers’ Pay

Police ordered a group protesters at an Oakland McDonald’s restaurant to leave the premises on Tuesday when they claimed the company was withholding their overtime pay.

03/18/2014

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