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Soda vending machine (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Experts: Soda Tax Would Compel Behavior Changes In Low–Income Neighborhoods

Health experts addressed San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this week to say a soda tax would compel changes in behavior in low-income neighborhoods and minority communities.

05/23/2014

Image from Caltrans video on 280 segment closure. (Caltrans)

Portion Of Interstate 280 In San Francisco To Be Closed For Repairs Over Memorial Day Weekend

This is the first of a series of closures of southbound 280 this year over holiday weekends, as Caltrans works to repair four broken hinges.

05/21/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Bulk Of Gov. Brown’s Revised State Budget Would Go Towards Medi-Cal

California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget on Tuesday, which is $1 billion more than the original he submitted in January. The majority of the funds would go to health-care costs for the poor.

05/13/2014

A boarded up home is seen on April 6, 2011 in Richmond, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Study Looks At Underwater Mortgage Problem, Supports Richmond’s Eminent Domain Plan

The report, titled “Underwater America: How the So-Called Housing ‘Recovery’ is Bypassing Many American Communities” is a first-of-its-kind look at the magnitude of the underwater mortgage issue.

05/08/2014

California Condor

First Bird Admitted To Oakland Zoo’s New Condor Recovery Center

For the first time ever a California condor is being cared for at a new Oakland Zoo recovery center. The facility makes it possible for Northern California to take part in saving this endangered species.

05/06/2014

Tensions ran high at a town hall meeting held by police chief Greg Suhr after a fatal officer involved shooting in SF's Bernal Heights neighborhood. (CBS)

San Francisco Police Report Significant Drop In Murder Rate So Far For 2014

San Francisco police reported a significantly lower murder rate for the first third of this year compared to the same period in previous years.

05/02/2014

A catamaran boat outfitted with a 40 foot tall rigid WingSail has been sailing Bay Area ferry routes to test the novel idea of using wind assistance to help propel ferry vessels of the future - reducing fuel use and air pollution.

Prototype Wind-Powered Ferry Technology Could Lead To Greener SF Bay Transportation

A prototype wind-powered ferry boat being developed on the San Francisco Bay could eventually lead to bay transportation that uses less fuel and produces fewer greenhouse gases.

05/01/2014

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

White House Tackles Growing Problem Of Sexual Assaults On College Campuses

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Abuse was established earlier this year by President Obama and has issued guidelines aimed at preventing sexual assaults on college campuses.

04/30/2014

Mario Floyd, Stephon Lee (Oakland Police Dept.)

Police: Popular Oakland Dog Walker Murdered After Recording Video Of Suspected Gang Members

Two suspected gang members have been arrested on suspicion of murder for the fatal shooting last summer of a popular Oakland dog walker, police announced Thursday.

04/24/2014

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feds Probe How UC Berkeley, Other Colleges Handle Reports Of Sexual Assaults

UC Berkeley is among more than 50 colleges being investigated for how they handle reports of sexual assaults on their campuses.

04/23/2014

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