$320 Million Earmarked For CA Drought-Relief Sitting Untapped In Government Bank AccountsWeeks after he declared a state of emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration set aside $687 million to help house farmworkers and others struggling in drought-devastated counties. Nearly half of it has not been awarded or spent.
San Leandro Homeowners Chosen For Earthquake Retrofit Funding AssistanceSan Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy, along with the City Council announced Monday that the city is one of six jurisdictions that has been chosen by the California Earthquake Authority to be included in a statewide program that will provide new funding for residential seismic retrofit work.
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.
ConsumerWatch: Beware Hidden Tax Preparation Fees & Find Free HelpBay Area taxpayer, Ray LaRance, was charged a hefty fee by California Check Cashing in Dublin to file his state and federal income taxes.
Jefferson Award Winner Tends To Needs Of South Bay's PoorShe’s been a one-woman human services agency for three decades. No task is too big or small, even though Jefferson Award winner Lilyann Brannon is now 90-years-old.
Food Stamp Applications Soar In Contra Costa CountyFood stamp applications have skyrocketed in Contra Costa and county officials report an increasing number of those dependent on the stamps are children.
Oakland Conference To Offer Tips For Seniors In Village MovementThe movement is a nationwide, neighbor-to-neighbor effort to assist seniors stay in their homes and neighborhoods.
East Bay Stand Down Wraps Up