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Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation

$320 Million Earmarked For CA Drought-Relief Sitting Untapped In Government Bank Accounts

Weeks 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.

06/09/2015

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San Leandro Homeowners Chosen For Earthquake Retrofit Funding Assistance

San 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.

12/23/2014

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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.

03/12/2014

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ConsumerWatch: Beware Hidden Tax Preparation Fees & Find Free Help

Bay Area taxpayer, Ray LaRance, was charged a hefty fee by California Check Cashing in Dublin to file his state and federal income taxes.

03/24/2013

Jefferson Award Winner Lilyann Brannon (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Tends To Needs Of South Bay’s Poor

She’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.

03/14/2012

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Food Stamp Applications Soar In Contra Costa County

Food stamp applications have skyrocketed in Contra Costa and county officials report an increasing number of those dependent on the stamps are children.

11/01/2011

A person walking with a cane. (AP)

Oakland Conference To Offer Tips For Seniors In Village Movement

The movement is a nationwide, neighbor-to-neighbor effort to assist seniors stay in their homes and neighborhoods.

10/23/2011

East Bay Stand Down Wraps Up

PLEASANTON, Calif. (KCBS) _ The East Bay Stand Down wrapped up on Sunday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

08/08/2010