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Parents who said their children have been harassed repeatedly pack a school board meeting in Vallejo on January 9, 2013. (CBS)

Frustrated Parents Confront Vallejo School Board Over Bullying

Angry parents seized control of a school board meeting in Vallejo Wednesday night, saying their children have been bullied and neither the schools nor the district are responding to their complaints.


Hogan Middle School in Vallejo. (CBS)

More Vallejo Parents Say School District Not Responding To Bullying

Two 10-year-old girls who attend a Vallejo elementary school told CBS 5 they are constantly being sexually harassed, and their school isn’t doing anything about it. Now we’re hearing from victims of bullies at a middle school in the same district.


Cooper Elementary School in Vallejo. (CBS)

Vallejo Students Accuse School Of Ignoring Bullying Complaints

Two fifth graders at a Bay Area school told CBS 5 they are suffering from constant bullying. They accuse the school of sweeping their complaints under the rug.



Researchers Help Bay Area Firefighters Battle Hotter House Fires

House fires are burning quicker and hotter than ever before, putting lives at risk. The Menlo Park Fire Department has teamed up with a Silicon Valley research firm to figure out why.


Flea market at Laney College in Oakland. (CBS)

Is Bay Area Flea Market Merchandise A Real Steal?

A popular Bay Area flea market offers rock-bottom prices for name brands. But where does the merchandise come from?


San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Spending Big On Healthcare While Shipping Inmates To Outside Hospitals

Healthcare for prisoners in California used to be so bad that a judge ruled it was unconstitutional and put a federal receiver in charge of fixing it.


Tenant Viviann Green said mice, along with a lack of heat and hot water, are  ongoing problems in her apartment. (CBS)

Bay Area Landlord Accused Of Not Providing Heat, Ignoring Mice

Viviann Green was feeling grateful to get a small apartment for $2,300 a month. But right away she started noticing the problems, such as no heat and no hot water. But the worst problem was mice.



Some Central Calif. Landowners May Not Have Say On ‘Fracking’

California landowners could be sitting on oil rich land deep beneath the land their home sits on. While landowners may own the surface land, what lies beneath could be sold off if oil is discovered.


San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

Oil ‘Fracking’ May Come To Southern Monterey County

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” could make 14 billion barrels of oil reserves in the hills and valleys beyond the Monterey County town of San Ardo accessible.


Veterans Home of California in Fresno. (CBS)

New Homes For California Veterans Sit Empty As Taxpayers Foot Bill

California veterans are desperate for housing. But two brand new facilities are sitting empty, with taxpayers footing the bill.