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Central Coast Battle Shaping Up Over Potential For Huge Oil Fracking OperationA new gold rush is on in California, but this time it's liquid gold. Instead of strawberries and artichokes, the Central Coast is getting a growing reputation for being the next motherlode for oil.
Closer Look: SF Massacre Prompts Review Of Vietnamese Immigration PoliciesThe arrest of Binh Thai Luc for five murders in San Francisco’s Ingleside District has focused both local and nationwide attention on U.S. immigration and deportation policies
Closer Look: Parental Notification Likely Headed Back To California BallotFor the fourth time in seven years, California Voters will most likely have the opportunity to vote on whether or not a girl’s parents should be notified if their young daughter is going to have an abortion.
Closer Look: Bay Area Research May Help Restore SpeechNew research from the Bay Area has raised the possibility that individuals who are paralyzed, or victims of health conditions such as strokes and Lou Gehrig’s disease may be able to speak in the future.
Closer Look: Shot On Cellphone, 'Olive' Poised To Change Film IndustryA newly released independent movie is making headlines and the buzz is not due to star power or studio cash.
Closer Look: Bay Area Problem Tenant Emerges In OregonA few weeks ago, CBS 5 reported on a woman who avoided paying rent for years. She had numerous court judgments against her, and owes more than $100,000 to landlords, some in the Bay Area.
Closer Look: Criticism Mounting Over Ranked Choice Voting Rank Choice Voting is not without its critics or champions. Those in favor of the practice claim it saves money, decreases negative campaigning and brings out more voters to the polls.
Closer Look: Solyndra Shutdown Being Felt Beyond Solar IndustrySmaller Bay Area businesses have felt the ripple effect the former solar giant set off when it closed down its operation in the last week.
Closer Look: Bay Area Mother Of Flight 93 Victim Soldiers OnAlice Hoagland has had ten years to think about her son Mark Bingham’s death. He was one of the heroic passengers aboard Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. Bingham and others died fighting the terrorists on that flight.
Closer Look: San Francisco Opera Performs Story Of 9/11 HeroFrom the rubble of the World Trade Center have come incredible stories of rescue and survival. But there is one story that arguably stands out above the rest, one which is now memorialized on stage and in song in San Francisco.
Closer Look: North Bay Group Helps Vets Get HousingNext week, a North Bay veterans’ group will begin helping vets and their families with the basic need of housing. But getting a roof over their heads is just the beginning.
Closer Look: More Fines Instead Of Service For Traffic TicketsGiven the choice, most people who get a traffic ticket would choose community service over paying what have become hefty fines.