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Lava from the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii approaches the town of Pahoa on October 30, 2014. (CBS)

Hawaiian Lava Flow Spreads Sideways, Threatens To Wipe Out Town

Paradise remains in peril Sunday night in Hawaii as a lava flow spreads sideways and threatens to wipe out a town.

11/02/2014

U.S. Postal Service mail truck. ( Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Small Town Way Of Life Phased Out; Canyon Post Office Faces Closure

Mike Sugerman’s About the Bay travels to Canyon, where a small community is saddened by the threat of their post office’s closure

10/27/2014

The Fox Theater. (Creative Commons)

Oakland’s Uptown District Named Among Nation’s 10 Great Neighborhoods

Oakland’s Uptown District has been a petri dish for transformation, turning areas struggling with blight into a re-surged community that’s now recognized as one of the nation’s 10 greatest neighborhoods.

10/01/2014

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California Releasing Thousands Of Inmates Early To Relieve Overcrowded Jails

More than 13,500 inmates across California are being released early each month to relieve crowding in local jails — a 34 percent increase over the last three years, according to the Los Angeles Times.

08/18/2014

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2-Alarm Senior Community Fire In Walnut Creek Displaces 4, Causes $250K In Damage

A two-alarm fire at a Walnut Creek retirement community on Tuesday night left at least four people displaced from their homes and two apartments badly damaged.

08/13/2014

(CBS SF)

San Jose Devises Plan To Clean Up Sprawling Homeless Camp In Silicon Valley

San Jose plans to clean-up a homeless encampment known as “The Jungle” located in the heart of Silicon Valley.

08/11/2014

(Photo courtesy of Arthur Patterson/sfist)

Tech Bus Breaks Down, Blocks J-Church Muni Tracks Near Dolores Park In SF

A private shuttle bus broke down while blocking San Francisco Municipal Railway tracks near Dolores Park Tuesday morning.

08/05/2014

(CBS SF)

Protesters Block Tech Shuttle Buses On First Day Of Muni’s Pilot Program

Police moved in after protesters blocked two buses in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday morning — day one of an 18-month pilot program designed to incorporate tech shuttles into the city’s mass transit commute.

08/01/2014

City College of San Francisco. (CBS)

Judge Allows San Francisco To Proceed With Lawsuit To Stop City College’s Disaccreditation

A judge ruled this morning that a lawsuit filed on behalf of beleaguered City College of San Francisco against a regional accrediting commission can continue despite the school’s accreditation no longer being in imminent danger of revocation.

07/16/2014

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Community Police Program Turns Around Once Crime-Ridden Park In San Francisco’s Mission

A once crime-ridden park in San Francisco’s Mission District is now teeming with community activity and the credit is going to a new unit within the police department.

07/14/2014

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