Crisis

Drip irrigation waters a field of grape vines on February 25, 2014 in Firebaugh, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$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

Screenshot of PostItForward site on Tumblr. (CBS)

Tumblr #PostItForward Campaign Encourages Users To Open Up Without Fear Of Bullying

Tumblr has created a safe place for users to discuss their sexuality, mental health and self-esteem, without fear of getting bullied.

05/13/2015

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More Interns May Take Over SF Classrooms Due To Critical Teacher Shortage

Superintendent Richard Carranza asked the school board permission to hire more uncredentialed teachers from Teach for America, a non-profit that puts college grads in classrooms across the country.

04/29/2015

Law enforcement surround a home in San Mateo after a despondent man barricaded himself inside. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Suicidal Man Armed With 2 Guns Barricades Himself In San Mateo Home

The man was reportedly threatening to hurt himself when a relative called police.

02/04/2015

Bernard Mayes

Bernard Mayes, SF Man Who Created America’s 1st Suicide Hotline, Dies at 85

Mayes’ work would build the foundation for a network of more than 500 help centers across the country.

10/29/2014

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Animal Update: Finding Pet-Friendly Housing In The Bay Area

If struggling to find affordable housing in the Bay Area wasn’t bad enough, pet owners have an added variable to deal with when searching for a home, especially during the

09/08/2014

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U.S. Bombs ISIS Militants In Iraq

U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, redeeming President Barack Obama’s promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans.

08/08/2014

Construction workers assemble a concrete pump on May 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Measure Compromised By Mayor Lee’s Negotiations With Supervisor

Affordable housing activists wanted a measure on November’s ballot, making it hard to for developers in San Francisco to build unless one-third of the new housing is reserved for renters in the low to moderate-income range.

07/30/2014

Obama delivers statement on Iraq

Obama: U.S. To Send Military Advisers, Not Soldiers, To Iraq

President Barack Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military actions in Iraq if they would help fight a growing threat from extremist militants. He also says the U.S. is ready to send as many as 300 military advisers to Iraq.

06/19/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a hazardous chemical spill at the Radisson Hotel on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf on September 30, 2013. (CBS)

San Francisco Firefighters Teach Class On Twitter, Emergency Tweets

In a major incident, Tweets including pictures or short videos for, “Send #jawsoflife to 3rd & Market” will fly through the Twitterverse along with news of Justin Bieber’s latest arrest, or a Khardashian’s latest booty TwitPic.

03/11/2014

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