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Bay Area Red Cross Volunteers Travel To Hawaii To Provide Relief After Tropical Storm Iselle

Five Red Cross Bay Area Chapter volunteers are helping provide disaster relief to those affected by Tropical Storm Iselle, the American Red Cross said Monday.

08/12/2014

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012

Ruins after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Three surviving structures in the Financial District are: at far left, the Kohl Building, in the center the Mills Building, both on Montgomery St., and at right the Merchants' Exchange Building on California Street. (sfmuseum.org)

San Francisco Marks 105th Anniversary of 1906 Earthquake

There are only three known survivors left from the devastating quake and ensuing fire that killed thousands. And only one of them – Bill DelMonte, who was just a few months old at the time – was able to make this year’s ceremony.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/18/2011

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