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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Bitcoins, Other Virtual Currencies

Governor Jerry Brown signed a law last week legalizing currency other than U.S. dollars, opening doors for digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ripple, Peercoin and Primecoin to used in transactions across California.

06/30/2014

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom To Accept Bitcoin Campaign Donations

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is among the first big-name politicians to accept donations in the peer-to-peer payment system known as bitcoin.

05/20/2014

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SF Tenderloin Mothers Get Day Of Pampering With Help From Volunteer Salon

Every mom deserves a little pampering on Mother’s Day, and the same is true for some San Francisco mothers who struggle to make ends meet.

05/11/2014

Chopper 5 over a two-alarm fire that gutted this home on San Pablo Way in Union City on December 23, 2013. (CBS)

Neighbors Save Christmas For Union City Family Displaced By Fire

After a house fire gutted a Union City family’s home and burned all of their presents less than two days before Christmas, neighbors and firefighters have stepped up to ensure that their festivities could still go on.

12/24/2013

An image proposed by 49er fans to appear on a Seattle Billboard (SanFran Graphics)

49er Faithful Plan Seattle Billboard In Latest Round Of Fan Faceoff

Loyal San Francisco 49er fans are not wasting any time responding to recent Seattle Seahawks propaganda pranks being carried out in the Bay Area. They plan to up the ante with an even higher-profile stunt.

12/11/2013

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San Jose Charity Running Low On Turkeys For Holiday Food Boxes

Dozens of needy families in San Jose lined up for Thanksgiving food boxes at Sacred Heart Community Services, but the organization says they’re running low on Turkeys and could use more donations.

11/25/2013

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Second Harvest Food Bank Seeks 5,600 Turkeys Before Thanksgiving

Although Wednesday’s official Turkey Tally is showing progress at 6,402 collected turkeys, officials at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties admit they are far from their goal of receiving 12,000 turkeys in just over a week.

11/20/2013

Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco serves 3,500 families each year. (HomelessPrenatal.org)

Community Corner: San Francisco Nonprofit Investing In Homeless Families

For the past 24 years, women in the Bay Area who found themselves homeless and pregnant had a place to turn, thanks to a San Francisco resource center called the Homeless Prenatal Program. Over the years, their mission has expanded to move beyond prenatal care for mothers to holistic care for families.

11/03/2013

The 'Eye of Diablo' beacon at the summit of Mt. Diablo. (Save Mount Diablo)

KCBS Cover Story: Saving Historic Beacon On Mount Diablo

A fundraising effort is underway to save a historic, 85-year-old beacon on the summit of Mount Diablo as a tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor.

05/14/2013

Ice cream makers, Ben & Jerry (credit: ADE JOHNSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ben & Jerry’s Handing Out Free Ice Cream

A delicious tradition continues Tuesday with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shops throughout the Bay Area and beyond giving away free scoops…

04/09/2013

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