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Disaster Relief American Red Cross

New Report Casts Doubt On Red Cross’ Claims About How Donation Money Is Spent

The American Red Cross has repeatedly touted that 91 cents out of every dollar donated is used to help those in need. But a new report from the independent, non-profit news group ProPublica shows those numbers are very misleading.

12/04/2014

St Anthony's Dining Room

St. Anthony’s Dining Room Sees Changing Faces of San Francisco’s Poverty; Stays True To Their Mission

As Thanksgiving nears, KCBS In Depth spoke with Barry Stenger, the executive director of St. Anthony’s Dinning Hall, about the old and new faces of poverty in San Francisco, what challenges lay ahead and how you can help.

11/24/2014

Rebecca Kaplan (Facebook/Kaplan for Oakland Mayor 2014)

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Returns Campaign Donations From A’s Owner Lew Wolff

Oakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan’s campaign says she’ll return 21-hundred dollars in donations from Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff and his family.

10/13/2014

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California Bill Could Be First To Provide Diapers For Families On Welfare

A California Assemblywoman drafted a bill for the CalWorks program that would give qualifying families $80 a month to spend on diapers for children under age 2.

08/06/2014

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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

Thanksgiving Turkey (Photo credit by Mitch Hrdlicka/Getty Images)

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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