$10M Of California Tax Donations Lost In Bureaucracy; Left Unspent On Education, Seniors & Cancer ResearchEvery year when they do their taxes, Californians donate millions for charitable causes, but nearly $10 million of that money sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year and some of the funding never reaches its intended target, according to a review by The Associated Press.
Oakland Animal Shelter Seeks Funds For 'Frodo,' Sick Puppy Needing TreatmentFrodo, a terrier mix puppy who came to Oakland Animal Services as a stray, was set to be adopted into a happy home but now is fighting for his life.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Counterpart In Cleveland Don’t Make Wager, Instead Holding Food Bank ChallengeFans can donate to each of their local food banks and whichever team's fans donate the most will be declared the winner at the end of the NBA Finals.
How To Help Victims Of Quake-Ravaged Nepal Desperately In NeedThe massive earthquake centered in Nepal has killed more than 3,900 people and the number continues to rise. Here are some of the organizations that are already in the region and working with the victims who are desperately in need of help:
Tax Tips: What You Need to Know About Write Offs And DonationsKnowing what you can legitimately deduct off your taxes and what receipts you didn’t need to hold on to after all, can help both you and your accountant avoid a lot of headaches.
Oakland Protests Blamed For Huge Drop In Salvation Army DonationsA charity group is blaming violent protests in Oakland for a huge drop in donations this holiday season.
San Francisco’s Homeless Youth Alliance Launches Campaign To Find A New HomeThe organization was evicted from its building on Haight Street last Christmas and has been looking for a permanent new home ever since.
FDA To Ease Ban On Blood Donations By Gay, Bisexual Men, Activists Slam 1-Year Celibacy RequirementFederal health officials are recommending an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.
New Report Casts Doubt On Red Cross' Claims About How Donation Money Is SpentThe 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.
St. Anthony's Dining Room Sees Changing Faces of San Francisco's Poverty; Stays True To Their MissionAs 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.
Oakland Mayoral Candidate Returns Campaign Donations From A's Owner Lew WolffOakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan's campaign says she'll return 21-hundred dollars in donations from Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff and his family.
California Bill Could Be First To Provide Diapers For Families On WelfareA 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.