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Salvation Army kettle

Oakland Protests Blamed For Huge Drop In Salvation Army Donations

A charity group is blaming violent protests in Oakland for a huge drop in donations this holiday season.

12/25/2014

The canopy being used by the Homeless Youth Alliance as the organization looks for a new home in San Francisco. (Homeless Youth Alliance via Facebook)

San Francisco’s Homeless Youth Alliance Launches Campaign To Find A New Home

The organization was evicted from its building on Haight Street last Christmas and has been looking for a permanent new home ever since.

12/25/2014

A blood donation bag. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA To Ease Ban On Blood Donations By Gay, Bisexual Men, Activists Slam 1-Year Celibacy Requirement

Federal 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.

12/23/2014

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

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