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Doug Sovern

Demonstrators carry signs as they stage a protest demanding government action to create jobs outside of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) office on September 15, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Dozens of protestors demonstrated outside of Sen. Feinstein's office urging the senator to end the recession by creating jobs. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By – The Bay Area’s Growing Income Inequality

The Bay Area is grappling with an accelerating shift in its socioeconomic structure. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer and the middle-class is, simply, disappearing. In a five-part Cover Story series, KCBS’ Doug Sovern investigates just how hard it is for working-class people to make a living and how quickly American dream for advancement is slipping away.

03/24/2014

Chopper 5 over a fire at a construction site at 4th Street and China Basin in San Francisco on March 11, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Mission Bay Construction Worker Watches Work Go Up In Flames

A carpenter watched six-months worth of work go up in flames during Tuesday’s Mission Bay fire. The apartment complex under construction is now considered a total loss.

03/12/2014

Community Rallies To Save Peninsula Symphony After Embezzlement

The Peninsula Symphony is making music again, thanks to the generosity of members and supporters who rallied to raise money for the volunteer organization after an embezzler emptied the orchestra’s bank accounts.

03/06/2014

Summon is the first Transportation Network Company to receive a permit from the CPUC, March 5, 2014. (Summon)

Summon Becomes First Rideshare Service Licensed In California

The car service, formerly known as InstaCab, is the first to comply with a list of regulations from the California Public Utilities Commission.

03/05/2014

President Obama during a meeting with Congressional leaders. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President’s Proposed Budget Includes Cash For California Infrastructure, Drought

President Barack Obama proposed an almost $4 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that includes a few nuggets for California, but it also cuts money the Golden State had been counting on.

03/04/2014

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Covered California Makes Push For Health Care Enrollment Before Deadline

Enrollment fairs will be held across the Bay Area this upcoming weekend as Covered California makes an all-out push to get as many people as possible signed up for health insurance before the March 31 deadline.

03/04/2014

Viktor Kee, a juggler with Cirque du Soleil, is traveling across the country in support of Ukraine, March 3, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

Cirque du Soleil Performer Plans Trip From Bay Area To NY To Help Ukraine

Viktor Kee, a star juggler with Cirque du Soleil, is driving across the country, starting in San Francisco, to help people in his native Ukraine.

03/03/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown On California Drought: ‘Rains Won’t Be Enough’

Governor Jerry Brown says he’s glad to see it’s finally raining in the Bay Area, but this series of storms won’t do much to ease California’s drought.

02/26/2014

A crowded BART train during rush hour on October 29, 2009. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Releases Crowded Car Survival Guide

The short video offers some hints to passengers on how to make the trip on crowded BART trains a better experience for everyone.

02/26/2014

(credit: CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bartenders Pouring Political Pressure On Law Requiring Rubber Gloves

The gloves are off for bartenders, bakers and sushi chefs and they hope to keep it that way as state lawmakers are attempting to pass an emergency measure repealing a new state law that requires those who handle raw food to wear disposable gloves and change them between transactions.

02/25/2014

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