Doug Sovern

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Drops Appeal— Will Pay $4 Million Fine Over Mental Health Coverage

Kaiser Permanente says it will pay a $4 million fine levied by the state of California for serious violations in how it delivers mental health care after a year-long legal challenge.

09/09/2014

Kurdish Peshmerga forces monitor positions of Islamic State (IS) fighters during a battle to retake the eastern town of Jalawla, 130 kilometres (80 miles) northeast of Baghdad.  (Photo credit should read JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

East Bay Congressman Visits Middle-East Capitals As Another American Journalist Is Beheaded

ISIS, a growing terrorist group, claimed responsibility Tuesday for the beheading of another American journalist. Meanwhile, East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is visiting capitals in the Middle East to put together an international alliance to defeat the group.

09/02/2014

Protesters gather outside the Federal Building in Oakland on July 3, 2014, demanding the U.S. grant asylum to the refugee children, and not send them back home to Central America. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

Protesters In Oakland Call On President Obama To Let Thousands Of Undocumented Children Stay In U.S.

A vocal group of protesters gathered outside the Federal Building in Oakland, urging President Obama not to deport immigrant children back to Central America.

07/03/2014

Digital Hospital, Electronic Health Records, Medical Records

U.S. Sen. Boxer Seeks Solutions For Preventable Medical Errors In California Hospitals

Heart disease and cancer rank as the number one and two, leading causes of death in America, but few people know that medical errors ranks third, killing up to 440,000 people a year.

07/02/2014

Bicyclists ride along Market Street on May 9, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Providing Bike Education For Genentech Shuttle Bus Drivers

The Genentech course is just one of the education programs the SF Bicycle Coalition teaches, to show drivers the rules of the road.

07/02/2014

Uber Vehicle

Parents Of San Francisco Girl Fatally Struck By Uber Driver Seek Stricter Ridesharing Rules

The parents of a six-year-old girl who was killed by an Uber driver in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve are urging state lawmakers to require app-based ride services to carry commercial insurance.

06/25/2014

A man using two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images)

Oakland Looks To Ban Cell Phone Kiosks To Deter Thefts

Oakland is looking to ban what some say is an easy way for thieves to cash in on stolen cell phones.

06/18/2014

'Painted Ladies' of Alamo Square (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Reject San Francisco’s Bid For Ellis Act Exemption

San Francisco has lost its bid, for now, to change state law to make it harder to evict renters from housing properties. City officials are trying to change California’s Ellis Act to help reduce rental evictions.

06/18/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

State Senate Committee Passes 2 Bills That Would Tighten Regulations For Apps Like Uber, Lyft

A State Senate committee approved two bills Tuesday to tighten regulations on on-demand, ride-app services such as Uber and Lyft.

06/17/2014

Uber Vehicle

Uber Uprising? Drivers Rally Outside SF Headquarters, Make Demands

Uber drivers held a rally Monday at the company’s Market Street headquarters in Downtown San Francisco and said the company takes them for granted.

06/17/2014

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