Doug Sovern

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer speaks during a news conference about funding for the Federal Aviation Administration at the U.S. Capitol August 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Who Could Run To Succeed U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer In 2016?

Start up the political rumor mill, as U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has announced she will not seek a fifth term next year.

01/08/2015

A political cartoon by Khalil Bendib, who lives in Berkeley. (Photo Credit: StudioBendib)

Berkeley Political Cartoonist Who Idolized One Of Those Killed In Paris Terror Attack Stunned By Murders

Khalil Bendib, who lives in Berkeley, said he fears even more violence, and a backlash against Muslims in France.

01/07/2015

(Photo Credit: Bike East Bay)

BART Using Predictive Policing To Nab Bike Thieves As Thefts Spike 21 Percent Systemwide

BART’s crime analyst is figuring out, from the times and locations of the crimes and surveillance video, the pattern of the thefts, and officers have been able to nab potential thieves.

01/07/2015

Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson (Contra Costa County)

Contra Costa County DA Fires Back At Public Defenders’ Racist Accusations: ‘All Lives Matter’

In the latest chapter of the ongoing Bay Area reaction to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson has fired back at the public defenders, who accused him last week of racially biased prosecutions.

12/23/2014

(Alameda Family Services/DreamCatcher)

OUR HOMELESS SCHOOLKIDS: 20,000 Bay Area Children Have No Home To Go To After Class, A Doug Sovern KCBS Cover Story Series

The only shelter they can call their own is their desk. They live in their family’s car, or in shelters, or camped out in cold, wet tents, as they try to study, write reports, and pull themselves up. This is their multi-part story, in a Doug Sovern KCBS Cover Story series.

12/22/2014

A ficus tree toppled by heavy rains and saturated soil crushed a Lyft driver's car on Lombard Street in San Francisco. (photo credit Doug Sovern)

Another Ficus Falls, Crushes Lyft Driver’s Prius In San Francisco’s Marina

Friday morning’s rains toppled yet another problematic ficus tree, this time on top of a Lyft driver’s car in the Marina District.

12/19/2014

(MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area School Districts, Local Governments Tackle Increasing Number Of Homeless Kids

More than 20,000 Bay Area schoolchildren are homeless and in California that rate is twice the national average. So what are school districts and local governments doing to address the crisis?

12/19/2014

Galileo High School has 140 homeless kids that the district knows about (galileoweb.org)

How Bay Area School Districts Are Coping With The Growing Number Of Homeless Students

More than 20,000 Bay Area schoolchildren are learning tough life lessons beyond the classroom because they are homeless. So just how are local school districts coping with this record number of homeless students?

12/18/2014

Brittney Nance helps her daughter Izabella, 7, with homework as Henry Nance, 5, and Lillie Nance, 2, play on the bed in their motel room at the Old Town Inn March 5, 2009 in West Sacramento, California. Brittney and her family were evicted from the house they were renting after her husband, Steve Nance, lost his job. The couple and their three children are living in a budget motel while they save enough money for deposit on a new rental home, but are finding it difficult as they pay nearly $1200 a month for the motel room. All five live in a small studio sized room with most of their belongings. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

20,000 Homeless Bay Area Schoolchildren – How Did We Get Here?

Soaring housing costs in the Bay Area and worsening domestic violence are just part of what are driving the increase in family homelessness.

12/17/2014

(CBS)

10-Year-Old Homeless San Francisco Schoolgirl Struggles To Keep Her Secret

Being a kid at school is hard enough without having to worry about where you and your family will sleep that night. So imagine juggling homework and peer pressure while living in a shelter, on the street, or in someone’s spare room—but that’s the reality for many children across the state.

12/16/2014

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