New Law Set To End Group Homes As Foster Care OptionNext month, a new state law kicks in to phase out group homes for foster care. KPIX 5 spoke with a former foster child who is hopeful the law will create a more family-like atmosphere for foster kids, especially during the holidays.
State Senators Stall Bill Funding More Benefits For Foster Kids Transitioning To AdulthoodCalifornia's State Senate Appropriations Committee has shelved a bill to give certain foster children critical help in making the transition to adulthood.
Santa Clara County To Provide 500 Summer Jobs For At-Risk, Low-Income YouthUp to 500 paid internships and jobs will be available this summer to at-risk and low-income youth in Santa Clara County, county officials said.
Jefferson Award Winner Comforts Foster Children With Handmade GiftsQuilting started as a hobby for a retired San Francisco woman, but in just a few years, it's become the center of a whole network of community giving.
KCBS Animal Update: Foster Care For Kittens Is it kitten season at the animal shelter? Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA says judging by the bags under her eyes that yes, it is.
Marin County Needs Foster Parents Over Christmas Break In Marin County, the department of health and human services are looking for people willing to become foster parents, especially for teens transitioning into adulthood.
Santa Cruz Court-Appointed Youth Advocate Arrested On Suspicion Of Child Sex AbuseA Santa Cruz man who served as a court-appointed advocate for children in the foster care system in Santa Cruz County was arrested Friday on suspicion of child sex abuse, indecent exposure and possessing child pornography.
Jefferson Award Winner Helps East Bay Foster Youth Achieve MoreSobering statistics about foster youth dropping out of school inspired this week's Jefferson Award winner, a former teacher turned attorney, to take action.
Sisters Found After Running Away From San Jose Foster HomeTwo young sisters reported missing after fleeing from a foster care home in San Jose Friday morning have been found safe, police said.
CPS Investigator From Vallejo Kept Job Despite Abuse AllegationsBlancho Brumfield has been responsible for investigating and reporting child abuse in Sacramento County since 2004. But according to state documents, she is accused of abusing some of our most vulnerable children herself.
KCBS In Depth: Foster Care In CaliforniaAn interview with Jill Jacobs of Family Builders on the state of California's foster care system.
Children Left Behind: Will Extended Foster Age Protect California Teens?After decades of kicking foster children out of the system when they turn 18, California is phasing in a new law that will extend benefits until age 21.