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Marvin Chavez

15 Things To Do In The Bay Area, Mostly Free: Peanuts, Tamales, Earthquakes and Art!–July 27-August 2nd

Tamales, free music, and the art of our city are among many things to do this week, and most are free!

07/22/2014

Backpack Giveaway

Sacred Heart Backpack Giveaway Sends San Jose Students To School With Confidence

Parents from low-income families lined up in San Jose Friday morning to register their kids for a free backpack giveaway.

07/11/2014

6. San Francisco Giants (46-36)

15 Things To Do In The Bay Area — Week Of July 7th-July 13th

Air guitar championships, Liberty Ships, and a Horror Campout!

07/07/2014

Disabled woman loads groceries into her car, parked in a disabled parking spot.

San Francisco May Elimate Free Disabled Parking Due To Abuse Of Blue Placards

Abuse of the placards by able-bodied people is making it hard for handicapped drivers to find parking.

06/21/2014

Shelter Dog

National Pet Adoption Promotion Helps Clear Out South Bay Shelter

203 animals were adopted over the course of a single weekend at a South Bay animal shelter as part of a national free pet adoption promotion.

06/06/2014

Luna & Phoebe (HSSV)

Bay Area Dog With Own ‘Seeing Eye Dog’ Up For Adoption In National Free Pet Adoption Day

Saturday and Sunday mark Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days, the largest free pet adoption event in the nation, and Humane Society Silicon Valley in Milpitas hopes the event will bring a new home for an unusual pair of dogs, one partially blind, that need to be adopted as a team.

05/29/2014

The St. Anthony Foundation building in San Francisco. (St. Anthony Foundation)

Memorial Day Tops Christmas As St. Anthony’s Busiest Day Of Year In San Francisco’s Tenderloin

You might be surprised, but it’s Memorial Day (not Thanksgiving or Christmas) that’s the busiest day of the year for St. Anthony’s Dining Hall to serve free meals to thousands who wait in line in San Francisco’s Tenderloin.

05/26/2014

A man holds a crack pipe. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Free Crack Pipe Program In San Francisco Hopes To Build On Initial Effort

Despite opposition from San Francisco officials, a program to provide free crack pipes to drug users has now distributed some 200 pipes since it began in March.

05/15/2014

A bicyclist rides his bike down Polk Street on Bike to Work Day May 14, 2009 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Where Can You Fuel Up For Bike-To-Work Day?

At least a dozen mayors are expected to join thousands of Bay Area cyclists pumping the pedals to work Thursday.

05/08/2014

Chemical-free couch cushions are now available in California. (CBS)

Chemical-Free Couch Cushions Now Available In California

Couch owners who want to limit their exposure to flame retardant chemicals now have a new option.

04/22/2014

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