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SF High School Senior Creates Crowdfunding Campaign To Pay For Summer School

A San Francisco high school senior set-up a crowdfunding campaign after he was denied financial aid to attend a prestigious summer school program.

07/14/2014

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‘Rocket Skates’ Funding Campaign Soaring On Kickstarter

Unlike the jet-fueled Wile E. Coyote footwear of your childhood, the lithium-ion powered “Rocket Skates” will strap on right over your shoes. The skates are foot rather than remote controlled, and can reach speeds of up to 12 MPH. The inventors say you can even track your routes and skate performance through your smartphone. Here’s a demo:

07/09/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

California State Budget Triggers Federal Spending On High-Speed Rail

Gov. Jerry Brown scored a big win for the $68 billion high-speed rail project this week by persuading fellow Democrats to dedicate a steady future funding source for it in the state budget.

06/16/2014

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Bay Area Start-Up Using Crowd Sourcing To Fund HIV/AIDS Vaccine

A Bay Area start-up trying to develop a free vaccine to end HIV and AIDS is using crowd sourcing to fund the project.

05/26/2014

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California Earthquake Warning System May Hinge On Private Funding

Depending on how close to the epicenter of an earthquake you are, you could get more than a minute warning if California can find the funding for a new early warnings system.

05/07/2014

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Oakland School Serving African-American Males Set To Close

100 Black Men of the Bay Area Community School closes on Friday, citing financial issues.

01/24/2014

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High-Speed Rail Funding In Jeopardy After Judge Blocks Sale Of Bonds

A judge on Monday tore up California’s funding plans for what would be the nation’s first bullet train, issuing separate orders that could force the state to spend months or years redrawing its plans for the $68 billion rail line.

11/25/2013

The West Oakland Youth Center sits vacant after a multi-million dollar remodel (CBS)

Oakland Youth Center Sits Empty After $8 Million Renovation

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has said repeatedly that the kids of Oakland need things to do that keep them off the street, so why is a brand-new youth center is sitting empty?

11/22/2013

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Phil Matier: Is Oakland Being Overrun With Charter Schools?

An Oakland Unified School District board member has vowed to vote against any new charter schools despite the fact that, technically, she’s unable to.

11/19/2013

(CBS)

Despite High Incomes, Report Suggests California Spends Less On Schools Than Much Of The Country

California is a wealthy state, but according to a new study it spends less on K-12 education than much of the rest of the country.

10/04/2013

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