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Henry Coe State Park in Santa Clara County (CBS)

Park Officials Conspired At Highest Levels To Hide $20M From State

The state attorney general’s office says officials at the highest level of the California Department of Parks and Recreation helped keep millions of dollars secret for more than a decade.

01/04/2013

California State Parks

Audit Confirms California Parks Underreported Funding For 19 Years

A new audit confirms that staff at the California Department of Parks and Recreation intentionally under-reported the amount of money in its accounts for at least 19 years.

12/21/2012

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin Inmates Give $36K To Bay Area Crime Victims’ Groups

Inmates at San Quentin State Prison Tuesday were giving away $36,000 they have earned to five Bay Area crime victims’ service groups, a prison spokesman said.

11/27/2012

Hercules City Hall. (CBS)

$50M In Hercules Redevelopment Spending Questioned In Audits

Audits by State Controller John Chiang’s office reveal that close to $50 million in state redevelopment funds were appear to have been misspent by Hercules city officials between 2005 and 2010.

09/13/2012

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Welcomes Komen Reversal On Planned Parenthood Funding

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity has reversed it decision to cut funding for Planned Parenthood after three days of controversy.

02/03/2012

Arendt House, San Francisco

New SF Agency Tasked With Funding Affordable Housing

On Thursday Mayor Ed Lee got down to the task of figuring out how to continue to fund affordable and workforce housing following the demise of the city’s redevelopment agency, which closed its doors Wednesday.

02/03/2012

The types of bridges needing repair as cited by the study. (Transportation for America)

Transportation Group Finds Many Bay Area Bridges Structurally Deficient

A new report has found that many of the Bay Area’s bridges are in dire need of repair and there isn’t enough money available to fix them.

10/19/2011

BART train, station

BART Finishes Fiscal Year With $20 Million Surplus

BART directors were all smiles Thursday as the transit system finished the fiscal year with a $20 million surplus, which is almost unheard of in the public transit business.

09/22/2011

Artist rendering of the Chinatown subway station indicating stair/escalator and elevator access. (SFMTA)

Phil Matier: MTA Will Pay Chinatown Group To Expedite SF Subway

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee is about to decide the fate of a deal that would relocate dozens of Chinatown residents to make room for the new Central Subway project.

09/14/2011

Golden Gate Park Botanical Gardens (www.sfbotanicalgarden.org)

San Francisco Brainstorms Ways To Cash In On City Parks

San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department is getting a list of money making recommendations from a prominent civic think tank. The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, or SPUR, spent six months preparing the report, which was released Thursday.

09/08/2011

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