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Getting By

Protesters gather in front of Twitter headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco on December 9, 2013. (Bay City News Service)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By— Not All CEOs Agree On Philanthropy

For those at the top, the economic recovery has been robust with appreciating portfolios and rising home values, but one UC Berkeley professor says it’s a different story for the working poor.

03/28/2014

Workers at Alameda County Industries material recovery facility in San Leadro sort through recyclables. (Alameda County Industries/YouTube)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By – Living Wage Law Doesn’t Always Apply

The latest income data shows that about 20 percent of the Bay Area lives in poverty and that figure is rising while local home prices, the stock market, and the incomes of the very rich are soaring to record levels.

03/27/2014

Google headquarters in Mountain View on April 7, 2011. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series – Getting By In Silicon Valley

As many in their mid-20s enjoy the riches from tech and dot-com companies in Silicon Valley, another section is struggling just to “get by” on their middle-class paychecks.

03/26/2014

Pedestrians carry shopping bags as they walk along Market Street on April 26, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The Commerce Department reported that consumer spending helped lift economic growth to a 2.5 percent annual rate for the January to March quarter compared to a meager increase of 0.4 percent in the October to December quarter. Consumer spending surged to a 3.2 percent annual rate, the largest gain since the end of 2010. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By – Income Gap Widens In San Francisco

The Bay Area has the highest median income in the nation and San Francisco has the fastest-growing gap between rich and poor. That economic inequality is on stark display in the very places where the latest technology boom is transforming the city.

03/25/2014

Demonstrators carry signs as they stage a protest demanding government action to create jobs outside of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) office on September 15, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Dozens of protestors demonstrated outside of Sen. Feinstein's office urging the senator to end the recession by creating jobs. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Getting By – The Bay Area’s Growing Income Inequality

The Bay Area is grappling with an accelerating shift in its socioeconomic structure. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer and the middle-class is, simply, disappearing. In a five-part Cover Story series, KCBS’ Doug Sovern investigates just how hard it is for working-class people to make a living and how quickly American dream for advancement is slipping away.

03/24/2014

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