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A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Bay Area Help Available On Final Day Before Obamacare Deadline

Monday is the deadline for Americans to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama Administrations health reform law.

03/31/2014

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ConsumerWatch: Beware Hidden Tax Preparation Fees & Find Free Help

Bay Area taxpayer, Ray LaRance, was charged a hefty fee by California Check Cashing in Dublin to file his state and federal income taxes.

03/24/2013

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Ways To Help Those Affected By Connecticut School Shooting

The nation is grieving for the victims of a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and many are wondering how they can help.

12/18/2012

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Vallejo Anti-Violence Nonprofit Extends Reach To Help Veterans

Fighting Back Partnership in Vallejo has served the community for almost two decades, fighting drug abuse and violence, and now it’s expanding by helping veterans who are dealing with the tough economy.

02/22/2012

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Jefferson Award Winner Helps Families Deal With Health Emergencies

When faced with serious health issues, families often struggle financially. But one Peninsula mom left the high tech industry and started an organization that helps take some of the stress out these families’ lives.

12/07/2011

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Food Stamp Applications Soar In Contra Costa County

Food stamp applications have skyrocketed in Contra Costa and county officials report an increasing number of those dependent on the stamps are children.

11/01/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Help For Victims Of Real Estate Scams

The Alameda County District Attorney has launched a new program to help the thousands of homeowners who have become victims of countless scams.

KPIX 5–08/09/2011

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Housing Help On The Way For Bay Area’s Homeless Veterans

A new grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development will help the Bay Area take hundreds of homeless veterans off the street. The $4 million will be used towards helping those who served their country find permanent housing.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/20/2011

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Have A Question? Try ‘Get Answers SF Bay Area’

At Get Answers SF Bay Area, you can ask us almost anything. The questions are out there for anyone who has the information you need to share it.

CBS San Francisco–03/15/2011

Youngest Pakistani Flooding Victims Still Need Help

It’s been a month since the flooding began in Pakistan. However, nearly 2.3 million children under the age of five still have not been reached with critical, life-saving assistance.

09/02/2010