Inequality

Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco. One of the most affluent neighborhoods in San Francisco, this stunning location is filled with multi-million dollar homes, gorgeous landscaping and some of the most coveted view of the city, the Bay, and the Golden Gate Bridge. (Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Gap Between Rich And Poor Second Largest In Nation, Study Finds

San Francisco has one of the most unequal distribution of incomes in the United States, according to a new study.

03/23/2015

A luxury yacht anchored in the Caribbean. (credit: Thinkstock)

Survey: The Rich Will Get Richer; 1 Percent To Own Half Of World’s Wealth By 2016

The richest 1 percent of the population will own more than half the world’s wealth by 2016, Oxfam International said in a report released as the World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland.

01/19/2015

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More Mega Millionaires In SF Than Ever Before

The most expensive metro area in the U.S. is worse than Rwanda and Zimbabwe, and almost as bad as Guatemala and Suriname when it comes to the “haves” and the “have nots” according to San Francisco’s Human Services Agency, reviewing dozens of economic factors, including the “Gini Coefficient.”

05/27/2014

Mark DeSaulnier

State Senator Targets CEO Super Salaries In Proposed Bill

California state senator Mark DeSaulnier, speaking with KPIX 5’s Phil Matier on Sunday, defended a proposed bill which would punish corporations that pay their chief executives more than a hundred times the median wage of their workers.

05/04/2014

A shuttle commonly known as a “Google Bus” arrives at a Muni bus stop in San Francisco to pick up commuters. (CBS)

San Francisco Tech Shuttle Bus Program Gets OK, Supervisors Deny Environmental Appeal

The 18 month pilot program will allow private shuttle buses for tech companies to use a limited number of Muni stops in San Francisco.

04/02/2014

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

Atmosphere outside the 2012 Crunchies Awards at Davies Symphony Hall. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for The Crunchies)

Activists Target San Francisco Tech Award Show With ‘Crappie’ Alternative

Activist groups Monday plan to protest a San Francisco tech awards show which gives out so-called ‘Crunchies’ by holding their own version – the ‘Crappies’ – to call attention to what they say are the negative effects of the tech influx.

02/10/2014

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Promotes Gender Equality In Workplace As Union Claims Hypocrisy

San Francisco officials on Monday called on the city’s private sector to promote gender equality in the workplace but also faced criticism from their own city employees for a proposal to reduce pay for public sector jobs primarily held by women and people of color.

04/16/2013