KCBS Cover Story
Flames and smoke are the visible threat but cancer is a silent killer that is claiming the lives of firefighters.
In response to this special series, San Francisco’s Presiding Judge and the state’s Chief Justice are both recommending reforms. KCBS has also learned that one Bay Area district attorney, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, is taking it even one step further, training his attorneys to observe a victim’s Marsy’s rights, even if the victim doesn’t ask for them to be honored.
A KCBS investigation has determined that the rights of California crime victims are often ignored, despite the passage five years ago of a landmark law to protect them.
Crime victims rarely invoke the rights afforded to them under Marsy’s Law, and California prosecutors often ignore those who do insist on the protections that law enshrines in the state constitution.
With another BART strike looming, commuters may have to find an alternate way of getting around.
A coalition of local organizations have aligned themselves against a part of the federal immigration reform proposal that would change the existing family reunion program.
All the produce from the Bounty Garden goes to local food banks, which are facing shortages of vegetables.
A fundraising effort is underway to save a historic, 85-year-old beacon on the summit of Mount Diablo as a tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor.
Crews are putting the finishing touches on some San Francisco micro-apartments, spaces under 300 square feet, meant to be a more affordable option for those looking to live in the city.
Homeless veterans in San Francisco unveiled a mural yesterday that lists the number of Iraqi and Afghan vets who have taken their own lives. In this morning’s KCBS Cover Story, reporter Jeffrey Schaub tells us the mural project aims to call attention to the plight of veterans after they return home.