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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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KCBS Cover Story: Long-Term Unemployed Dumbing-Down Resumes To Find Work

While unemployed job seekers in their 20s find if difficult to find work, those in their 50s are finding it nearly impossible. Research by the Federal Reserve in San Francisco finds that older workers, who are in the ranks of the long-term unemployed, have almost no chance of getting hired.

03/03/2014

A worker at the Harlick custom skate factory in San Carlos. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: San Carlos Firm Outfits Olympians With Custom-Made Skates

Harlick Skates in San Carlos has been making custom boots for Olympians for decades. 15-year-old Polina Edmunds will be wearing a pair of them on Wednesday when she represents the U.S. in competition.

02/18/2014

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KCBS Cover Story: Two Different Paths For Two Bay Area Same-Sex Couples

Some couples have been in the spotlight, fighting for the legalization of same-sex marriage, while others have laid back, living a fairly normal life in the Bay Area.

02/12/2014

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KCBS Cover Story: Dog Lovers Unleash Concerns Over GGNRA’s Pet Restriction Plan

A group of dog-advocates in Marin County are mobilizing to preserve dog walking on parklands that a proposal by Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s draft management may curtail.

01/27/2014

Matt Walker of the USA competes during the ski slopestyle portion of the Alli Dew Tour on February 20th, 2009 at Northstar Resort in Truckee, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story: California Drought Severely Impacts Sierra Ski Industry

Some Tahoe-area resorts have not even been able to open their runs due to a lack of snow.

01/22/2014

Damore'ea Stringfellow #9 of the Washington Huskies stiff arms would be tackler Michael Davis #15 of the BYU Cougars during the first quarter in the Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park on December 27, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story: Fight Hunger Bowl Serves A Great Cause In San Francisco

The bowl game, held at AT&T Park, has donated more than 300,000 meals to organizations in San Francisco since 2002.

12/27/2013

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KCBS Cover Story: Bay Area Law Enforcement Agencies Cracking Down On Drunk Drivers

Law enforcement agencies across the Bay Area are cracking down on drunk driving throughout this holiday season.

12/24/2013

Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through the Roof – Solutions To SF’s Housing Crunch

In the fifth and final part of our special Cover Story Series, KCBS reporter Doug Sovern looks at several proposed solutions to the housing crunch, which all may take some time to make a difference as Bay Area rents and home prices keep rising.

12/20/2013

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