KCBS Cover Story

A large 'rent' banner is posted on the side of an apartment building on June 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, the tepid real estate market could see a turnaround with the price of rental properties surging and vacancies dropping from 10.6 percent in 2009 to 9.5 percent last year, the lowest level since 2002. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – SF Working-Class Neighborhoods Changing

In part three of our KCBS Cover Story series, “Through The Roof,” reporter Doug Sovern looks at the changing landscape of some of San Francisco’s working class neighborhoods.

12/18/2013

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Ellis Act Evicts SF Renters

In part two of Doug Sovern’s ‘Through The Roof’ cover-story special he looks at how Ellis Act evictions lead to landlords converting their property into Tenants In Common units at the cost of those with rent-controlled apartments.

12/17/2013

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Tech Influx Hikes SF Rents

San Francisco currently has the highest average rent in America. Meanwhile, real estate speculators are cashing in on the boom by snapping up buildings and evicting longtime tenants.

12/16/2013

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Mission Bay in San Francisco. (UCSF)

KCBS Cover Story: Previewing UCSF’s New State Of The Art Children’s Hospital

In just over a year, the most state of the art Children’s Hospital on the west coast will open in San Francisco, according the UCSF officials. The UCSF facility will replace an old, cramped out-dated space in Parnassus Heights.

12/13/2013

Fred Couples putts on the 18th hole during Round Three of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at TPC Harding Park 2013.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story: San Francisco’s Harding Park To Undergo A Facelift

The public golf course is ripping out its greens next week and replacing them, a $1.2 million project.

11/28/2013

A San Francisco Fire Department fire engine. (CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: San Francisco Firefighters Battling Alarming Cancer Rate

Flames and smoke are the visible threat but cancer is a silent killer that is claiming the lives of firefighters.

11/27/2013

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KCBS Cover Story: Efforts Continue To End Practice Of Child Marriage

The issue was a major talking point at the recently completed International Conference on Family Planning in Ethiopia.

11/20/2013

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KCBS Cover Story Pt. 6: Bay Area DA Gets Victims Their Marsy’s Law Rights

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.

10/08/2013

Courtroom

KCBS Cover Story Pt. 5; Series On Marsy’s Law Failures Prompts Judicial Action

In response to a KCBS investigation into the violation of victims’ rights in California, the presiding judge in San Francisco is recommending new procedures for the courts to follow. KCBS’ Doug Sovern reports exclusively that the state’s Chief Justice is also asking judges in other counties to consider doing the same.

10/07/2013

An image of the California Attorney General Marsy's Law web page. (California DOJ)

KCBS Cover Story Pt. 4: Changes Needed To Fulfill Promise Of Marsy’s Law

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.

10/04/2013

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