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Critics of a proposed coal facility in Oakland gathered in front of Oakland City Hall on July 21, 2015. (CBS)

Plan To Send Coal Through Oakland Met With Protests

Hundreds gathered in Oakland Tuesday evening to protest a plan to bring millions of tons of coal through the Bay Area.

07/21/2015

Coal. (CBS)

Public Will Weigh In On Bringing Millions Of Tons Of Coal To Bay Area

The public will soon get a chance to weigh in on what, until now, has been a hush-hush plan to bring millions of tons of coal into the Bay Area.

07/17/2015

Coal. (CBS)

Oakland May Be Backpedaling On Keeping Coal Facility Out

For decades, Margaret Gordon has fought to protect her West Oakland community from the health hazards of living next to a major port. Now, the longtime neighborhood activist fears years of progress will be wiped out by a plan to export millions of tons of coal through a new waterfront terminal.

07/13/2015

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Serial Squatter Evicted For 8th Time In 6 Years

A family accused of defrauding landlords appears to be at it again. Last year, KPIX 5 was there when they were evicted from an apartment in San Bruno. This week, they were found squatting in Daly City.

05/20/2015

Riley the beagle was rescued from a lab by the Beagle Freedom Project. (CBS)

California Beagle Owners Push For Stricter Rules On Animal Testing

Beagles and their owners have been regular visitors to the state capitol in Sacramento to support AB147, a bill that would require publicly funded labs using dogs and cats for research to put healthy ones like Riley up for adoption rather than put them to sleep once the research is over.

05/11/2015

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‘Cyber Attack’ On California Common Core Testing Shuts Down Access For Hours, State Denies Deliberate Tampering

“It was a deliberate attack. Not just a malfunction,” educators said after hundreds of thousands of California students were blocked from logging on to take mandatory Common Core tests Thursday.

05/01/2015

Salaries of some workers at the Alameda County Water District. (CBS)

$100,000+ Salaries For Meter Readers, Customer Service Reps At Water Agency That Keeps Raising Rates

A small East Bay water district is paying more than 200 of their employees, including meter readers and customer service representatives, wages and benefits worth well over $100,000, while raising customers’ rates 16 years in a row.

04/29/2015

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16 Years Of Hiking Fees While Water District Pays Meter Readers $100,000 Salaries

Bay Area residents are facing steep water rate hikes as California’s drought stretches into a fourth year. In one small East Bay water district, a resident said it’s the lavish spending habits of an old boy’s network that is making their bill go up.

04/29/2015

International Technological University (ITU) campus in San Jose. (CBS)

Immigrants Get Student Visas From Colleges But Never Attend Class

If you want to come to the United States and get a job, it’s a well-known secret that a student visa is the easy ticket in, and all you need is $20,000 to enroll in the right university.

04/24/2015

City of Clearlake. (CBS)

Town Of Clearlake Takes Center Stage In Emotional Battle Over Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ban

The town of Clearlake in Lake County is now center stage in an emotional legal battle over medical marijuana, and patients say a complete ban on all cultivation is putting lives at risk, and are filing a suit to stop it.

03/18/2015

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