Californians, including those who are homeless, are now able to get free cell phones and service thanks to the recent expansion of a statewide program.
Millions of dollars in financial aid is being unclaimed by California low-income students qualified for college.
Nearly 20,000 San Franciscans under the age of 18 have applied for free Muni passes to be issued by the end of the month as part of a 16-month pilot program.
State officials say California school districts have misappropriated tens of millions of dollars intended to provide meals to low-income students.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has awarded the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority with $1.3 million for a two-year pilot program offering reduced fares for low-income customers.
Cristo Rey San Jose High School, set to open in the fall, offers classes four days a week, with students going to work on Fridays.
Many California homeless people may soon get cell phones for next to nothing thanks to a federally-funded program set for approval by the Public Utilities Commission.
Qualifying low-income youth are slated to start riding San Francisco Municipal Railway buses and trains for free starting in March 2013 following Tuesday’s approval of a pilot program
With the new school year just around the corner, dozens of San Jose parents camped out overnight outside a community center hoping for free school backpacks for their children.
The revised budget agreement between legislative Democrats and Governor Brown calls for the phasing out of California’s successful Healthy Families program, which provides state-sponsored, low-cost insurance for children, teens and pregnant mothers.