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Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Berkeley To Force Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients

The city of Berkeley now requires medical marijuana dispensaries to give away 2 percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

07/02/2014

Soda vending machine (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Experts: Soda Tax Would Compel Behavior Changes In Low–Income Neighborhoods

Health experts addressed San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this week to say a soda tax would compel changes in behavior in low-income neighborhoods and minority communities.

05/23/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twitter Announces Partnership With San Francisco Non-Profit To Teach Tech Skills To Low-Income Families

Twitter is joining forces with a San Francisco non-profit organization to teach tech skills to local homeless and low-income families.

05/13/2014

A low-income housing complex in Oakland. (CBS)

California’s Low-Income Renters Could Get Tax Rebate With Newly-Introduced Legislation

Two members of California’s State Assembly have introduced legislation that would provide tax rebates for low-income renters in California on a sliding-scale basis.

04/28/2014

Muni officials said 440 out of 600 vehicles will be running Wednesday after some San Francisco Municipal Railway employees unhappy with contract negotiations continue to call out sick.

Google Donates Millions For San Francisco’s Free Muni For Youth Program

The money will be used to fund the program, which started as a pilot in 2013, for the next two years.

02/27/2014

A wage protest at the McDonalds at 14th and Jackson streets in Oakland (CBS)

East Bay Fast Food Workers Walk Off The Job In Bid For Higher Pay

Fast-food workers in Oakland and throughout the East Bay walked off the job Thursday to participate in protests as part of a nationwide movement aimed at boosting their pay and benefits, an organizer said.

12/05/2013

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Supervisor Proposes Prioritizing SF Muni Funds For Low-Income Areas

New funding for San Francisco Municipal Railway service could be prioritized to the city’s low-income neighborhoods under a charter amendment introduced Tuesday by a city supervisor.

11/20/2013

California Peace Prize recipient George Galvis. (California Wellness Foundation)

Community Corner: Former Juvenile Delinquent Receives California Peace Prize

The California Wellness Foundation presented their annual California Peace Prize on October 10, 2013, to some of the state’s unsung heroes who have done tremendous work to promote peace and prevent violence.

10/20/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Free Cellphone Service Available To Impoverished Californians

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.

03/26/2013

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