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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

(Assurance Wireless)

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

(CBS)

California Students Fail To Claim Millions In Financial Aid

Millions of dollars in financial aid is being unclaimed by California low-income students qualified for college.

03/01/2013

Electric Muni buses make their way down Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown District. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

18,000 Low-Income Youth Apply For Free Muni Passes

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.

02/08/2013

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California Schools Misappropriated Millions Of Dollars Intended For Low-Income Student Meals

State officials say California school districts have misappropriated tens of millions of dollars intended to provide meals to low-income students.

02/06/2013

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