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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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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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Santa Clara VTA To Offer Reduced Fares For Low-Income Customers

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.

02/05/2013

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New South Bay School Requires Students To Work While Enrolled

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.

12/27/2012

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Federal Program To Fund Free Cell Service For California Homeless

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.

12/10/2012

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