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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

A 5-Fulton Muni bus. (CBS)

SFMTA Board Approves Free Muni For Low-Income Youth

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

12/04/2012

Parents wait outside the Sacred Heart Commuity Center to sign up for free backpacks and school supplies. (CBS)

San Jose Parents Camp Out For Free School Backpacks, Supplies

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.

07/13/2012

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Critics Denounce California’s Plan To Eliminate Healthy Families Program

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.

06/22/2012

CBS

California Cuts Discount Car Insurance Program Price

A little known state program that offers low cost car insurance to low-income California drivers just got cheaper.

06/14/2012

(CBS)

SF Supes Consider Offering Free Legal Aid To Poor In Civil Cases

After hearing public comment Thursday, the measure was unanimously approved by the Rules Committee and sent to the full board for a vote.

02/17/2012

Teray Frederick

Jefferson Awards: Helping East Bay Families In Need

Teray Frederick has transformed her Hayward home into a headquarters for giving. As her two daughters neared adulthood, she made a new commitment to serve her community.

KPIX 5–08/24/2011

A county job fair for low income families drew more than 600 applicants in San Jose, August 11, 2011. (KCBS/Mike Colgan)

Job Fair Attracts Hundreds In Silicon Valley

A job fair for low-income families in Silicon Valley attracted more than 600 applicants. Many of those who turned out are about to lose public assistance benefits.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/11/2011

A person walking with a cane. (AP)

IRS Warns Of Scam Targeting Elderly Bay Area Residents

The Internal Revenue Service is warning Northern California residents of a scam that targets the elderly and disabled. IRS authorities have received reports of incidents in Fresno, Sacramento, Stockton, and places within the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose, but do not know the extent of the scam.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/11/2011

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