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Super Bowl 50 Already Funding Bay Area Charities, 2 Days Left To Get In On First $500,000 Grants

Super Bowl 50 next year at Levi’s Stadium may be 347 days away, but the charity fund that the organizing committee hopes will be the lasting legacy of the game is well-funded already, so much so that it’s looking for five local non-profits that will receive grants of up to half a million dollars.  The deadline to apply for this current round is Saturday, January 31st, 2015.

01/28/2015

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Can Yoga Turn Around East Palo Alto Schools’ Drop-Out Rate?

A school district in a low-income area of East Palo Alto is hoping to lower dropout rates by launching a health and wellness program that includes yoga.

01/21/2015

A San Francisco Muni bus makes its way down Market street in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SFMTA Votes To Give Free Muni Rides To Disabled, Low-Income Seniors

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to waive the Muni fee for riders with disabilities and for low- to moderate-income seniors, many who live with fixed incomes and struggle to afford public transportation as the cost of living in the city increases.

01/20/2015

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Finding A New ‘Jungle,’ Homeless Plan To Create Second Camp In San Jose

San Jose city police and crews moved in to clean up and shut down the homeless camp known as the “Jungle” Thursday, but now it looks like they have another problem on their hands.

12/05/2014

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

Twitter Finalizes SF Location For Learning Center To Provide Skills To Homeless, Low-Income Residents

Twitter has decided on a site for a learning center where company employees will volunteer to teach homeless residents computer and tech skills, according to a published report.

10/27/2014

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Medi-Cal Starts Covering Autism Therapy For Thousands Of Poor Children

Children enrolled in Medi-Cal are now eligible to receive treatment for autism spectrum disorders in an effort to level the playing field for kids from families unable to afford the expensive therapy.

09/18/2014

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San Francisco Mayor Lee Announces Loan Program That Helps Non-Profits Acquire Buildings To Protect Low-Income Tenants From Displacement

San Francisco is setting aside $3 million from the city’s affordable housing pool to protect low-income residents from being displaced from their apartments as part of a new non-profit loan program.

08/11/2014

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California Bill Could Be First To Provide Diapers For Families On Welfare

A California Assemblywoman drafted a bill for the CalWorks program that would give qualifying families $80 a month to spend on diapers for children under age 2.

08/06/2014

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New Hope For Senior Residents At Historic Assisted-Living Home In San Francisco’s Portola District

Despite a warning that University Mound Ladies Home in San Francisco’s Portola District would close earlier this week, the debt-ridden assisted living facility remains open with a plan in place for 20 seniors who remain.

08/01/2014

Construction workers assemble a concrete pump on May 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Measure Compromised By Mayor Lee’s Negotiations With Supervisor

Affordable housing activists wanted a measure on November’s ballot, making it hard to for developers in San Francisco to build unless one-third of the new housing is reserved for renters in the low to moderate-income range.

07/30/2014

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