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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

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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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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

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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

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