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.
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.
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.
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
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.
Millions of dollars in financial aid is being unclaimed by California low-income students qualified for college.
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.
State officials say California school districts have misappropriated tens of millions of dollars intended to provide meals to low-income students.
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.
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.