Margie Shafer

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Activist Begins Signature Campaign For Tax On California Bottled Water

A political activist says companies that take water from California’s ground should pay a fair amount for it – and he’s collecting signatures for an initiative to go on the 2016 ballot that would tax bottled water.

06/30/2015

The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Additional Commuter Lane, Bike Path On Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Could Be In Place By 2017

Construction on the $74 million project is expected to begin next year, and the new commuter lane and bike and pedestrian path could be in place by late-2017.

06/24/2015

Tim Watson, the VTA bus driver who foiled an alleged child abduction in Milpitas on June 5, 2015. (Photo Credit: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)

Bus Driver Who Helped Foil Child Abduction In Milpitas: ‘I Did What Any Parent Would Do’

VTA bus driver Tim Watson said his instincts kicked in, and that’s how he stopped an alleged child abduction in Milpitas and Fremont.

06/10/2015

Edgar Covarrubias, an employee and resident of the Walden West Science Camp near Saratoga. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

South Bay Inmate-Work Agreement Terminated Following Science Camp Employee’s Arrest On Child Porn Charges

An inmate work agreement in place for 25 years in Silicon Valley has been terminated following the high-profile arrest of a science-camp supervisor on child pornography charges.

06/02/2015

A passenger boards a San Francisco Muni bus on June 3, 2014 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco City Officials Invited To Ride Along In 22-Day Muni Challenge

San Francisco city officials will be riding the bus for the next 22 days and tweeting about their experiences with the hashtag #OnBoardSF.

06/01/2015

A for lease sign is posted in front of home for rent on April 21, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco-Area Residents Need To Earn More Than $39 An Hour To Afford Average 2-Bedroom Apartment

In the San Francisco metro area, you have to make $39.65 an hour to be able to afford the average two-bedroom apartment.

05/20/2015

A Muni Metro train. (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

Passenger Shot Aboard San Francisco Muni T-Line In Bayview District

A passenger suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot by another in an altercation on a Muni light rail vehicle midday Monday, according to San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

04/27/2015

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter talks cyber strategy at Stanford University on April 23, 2015. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

U.S. Secretary Of Defense Ashton Carter Courts Silicon Valley Tech Community To Lead New Military Cyber Strategy

He also unveiled that Defense Innovation Unit X will be located in Silicon Valley to scout for emerging technologies and to strengthen existing relationships.

04/23/2015

Bea Johnson's family has generated only this small jar of waste over the last 11 months. (CBS)

Mom From Minimalist Mill Valley Family Offers Tips For Zero-Waste Lifestyle

A Mill Valley family practices a minimalist lifestyle to say the least. The mom from this “zero-waste” lifestyle even makes her own makeup.

04/20/2015

This 580,000 square foot building will sit just west of the new arena. (San Francisco Business Times/Pfau Long Architecture and AE3 Partners)

Golden State Warriors Plan To Break Ground On Mission Bay Arena In 2016

Warriors President and COO Rick Welts said the only sticking point right now is funding for the project.

04/15/2015

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