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Margie Shafer

Diseased palm trees along San Francisco's Embarcadero (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Diseased Palm Trees Along San Francisco’s Embarcadero To Undergo Costly Removal, Replacement

Some of the iconic palm trees that line San Francisco’s Embarcadero are dying of a fungal disease that will require both their costly removal and replacement by the city’s Department of Public Works.

07/22/2014

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits idle at the Millbrae station on July 3, 2013 in Millbrae. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Criticized For Not Advertising Four Openings On Its Board Of Directors

BART is facing criticism for not publicizing that four board of directors seats are up for November’s election and that open filing for the positions is available for the next three weeks.

07/14/2014

A major prostitution sting operation on November 12, 2004 in Pomona, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

San Mateo Police Now Changing Approach, Treating Prostitutes As Victims

Prostitutes are no longer immediately arrested in San Mateo; instead victims’ advocates are brought in to help build a level of trust.

07/04/2014

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, in 2006. (CBS)

Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Denied Bail In Federal Court In San Francisco

His attorney, Tony Serra, said he was “depressed” by the decision, which he said was based on unsubstantiated claims by the prosecution, and said he plans to appeal.

06/11/2014

Ryan Chamberlain

Chamberlain’s Attorney Requests Transfer To SF General Hospital Lockdown Facility

Ryan Chamberlain, the suspect who became the subject of a nationwide manhunt earlier this week, returned to court Friday where his attorney requested he be transferred to San Francisco General Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

06/06/2014

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (CBS)

Parking Fee Increase Expected At Mountain View Caltrain During Special Events At Levi’s Stadium

A proposal, which will be voted on in early July, would increase the parking fee at the Mountain View Caltrain Station from $5 to $25 during games and special events at Levi’s Stadium.

06/05/2014

Ryan Chamberlain

Psychological Exam Ordered For SF Explosives Suspect Ryan Chamberlain

The San Francisco political activist and public relations professional who was charged in an explosives case has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation while in jail in San Francisco.

06/04/2014

Crews work to fix a pothole on 106th Avenue in Oakland, California on May 15, 2014. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Oakland To Spend Next Several Weeks Fixing Major Pothole Problem

The city hopes to fix thousands of potholes over the next several weeks, part of an annual blitz to fix the streets of Oakland.

05/15/2014

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KCBS Cover Story: Tech Conference Chooses Oakland Over San Francisco

Big tech conferences are often held in San Francisco or San Jose, but a tech startup conference has chosen Oakland as its new home.

05/07/2014

John Yi in front of an art installation at Code & Canvas in San Francisco, California. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: Tech And Art World Come Together At San Francisco Space

Code & Canvas on 15th Street and Potrero Avenue in San Francisco is a space where tech startups help subsidize the cost of artist studios.

05/01/2014

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