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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

AT&T Park in San Francisco, California (Ron Del Rosario/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: SF Officials Making Traffic Congestion Plans For San Francisco Waterfront

Even though a proposed Golden State Warriors arena in Mission Bay is a few years ago, transit officials are already preparing for added congestion on the waterfront.

04/30/2014

Facebook is helping fund a police sub-station in Menlo Park (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Facebook-Funded Police Substation To Open In Menlo Park Shopping Center

A Facebook-funded police substation opens Saturday in a Menlo Park shopping center just walking distance of the tech giant’s headquarters.

04/25/2014

Kids at Bessie Carmichael Elementary School in San Francisco show off their reflective wristbands on April 10, 2014. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

San Francisco Elementary School Kids Get Important Lesson On Pedestrian Safety

Students at Bessie Carmichael Elementary School in San Francisco were given reflective slap wristbands to help them stand out when they are walking, while getting some advice from Police Chief Greg Suhr.

04/10/2014

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. (CBS)

Disgraced Former SF Supervisor Ed Jew Sentenced To More Jail Time

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew appeared in court Friday where a judge sentenced him to more time in a county jail.

04/04/2014

A mock-up of the EMAS system being installed at San Francisco International Airport. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

SFO To Install System To Stop Runaway Planes On Its Short Runways

Two runways at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will be closed in the coming months to improve runway safety zones by adding collapsible concrete to prevent plane overruns.

03/20/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other dignitaries attend a groundbreaking for the remodeling of the Bayview Opera House and the Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Oldest Theater Is In The Bayview; Will Undergo Renovation

Not many realize San Francisco’s oldest theater is located in the Bayview District. Built in 1888, the Bayview Opera House and Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre will undergo a $5.3 million renovation.

03/12/2014

Minimum Wage Set To Increase In San Francisco

San Jose Marks 1 Year Of Minimum Wage Increase, Other Cities Look To Follow Suit

San Jose State University marked the city’s one-year anniversary of the passage of their minimum wage increase, by holding a rally with guest speakers on Tuesday. Now other cities are looking to follow suit.

03/11/2014

A BART train at Embarcadero Station in San Francisco. (CBS)

BART Hires Employee To Seek Out Homeless, Find Them Help

The homeless often make their way to BART stations, platforms and trains, but the agency has taken steps to reach out to them by hiring a crisis intervention coordinator and mental health liaison.

03/10/2014

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