Melissa Culross

Ants (photo credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Ants Invade Bay Area Homes; A Side-Effect Of California’s Drought

If you think you’ve seen more ants in your kitchen than usual this summer, you may not be imagining things.

08/29/2014

The West Oakland BART station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Says Early Warning System Proved Successful After Napa Quake

BART officials said on Monday that an early warning system currently in development stages worked perfectly just before Sunday morning’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck.

08/26/2014

(USGS)

Emergency Responders Learn Lessons From Napa Earthquake

Emergency response agencies across the Bay Area are looking at disaster systems and protocols in the aftermath of Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake in the North Bay and the lessons they can learn from it.

08/25/2014

condoms

Bill Providing Condoms For California Prisoners Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Legislation that would require officials to distribute condoms in all California state prisons is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill’s author says it would save the state money and stop the spread of disease.

08/22/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Kill Switch Legislation Passes Assembly, Now Heads Back To State Senate For Vote

The bill by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco is headed back to the Senate for a final vote on amendments.

08/07/2014

Ted Agu (Cal Athletics)

Family Of Cal Football Player Ted Agu Filing Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against UC Regents

Attorneys representing the family of former California football player Ted Agu filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Regents of the University of California.

08/04/2014

The West Oakland BART station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Workers Allege Racist, Threatening Graffiti Left On Lockers

A group of African American BART workers said they found racist, threatening graffiti on their lockers, and don’t feel safe at work.

07/31/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

California’s High-Speed Rail Project Piques Private-Investor Interest

California’s high-speed rail project could be getting a financial shot in the arm from the private sector.

07/21/2014

Beach cleanup scene (CBS)

Environmental Group Names Bay Area’s ‘Dirtiest’ Beach

A Marin County beach has earned the dubious distinction of being named the dirtiest in the Bay Area.

07/07/2014

(Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill To Repeal Law Requiring Restaurant Workers To Use Gloves Approved By State Senate

Many workers in the restaurant industry were up in arms about the law, arguing it would create unnecessary waste of disposable gloves and restrict their work.

06/26/2014

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