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Melissa Culross

A marijuana user smokes from a bong during a 420 Day celebration on 'Hippie Hill' in Golden Gate Park April 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California. April 20th has become a de facto holiday for marijuana advocates, with large gatherings and 'smoke outs' in many parts of the United States. Voters in California will consider a measure on the November general election ballot that could make the State the first in the nation to legalize the growing of a limited amount of marijuana for private use. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Hippie Hill’ Crackdown Expected At SF’s Golden Gate Park, 4/20 Festivities

Not only is this Sunday Easter Sunday, but it happens to fall on 4/20, a major marijuana lover’s celebration that brings thousands to Golden Gate Park every year. Law enforcement said they’ll be out in full force.

04/16/2014

Protesters inside the Cadlillac dealership on Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco in 1964. (Phiz Mezey)

San Francisco During Civil Rights Movement: 50 Years Since Auto Row Protests

This week marks the 50th anniversary of a civil rights demonstration where hundreds of protesters were arrested at car dealerships along San Francisco’s Auto Row.

04/11/2014

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Animal Update: Dealing With Pets’ Eye Problems

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the SF SPCA talks about pets’ eye-care and how elderly animals can be treated for diseases like glaucoma that can lead to blindness.

03/31/2014

(Covered California)

Monday Deadline To Begin Applying For Covered California, Must Be Finished By April 15th

There’s no extension of the deadline to sign up for Covered California, but people who start their applications by Monday will have until April 15th to finish the process.

03/26/2014

A BART police officer at the Oakland Coliseum station on August 11, 2005. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Developing App That Will Allow Riders To Report Crime Discreetly

The smartphone app will allow riders to take a picture without sound or flash, and communicate with police if they need to in a quiet manner.

03/13/2014

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Enrollment In State’s Food Assistance Program More Than Doubled During Recession

Participation in CalFresh, California’s food assistance program, more than doubled during the economic downturn according to information coming out of the state legislative analyst’s office.

03/12/2014

2013 Open Division state championship team, Bishop O'Dowd Dragons (Kevin Donahue/Bishop O'Dowd)

Scheduling Error Disqualifies Defending State Champ Bishop O’Dowd From High School Playoffs

The Bishop O’Dowd High School girls basketball team was disqualified from the North Coast Section playoffs after it was discovered the team played one too many games this year.

02/26/2014

A car arrives at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

DMV Seeks Public Input For Issuing Undocumented Immigrants’ Licenses

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is looking for public input as it works to implement the new law allowing undocumented immigrants to get their driver’s licenses.

01/28/2014

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Water Conservation Efforts In Full Swing For Some Bay Area Cities

Water conservation efforts are in full force across the Bay Area. Marin County residents are being asked to cut their water usage voluntarily while one Sonoma County town is imposing mandatory reductions.

01/23/2014

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Calif. Insurance Commissioner Slams Blue Shield Rate Hike

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is taking issue with recently implemented health insurance premium increases involving tens of thousands of Blue Shield customers.

01/07/2014

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