Melissa Culross

(CBS SF)

Covered California Extends Health Insurance Enrollment After Many Affected By 2014 Tax Penalty

The state’s health insurance exchange is giving people who didn’t know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax penalty a little extra time to sign up for coverage this year.

04/17/2015

Stocking up on bottled water. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Online Petition Calls Out Nestlé For Bottling California’s Water, Selling It For Profit During Drought

CourageCampaign.org is specifically calling out Nestlé in an online petition for its practices of bottling California water and selling it for profit.

04/06/2015

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Idea Of Taxing E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Gets Key Support

The debate over how to classify and regulate E-cigarettes continues, but one particular state lawmaker is looking for ways to increase taxes on them similar to the sin tax on tobacco.

03/31/2015

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Gov. Brown Sees No Harm In Fracking; California Report Suggest Otherwise

A new report suggests that fracking operations in California produce highly contaminate wastewater. Despite the evidence, Gov. Brown still supports the process.

03/10/2015

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San Francisco Opens Waiting List For Nearly 200 Housing Units To Homeless Applicants

San Francisco’s Housing Authority is opening their waiting list for nearly 200 units to become available to the homeless for the first time in five years. The deadline to apply is by Sunday, but they must do so online.

01/13/2015

Surfer rides a wave during Mavericks Invitational on January 24, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mavericks: The Window For ‘The Mount Everest’ Of Big-Wave Surfing Contests Opens

It’s that time of year again when some of the world’s best big-wave surfers start making plans to head to Half Moon Bay to take part in the annual Maverick’s invitational surf contest.

01/01/2015

Students raise glasses of beer in a toast (Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

The Science And Myths Of Hangover Cures

If it’s only your head that’s ringing in the new year after indulging in a little too much New Year’s Eve fun Wednesday night, you might be in need of some help feeling better.

01/01/2015

"The Jungle" homeless encampment in San Jose (Colgan/CBS)

San Jose Homeless Encampment Residents Want City’s Help With Improving Living Conditions

Residents of the country’s largest homeless encampment want the city of San Jose to improve their living conditions. Residents of the Jungle specifically want to know what San Jose’s mayoral candidates would be willing to do to help them.

11/03/2014

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

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