Melissa Culross

Covered California Extends Health Insurance Enrollment After Many Affected By 2014 Tax PenaltyThe 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.
Online Petition Calls Out Nestlé For Bottling California’s Water, Selling It For Profit During is specifically calling out Nestlé in an online petition for its practices of bottling California water and selling it for profit.
Idea Of Taxing E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Gets Key SupportThe 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.
Gov. Brown Sees No Harm In Fracking; California Report Suggest OtherwiseA new report suggests that fracking operations in California produce highly contaminate wastewater. Despite the evidence, Gov. Brown still supports the process.
San Francisco Opens Waiting List For Nearly 200 Housing Units To Homeless ApplicantsSan 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.
Mavericks: The Window For 'The Mount Everest' Of Big-Wave Surfing Contests OpensIt'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.
The Science And Myths Of Hangover CuresIf 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.
San Jose Homeless Encampment Residents Want City’s Help With Improving Living ConditionsResidents 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.
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.
BART Says Early Warning System Proved Successful After Napa QuakeBART 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.
Emergency Responders Learn Lessons From Napa EarthquakeEmergency 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.
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.