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Melissa Culross

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

(CBS)

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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Health Insurance Enrollment Through Covered California Lagging For Latinos

Officials with Covered California are concerned that relatively few Latinos in the state have enrolled even though more than half of the state’s uninsured residents are Latino.

12/25/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Family Of Oakland Girl On Life Support Serves Hospital Cease And Desist Letter

The family of a girl who was declared brain dead at Children’s Hospital Oakland last week has stepped up their fight to keep her on life support.

12/17/2013

Suke Haan Yu Cheng (L) and her daughter Wendy Tan (R) at Cheng's U.S. citizenship swearing-in ceremony, December 3, 2013. (Melissa Culross/CBS)

100-Year-Old Fremont Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen

Suke Haan Yu Cheng came to the United States in 2004 and just this week, the 100-year-old Fremont woman became a U.S. citizen.

12/04/2013

(Covered California)

Health Insurance Enrollment Opens For Small California Businesses

California’s small businesses now can enroll for employee health care plans through the state’s insurance exchange website.

12/03/2013

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