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Melissa Culross

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Despite High Incomes, Report Suggests California Spends Less On Schools Than Much Of The Country

California is a wealthy state, but according to a new study it spends less on K-12 education than much of the rest of the country.

10/04/2013

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California’s Health Exchange Working With Insurance Agents To Benefit Small Business Employees

California’s health insurance exchange not only will allow individuals to shop for health insurance plans, but small businesses, as well. Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee explains how.

10/02/2013

People walk with groceries in plastic bags in Chinatown in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Now Includes Restaurants

Beginning Tuesday, that doggie bag at your favorite San Francisco eatery will cost you. As is already the case at grocery and retail stores in the city, plastic bags are now officially off the menu for leftovers and takeout at restaurants.

10/01/2013

AC Transit Bus Stop

AC Transit Sees More Riders After Route Changes

Ridership on AC Transit’s two Dumbarton Express bus lines, from Union City to the Peninsula, was up 15% this August, compared to ridership figures from August 2012.

09/20/2013

Money in Wallet

Census 2012: Bay Area Income And Poverty Levels Unchanged

According to the U.S. Census Bureau poverty and median income levels in the United States are holding steady, but what does that mean for the Bay Area?

09/17/2013

California Aqueduct

State Water Officials Preparing For What Could Be 3rd Dry Year In A Row

State water officials are taking no chances when it comes to the possibility of another dry year. Local water districts are being advised to prepare for the possibility that 2014 could be the third dry year in a row.

09/06/2013

Patrons of Burma Superstar in San Francisco read about an e.coli outbreak that closed the restaurant on August 30, 2013. (CBS)

E. Coli Outbreak Traced To Popular San Francisco Restaurant

Officials with the San Francisco Department of Public Health said Friday that the source of a recent E. coli outbreak has been traced to a popular restaurant in the city’s Richmond District.

08/30/2013

Cellphone camera image of a burning 1999 Lincoln Town Car limousine on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Limousine Safety Bill Clears Key Assembly Vote

SB 338 would require more inspections of vehicle, and order limos with a seating capacity of fewer than 10 people to carry a fire extinguisher onboard. Stretch limos with a capacity of more than 10 already have such a requirement.

08/30/2013

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

Oakland Hospital Fined For Patient Death; Marin Hospital Also Fined For Patient Safety Violations

Alta Bates Medical Center in Oakland has been fined for procedural errors the California Department of Public Health says led to a patient’s death.

08/15/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

1 Year After Fire, Officials Monitor Chevron Refinery Emissions

One year after a massive fire broke out at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Bay Area air officials are continuing their efforts to better monitor refinery emissions.

08/06/2013

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