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Fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) protest outside of a Burger King Worldwide Inc. restaurant in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

San Francisco Job Seekers Elated After Voters Approve $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage Increase

Many seeking employment at a South of Market job fair were elated, after Tuesday’s vote in San Francisco to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

11/05/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

Funds Diverted From Other Caltrans Projects To Make Up For New Bay Bridge Span Deficit

The new Bay Bridge eastern span will likely end up at least $35 million in the red, and officials are shifting money from other completed Caltrans bridge projects to make up the difference.

11/03/2014

Campaign 2014

Staggering Campaign Contributions In Many California Races And Proposals

California may not have the hotly contested, high-profile races for U.S. Senator or governor that some other states do this year, but it’s still attracting some of the biggest campaign spending in the country.

10/21/2014

Coca-Cola. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Bay Area Proponents Of Soda Tax Measures Battle ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Beverage Industry Money

The campaign over San Francisco and Berkeley’s so-called ‘soda-tax measures’ is taking on a David versus Goliath theme with the amounts of money being invested.

10/07/2014

Supervisor David Campos (Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY)

San Francisco Supervisor Introduces Legislation To Allocate $800K For Residents Who Can’t Afford HIV/AIDS Drugs

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation Tuesday that would allocate about $800,000 to not only assist San Franciscans who can’t afford preventative HIV/AIDS drugs but would also pay health navigators to increase education about the effectiveness of the drug.

09/23/2014

Mountain View City Hall (victorgrigas/Wikimedia Commons)

Is Mountain View Really One Of ‘Best Places To Be Rich And Single?’

The hometown of Google and LinkedIn is also the best place in the Bay Area to find a well-to-do mate, according to Money Magazine, which just came out with its annual lists of the best places to live.

09/22/2014

Elderly Identify Theft: Why Older Americans Are Becoming A Growing Target

In 2013, there were 16,993 reported instances of identity theft crimes that were committed against people 70 years and older.

09/11/2014

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San Bruno Retiree Wins $150K In Lottery Scratchers Game

A San Bruno retiree has won $150,000 in a California Lottery Scratchers game and plans to save and invest the money.

09/09/2014

Tax-Related Identity Theft: The Importance Of Protecting Your Social Security Number

With your social security number, criminals can open accounts in your name, potentially leaving you stuck with fraudulent charges.

09/08/2014

The Manteca goodwill store. (CBS)

San Jose Goodwill Worker’s Good Deed Gets Repaid After Finding $7,500 In Donated Suit Pocket

A San Jose Goodwill worker found $7,500 cash in a donated suit pocket and went through the painstaking process to return the money to the owner, who then repaid the organization a portion of those findings.

09/05/2014

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