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A BART train at Embarcadero Station in San Francisco. (CBS)

BART Hires Employee To Seek Out Homeless, Find Them Help

The homeless often make their way to BART stations, platforms and trains, but the agency has taken steps to reach out to them by hiring a crisis intervention coordinator and mental health liaison.


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Bay Area Cold Snap Rough On San Francisco’s Homeless

Thursday was a busy night for San Francisco’s homeless outreach team, which was encouraging people to find shelter from the chilly weather.


Homeless Vietnam veteran with cardboard sign begs on the street in San Francisco (AP)

Rep. Pelosi, Mayor Lee Meet With SF Homeless Vets At Outreach Event

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee attended a homeless veterans outreach event in the city Wednesday as part of a nationwide initiative to help raise awareness about the services available to them.


Children handle an assault rifle at a community festival in Santa Rosa. (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)

Kids Handling Guns At Santa Rosa Festival Prompts Criticism

A display by a police Special Weapons and Tactics team at a community event in Santa Rosa has prompted criticism and discussion over the appropriateness of allowing children to handle guns.

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Examination in a doctor's office. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

California Gets Jump Start On Federal Health Care Reform

The state of California is trying to get a head start on implementing an important phase of federal health care reform known as the Health Benefit Exchange.


Outreach for Homeless at Transbay Terminal

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) _ The Transbay Terminal will be closed shortly after midnight, as crews prepare to demolish the aging facility.


Basketball Legends Reach Out to Bayview

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KCBS)- Two legends of basketball are in San Francisco holding a series of clinics for inner-city youth.