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(CBS) Olenka Villarreal (left) with her daughters in Palo Alto.

Jefferson Award Winner Creates A Playground To Include Kids Of All Abilities

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, most children’s playgrounds today are wheelchair accessible. But for many kids with special needs, that doesn’t make it a level playing field. This week’s Jefferson Award goes to a Peninsula mother who has spent the last 6 years working to create a magical space for everyone in her community to enjoy.

07/09/2014

The deal will connect Pole Mountain to two adjacent preserves, Jenner Headlands (pictured) and Little Black Mountain. (Photo by Ryan DiGaudio/PRBO/Creative Commons)

Sonoma County’s Highest Peak Protected Under New $2.3 Million Deal

Pole Mountain, Sonoma County’s highest peak, will be protected and preserved for public use as part of a $2.3 million sale to the Sonoma Land Trust.

07/01/2014

Yosemite National Park spans part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  (Photo by David McNeil /Newsmakers)

Our Favorite Quotes About Yosemite – 150 Years After Federal Protection

Yosemite became the first wildland in the nation protected for all-time 150 years ago when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act, protecting the Valley and Mariposa grove. Later, in 1890, it became a national park. Over the last 150 years the park has played host to a number of dignitaries and celebrities – as well as about 4 million regular visitors a year.

06/30/2014

brush fire, grass fire, vegetation fire, contra costa county

Wildfire In Marin County Samuel P. Taylor State Park 50 Percent Contained

A 35-acre wildfire burning in Samuel P. Taylor State Park in west Marin County is 50 percent contained as of Thursday afternoon, a Marin County Fire Department battalion chief said.

06/12/2014

Beyonce & Jay Z (credit: Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jay-Z, Beyonce Add Extra AT&T Park Show To ‘On The Run’ Tour

Bey and Jay have added a second date at AT&T Park in San Francisco August 6th.

05/13/2014

Winchester Ranch Mobile Home Community in San Jose. (CBS)

Hayward City Leaders Push To Protect Mobile Home Parks From Development

As property values skyrocket in the Bay Area, mobile home parks are being left in the dust, and landlords in an East Bay city might have to pay the price for pushing those low-rent tenants out.

05/08/2014

Pope John Paul II performs communion at Candlestick Park in 1987. (CBS)

On Eve Of Sainthood, Remembering Pope John Paul II’s ’87 Bay Area Visit And Conservative Legacy

More than a quarter century after making his lone trip the Bay Area, Pope John Paul remains an influential figure as he sits on the verge of sainthood.

04/24/2014

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

At Least 8 Arrested During SF ‘4/20′ Celebration

Among the thousands of people who gathered in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park near the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood for an unofficial celebration of all things marijuana Sunday, at least eight people were arrested for felonies, a police spokeswoman said.

04/20/2014

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Man With Head Injury Found Dead In Redwood City Park

Police in Redwood City are investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a park Monday morning.

04/16/2014

(Clockwise from upper left) Anthony Fernandez, Joshua Mauricio, Alejandro Sandoval, Julio Ibarra, Brallan Villegas (Campbell Police Dept.)

5 Arrested For Murder After Gang Attack On Homeless Man In Campbell Results In Attacker’s Death

Five people have been arrested for murder after an attack on a homeless man in Campbell resulted in the death of one of the attackers, police said Wednesday.

04/02/2014

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