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Honey bees in an apiary. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Rec & Park Helping To Bring Back Backyard Bees

News of record numbers of bees dying off in North America has in part led to a movement where residents are learning to raise bees in their own backyards and San Francisco is no exception.

05/22/2015

Downtown San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Among 10 U.S. Cities With More Than 1 Million People, Census Bureau Says

The U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday that San Jose is now among the 10 most populous cities in the United States, with more than 1 million people calling the Silicon Valley city home.

05/21/2015

California Adds 358,000 Residents In 2014; San Jose Shares Lead In Big City Gains

California’s population grew about 1 percent last year to 38.7 million people, with San Diego and San Jose experiencing the most gains among big cities.

05/01/2015

Win A Wine Country Getaway For Two

What They Know And You Don’t – People Flock To Sonoma County For Jobs And Homes

For increasingly cramped residents of the Bay Area and beyond, the still relatively cheap and open spaces of Sonoma County have a big appeal.

04/02/2015

A sea lion pup. (NOAA)

Number Of Stranded Sea Lion Pups On California Beaches Spiking To New High

Federal scientists say the number of sea lion pups stranded on California beaches is spiking and is now higher than the total for all of 2013, the last time large numbers of pups starved.

03/16/2015

Current SFPD district map (courtesy sf-police.org)

SFPD Re-Drawing District Lines To Reflect Population Shifts, Reduce Response Times

The once a decade process has begun in San Francisco to redraw the lines of the city’s 10 district police stations with a shift to the south for population explosions in SoMa and Mission Bay expected.

01/05/2015

Lake Oroville, California -- 2011 on the left, and September, 2014 on the right (Credit Paul Hames and Kelly Grow, California Dept. of Water Resources)

California Officially Enters 4th Year Of Drought With Worst Water Situation In History

Wildfires, countless acres of decimated farmland, at least a dozen communities running out of water within days, and massive fish kills are just the beginning, as the short-term climate shows no signs of a return of moisture.

09/30/2014

A Great White shark jumps out of the water as it hunts Cape fur seals near False Bay, on July 4, 2010. 
(Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Finds Pacific Great White Shark Population At Least Five Times Previous Estimates

A recent study published in PLOS ONE found that the number of sharks swimming in the Pacific is around 2,400, about six times the number previously estimated.

07/14/2014

San Jose's largest homeless encampment, The Jungle (photo courtesy housing1000sv.org)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Bringing Medical Care To San Jose’s Largest Homeless Encampment

Residents of The Jungle, San Jose’s largest homeless encampment, have recently received on-site medical care after the county moved a mobile clinic to the site.

07/08/2014

U.S. Census Director Urges Residents To Fill Out 2010 Census

Census Shows California’s Asian, Latino Populations Growing

Latinos now make up 38 percent of California’s population and Asians have become the fastest growing minority group in the nation, according to US Census Bureau numbers released Thursday.

06/26/2014

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