Population

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

Researchers tag baby peregrine falcons atop Downtown San Francisco's PG&E building (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Peregrine Falcons On The Rebound: Nest Atop Downtown SF PG&E Building

Three baby Peregrine falcon chicks were banded Wednesday on the 33rd floor of the PG&E building in downtown San Francisco.

05/07/2014

A construction worker uses a saw to cut wood as he builds framing for a new house in a development June 26, 2006 in Richmond, California. A report issued by the U.S. Commerce Department stated that sales of new single-family homes were up 4.6 percent in May. The median price of homes sold in May slipped to $235,300, down 4.3 percent from April. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Dublin Claims Spot As State’s 3rd Fastest Growing City

Dublin is California’s third fastest growing city, according to a new study.

04/30/2014

San Jose City Hall

San Jose Back Above 1 Million Residents As Bay Area Leads State Population Growth

Data released Wednesday by the state Department of Finance show California added 356,000 people last year. A more detailed population report released in December said births outpacing deaths was one factor in the growth rate.

04/30/2014

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