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'Painted Ladies' of Alamo Square (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study Says CA Job Program Helps Rich Cities Like San Francisco The Most

A new study critical of a program to encourage investment that creates jobs in disadvantaged parts of California has found that regions such as San Francisco that are already prospering tend to benefit the most.

06/07/2013

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

Romney Accepts Party Nomination At The Republican National Convention

Romney Says Leaked Fundraiser Remarks ‘Not Elegantly Stated’

Romney spoke to reporters Monday evening in a hastily called news conference after the emergence of a video in which the GOP presidential nominee told donors that almost half of American voters “believe that they are victims.”

09/17/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Romney Trashes The 47% In Leaked Fundraiser Video

A leaked video of Mitt Romney at private fundraiser shows the Republican presidential nominee describing the majority of President Obama’s supporters as people who are “dependent on government” and “believe that they are victims.”

09/17/2012

Aid Organizations Report Ranks Of Silicon Valley Poor On The Rise

Despite reports of a stronger Silicon Valley economy and job market compared to the state and nation overall, aid organizations are reporting helping record numbers of low-income families in the area.

09/12/2012

San Jose City Hall

San Jose Retirees Won’t Be Getting Pension Bonus Checks

It looks like San Jose retirees will not be getting a bonus check this year from the city’s pension program after the city council voted to block those payments.

04/25/2012

Christmas Comes To The Families Of Oakland Murder Victims

Some families who have suffered the ultimate loss have received some unexpected Christmas cheer. The children of murder victims were showered with gifts at a special holiday party Monday in Oakland.

12/20/2011

San Francisco Food Bank (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: Hunger In The Bay Area

An interview with Paul Ash from the San Francisco Food Bank on solving problems with hunger and poverty in the Bay Area.

12/11/2011

SF State researcher Kwee Say (right) interviews Karen refugees from Burma Tha Mee (center) and Mu Doe (left) at a health fair in Oakland. (SF State University)

Myanmar Refugees Flock To East Oakland

Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – has been at civil war for 60 years, but it’s only been in recent years that the U.S. instituted a policy of accepting its refugees. 400 hundred such refugees now live in east Oakland.

12/07/2011

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Lost Boys: Hopelessness, Peer Pressure Lead To Youth Violence

The causes of youth violence remain the same: poverty, unemployment and peer pressure. But it’s hard to understand what would prompt a teen to cross the line and choose wrong over right unless you know where they’ve been.

11/30/2011

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