An interview with Paul Ash from the San Francisco Food Bank on solving problems with hunger and poverty in the Bay Area.
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.
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.
San Francisco seniors and the disabled were at the Board of Supervisors meeting Monday to complain about the living conditions in single room occupancy hotels.
Food stamp applications have skyrocketed in Contra Costa and county officials report an increasing number of those dependent on the stamps are children.
With the rainy season starting up, finding shelter for the homeless becomes more critical and plans are now in the works to turn a Sunnyvale armory into an affordable housing project.
A new report finds the number of people living in poverty in the Bay Area could more than twice what federal statistics suggest if the higher cost of living in California is taken into account.
The most recent homeless count is a mixed bag in the South Bay and Santa Cruz areas. The number of people without homes is down in Santa Clara County, but spiked sharply in Santa Cruz County.
A new study says Silicon Valley has the highest level of well-being in America, while depressed parts of the San Joaquin Valley have the lowest. The “Portrait of California,” constructed by the American Human Development Project, measures well-being and access to opportunity, based on level of education, income and life expectancy.
The saying goes that money can’t buy happiness, but the percentage of Californians who consider themselves very happy rises according to income level.