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Food Generic (CBS)

Narsai David: Is San Francisco Too Expensive For Cooks?

Many are having to move to other rising culinary markets to work on their craft, due to the high cost-of-living and low pay here in the Bay Area.

12/26/2013

A large 'rent' banner is posted on the side of an apartment building on June 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, the tepid real estate market could see a turnaround with the price of rental properties surging and vacancies dropping from 10.6 percent in 2009 to 9.5 percent last year, the lowest level since 2002. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – SF Working-Class Neighborhoods Changing

In part three of our KCBS Cover Story series, “Through The Roof,” reporter Doug Sovern looks at the changing landscape of some of San Francisco’s working class neighborhoods.

12/18/2013

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Student Tries To Barter His Way Through Semester

A University of Minnesota sophomore is living on an extreme budget, and chronicling it online.

11/05/2013

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Ellis Act Evictions Surge 170 Percent In Last Three Years

Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco have increased 170 percent over the last three years, according to a report made by the city.

11/05/2013

California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Santa Clara County To Offer Rental Help For Newly Released 3-Strike Inmates

The plan calls for the county to pay as much as $1,000 a month to help pay the rent for the first year after release for inmates who were once destined for life in prison.

10/07/2013

Exotic dancer "Pepper" of Lusty Lady (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Unionized San Francisco Strip Club Closing Its Curtains

Nearly 20 years after they made the nation gawk by forming its first unionized strip club, the dancers at the Lusty Lady are are hanging up their thongs.

08/21/2013

(San Francisco Housing Authority)

Scathing Audit Exposes Major Problems Within SF Housing Authority

A scathing audit released Monday by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Legislative Analyst has exposed multiple problems within San Francisco Housing Authority.

06/04/2013

(CBS)

Sequester Cuts Could Mean Rent Increase For Santa Clara County Section-8 Households

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority Commission will on Tuesday consider a proposed 5% rent increase for the 18,000 households participating in the local Section 8 housing voucher program.

06/04/2013

A view of the layout of a micro-apartment at 38 Harriet St. in San Francisco. (Panoramic Interests)

KCBS Cover Story: A Look Inside San Francisco’s Micro-Apartments

Crews are putting the finishing touches on some San Francisco micro-apartments, spaces under 300 square feet, meant to be a more affordable option for those looking to live in the city.

04/10/2013

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Renters Won’t Have To Declaw, Devocalize Pets

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation barring landlords from forcing renters to declaw or devocalize their pets to cut down on noise and property damage.

09/26/2012

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