Diane Jones (left) and her son Oliver Terry, a student at Foothill College, have slept in a minivan in the Palo Alto area for the past few years. (CBS)

Homeless College Student Living In Van With Mom Helps Convince Palo Alto To Overturn Car Camping Ban

The City of Palo Alto just made life a little easier for one young college student, who is working to turn his life around. He lives in a minivan with his mother and told KPIX 5 things can only get better from here.


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Palo Alto Throws Out Ban On Car Camping

The Palo City Council voted to reverse an ordinance that made sleeping in one’s private camper, RV or car a crime punishable by a $1,000 fine or up to six months in jail.


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How To Rent An RV For Family Vacation

Plan something different for your next family vacation. Make plans to rent an RV, pack up the kids and hit the road to some of the most amazing national and state parks in the country.


Beemer Cruise at the Marine Mammal Center. (Sarah van Schagen/The Marine Mammal Center)

Seal Pup Expected To Fully Recover After Abduction, RV Chase On Carmel Coast

A young seal pup is expected to make a full recovery after some heroics on the part of wildlife workers who rescued her from the back of an RV speeding up the California coast.


San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

San Jose Police Say Man’s Body Found in Parked RV Is ‘Suspicious’

San Jose police said that an elderly man’s body was found inside a parked RV in Downtown San Jose early Monday morning, and that the death was suspicious.


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SFMTA Moves Toward Ban On Overnight RV Parking

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency voted on Tuesday to move ahead with a program to limit the parking of oversized vehicles on the city streets.


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Good Samaritan Killed In Fairfield Hit & Run; Suspect Arrested

A man helping to jump start a vehicle at a parking lot in Fairfield Thursday morning was fatally struck by the car, and the man driving it was arrested after trying to flee the scene, police said.


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Unions Demand San Jose Officials Negotiate Pension Reform

Union brass said they were simply trying to secure an opportunity to talk to city officials about pension negotiations before the City Council declared a fiscal emergency and adopted a pension reform ballot measure – something that could happen later in the month.


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RV Explosion Severely Injures Oakland Firefighter

A firefighter remained in serious but stable condition Thursday morning after a burning RV exploded while he was trying to put out the fire in Oakland on Wednesday afternoon, a fire spokeswoman said.

CBS San Francisco–04/07/2011