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An Ebola virus virion. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Santa Clara Health Officials Step Up Efforts To Deal With Ebola As Precautionary Measure

Health officials in Santa Clara County are stepping up efforts to detect the Ebola virus and prevent it from spreading after the first Ebola patient was diagnosed in the U.S. last week.

10/07/2014

Coca-Cola. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Bay Area Proponents Of Soda Tax Measures Battle ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Beverage Industry Money

The campaign over San Francisco and Berkeley’s so-called ‘soda-tax measures’ is taking on a David versus Goliath theme with the amounts of money being invested.

10/07/2014

A Gap employee fixes a clothing display at a Gap store in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supervisor Pushes Predictable Schedules For Retail Store Workers

A San Francisco supervisor wants retail stores to give their employees more predictable work schedules.

09/30/2014

Supervisor David Campos (Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY)

San Francisco Supervisor Introduces Legislation To Allocate $800K For Residents Who Can’t Afford HIV/AIDS Drugs

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation Tuesday that would allocate about $800,000 to not only assist San Franciscans who can’t afford preventative HIV/AIDS drugs but would also pay health navigators to increase education about the effectiveness of the drug.

09/23/2014

Downtown San Jose with City Hall in the foreground. (CBS)

Silicon Valley Community Leaders Question Disproportionate Numbers Of Ethnic Minority Kids In Juvenile Justice System

Community leaders in Santa Clara County have kicked off a two-day public forum on what they call a disproportionately high number of kids from an ethnic-minority background in the child welfare and juvenile justice system.

09/16/2014

A Sonoma County teenager remained jailed Sunday after he was arrested on suspicion of using stolen credit cards to rent a $240,000 sports car and a $12 million vacation home.

San Francisco Supervisor Wants To Lessen The Pain For Victims Of Car Theft

A San Francisco Supervisor is hoping to lessen the pain for people who get their cars stolen and then have to pay towing and storage fees if the car is found.

09/02/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Santa Clara County Supervisor Urges 25 Percent Reduction In Water Use By Local Governments

Supervisor Dave Cortese said local government departments are not doing enough to restrict water use during the drought.

08/21/2014

Scene of a fatal crash at Sunset Blvd. and Yorba in San Francisco's Sunset District. February 2014 (CBS)

San Francisco Installs Pedestrian Countdown Signal At One Of City’s Deadliest Intersections

San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee was at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Yorba on Monday for the installation of a pedestrian countdown signal as part of the city’s $3.3 million dollar efforts to make city streets safer.

07/29/2014

Marcus Books San Francisco (photo courtesy CBS SF)

SF Supervisor Notes Lack Of Diversity, Seeks To Help Save Fillmore’s Marcus Books

A San Francisco supervisor is asking for more time to raise the money to buy a prominent African-American bookstore in the Fillmore District after a long struggle to prevent eviction.

05/19/2014

George Shirakawa

Fmr. Santa Clara County Supervisor Shirakawa Released From Jail

George Shirakawa Jr., is out of custody from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. He served 7 months after pleading guilty to 12 charges, including gambling with public funds, in November.

05/17/2014

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