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Rebecca Kaplan

Oakland Mayoral Hopeful Rebecca Kaplan Faces Backlash For Leaving Behind Trash After Announcing Candidacy

Some people in East Oakland said City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan used their community as a prop for political advancement, but did nothing to help them. Now, they’re taking action to make sure she won’t be their next mayor.

06/20/2014

Waste Management garbage and recycling bins in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Garbage Rates Could Jump 50 Percent Under New Contract

A new garbage contract could cause sticker shock for Oakland residents. The city is recommending the council approve a new contract with Waste Management that would increase fees by 50 percent.

05/30/2014

Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (CBS)

Elementary School Kids Arrive In Waves For SF Ocean Beach Cleanup Effort

Over 800 Students from San Francisco and Marin counties came to Ocean Beach’s rescue Tuesday as part of a mass-statewide cleanup effort.

05/20/2014

Bay to Breakers 2014

Naked Man Found In Bison Paddock Among 24 Arrested During San Francisco Bay To Breakers

At least 24 people were arrested for public intoxication and almost 11 tons of trash collected at San Francisco’s annual Bay to Breakers foot race Sunday, police said.

05/18/2014

Firefighters were battling a trash fire at the Zanker Landfill in San Jose Sunday. (CBS)

Trash Fire Burns At San Jose Landfill

Firefighters were battling a trash fire at the Zanker Landfill in San Jose Sunday afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.

05/11/2014

Volunteers stand next to piles of recovered trash pulled from San Jose homeless camps. (CBS)

San Jose Volunteers Backstop City In Massive Trash Cleanup Effort

Student volunteers recently lined up at 9 a.m. to help clean out a homeless encampment in the wealthy Willow Glen neighborhood. It was an in-your-face lesson on how governments can’t do it alone.

04/22/2014

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Man Assaulted For Picking Up Trash In San Francisco’s Castro District

A man removing trash from the street in San Francisco’s Castro District was thanked for his good deed with an assault early Saturday morning, according to police.

03/31/2014

Bea Johnson's family has generated only this small jar of waste over the last 11 months. (CBS)

‘Zero Waste’ North Bay Family Generates Only Small Jar Of Trash Each Year

A lot of us try to recycle and reduce our waste, but there is one North Bay family that has us all beat – tossing out only a quart of garbage each year.

10/10/2013

A mound of trash outside the restrooms at Fort Mason in San Francisco, July 5, 2012. (CBS)

New Rules At SF Fort Mason After Last Year’s July 4th Trashing

Glass containers and kegs are no longer allowed at Fort Mason’s Great Meadow in San Francisco after the meadow was left littered with trash following last year’s Fourth of July celebration, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.

07/03/2013

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Crews Clear Another Homeless Encampment In San Jose

City crews in San Jose started the process of clearing out a homeless encampment near Happy Hollow Zoo on Monday morning, a process that is expected to take most of the week.

04/22/2013

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