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This 18 August 2005 file photo shows an aerial view of Alcatraz Island, in San Francisco Bay of California. Once a sinister home to notorious mobsters and murderers, Alcatraz is in line for an environmental makeover that could see the imposing former prison island become a tree-hugger's paradise. The US Parks Service is studying plans to make Alcatraz self-sufficient in an attempt to lessen the impact on the environment and provide an example to the rest of the US. By 2014, authorities expect to have installed a waste reprocessing plant as well as a de-salination plant to provide drinking water. AFP PHOTO/Helene Labriet-Gross/FILES (Photo credit should read HELENE LABRIET-GROSS/AFP/Getty Images)

Park Service Unveils $3 Million In Improvements To Alcatraz Island

The National Park Service is pulling the tarps off upgrades at Alcatraz Island after $3 million in improvements to the guardhouse, library and schoolhouse and other historic features.

07/01/2015

Cher (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Cher Commits To Helping 96-Year-Old Virginia Woman To Return Home

Cher says she will help pay for needed upgrades to Hill’s family home in Alexandria…

03/19/2015

Richmond leaders announce the "Richmond Promise" program, guaranteeing public high school graduates money for college. (Anna Duckworth/CBS)

New Program Guarantees College Tuition For Richmond Public High School Graduates

The 10-year program, known as the Richmond Promise, is part of a $90 million community investment from Chevron.

08/07/2014

Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

Bill Proposed To Ensure PG&E Blast Fine Is Spent On Pipeline Upgrades

Assemblyman Jerry Hill says he doesn’t want fines PG&E will pay to California for the San Bruno pipeline fire and explosion to be swallowed up by the state’s general fund.

05/29/2012

Mineta San Jose International Airport

San Jose Airport To Upgrade Facilities For Private, Corporate Planes

The general aviation side of Mineta San Jose International Airport will soon be seeing some big changes as bids to upgrade the west side of the airport are being sought.

03/15/2012

San Bruno explosion, gas pipeline

Lawmaker Claims PG&E Would Profit From Pipeline Upgrade

Assemblyman Jerry Hill and a consumer watchdog group want the PUC to intervene in a proposal in which they claim PG&E would profit off of ratepayers for gas line improvements in the wake of the San Bruno explosion.

02/02/2012

South SF Meat Company Pays Fine For Ammonia Leak

Columbus Manufacturing also agreed to spend $6 million to upgrade its refrigeration system following two ammonia leaks in 2009.

01/31/2012

Martinez_library

Renovated Martinez Library Reopens

The reopening celebration on Saturday will showcase all of the modern new features and designs of the historic building.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/20/2011

Caltrain (Lucius Kwok)

Caltrain, High Speed Rail Could Share Tracks In Peninsula

The study found that major upgrades would be needed for the plan to come together.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/18/2011