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West Oakland A Haven For Expanding Urban Farms; Provides Access To Fresh Produce

West Oakland will soon be the site of one of the city’s largest urban gardens that will provide access to fresh produce on a sliding-scale basis.

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(Studio for Urban Projects)

52 Wacky Art Exhibits You Can Play With Take Over San Francisco’s Market Street For 3 Days

Dozens of art exhibitions will flood Market Street starting Thursday as the public prepares to vote on which ones will become a permanent fixture in this rapidly changing San Francisco corridor.

04/09/2015

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Racial Divide In California’s State Parks Could Squander Future Funding

One of the best parts of living in the Golden State is the ability to enjoy over 1.6 million acres of mountains, beaches and valleys protected by state parks. But a new report finds park visitors do not reflect the state’s changing and diverse demographics, making the future of park funding uncertain.

02/05/2015

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San Jose Group Offers Environmentally-Friendly Living Christmas Tree Rentals

If you’re still looking for a Christmas tree for the holidays, here’s an idea: rent one. A San Jose group is offering potted trees to people concerned about the environment.

12/19/2014

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting in Richmond in  the area of South 35th Street and Wall Avenue.

COMMENTARY: 6 Shot, 1 Dead, 0 Arrested — What Is Wrong In Richmond?

Richmond could be a vibrant community, once you get past the cracked sidewalks, boarded up windows, broken streets, industrial eye sores and graffiti. It has had incredible success stopping crime, but with six shootings in one week, that success is slipping. What are your solutions?

11/13/2014

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6 Tips For Owning A Dog In Urban Areas

These 6 tips will benefit any dog owner living in the big city! These do’s and don’ts are important to consider for any dog lover.

09/23/2014

(CBS SF)

West Oakland Community Garden Trashed By Vandals, Possibly Over Gentrification

There’s a mess at one West Oakland community garden after vandals were reportedly targeting more than just vegetables.

08/05/2014

Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and whether to plant or to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round like almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

In Depth: Who’s Using Water During California’s Drought?

The current drought is covering all of California in extreme ways. It’s the third driest year in 106 years of record keeping according to Jay Lund of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, our guest for this week’s In Depth.

08/04/2014

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Californians Using More Water, Not Less During Drought; Statewide Fines Approved For Water Wasters

State water managers are contemplating mandatory fines for water wasters as calls for water conservation in drought-plagued California have apparently fallen on deaf ears.

07/15/2014

Beyoncé Releases New Album '4'; Listen Now

Beyoncé Releases New Album ‘4’; Listen Now

Beyoncé Continues Drive For Female Empowerment On New Album ‘4’. Listen to the entire album, for free here…

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