California Issues Recreational Marijuana Licenses to Local Dispensaries
The state issued the first few licenses to sell recreational marijuana beginning in January. One of those businesses is in Santa Cruz and Maria Medinat talked with the firm's founder on Friday. (12-15-17)

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Bay Area Woman Reunites With Blood Donors Who Saved Her LifeA Bay Area woman who nearly died while giving birth, met the strangers who saved her life at a unique reunion with her blood donors on Saturday. As Maria Medina reports, emotions ran high.
'Gag Clause' Keeping Pharmacies From Revealing Lower-Cost Drug OptionsObscure rules that cost patients money when they're buying prescription drugs have been a pharmaceutical industry standard for years, and now a bill in the state Assembly is targeting the practice.
Activists Fight To Keep Abortion Pill Off SJSU CampusA controversial bill that will require college campuses to offer students the abortion pill could soon become law in California. Maria Medina talked to a group of San Jose State University students that’s saying ‘not on my campus.’


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Parents Discuss Learning Firsthand About Excitement of Spelling CompetitionBack in 2014, Usha and Raj Gandhasri of San Jose spontaneously decided to compete against their peers in the adult competition just minutes after their oldest son, Rutvik, took part in the children's spelling bee. It wasn't easy. Sharon Chin reports. (3-16-18)
Sunnyvale Strip Club Set to Close After Nearly Forty YearsIt's the end of an era for a family-run business in the South Bay that's been around for decades. But some neighbors say, good riddance. Maria Medina reports. (3-16-18)

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California Could Cut Marijuana Taxes to Help Cannabis IndustryIn Sacramento, Republican Assemblyman Tom Lackey and Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta proposed a plan Thursday to dial back the state tax rates on marijuana to encourage buyers to patronize legal shops. Wilson Walker reports. (3-15-18)
Sausalito Fears Ferry Stop at Fort Baker Would Bring Traffic WoesSausalito is already a top tourist destination -- now the city is worried that a new ferry stop could make traffic even worse. Emily Turner reports. (3-8-18)
San Francisco North Beach Losing Longtime Local BusinessesThere are now four empty storefronts in a row on Columbus Ave in San Francisco's famed North Beach and locals fear it may be because the neighborhood is falling out of favor with the city's changing demographics. Joe Vazquez reports. (3-2-18)


Final Rounds: CBS Bay Area Spelling BeeThe final rounds featured a thrilling showdown between two San Jose students to determine who win the 2018 CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee. (3-17-18)
Round 5: CBS Bay Area Spelling BeeRound 5 action in the 2018 CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee at the KPIX studios in San Francisco, March 17, 2018.
Round 4: CBS Bay Area Spelling BeeRound 4 of the 2018 CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee, March 17, 2018 at KPIX studios in San Francisco.

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