KCBS Cover Story Series: Through the Roof – Solutions To SF’s Housing CrunchIn the fifth and final part of our special Cover Story Series, KCBS reporter Doug Sovern looks at several proposed solutions to the housing crunch, which all may take some time to make a difference as Bay Area rents and home prices keep rising.
KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Rip-Offs, Cons Plague Bay Area Rental MarketIn part four of the KCBS Cover Story Series, “Through the Roof,” Doug Sovern looks at some of the rip-offs and cons that have plagued Bay Area renters during the latest boom.
KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – SF Working-Class Neighborhoods ChangingIn part three of our KCBS Cover Story series, "Through The Roof," reporter Doug Sovern looks at the changing landscape of some of San Francisco's working class neighborhoods.
KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Ellis Act Evicts SF RentersIn part two of Doug Sovern's 'Through The Roof' cover-story special he looks at how Ellis Act evictions lead to landlords converting their property into Tenants In Common units at the cost of those with rent-controlled apartments.
KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof - Tech Influx Hikes SF RentsSan Francisco currently has the highest average rent in America. Meanwhile, real estate speculators are cashing in on the boom by snapping up buildings and evicting longtime tenants.
KCBS Cover Story: Previewing UCSF’s New State Of The Art Children’s HospitalIn just over a year, the most state of the art Children's Hospital on the west coast will open in San Francisco, according the UCSF officials. The UCSF facility will replace an old, cramped out-dated space in Parnassus Heights.
KCBS Cover Story: San Francisco’s Harding Park To Undergo A FaceliftThe public golf course is ripping out its greens next week and replacing them, a $1.2 million project.
KCBS Cover Story: San Francisco Firefighters Battling Alarming Cancer RateFlames and smoke are the visible threat but cancer is a silent killer that is claiming the lives of firefighters.
KCBS Cover Story: Efforts Continue To End Practice Of Child MarriageThe issue was a major talking point at the recently completed International Conference on Family Planning in Ethiopia.
KCBS Cover Story Pt. 6: Bay Area DA Gets Victims Their Marsy's Law RightsIn response to this special series, San Francisco's Presiding Judge and the state's Chief Justice are both recommending reforms. KCBS has also learned that one Bay Area district attorney, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, is taking it even one step further, training his attorneys to observe a victim's Marsy's rights, even if the victim doesn't ask for them to be honored.
KCBS Cover Story Pt. 5; Series On Marsy's Law Failures Prompts Judicial ActionIn response to a KCBS investigation into the violation of victims' rights in California, the presiding judge in San Francisco is recommending new procedures for the courts to follow. KCBS' Doug Sovern reports exclusively that the state's Chief Justice is also asking judges in other counties to consider doing the same.
KCBS Cover Story Pt. 4: Changes Needed To Fulfill Promise Of Marsy's LawA KCBS investigation has determined that the rights of California crime victims are often ignored, despite the passage five years ago of a landmark law to protect them.
KCBS Cover Story Pt. 3: California Crime Victims Rarely Invoke Marsy’s Law RightsCrime victims rarely invoke the rights afforded to them under Marsy’s Law, and California prosecutors often ignore those who do insist on the protections that law enshrines in the state constitution.
KCBS Cover Story Pt. 2: Marsy’s Law Fails San Francisco Assault VictimUnder Marsy’s Law, a crime victim in California has the right to be notified of all legal proceedings in a case and address the judge before a defendant makes a plea or is sentenced. All too often, however, victims never get their day in court.
KCBS Cover Story Pt. 1: Marsy's Law On Victim's Rights Not Working For AllFive years ago, California voters amended the state constitution to create a Victim's Bill of Rights. But the case of a San Francisco woman, who was attacked outside a BART station, raises questions about how well that law is working. And, an investigation by KCBS reporter Doug Sovern suggests this is not an isolated case.