Veterans, Staff At San Jose Housing Facility Scramble To Prepare For Power OutageIn San Jose, as thousands prepare for parts of the city to go dark due to planned PG&E power outages, one man is preparing to simply stay alive.
'Options For All' Program Teaches Filmmaking To Developmentally DisabledActor-director Joey Travolta, brother of John Travolta, helped kick off a unique vocational program that teaches filmmaking to developmentally disabled adults this week in Sunnyvale.
CHP Officer Paralyzed At Fairfield Trampoline Park Proceeds With LawsuitA CHP trooper who was injured in an accident at a Fairfield trampoline park is moving forward with a lawsuit, years after the accident left him temporarily unable to move or walk.
From Service Dogs To A Prosthetic Arm, Apple Proposes 13 Disability EmojisThe proposed emojis include an ear with a hearing aid, a person in a wheelchair, a prosthetic arm, a service dog and a person with a cane.
Bay Area Lawyers Being Asked To Help Veterans Fight For VA BenefitsLawyers who want to help veterans with service-related disability claims are invited to a free seminar in San Francisco.
Supreme Court Mulls Disability Law's Effect On Mentally Ill Suspects In 2008 SFPD Shooting Of Schizophrenic WomanThe Supreme Court is considering whether the Americans With Disabilities Act requires police to take special precautions when trying to arrest armed and violent suspects who are mentally ill.
Bay Area Family Delivers Petition To Disney Asking For Film Characters With Down SyndromeA Bay Area family that started an online petition to ask Disney to introduce movie characters with disabilities delivered 75,000 signatures to studio headquarters in Burbank on Wednesday.
Walgreens To Pay $180K To Settle Disability Discrimination Suit Filed By South San Francisco WomanDrugstore Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a long-time South San Francisco employee to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday.
BART Directors Vote In Favor Of Compromise On New Car DesignBART directors voted 5-2 Thursday in favor of a proposal for the design of future train cars that seeks to achieve a compromise between the competing requests of bike riders, wheelchair users and blind people.
Committee Suggests Series Of Changes To SF Disabled Parking PolicyPeople with disabled placards that allow them to park at certain street spaces in San Francisco for free soon could have to feed parking meters like everyone else.
ConsumerWatch: State Disability Benefits Move To Debit CardsCalifornia is starting to switch over to a new payment system for most state benefits. Instead of checks, recipients will soon be receiving Employment Development Debit cards issued by Bank of America.