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.
KCBS Cover Story: Ferry Service Will Ramp Up If BART Strike Occurs
KCBS Cover Story: Buses The Primary Option To Replace Striking BART TrainsWith another BART strike looming, commuters may have to find an alternate way of getting around.
KCBS Cover Story: Concerns In SF Chinatown Over Immigration ReformA coalition of local organizations have aligned themselves against a part of the federal immigration reform proposal that would change the existing family reunion program.
KCBS Cover Story: East Bay Community Garden Helps Fight HungerAll the produce from the Bounty Garden goes to local food banks, which are facing shortages of vegetables.
KCBS Cover Story: Saving Historic Beacon On Mount DiabloA fundraising effort is underway to save a historic, 85-year-old beacon on the summit of Mount Diablo as a tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor.
KCBS Cover Story: Popular SF Homeless Man Injured In Hit-And-Run Heading HomeLes Rowe was critically injured a\in a hit-and-run accident last year and his friends and family have raised enough funds for him to be transported home in a special plane.
KCBS Cover Story: A Look Inside San Francisco’s Micro-ApartmentsCrews are putting the finishing touches on some San Francisco micro-apartments, spaces under 300 square feet, meant to be a more affordable option for those looking to live in the city.