Mysterious Donor Gives $34M To Oakland Schools, NonprofitsAn anonymous person has donated $34 million dollars to the Oakland Unified School District and dozens of nonprofit organizations to help children and low-income entrepreneurs.
Obama To Expand Overtime Pay For 5 Million WorkersThe Obama administration is proposing making up to 5 million more people eligible for overtime — its latest effort to boost pay for lower-income workers.
FCC Looking To Close Digital Divide: 21 Percent Of Californians Either Have No Internet Or Still Use Dial UpCalifornia is slowly closing the digital divide, but a new survey shows millions of Californians still rely on dial-up Internet service or aren’t online at all. The federal government is looking to change that.
Surviving In A Sea Of Wealth: San Francisco’s Tenderloin Endures Change, Protects Housing, And Looks To The FutureRandy Shaw, executive director for the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, talks about the district's history, how it got it's name, what led up to its seedy reputation and how it deals with gentrification while protecting housing.
California A Step Closer To Extending Health Care For Illegal Immigrant ChildrenThe California Senate has approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally.
California's Cap-And-Trade Money Helping Put Solar Panels On Low-Income HomesA new program in California is aiming to put pricey solar panels within reach of low-income families.
Developers Aim For Affordable Housing, New Community At Alameda PointA new development plan is taking shape at Alameda Point that will bring affordable housing to the area.
Study Finds California’s Tax System Too Burdensome For Low-Income EarnersA Sacramento watchdog group has come out with their annual report that finds California’s low-income earners are paying 10.5 percent of their income in state and local taxes while the wealthiest only pay 8.7 percent.
Oakland Science Museum Offers Low-Income Families Discount With EBT CardThe Chabot Space & Science Center launched a pilot program Thursday giving low-income families with an EBT card admission to the center for $1 per person.
20% Of Nation's Homeless Public School Students Live In CaliforniaMore than a million homeless students attend public schools in the U.S., but the highest percentage is right here in California.
Santa Clara County To Provide 500 Summer Jobs For At-Risk, Low-Income YouthUp to 500 paid internships and jobs will be available this summer to at-risk and low-income youth in Santa Clara County, county officials said.
Super Bowl 50 Already Funding Bay Area Charities, 2 Days Left To Get In On First $500,000 GrantsSuper Bowl 50 next year at Levi's Stadium may be 347 days away, but the charity fund that the organizing committee hopes will be the lasting legacy of the game is well-funded already, so much so that it's looking for five local non-profits that will receive grants of up to half a million dollars. The deadline to apply for this current round is Saturday, January 31st, 2015.
Can Yoga Turn Around East Palo Alto Schools' Drop-Out Rate?A school district in a low-income area of East Palo Alto is hoping to lower dropout rates by launching a health and wellness program that includes yoga.
SFMTA Votes To Give Free Muni Rides To Disabled, Low-Income SeniorsThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to waive the Muni fee for riders with disabilities and for low- to moderate-income seniors, many who live with fixed incomes and struggle to afford public transportation as the cost of living in the city increases.
Finding A New 'Jungle,' Homeless Plan To Create Second Camp In San JoseSan Jose city police and crews moved in to clean up and shut down the homeless camp known as the "Jungle" Thursday, but now it looks like they have another problem on their hands.