Despite High Incomes, Report Suggests California Spends Less On Schools Than Much Of The Country California is a wealthy state, but according to a new study it spends less on K-12 education than much of the rest of the country.
California’s Health Exchange Working With Insurance Agents To Benefit Small Business EmployeesCalifornia's health insurance exchange not only will allow individuals to shop for health insurance plans, but small businesses, as well. Covered California's Executive Director Peter Lee explains how.
San Francisco's Plastic Bag Ban Now Includes RestaurantsBeginning Tuesday, that doggie bag at your favorite San Francisco eatery will cost you. As is already the case at grocery and retail stores in the city, plastic bags are now officially off the menu for leftovers and takeout at restaurants.
AC Transit Sees More Riders After Route ChangesRidership on AC Transit's two Dumbarton Express bus lines, from Union City to the Peninsula, was up 15% this August, compared to ridership figures from August 2012.
Census 2012: Bay Area Income And Poverty Levels UnchangedAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau poverty and median income levels in the United States are holding steady, but what does that mean for the Bay Area?
State Water Officials Preparing For What Could Be 3rd Dry Year In A RowState water officials are taking no chances when it comes to the possibility of another dry year. Local water districts are being advised to prepare for the possibility that 2014 could be the third dry year in a row.
E. Coli Outbreak Traced To Popular San Francisco RestaurantOfficials with the San Francisco Department of Public Health said Friday that the source of a recent E. coli outbreak has been traced to a popular restaurant in the city’s Richmond District.
Limousine Safety Bill Clears Key Assembly VoteSB 338 would require more inspections of vehicle, and order limos with a seating capacity of fewer than 10 people to carry a fire extinguisher onboard. Stretch limos with a capacity of more than 10 already have such a requirement.
Oakland Hospital Fined For Patient Death; Marin Hospital Also Fined For Patient Safety ViolationsAlta Bates Medical Center in Oakland has been fined for procedural errors the California Department of Public Health says led to a patient’s death.
1 Year After Fire, Officials Monitor Chevron Refinery EmissionsOne year after a massive fire broke out at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Bay Area air officials are continuing their efforts to better monitor refinery emissions.
Richmond Threatens Eminent Domain To Address Foreclosure CrisisThe city is the first in the country to take the step of threatening eminent domain to handle underwater mortgages.
Millions To Be Spent On ‘Covered California’ Health-Care Outreach Millions of dollars will be spent encouraging people to sign up for health insurance when open enrollment in California's insurance exchange begins Oct. 1. An outreach campaign will include media buys, community meetings and even door-to-door visits.
California Prisons Allegedly Coerced Sterilization Of Pregnant InmatesThe health care department for California's prison system is under fire, after reports that pregnant inmates were coerced into having sterilization surgery.
Several SFO Plane Crash Victims Released From Local HospitalsMany of the crash victims taken to Bay Area medical centers after Saturday's Asiana Airlines crash continue to improve and several have been released from hospitals in the last 24 hours.
4-Year-Old Violin Prodigy Wows Audiences In CarmelAt four years old, many kids are still learning nursery rhymes. But, not Nicholas Brady. He is a violin prodigy performing classical music in front of large audiences on the California coast.