Salinas Couple Pleads No Contest to Felony Welfare FraudA Salinas couple pleaded no contest to felony welfare fraud Tuesday in Monterey County District Court.
Study Shows Stockton Universal Basic Income Experiment Led to Increased EmploymentAfter getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in Stockton paid off debt, got full-time jobs and reported lower rates of anxiety and depression.
Stockton Mayor Touts Experimental Program That Pays Families $500 a MonthStockton plans to give several dozen families $500 a month for a year as part of a program to study the economic and social impacts of giving people a basic income.
California To End Contentious ‘Maximum Family Grant’ Welfare PolicyThe governor of California has given in to liberal lawmakers who want to repeal a welfare policy that critics call racist, ineffective and harmful to the state's poorest children.
Napa Man Found Dead In Freezer; 5th Body Found In 24 HoursNapa police said a 54-year-old man’s body was found Tuesday afternoon in a freezer at a residence.
Sale Of WhatsApp To Facebook Turns Founder Koum, Once On Welfare, Into Overnight Multi-BillionaireWhatsApp founder Jan Koum a Ukraine immigrant who was once living on welfare, hit the jackpot with 76.4 million Facebook shares now worth $5.8 billion when he and his partner sold their mobile messaging service to the social networking leader.
Silicon Valley Community Leaders Question Disproportionate Numbers Of Ethnic Minority Kids In Juvenile Justice System Community leaders in Santa Clara County have kicked off a two-day public forum on what they call a disproportionately high number of kids from an ethnic-minority background in the child welfare and juvenile justice system.
California Bill Could Be First To Provide Diapers For Families On WelfareA California Assemblywoman drafted a bill for the CalWorks program that would give qualifying families $80 a month to spend on diapers for children under age 2.
'Hazmat Situation' In San Francisco's Richmond District; 1 Person Dead And Neighbors EvacuatedSan Francisco police and fire officials are on the scene Monday morning of what they are calling a hazardous materials situation after a body was found in a home in the city's outer Richmond neighborhood near the VA hospital.
China Changes Policy For One Million Orphans After Berkeley Woman's PerseveranceOrphans adopted from China often have emotional, and sometimes physical problems, but one Bay Area woman broke barriers in China to give those children much needed loving care.
Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don't Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% ControversyRomney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.
Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare 'Reform' JustifiedAccording to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.
Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government AssistanceStricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.
Democrats Talk California Budget Ahead Of Friday DeadlineDemocratic legislative leaders are meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown as they chase a Friday deadline to approve a state budget that addresses California’s nearly $16 billion deficit.
San Francisco Ballot Measure Threatens ‘Care Not Cash’A measure headed for the November ballot in San Francisco could undermine the city's Care Not Cash program by removing a key component that makes the welfare program work.