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Construction workers protest in Oakland
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KCBS Radio Morning News
May 01, 2019 - 7:02 am
OAKLAND (KCBS Radio) -- A contingent of construction workers staged a noisy rally Wednesday morning outside two Oakland job sites, saying the housing they help build is unaffordable for them. The Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council chose May Day, the international workers'...
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Charles, a homeless man in San Francisco, turned down an offer to sleep on a cot in a soup kitchen while wildfire smoke  lingered over the city.
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Doug Sovern
May 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
San Francisco billionaire Marc Benioff is making another large gift to UCSF, this time to help end homelessness, not just here in the Bay Area, but across the country. In this exclusive report, KCBS Radio Reporter Doug Sovern has the details of the new research program the CEO of Salesforce is...
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Construction crews working on part of ​Google's development in Mountain View.
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Matt Bigler
April 30, 2019 - 1:45 am
First it was Facebook, then Apple and now Google is constructing a unique headquarters in Silicon Valley. But the search giant's new building in Mountain View is just the tip of the iceberg of the company's massive expansion plans.
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PGE truck
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Tim Ryan
April 23, 2019 - 10:14 am
PG&E is once again looking to raise its customers' rates in the name of wildfire safety.
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The North Beach neighborhood in San Francisco.
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Melissa Culross
April 22, 2019 - 4:31 pm
San Francisco lawmakers are working to reduce the number of vacant storefronts in the city with rules that can impose fines on the owners of empty storefronts.
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a customers uses a credit card machine to pay for food at Peli Peli Kitchen in Houston. Owner Thomas Nguyen had a change of heart after transitioning one of his three Peli Peli South African fine dining restaurants and his Peli Peli Kitchen fast casual location to a no-cash policy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 12, 2019 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores...
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Mike Colgan
April 12, 2019 - 11:32 am
Customers have spotted a misleading new charge on the front page of their PG&E bills. The good news is that the confusing fee is not costing them what it appears.
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A Department of Motor Vehicles office in San Jose.
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Jennifer Hodges
April 12, 2019 - 6:23 am
In an attempt to avoid lines at the DMV, some drivers buy appointments through companies that reserve blocks of time that would have otherwise been available for free.
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The planned opening of a Chick-fil-A in Mineta San Jose International Airport has unleashed complaints about the fast-food chain's opposition to same-sex marriage and support for anti-LGBTQ causes.
Mineta San Jose International Airport
Matt Bigler
April 10, 2019 - 10:13 am
The upcoming opening of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Mineta San Jose International Airport is painful to members of the LGBTQ community, because of the fast-food chain's stance against same-sex marriage and other queer rights issues.
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