Community & Charity

In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, Susie Garza displays the city provided debit card she receives monthly through a trial program in Stockton, Calif. Garza is participating in the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration. The program, which started in February, gives $500 a month to 125 people who earn at or below the median household income of $46,033. They can spend the money with no restrictions. Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, who initiated the privately funded program, says it could be a solution to the city's poverty problem. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
AP News
September 03, 2019 - 7:27 pm
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to give cash to every American each month. Susie Garza has never heard of Yang. But since February, she's been getting $500 a month from a nonprofit in Stockton, California, as part of an experiment that offers something...
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East Palo Alto has created an area where RV dwellers can legally and safely park overnight.
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Bob Butler
August 29, 2019 - 11:49 am
East Palo Alto has created an area where people residing in RVs can legally and safely park their campers overnight.
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Chef Dominique Crenn and Liam Mayclem
Liam Mayclem
August 28, 2019 - 11:40 am
Liam brings the Foodie Chap chat to the A.C.T. Strand Theater for a very important discussion with Chef Dominique Crenn and the documentary 'REBBL With A Cause'
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Santa Rosa Marathon and Beer Fest
Santa Rosa Marathon
Megan Goldsby
August 21, 2019 - 12:03 pm
There are plenty of events in the Bay Area this weekend where you can explore food, antique furniture and wine country, or celebrate the LGBTQ community.
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A homeless encampment near the Guadalupe River in San Jose on June 3, 2019.
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Matt Bigler
August 13, 2019 - 9:14 am
Santa Clara County officials are considering a proposal to build more housing for the homeless on unused county land.
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August 12, 2019 - 4:04 pm
KCBS Radio is partnering up with veteran-owned and operated Semper Solaris , a solar roofing company that makes solar simple and accessible to all. Semper Solaris is looking for their next honored veteran for their seventh Semper Cares Initiative, Project Golf.
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This Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, photo provided by Recology, shows nearly $23,000 in cash discarded at a recycling bin in a shoebox, which was recovered by a worker at the Samoa Resource Recovery Center operated by Recology in Samoa, Calif. A man who accidentally tossed the money into the recycling bin reunited with his life savings Saturday, Aug. 3 after a worker at the recycling facility in Northern California spotted it. Linda Wise, the facility's general manager, told the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat most of the recyclables from the truck had been sorted by the time the man contacted Recology. Someone spotted the box down the sorting line Friday and recovered all but $320. The money somehow stayed in the shoebox during the 200-mile trip to the facility. (Brian Sollom/Recology via AP)
August 04, 2019 - 4:54 pm
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A man who accidentally tossed $23,000 into the recycling bin reunited with his life savings Saturday after a worker at a recycling facility in Northern California spotted a shoebox stuffed with money. When the man from Ashland, Oregon, realized his mistake on Thursday, the...
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Gillroy Garlic Shooting Victims Brynn Ota-Matthews and Gabriella Gaus showing gratitude toward medical staff At Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
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Keith Menconi
August 02, 2019 - 9:11 am
Two women who were shot at the Gilroy Garlic Festival expressed their gratitude to first responders, medical workers and a stranger who all played a role in their care after the mass attack.
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A homeless encampment near a Home Depot in Oakland on July 23, 2019.
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Holly Quan
July 25, 2019 - 9:56 am
In a week when Oakland reported a 47% increase in its homeless population , corporate attorneys from Home Depot are in town to meet with city officials over a growing encampment outside of the company's Oakland store. The front lot of the Home Depot off I-880 at High Street resembles a third-world...
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A homeless encampment near a Home Depot in Oakland on July 23, 2019.
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Matt Bigler
July 23, 2019 - 9:45 am
Oakland's homeless population has jumped nearly 50% in just the past two years, according to the latest survey by Alameda County.
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