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Dixie Holt has said that her grandson Michael Watkins is no longer welcome to stay in her home after he's had problems with drug abuse.
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Holly Quan
December 09, 2019 - 1:02 pm
KCBS Radio's special report, "Broken Systems," follows the recent trial and conviction of a homeless man named Michael Watkins. In part 2, KCBS Radio reporter Holly Quan goes beyond the court papers and the stereotypes to learn more about this man who keeps turning up in the courts.
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A homeless man spulls a cart with his belongings on November 25, 2019 in San Francisco.
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Doug Sovern
December 09, 2019 - 12:05 pm
This week's KCBS Special Report, " Broken Systems ," was inspired by the recent trial and conviction of a homeless man named Michael Watkins. He’s a habitual street offender. In fact, just days after his release from Santa Rita Jail last month, he was arrested on on new indecent exposure and lewd...
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Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island in the distance.
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Matt Bigler
December 09, 2019 - 10:47 am
There have been 12 widespread power outages on San Francisco's Treasure Island this year, more than twice the number of blackouts experienced by frustrated residents in 2018.
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It's become a fact of life in the Bay Area — people without homes acting out in unsettling ways on the streets. It may seem like nothing is being done. But chance led KCBS' Stan Bunger to a story that shows the frustrating and lackluster results when ever
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Stan Bunger
December 09, 2019 - 12:53 am
It's become a fact of life in the Bay Area — people without homes acting out in unsettling ways on the streets. It may seem like nothing is being done. But chance led KCBS Radio's Stan Bunger to a story that shows the frustrating and lackluster results when everyday people and authorities try to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, a bankruptcy reorganization plan that Pacific Gas and Electric reached just last week with thousands of wildfire victims. Newsom says in a five-page letter to PG&E CEO William D. Johnson that the plan's most important elements are providing safe and reliable power to its customers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
AP News
December 06, 2019 - 10:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the deadly, devastating Northern California wildfires of 2017-2018 that were blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence. The utility says the...
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Tom Sweeney has been a beefeater at the Sir Francis Drake hotel for 43 years.
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December 06, 2019 - 6:42 pm
A San Francisco legend is leaving his post.
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The Jimtown store near Healdsburg.
Matt Bigler
December 06, 2019 - 2:14 pm
Few small businesses have been around for over 125 years, but the Jimtown store near Healdsburg, has lasted that long. Now, however, it’s closing its doors due to the new reality of life in Wine Country.
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Downtown San Francisco
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Bob Pryor
December 06, 2019 - 3:02 am
There are some big holiday events on deck for this weekend in the Bay Area. While the rain predicted for this weekend may affect turnout at some outdoor gatherings, such as Redwood City’s Hometown Holidays at Courthouse Square and “SantaCon 2019” in San Francisco, other events should barely be...
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San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Calls for Changes To Energy Utility
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Keith Menconi
December 05, 2019 - 3:01 pm
A coalition of local government officials are rallying behind San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo’s call to transform PG&E into a customer owned co-op. The proposal has gained considerable support since its initial announcement last month. Now, 114 elected officials representing millions of PG&E...
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Pac-12 mascots deliver checks to San Jose schools
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Jennifer Hodges
December 05, 2019 - 1:56 pm
A total of 12 teachers at nine schools received a visit by mascots from the Pac-12 universities, who handed them a check for purchasing school supplies.
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