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Kelly O'Mara

Kelly O'Mara is a writer and reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes about food, health, sports, travel, business and California news. Her work has appeared on KQED, online for Outside Magazine and in Competitor Magazine, among others.

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PG&E Ratepayers Will See $30-40 Climate Credit on April Bill

April 2, 2014 | 1:55 pm

PG&E Ratepayers Will See $30-40 Climate Credit on April Bill

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Power companies will be paying $750 million in rebates to consumers under cap-and-trade program.

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New Poll Suggests San Franciscans Support Tech Shuttles — This Month

March 25, 2014 | 5:29 pm

New Poll Suggests San Franciscans Support Tech Shuttles — This Month

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Survey also found favorable opinions of tech workers and impact on city of tech sector growth.

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What Does Downtown San Jose Need?

March 25, 2014 | 1:34 pm

What Does Downtown San Jose Need?

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Downtown San Jose is at a crossroads–and everyone has an idea about how to make it better.

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California Holds Hearing on Data Breaches; Target, Neiman Marcus Won’t Attend

February 18, 2014 | 6:00 am

California Holds Hearing on Data Breaches; Target, Neiman Marcus Won’t Attend

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Two state Assembly committees will hold a hearing today on data breaches and what California can do.

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Drop in Food Bank Donations, Cold Snap, Hurt Bay Area Poor and Homeless

December 17, 2013 | 7:44 am

Drop in Food Bank Donations, Cold Snap, Hurt Bay Area Poor and Homeless

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Donations are low, demand is high at regional food banks; the cold snap’s long-term impact on the poor.

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Federal Report on Chevron Fire Recommends Overhaul of Safety Regulations

December 16, 2013 | 5:35 pm

Federal Report on Chevron Fire Recommends Overhaul of Safety Regulations

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The US Chemical Safety Board released its report on the 2012 Chevron fire today, calling for massive overhaul and reform.

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Images of the BART Strike: The Workers and the Commuters

October 18, 2013 | 11:45 am

Images of the BART Strike: The Workers and the Commuters

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Early images of the October BART strike show commuters fighting traffic and BART workers picketing.

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Visualizing the Major Issues at the Heart of the BART Dispute

October 17, 2013 | 6:50 pm

Visualizing the Major Issues at the Heart of the BART Dispute

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Group of software developers create interactive tools to help people understand the negotiations.

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Government Shutdown Week 2: Bay Area Impact Widens

October 9, 2013 | 2:21 pm

Government Shutdown Week 2: Bay Area Impact Widens

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A big piece of the region’s tourist economy is shut down, and more furloughs could be on the way.

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What Development Should Be Allowed in Crissy Field? Three Projects Contend for Coveted Spot

September 20, 2013 | 2:39 pm

What Development Should Be Allowed in Crissy Field? Three Projects Contend for Coveted Spot

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Wanted: a cultural institution that complements the Presidio’s current uses, offers stimulating programs, and is economically viable.

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