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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Two state Assembly committees will hold a hearing today on data breaches and what California can do.
Donations are low, demand is high at regional food banks; the cold snap’s long-term impact on the poor.
The US Chemical Safety Board released its report on the 2012 Chevron fire today, calling for massive overhaul and reform.
Early images of the October BART strike show commuters fighting traffic and BART workers picketing.
Group of software developers create interactive tools to help people understand the negotiations.
A big piece of the region’s tourist economy is shut down, and more furloughs could be on the way.
Wanted: a cultural institution that complements the Presidio’s current uses, offers stimulating programs, and is economically viable.
Yesterday, the Marin County district attorney announced that former Ross Valley Sanitary District (RVSD) general manager Brett Richards had been arrested in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines, following a bizarre year that started with his abrupt emailed resignation from the agency in July 2012 and his subsequent disappearance. The arrest happened on July 11. Since then, the […]
Last week, we wrote about a new budget calculator released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) that attempts to offer a contrast to the Federal Poverty Guidelines, which say a family of four is “officially” poor only if it earns less than $23,550. What EPI hoped to do was illustrate that in plenty of places (the […]
What does San Francisco taste like? If Ben & Jerry’s has anything to say about it, you can find out this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Ocean Beach. The Vermont-based ice cream company will unveil its San Francisco-themed flavor and hand out free scoops for just this weekend. There’s just one catch: You […]