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San Francisco-Oakland Area has the Nation’s Second Worst Traffic

February 5, 2013 | 3:14 pm

San Francisco-Oakland Area has the Nation’s Second Worst Traffic

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Is your commute getting longer? You’re not the only one. The average San Francisco-Oakland Area commuter wasted 61 hours getting to work in 2011, one more hour than in 2010, according to a study released by Texas A&M University researchers on Tuesday. That made the San Francisco-Oakland Area the second most congested metropolitan area in […]

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Oakland Police Officers Disciplined for Occupy Protest Misconduct

October 12, 2012 | 1:43 pm

Oakland Police Officers Disciplined for Occupy Protest Misconduct

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two police officers should be fired and another 42 officers disciplined for misconduct during the Occupy Oakland protests that turned violent late last year and in January, city leaders said Friday. The early findings come from a police internal affairs investigation triggered by more than 1,100 complaints issued against officers following […]

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Release of Uncensored Developmental Center Citations Ordered

September 20, 2012 | 10:18 am

Release of Uncensored Developmental Center Citations Ordered

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by Ryan Gabrielson, California Watch A state court today ordered the California Department of Public Health to disclose uncensored copies of dozens of patient abuse cases at institutions for the developmentally disabled. The ruling camein a lawsuit filed by the Center for Investigative Reporting in Sacramento County Superior Court in January, seeking citations issued to […]

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$200 Million? $2.55 Billion? PG&E Disputes What It Can Pay Victims

August 30, 2012 | 4:59 pm

$200 Million? $2.55 Billion? PG&E Disputes What It Can Pay Victims

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PG&E can’t afford to pay out $2.55 billion to victims of the San Bruno gas line fire, the utility’s CEO said on Thursday, disputing an analyst’s estimate. At a press conference, CEO Anthony Earley dismissed the figure, which, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, came from a consultant hired by the Public Utilities Commission. The […]

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Veterans More Likely To Be Homeless, New Study Aims to Find Out Why

February 10, 2011 | 4:46 pm

Veterans More Likely To Be Homeless, New Study Aims to Find Out Why

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Military veterans are 50 percent more likely to be homeless than other Americans, according to a new joint study by the departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). And among those homeless vets, one in four live in California. Each year, HUD provides Congress with an assessment on the homeless population […]

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