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City Settles Lawsuit With Albany Bulb Residents

People living in the Albany Bulb's tent city will each receive $3,000 in exchange for staying away from public open spaces in Albany for a year. The city plans to convert the waterfront area into a state park.

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State Senator Leland Yee

Scandals Put Focus on Campaign Finance in Secretary of State Race

Recent scandals have turned the normally sleepy secretary of state campaign into one of the most hotly contested races of the year. Four candidates vying for the job debated each other in Sacramento on Wednesday. Not present: Leland Yee, who continues to impact the race even after ending his campaign in the wake of being charged with corruption and firearms trafficking. The charges that Yee and another state senator, Ron Calderon, took bribes for favors have made campaign finance a major issue in the race.

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Is San Francisco Effectively Fighting Homelessness?

Is San Francisco Effectively Fighting Homelessness?

The city of San Francisco spends about $485,000 each day to house and help the homeless, according to an analyst for the city's Board of Supervisors. We examine how that money is being spent and the efficacy of the city's efforts to combat homelessness.


Corrosion on the Bay Bridge

Elected officials are calling for an independent examination of corrosion on a critical part of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. An investigation by The Sacramento Bee found that some of the most vulnerable and vital sections of the bridge's suspension system are rusting. Scott Shafer hears from Charles Piller, who broke the story.


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Raving About Ravens

Ravens are among Michael Ellis' favorite birds and to his delight, they're thriving.


It's spring. Romance is in the air. But not for everyone, including Youth Radio's Rafael Johns.

The Zen of Drawing

By letting go of expectation and drawing what she actually sees, Janet Jacobs makes art, and much more.