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Here’s Why KQED Is Latest Public Media Outlet to Face Layoffs
The station faces steeply rising payroll costs while sponsorships, contributions and other revenue sources are lagging.

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How SF Hopes to Make This Critical Opioid Addiction Treatment More Available
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Fate of Gig Workers’ Benefits Now Up to the State Supreme Court
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Alameda County District Attorney Sues Farmers Insurance Alleging Unfair Practices
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Fire Burns Home of SF Dog Walker Targeted by Racist Threats
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SF Nurses Reach Tentative Contract Deal With City, Averting Potential Strike
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Alameda County District Attorney Sues Farmers Insurance Alleging Unfair Practices

For the second time this year, Pamela Price’s office is taking insurance companies to court for allegedly undervaluing property.
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California Forever Hands Out $500K to Solano Nonprofits Ahead of November Election

The billionaire-backed company is handing out thousands of dollars in funding to 45 Solano County nonprofits. California Forever says the money comes with 'no strings attached.'

Peskin Ballot Measure Aims to Pay Rent for Thousands of Low-Income Households in SF

The proposed amendment to the San Francisco city charter would dedicate millions of dollars a year to expand the Senior Operating Subsidy program.

California Wants Cities to Plan For More Housing. Cities Say the Rules Are Unclear

The state has set strict standards for how cities have to plan for more housing. A new audit seeks to make sure those standards are clear enough for cities to actually follow.

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After Months-Long Coma, This Latino Immigrant Worker Is Still Fighting Mysterious Long COVID Symptoms

Construction worker Osbaldo Varilla-Aguilar is still fighting mysterious symptoms after emerging from a 3-month coma and going blind in his left eye. His experience is just one example of the devastating impact that COVID continues to have on Latinx communities in San Francisco.
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'Political Football:' Future Uncertain for Program Reuniting Migrant Families

The little-known Central American Minors program has started, stopped and started again under successive presidential administrations.

Half Moon Bay Farmworker Housing Gains Approval After Push by Newsom

The governor urged the planning commission to approve the 40-unit project, a little over a year after a mass shooting on two farms revealed deplorable conditions for farmworkers.

Key California Ag Giant and United Farm Workers Clash Amid Union-Drive Efforts

In California, a conflict has emerged between the Wonderful Co. and the United Farm Workers over worker organization under a new labor law. Since its enactment, four groups of farm laborers, including those from Wonderful Nurseries in Wasco, have sought to unionize.

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How SF Hopes to Make This Critical Opioid Addiction Treatment More Available

Less than half of all San Francisco pharmacies carry buprenorphine, one of the most powerful medications used to treat opioid addiction, according to San Francisco’s Department of Public Health.

Fate of Gig Workers’ Benefits Now Up to the State Supreme Court

Alameda County District Attorney Sues Farmers Insurance Alleging Unfair Practices

For the second time this year, Pamela Price’s office is taking insurance companies to court for allegedly undervaluing property.

Fire Burns Home of SF Dog Walker Targeted by Racist Threats

The San Francisco Fire Department is investigating a blaze at the Alamo Square home of Terry Williams, who had received two packages in recent weeks with racist slurs, death threats and dolls in blackface.
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SF Nurses Reach Tentative Contract Deal With City, Averting Potential Strike

Understaffing is among the top union concerns addressed in the potential new contract with the city.

Here’s Why KQED Is Latest Public Media Outlet to Face Layoffs

The station faces steeply rising payroll costs while sponsorships, contributions and other revenue sources are lagging.

UC Academic Workers’ Strike is Limited to Santa Cruz So Far. Here’s Why

About 1,500 unionized graduate students, researchers and others at UC Santa Cruz are striking over universities’ handling of pro-Palestinian protests. More campuses may follow.

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