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6:12pm

Mon November 3, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

A push to increase minimum wage

Tomorrow, voters in two key cities in the Bay Area will weigh in on measures to increase their minimum wage.  Both Oakland and San Francisco have propositions on the ballot that would increase their minimum wage to $12.25 per hour.

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2:00pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Politics

Oakland Mayoral Race '14: Candidate Courtney Ruby

http://www.courtneyruby.com/meet-courtney/

Courtney Ruby is Oakland's City Auditor who now wants to be Oakland's next mayor. Ruby says her priority is public safety and since she has experience  crunching the numbers she's convinced that she can find the funds to add at least 200 more police officers on the street.  Not just any kind of officer, Ruby's rallying for more engaged officers and says she's not afraid to take a stand on tough issues.

In the past Ruby has taken on City Hall and forced the city to refund millions in overpaid parking tickets. She's known for questioning shady contracts and exposing what she calls "a broken system."

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7:11pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

The Fog Harvester

John Lovell checking his fog harvest
Leila Day

John Lovell is holding onto a rope, easing himself down a steep drop-off.

“I’ve already fallen off it once!” Lovell yells, looking down a steep canyon called Avalon in Daly City. It’s a gusty place, with planes constantly overhead. Lovell is here to check on his harvest.    

“People ask me what I do, and I say, ‘[I] harvest fog,’ they say, ‘Harvest frogs?’” Lovell laughs.

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3:25pm

Thu September 4, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Human trafficking: A fisherman’s story

Sara Brooke Curtis

San Francisco has some of the country’s highest reports of human trafficking. It’s one of the top 10 cities in the U.S where trafficking is the worst. The practice is often called modern-day slavery: traffickers use sexual exploitation, fraud, and forced labor to keep people powerless. It’s the second most profitable crime in the world, generating more than $32 billion per year -- just behind drug trafficking.

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3:23pm

Thu September 4, 2014
Politics

Labor Trafficking: Interview with Sgt. Tony Flores

Sgt. Tony Flores

Human trafficking is the second most profitable criminal enterprise in the world. It's estimated to rake in $32 billion per year after drug trafficking. San Francisco is one of the nation’s trafficking centers.

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