San Francisco's City College scored upwards of $6 million from the Health Care Innovation Awards to help former prisoners become community health workers.The grant will be used to facilitate the Post-Prison Health Worker Certificate Program, which trains inmates to use their personal experiences of ... More >>
The California Alliance of Child and Family Services is accusing the Department of Social Services of violating the Child Welfare Act by not providing sufficient funds for foster family agencies. The group filed a lawsuit last week in San Francisco, following a previous court decision that allotted ... More >>
The California Board of Behavioral Science and California Attorney General's office have filed formal accusations of misconduct against a Sacramento family-court therapist.The therapist, Janelle Burrill, is a clinical social worker who works with children and parents as ordered by family courts i ... More >>
Worse than a slumlordThe notorious Dorthea Puente, a landlord in the '80s who was convicted for killing her tenants and burying them in her backyard, died on Sunday while still serving her sentence, according to media reports. She was 82.Puente ran a boarding house in Sacramento, which she rented ... More >>
Hop. Hop. Hop. And Then We'll Help You.A policy that was designed to prevent fraud among caretakers is now undermining the ability of the disabled to obtain help bathing, cooking, shopping, and cleaning, according to the San Francisco administrator for the In Home Supportive Services program."It' ... More >>
Brittany Mae Smith is currently safe with the city's child protective servicesA 12-year-old girl whose mother was found dead in their native Virginia earlier this week turned up in San Francisco today. Brittany Mae Smith was spotted in a Richmond District store. Her mother's boyfriend, Jeffrey Sc ... More >>
A new generation of activists is fighting to clean up the Tenderloin. The neighborhoods churches are standing in their way. Whose side are the angels on?
In these dire financial times, fewer of us have the opportunity to donate to charity (at least, that's what we keep telling ourselves). But some really, really rich people are more than capable of forking over large quantities of the stuff, as evidenced by Slate's list of the largest charitable dona ... More >>
Aggressive panhandlers are not getting the gentle, loving care they so need from the city
Just try getting a little sympathy for a disabled woman when some dollars are at stake
Alanna Krause believes that much of her hellish childhood could have been avoided. Now she's suing her father, her therapist, and her lawyer in an effort to prove it. How did it come to this?
Prosecutors, judges, governors, a sex offender, and a woman with a penchant for poor judgement entangle California and Texas in an epic child custody war with two sure losers -- aged 7 and 9.
Michael Wise and Susan Owsley are recovering schizophrenics who got the right kind of help, and got off the street.The mayor's secret budget cuts will make sure that doesn't happen anymore.
New homeless shelter proposal splits neighborhood
The promise of a new treatment has opened a painful divide
Some S.F. probation officers would rather wear the uniform of a Border Patrol guard
A cop's doodle travels to Washington, D.C., and returns as a warm-and-fuzzy crackdown on S.F.'s projects
The post of homeless coordinator may be so much window dressing
New law axes disability benefits for alcoholics, addicts; advocates fear homelessness upsurge
For some people with AIDS, the Ambassador Hotel is better than nothing
New statistics contradict Jordan's spin on homeless crackdown