Expert weighs in on Laphonza Butler's unexpected, historic Senate appointment
Every weekday on KCBS Radio, we're giving you direct access to top experts in various fields. As we've been reporting, Laphonza Butler will be the newest member of the Senate's California delegation, filling the late Dianne Feinstein's seat. In the Senate, she's the first openly LGBTQ person and t…
Most Bay Area voters avoid major downtown areas, poll finds: Here's why
Over 1,800 voters in the Bay Area were polled about the region's three major downtown areas, and the responses indicate the heart of these cities are not drawing folks in like they did in years past. KCBS Radio's Alice Wertz reports.
Newsom appoints Emily's List president Laphonza Butler to Feinstein's seat
True to his word, Governor Gavin Newsom has chosen an African American woman to replace Dianne Feinstein in the U.S. Senate. KCBS Radio's Matt Bigler joins us with more on Laphonza Butler.
Fleet Week kicks off today: Highlights from the upcoming schedule
San Francisco's Fleet Week kicks off today, celebrating our nation's sea services after narrowly avoiding a government shutdown just days before things were scheduled to get underway. Some of the first U.S. Navy Ships have already arrived in the Bay, and people will be allowed to go on board and ta…
Striking California workers cannot claim unemployment as Newsom vetoes bill
Striking workers in California will not be able to claim unemployment benefits. That decision comes after Governor Newsom vetoed legislation over the weekend. KCBS Radio’s Jennifer Hodges reports.
New CARE Court program aims to address mental health crisis in 7 counties
As of today, in several counties across the state, a judge will be able to order someone who is severely mentally ill into treatment. KCBS Radio’s Jennifer Hodges reports that the CARE Court program will be closely watched by critics.
National Latino Physician Day highlights widespread Latinx doctor shortage
There's a shortage of Latinx doctors in California and the rest of the country. National Latino Physician Day in October is designed to bring attention to the shortage. KCBS Radio's Alice Wertz reports.
Who is Laphonza Butler, Newsom's surprise pick to replace Sen. Feinstein?
As we've been reporting, Laphonza Butler has been chosen to fill the Senate seat left by the death of Senator Dianne Feinstein. The move was made swiftly this weekend and came as a bit of a surprise, especially to those who were hoping Newsom would tap Congresswoman Barbara Lee. For more on this,…
Federal student loan repayments have officially resumed with new payment options
The start of this month marks a milestone many have been dreading: Federal student loan payments have officially resumed. The restart of payments comes after over three years of COVID-related pauses. For more on where to start, KCBS Radio news anchors Eric Thomas and Margie Shafer spoke with Jill …
Warmer weather ahead, just in time for Fleet Week
Temperatures are going to warm up this week, just in time for Fleet Week. For more detail, KCBS Radio news anchors Margie Shafer and Eric Thomas spoke with Dillon Flynn, forecaster with the National Weather Service.