Domestic violence funding to be restored

State Sen. Leland Yee's emergency legislation to restore funding to California’s domestic violence shelters will be signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today — nearly three months after Schwarzenegger cut all state funding for the shelters. The legislation provides $16.3 million in funding for 94 shelters and centers. The funding will allow agencies to provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal advocacy and support services.

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“Minimizing my impact on the planet is something I’ve been working on since I was, like, 13 years old.”

SF podcaster amplifies voices of people who stutter

“If you’re talking to someone who is slower to get their words out, take a breath and don’t finish their sentence.”

More safe sites for people living in vehicles proposed

“This is not a new model; this is something that’s been utilized around the country.”