As Recycling Centers Close, California Consumers Lose Millions in Deposits


Program Connects Released Prison Inmates With Welcoming East Bay HomesPeople who have been released from prison are ten times more likely to be homeless than the average person in the U.S., according to the Prison Policy Initiative.An East Bay nonprofit has launched an innovative experiment to bring down those numbers. Sharon Chin reports. (2-28-19)

High School Baseball Player Killed In Campbell Crash Following GameA 17-year-old boy died in a car crash in Campbell on Tuesday evening, police and the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office confirmed. Kiet Do reports. (2/28/19)

Experts Question Value Of Hawaiian Statue Salesforce CEO Bought For MillionsElizabeth Cook reports on statue bought by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff being worth far less than the $7.5 billion he paid for it (2-28-2019)

Facebook Proposes Billion-Dollar Investment to Restore Dumbarton Rail BridgeFacebook is trying to lay the groundwork for construction of a new commuter line. The plan includes refurbishing an old rail bridge along the Dumbarton Bridge and Facebook wants to cover a big chunk of the cost. Devin Fehely reports. (2-28-19)

As Recycling Centers Close, California Consumers Lose Millions in DepositsCalifornia consumers lost out on at least $308 million in nickel deposits on cans and bottles in 2018, largely because it’s increasingly difficult to find a place to recycle them, according to a new report made public Thursday. Melissa Caen reports. (2-28-19)

Flooding in San Jose Lifts Homeless Camp Debris Into the TreesRecent storms took both a human and an environmental toll in the South Bay as refuse from homeless camps along San Jose waterways was strewn around the waters’ edge and even into the trees. Len Ramirez reports. (2-28-19)

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