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Claudia Cowan

San Francisco, CA

Claudia Cowan

Claudia Cowan has been the San Francisco-based correspondent for Fox News Channel for more than a decade, covering such diverse state issues as gay marriage, Sacramento's budget problems, and emerging technologies to help fight climate change. Claudia has spent much time in California's Central Valley, covering agriculture and water issues, as well as the Chandra Levy/Gary Condit scandal.

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February 18, 2011 1:05 PM

San Fran Parking Police On a Mi$$ion

The streets of San Francisco have something for everyone. That would include -- thanks to illegally parked cars -- plentiful sources of cash for the city's Municipal Transit Agency (MTA). Facing a $21 million deficit now, and a projected billion dollar gap over the next 20 years, the MTA is directing parking cops to write as many tickets as possible and, according to MTA ... read more



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February 14, 2011 10:56 AM

Study: In Pain? Love May Ease Suffering

Few things are as painful as a broken heart. But new research suggests that the feelings associated with love may in fact provide pain relief. Researchers at the Stanford University Pain Management Lab found that deeply passionate infatuation activates the reward-centers of the brain, the part that motivates our behavior tells us to do things over and over again. In this ... read more



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February 7, 2011 1:38 PM

“Sham” U. Students Scrambling to Stay

UPDATE: Sources tell Fox News perhaps as many as 1,000 Tri-Valley University students are scrambling to find a legal visa and avoid deportation. About 150 students showed up to take advantage of free legal aid that was being offered by the South Asian Bar Association. The weekend event was organized by the Indian Consulate in San Francisco. Immigration officials ... read more



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December 31, 2010 11:50 AM

These Joints Are Jumping!

Across the country, trampoline centers are inviting kids of all ages to defy gravity, play air dodgeball, sky surf, and work up a smile-infused sweat. There are more than 25 trampoline centers in the U.S., and one of the most popular is in San Francisco's Presidio, where an historic airplane hangar has been converted into The House Of Air. Adults line up early for ... read more



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December 6, 2010 12:31 PM

Zero Tolerance For Classroom Texters

Just about every teenager has a cell phone, but they don't always turn it off when they should. Now, schools are cracking down on students who text or get calls during class. Under a zero-tolerance policy at Benicia High School outside San Francisco, a first offense means the phone is confiscated for the week. Repeat offenders could lose it for the whole school year. Keep ... read more



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November 29, 2010 1:18 PM

Not Cool Say Some About S.F.’s Sit-Lie Law

A new law targeting those who hang out, and lie down, on the sidewalks and streets of San Francisco has some asking whether this city, known for its "love thy neighbor" attitude, has perhaps decided some neighbors aren't welcome. In November, 53% of voters here passed Prop. L, which forbids people from sitting or lying on public sidewalks from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The ... read more



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November 22, 2010 12:18 PM

CA: Struggling Cities Face Tough Choices

With dozens of local governments throughout California facing deep, deep, deficits, some experts predict that eventually, cities as we know them could cease to exist. One town that could change the way it operates is Half Moon Bay, just down the coast from San Francisco. Despite its world class waves and charming downtown, Half Moon Bay is sinking in debt, and like many ... read more



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November 18, 2010 1:13 PM

Protest Over Fee Hike Turns Violent

Authorities are bracing for more protests today as the University of California Board of Regents votes to approve a controversial 8% tuition increase. The move fueled protests that turned violent yesterday, when nearly 300 demonstrators clashed with officers at UC San Francisco's Mission Bay campus. When it was over, 13 people were arrested, including 10 UC students, and ... read more



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November 4, 2010 11:54 AM

Growing Trend: 9-5 Schools

Long after most kids are home, dozens of 6th graders at Elmhurt Community Prep in Oakland are reading, writing and more, until 5 or 6 o'clock. Their academic bankers hours, which often reflect the workday of their parents, is part of an innovative program run by Citizen Schools, a federally-funded non-profit that targets at-risk middle-schoolers in some of the nation's ... read more



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October 18, 2010 12:22 PM

eLegs: From Wheelchair to Walking

An amazing new medical breakthrough could help scores of people who were once told they'd never walk again. It's called "eLegs," and uses robotic technology developed by Berkeley Bionics. Think of an electronic leg brace that can sense arm movements, and then guide the person forward one step at a time. Sensors in special crutches tell a back-pack computer how to move the ... read more