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San Jose Police, Fire Unions Say City Manager’s ‘Forced Resignation’ Has ‘Squashed’ Hope For Better Relations

San Jose City Manager Ed Shikada, acknowledging the City Council wanted new management, Wednesday announced his resignation as of Jan. 1, the day Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo takes office, according the city officials.

12/18/2014

A person wearing a hood is seen vandalizing a tree on surveiilance video. (Caleb Pershan/YouTube)

San Francisco Tree Vandal Caught On Camera; Supervisor Calls For Stricter Law Enforcement

One San Francisco city supervisor, who’s irritated with vandalism in his district, has posted video of a tree vandal in action.

12/18/2014

An Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayor Says Police Body Cameras Have Cut Use-Of-Force Incidents Significantly In 5 Years

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday that there’s been a “significant decrease” in use-of-force incidents by her city’s police officers since they began wearing body cameras four years ago.

12/17/2014

A North Korean flag.  ( JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Investigation Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

A U.S. official said federal investigators have now connected the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. hacking to North Korea and are expected to make an announcement in the near future. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to openly discuss an ongoing criminal case.

12/17/2014

Supporters rally on behalf of imprisioned US citizen Alan Gross, calling for US President Barack Obama to help free Gross during a rally in Lafayette Park December 3, 2013, across the street from the White House, in Washington, DC. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama’s Call To Loosen Cuban Travel And Trade Restrictions Gets Mixed Reactions

The president’s call for loosening travel and trade restrictions with Cuba is an historic shift that many young Cubans living in the U.S. never thought they’d see. An Oakland performer hopes his mom will get to see him dance.

12/17/2014

CHP officer rescues chihuahua from center divider on I-680 in Walnut Creek.

Chihuahua Rescue, Napa Quake, #HellaStorm, And Ordinary People Make Most Viral KPIX Facebook Posts Of 2014

Every media outlet does an end of year “top stories of 2014″ so we figured why just list our editors’ picks when we can show what YOU liked best?

12/17/2014

Seth Rogen and James Franco talk about their controversial action-comedy 'The Interview,' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA.(Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)

Should We Worry About Hackers’ Threat Of Violence If Theaters Show ‘The Interview’? Probably Not

Really, America? This is what we’ve come to? Cancelling showings of a frat-boy comedy movie because of “threats” from a group we don’t even know exists? COMMENTARY

12/17/2014

President Obama addresses the changing U.S. relationship with Cuba. (CBS)

President Obama’s Full Video Address On The New U.S. Relationship With Cuba

President Barack Obama says the United States will have a different relationship with the Cuban government going forward. Watch his full statement here.

12/17/2014

Live music at Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, which closed in early 2014. (Red Devil Lounge/Facebook)

San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Legislation To Protect City’s Live Music Venues From Closing

Supervisor London Breed is hoping her legislation will keep the music playing at long-standing entertainment venues across the city.

12/17/2014

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