Politics

Meet The Bay Area Women On Forbes Magazine’s ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ List

They hold the keys to the kingdom. These Bay Area women are among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, according to Forbes Magazine. The are very well-paid, extremely well-educated and have all made this list before.

05/26/2015

Jason Rezaian, Iran, journalist

Brother Of Journalist With Marin Ties Pleads For Release; Trial On Espionage Charges Begins In Iran

The espionage trail of a Washington Post journalist, who is jailed in Iran and has ties to Marin, is now underway. The man’s brother is in Washington to help lobby for his release.

05/26/2015

Homeless encampment behind homes in South San Jose. (CBS)

Homelessness Costing Santa Clara County $520 Million A Year

Santa Clara County’s homeless situation is proving to be very expensive, costing the country more than half a billion dollars a year.

05/26/2015

Oakland Planning Commissioner Jahmese Myres (CBS SF)

Handcuffed Oakland Planning Commissioner Stands By Decision To Protest Against City’s Curfew Law

An Oakland city official was handcuffed over weekend after joining about 200 people marching against an ordinance banning protests on city streets after dark.

05/26/2015

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin’s Death Row Is Running Out Of Room

San Quentin’s Death Row is home to some of the state’s most notorious criminals, but the prison may be running out of room for them, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to ask for millions of dollars to pay for more cells.

05/25/2015

Eric Swalwell

East Bay Congressman Says Letting Patriot Act Expire This Month Would Be A Mistake

Unless there’s an 11th-hour deal, portions of the Patriot Act is set to expire at the end of this month. East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is concerned about what that could mean for national security.

05/25/2015

Supreme Court

GOP Could Suffer Fallout If Supreme Court Rules To Eliminate Obamacare For Millions

A Supreme Court ruling due in late June could wipe out health insurance for millions. Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican governors.

05/25/2015

Man carries his son in his arms during a daily walk at his property in  Queensland, Australia that suffered from the country's longest drought on record. Almost 80% of the region was affected. The government approved emergency drought relief to assist eligible farmers. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

California Seeks Drought Solutions From Australia, World’s Driest Inhabited Continent

Desperate for solutions, Californians have taken a keen interest in how Australia coped with its “Big Dry,” a torturous drought that stretched across the millennium, from the late 1990s through 2012.

05/25/2015

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Man Claims Advocates Harassed Him After He Tried To Trap Bear That Damaged His Tahoe Home

William O’Donnell’s request for an order against the Bear League, its founder Ann Bryant and four others will be considered at a hearing Wednesday in Incline Village Justice Court.

05/25/2015

Thousands of people celebrate in Dublin Castle Square as the result of the referendum is relayed in Dublin, Ireland.(Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Rainbow Flags Fly In Ireland, First Country To Legalize Same Sex Marriage By Popular Vote

Ireland has made history. It has become the only country in the world to legalize same sex marriage by popular vote.

05/23/2015