Bob Taylor is sworn in as Mayor of Brentwood. (thepress.net)

Brentwood Mayor Gets 65% Pay Raise Twice In Four Months, Still Earns Below Minimum Wage

Once the increase takes effect, Taylor’s salary will have gone from $6,831 in October, to $17,271 plus medical benefits and other pay.

02/25/2015

Books found in the Bay Area returned to the Italian government after they were smuggled out of the country. (Source: Bay City News)

Antique Books Found In Bay Area Part Of 19 Cultural Treasures Returned To Italian Government

Federal agents have returned 19 cultural treasures to the Italian government after they were found here in the United States, including two antique books from the San Francisco area, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

02/25/2015

A marijuana smoker appears in an ballot measure supporting legalization in 2016. (CBS)

California Marijuana Legalization Supporters Worry Video From Smokers Promising Hash Bars Will Hurt Campaign

A new online video could shape the early debate over legalizing pot in California, but some supporters fear it could backfire.

02/25/2015

Veterans carry a flag. (CBS)

Oakland Whistleblowers Say Veterans Being Denied Benefits

The Veterans Benefits Administration provides $95 billion of entitlements each year to veterans, including disability money, pensions to vets and their surviving spouses and death benefits — even American flags at veterans’ funerals.

02/25/2015

A robotic sailboat competes at a competition at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo. (CBS)

Boating Under The Influence? State Assemblyman Authors Boater Safety Bill

A Bay Area member of the state Assembly has authored a bill that would allow law enforcement the right to test the blood of someone they believe may be boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

02/25/2015

(Credit: Buena Vista Images)

Berkeley Bans Use Of Drones By Police, But Authorizes Fire Department For Disaster Response

The Berkeley City Council has voted to impose a one-year moratorium on the use of drones by the city’s Police Department but authorized the fire department to use them for disaster response purposes.

02/25/2015

His family says 6-year-old Rhett Krawitt's immune system can't handle a measles vaccine so he needs his schoolmates at Reed Elementary in Tiburon to be immunized. (CBS)

Marin Dad, 21,000 Petition Signatures Head To Sacramento To Demand Mandatory Measles Vaccines

A Marin is among parents due to deliver more than 21,000 signatures demanding the mandatory measles vaccines in California public schools.

02/25/2015

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry with Bo and Sunny, President Obama and his family's dogs. (Nothing But Nets)

Warriors Star Stephen Curry Speaks At White House In Support Of President Obama’s Malaria Initiative

Curry was there in support of the United Nations Foundation Nothing But Nets campaign, which aims to save lives by preventing malaria

02/25/2015

A cellphone surveillance device similar to a "Stingray" that is used by law enforcement. (CBS)

Santa Clara Supes Approve Controversial Cellphone Tracking Device Known As ‘Stingray’

The Stingray can highjack any phone within its radius. The mobile device is fooled into thinking Stingray is the wireless carrier.

02/25/2015

Police Face-off

Oakland Protests, Staffing Shortages Send Police Overtime Estimate To $30M

Oakland’s Police Chief says the city has spent $3-million on overtime for his officers covering protests, and the department could spend upwards of $30-million on overtime, despite budgeting just $15-million for this fiscal year.

02/24/2015

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