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A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Controversial ‘Twitter Tax Break’ Is Working, Report Finds

Supporters of a tax break intended to lure Twitter to San Francisco’s blighted mid-Market neighborhood are pointing to a new report as an indicator of its success.

10/28/2014

A stack of mailed-in voter ballots. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tuesday Last Day To Request A Vote By Mail Ballot For Nov. 4 Election

Today is the last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the state’s Nov. 4 general election, election officials said.

10/28/2014

KCBS Treats You To 'An Evening With Bill Maher'

UC Berkeley Students Protest Invitation For Bill Maher To Speak After Comments About Muslims

Students at UC Berkeley have signed a petition asking the university to cancel an invitation to let talk show host and comedian Bill Maher speak, following comments he recently made about Islam.

10/28/2014

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CoCo Board Of Supervisors Mull Giving Themselves $32K Raise

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is set to decide Tuesday whether or not to give itself a $32,000 raise.

10/27/2014

San Jose mayoral candidates Dave Cortese (left), Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

KPIX 5 Poll Finds Dave Cortese With Slight Lead Over Sam Liccardo In San Jose Mayor’s Race

Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese has a slight advantage over Councilman Sam Liccardo in San Jose’s mayoral race, according to SurveyUSA research conducted for KPIX.

10/27/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Makes Campaign Stop In Pleasanton; Promotes Props 1 & 2

Governor Jerry Brown rode through Pleasanton on Monday to encourage members of the Democratic Party in preparation for next week’s election and to promote California’s Propositions 1 and 2.

10/27/2014

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Apple CEO Tim Cook Challenges Home State Of Alabama On LGBT Rights

Alabama was too slow to guarantee the rights of minorities during the civil rights era, and now it’s too slow to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday in challenging his home state to do better.

10/27/2014

A man casts his ballot on Election Day. (Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

California The Least Democrat-Friendly State On The West Coast?

If you’re planning to run for office with a donkey on your campaign flyer you are better off gracing the ballot in Washington or Oregon than California, according to new rankings from The Hill.

10/27/2014

Classroom

Race For State Schools’ Chief Is One Of California’s Closest

The closest statewide race on the November ballot could be one between two Democrats who are running for a non-partisan job. It’s the battle between State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck.

10/27/2014

Ronald Reagan

Reagan Astrologer, Joan Quigley, Dies At 87 In San Francisco Home

Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan’s schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.

10/24/2014

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a Walmart store on May 9, 2014 in Mountain View, California. President Obama delivered a speech on energy efficiency and attended fundraisers in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

POTUS In Mountain View

President Obama delivered a speech on energy efficiency and attended fundraisers at the Wal-Mart in Mountain View…

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