Politics

Airbnb logo

San Jose Considers Tax, Regulations For Airbnb And Other Short-Term Housing Rentals

San Jose is the most recent city to consider slapping a hotel tax on short-term rentals from websites like Airbnb, but the city maintains it’s not trying to discourage the “shared economy”.

11/21/2014

Immigration. (AP)

Silicon Valley’s Hi-Tech Industry Underwhelmed With Pres. Obama’s Immigration Reform

President Obama’s immigration announcement on Thursday fell failed to impress the technology interests in Silicon Valley as there were no assurances for an increase in hi-tech visas.

11/21/2014

New style driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in California. (CBS)

New Category Of California Driver’s License Being Created For Undocumented Immigrants

California driver’s licenses will have a new category for undocumented immigrants come January.

11/20/2014

police car lights emergency generic

Bay Area Man’s Organization Aims To Arm Citizen Protesters With Cameras To Film Cops In Wake Of Ferguson

The country watched as Ferguson made headlines with residents rioting against law enforcement, and in the wake of that a Bay Area man’s foundation is helping arm citizens with cameras.

11/20/2014

a joint session of the U.S. Congress on the floor of the House House of Representatives (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP’s Success In House Races Stopped At The California Border

Once again, Republicans are left to ponder what went wrong in California. Democrats ended up winning every competitive California race and even picked up a seat.

11/20/2014

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Oakland-Based Tax Preparer Allegedly Bilked Low-Income Customers Out Of Their Earned Income Credit Money

The suit alleges Oakland-based Instant Tax lured low income customers with the promise of quick refunds or small “refund anticipation loans,” but withheld large portions of their refunds.

11/20/2014

President Obama addresses the nation on September 10th, 2014 to detail the plans to attack ISIL also known as ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Pres. Obama’s Executive Order On Immigration Will Impact Bay Area’s Diverse Population

After President Obama makes his announcement on immigration reform tonight, he will sign the executive order into law at a ceremony in Las Vegas on Friday that will shield about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. KCBS talks with law professor Bill Hing to discuss its impact on the Bay Area and beyond.

11/20/2014

Demonstrators seeking change in immigration policy march on May Day in Los Angeles, California, May 01, 2013. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area’s Undocumented Immigrants Watching Closely As President Set To Unveil Amnesty Plan

Undocumented immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area will be watching closely as President Obama unveils his plan to let them stay.

11/19/2014

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Accusations Of Corrupt Political Exchange Between PG&E And Regulator

A consumer-advocacy group says one of the recently-released emails between PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission shows the commission’s president pushed a backroom deal to award PG&E millions in unearned energy efficiency incentives.

11/19/2014

Washington Redskins helmets lay on the ground during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Hundreds Expected To Protest ‘Redskins’ Name Before 49er Game At Levi’s Stadium

Demands for a new franchise name will follow the Washington Redskins across the country as they prepare to play at Levi’s Stadium for the first time Sunday.

11/19/2014

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 55,777 other followers