Politics

Oakland Town Hall on Race

Oakland Councilwoman Proposes New City Department To Address Racism

Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks expects to propose a new city department that would address systemic racism within the city government and in the city to the full City Council by the end of the month.

03/19/2015

Pink Saturday 2014. (Screenshot from video by Billy Green)

2015 Pink Saturday Is Rescued By SF LGBT Center, After Being Threatened With Cancellation

The status of the event during Pride weekend was in question after the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence said they were stepping away.

03/19/2015

A free Wi-Fi hotspot beams broadband internet from atop a public phone booth. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Downtown San Leandro Will Have Free Wi-Fi By Summer

The new system will provide some of the fastest Internet speeds available anywhere in the Bay Area.

03/19/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir  on January 28, 2014 in San Jose. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Jerry Brown, State Legislators Unveil $1 Billion Drought Relief Plan

Most of the proposal would accelerate spending that voters have already approved for water and flood projects.

03/19/2015

City of Clearlake. (CBS)

Town Of Clearlake Takes Center Stage In Emotional Battle Over Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ban

The town of Clearlake in Lake County is now center stage in an emotional legal battle over medical marijuana, and patients say a complete ban on all cultivation is putting lives at risk, and are filing a suit to stop it.

03/18/2015

Protesters removed their clothes as part of a protest against proposed University of California tuition hikes during a meeting at UCSF on March 18, 2015. (Paul Chinn / San Francisco Chronicle)

Napolitano Says ‘We Don’t Have To Listen To This Crap’ As Half-Naked Students Protest Potential UC Tuition Hikes

University of California President Janet Napolitano remarked to a fellow regent that they “didn’t have to listen to this crap” as students protested potential tuition hikes during a meeting Wednesday in San Francisco.

03/18/2015

Oakland skyline (credit: Wikipedia)

East Bay Manufacturers Want You To Look For The Label ‘Made In Oakland’

You’ve heard the saying, ‘look for the union label.’ Now, there’s a group of manufacturers and city leaders in the East Bay who hope to boost the local economy by putting ‘Made in Oakland’ on all their products.

03/18/2015

Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt speaks at the Chinese University in Hong Kong on November 4, 2013. Schmidt shared his insight on entrepreneurship and engaged in a conversation with local students and young entrepreneurs. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Exec Eric Schmidt Urges Congress For More H-1B Visas, Says It Would Help Economy

The executive chairman at Google urged Congress on Wednesday to increase the number of high-skilled work visas made available to foreigners and to deal with other immigration issues later on.

03/18/2015

Orinda City Councilmember Steve Glazer, candidate for 16th Assembly District. (CBS)

Glazer Takes Primary; Will Face Susan Bonilla For District 7 State Senate Seat

It appears Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla will advance from in Tuesday’ss primary election for a vacant state Senate seat representing parts of Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

03/18/2015

Rick Imirowicz (L) and his husband Terrance Health hold hands to pose for a videographer after their wedding ceremony at All Souls Unitarian Church on the first day same-sex couples are legal to wed under a new law March 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. The District of Columbia has become the sixth in the nation to recognize same-sex marriage. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Presbyterian Church Gives Approval To Same-Sex Marriage, Couples Can Marry In June

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has approved a new definition of marriage that includes gay marriage. The denomination is now the largest Protestant group to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings churchwide.

03/17/2015