Politics

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Shares Her Vision For ‘The Coolest Place On The Planet’

Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf plans to end crime, fix the schools and keep both the A’s and Raiders in town. That’s what she told KCBS In Depth co-hosts Doug Sovern and Phil Matier when asked about her vision for Oakland’s future.

11/17/2014

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Facebook Page Pulled After Man Sues San Diego Sheriff’s Department Over Free Speech

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has taken down its Facebook page after a man accused it of violating his free speech rights and sued for deleting his comments.

11/16/2014

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. Covered California

Californians Signing Up For Health Care Insurance In Person, Or Online As Open Enrollment Begins Again

Across the Bay Area and around the country, hundreds of thousands of people began signing up for health care, as day one of the second open enrollment cycle under the Affordable Care Act got underway.

11/15/2014

Valuable water resources in Antioch.

Drought: Valuable 100-Year-Old Water Rights Could Make Some East Bay Cities Rich

California’s pre-1914 water rights are not regulated. Even in drought years, whoever claimed the water first, gets it.

11/14/2014

Berkeley Pot Club

Fed Up Parents Want To Shut Down A Berkeley Pot Club Because The Neighborhood Reeks Of Marijuana

Some Berkeley parents are tired of marijuana ‘contact’ fumes wafting into their yards from a nearby pot club. They want the city to do something about the “40 Acres Collective” operating out of a building on San Pablo Avenue.

11/14/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Envisions 80% Reduction In Crime: ‘I Plan To Make It Happen’

Schaaf said she has seen other cities like Los Angeles and New York significantly reduce their crime rate, and feels that Oakland can do the same.

11/13/2014

A monarch butterfly alights on a milkweed.(SUSANA GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Oakland Grassroots Movement To Plant Milkweed To Save Dwindling Monarch Butterfly Population

Pesky milkweeds have drawn the wrath of many a garden hoe. Now, there’s a movement in Oakland and across the nation not only to keep them alive, but plant even more, because Monarch butterflies depend on them.

11/13/2014

Joseph Le

Santa Clara County Registrar Of Voters Investigates IT Chief’s Sudden Resignation

Santa Clara County officials have launched an internal investigation into the sudden resignation of elections official Joseph Le.

11/13/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Appoints Berkeley Business Lawyer, SF Superior Court Judge, To State Court Of Appeal

Former bar president and current business lawyer Jon Streeter, 58, of Berkeley, and Judge Marla Miller, 59, of San Francisco, were named by Brown to the First District Court of Appeal.

11/13/2014

handgun generic, gun, pistol

Court Ruling Paves Way For More Concealed Weapons Permits In California

Gun rights advocates in California are cheering a court ruling that could allow more people to obtain a concealed weapons permit. Advocates estimate two million more Californians could soon get the permits.

11/13/2014

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