Politics

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

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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

A car arrives at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

California DMV Expanding Hours To Meet Demand For Immigrants Seeking Driver’s Licenses

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding office hours as it prepares to issue an expected 1.4 million licenses to people in the country illegally.

11/12/2014

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More Than A Week After Election Day, City Of Alameda Finds Out Who Will Be Their Next Mayor

A winner has emerged in the race for the Mayor of Alameda and the current mayor is out of a job. Mayor Marie Gilmore thanked supporters for their work at a news conference on Wednesday, but said her opponent had won.

11/12/2014

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Federal Judge Rules South Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A federal judge on Wednesday struck down South Carolina’s same-sex marriageban as unconstitutional, opening the door to such marriages but also giving the state a week to appeal. The attorney general said he would do so immediately.

11/12/2014

Members of the California Association of Student Councils returned to the Bay Area on November 11, 2014, after being put on trial in Russia. (CBS)

Bay Area Students Return After Being Interrogated, Put On Trial In Russia

A group of students from Bay Area who went to Russia for a youth conference returned Tuesday after they were detained, interrogated and put on trial.

11/11/2014

Mojave Air and Space Port (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Pilot Killed In Plane Crash Leads Race For Seat On Mojave Air Space Board

A candidate for a seat on a Central California board may win his race, despite having died last month in a small plane crash.

11/11/2014

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