Oakland's Chinatown Tenement Residents Face Unbearable Conditions, EvictionsDozens of residents enduring poor living conditions at a tenement building in Oakland's Chinatown neighborhood may face eviction.
Santa Cruz's Privates Beach Remains Defiantly Locked To The PublicThe people responsible for a gate blocking access to Santa Cruz's Privates Beach are digging in their heels.
Nobel Laureates Hammer Greenpeace Over Golden Rice, GMO OppositionUC Berkeley scientist is among the 100-plus Nobel laureates urging Greenpeace to halt its campaign against the use of genetically engineered Golden Rice to address Vitamin A deficiencies in developing nations.
Gov. Brown Approves $2 Billion For Homeless HousingCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has approved spending $2 billion to build permanent housing for homeless people with mental illnesses.
San Francisco, Other Bay Area Cities, Raise Minimum WageWorkers in a handful of Bay Area cities including San Francisco will be getting a pay raise starting Friday.
California Bans High-Capacity Gun Magazines, Bullet Button LoopholeCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a number of gun control measures into law Friday, including a bill banning high-capacity gun magazines and another outlawing the "bullet button" loophole that allows shooters to quickly change magazines.
PG&E Engineer: Used 'Best Judgment' About Pipeline Safety TestsA senior PG&E engineer testified at the utility's criminal trial in federal court that he never knowingly violated regulations.
San Francisco Bicycle, Pedestrian Advocates Call For Safer Streets After Cyclist DeathsBicyclist and pedestrian advocates called for action in the wake of the deaths of two cyclists on city streets last week.
Predatory, High-Interest Lending Booms In CaliforniaPredatory, high-APR lending in California is booming. A state report found that most loans issued by non-bank financial companies between $2,500 and $5,000 had annual percentage rates of 100 percent or higher.
San Francisco's New Police Recruits Will Get Body-Worn CamerasSan Francisco’s newest crop of police recruits will be the first officers to be issued body-worn cameras.
San Jose's Homicide Rate Up As It Falls In San Francisco & OaklandIt doesn’t happen very often, but homicides in the Bay Area’s three largest cities are at about the same level, and while that’s good news for Oakland and San Francisco, it’s bad news for San Jose.
Uncertainty For Some Business Owners As Minimum Wage Creeps To $13/Hour In San FranciscoThe minimum wage in San Francisco goes up 75-cents Friday, hitting $13 an hour for the city’s lowest paid workers.