Politics

Elementary school children in Oakland. (CBS)

Every Kindergartner Gets $50 Saving Account In Oakland Leader’s Proposal

Some Oakland leaders want to give every student entering kindergarten a college savings account. It sounds like a noble idea, but critics said the city has more pressing needs.

05/15/2015

San Francisco City Hall (credit: HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco City Hall Becomes Oldest Building To Receive LEED Platinum Certification

The 100-year-old San Francisco City Hall is now the world’s oldest building to receive LEED Platinum certification for existing building operations and management, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

05/14/2015

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Marin County Cyclists, Hikers Butting Heads Over Trail Use Rights

A debate over trail use is raging in Marin County, with cyclists and hikers butting heads over rights-of-way.

05/14/2015

(CBS)

Oakland Teachers Getting 8-Percent Raise By 2016 Under New Agreement

Oakland school teachers will receive a salary increase of at least 8 percent by next January under the terms of a tentative agreement with the school district that was reached just before midnight, the head of the teachers’ union said Thursday.

05/14/2015

The youth soccer park next to Levi's Stadium. (CBS)

Santa Clara City Council Rejects 49ers $3 Million Donation To Help Youth Sports

This comes after the 49ers withdrew their offer to pay $15 million for soccer fields near Levi’s Stadium, that the team had planned to use for VIP parking.

05/14/2015

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (Archdiocese of San Francisco)

Newspaper Ad Invites Support For SF Archbishop Cordileone At Family Picnic Event

A group of Catholics is showing its support for the embattled Archbishop of San Francisco with a fundraiser and planned family picnic this Saturday, publicized by a newspaper ad.

05/14/2015

Vaccination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State Senate Approves Controversial School Vaccination Bill

The bill would prohibit parents from seeking vaccine exemptions for their children because of religious or personal beliefs. It is now headed to the Assembly.

05/14/2015

UC Berkeley

No UC Tuition Hikes For Next 2 Years As Part Of Governor Brown’s Revised Budget

This comes after months of negotiations and lobbying by President Napolitano for more funding from the state, to avoid tuition hikes of up to 5 percent in each of the next five years.

05/14/2015

Carly Fiorina ( JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Now Seeking White House, Fiorina’s HP CEO Tenure Was Stormy

In her quest for the Republican presidential nomination, former tech CEO Carly Fiorina boasts about her experience running Silicon Valley computer-maker Hewlett-Packard as evidence that she’s “a problem solver, with a track record to prove it.”

05/14/2015

A palm tree is planted on the Oakland side of the new Bay Bridge span. (CBS)

Caltrans Removes Dying $10,000 Palm Trees From Bay Bridge Entrance In Oakland

Caltrans is tearing out some of the pricey palm trees lining the entrance to the Eastern span of the Bay Bridge after just one year.

05/13/2015