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The dismantling of the old canitlever portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge continued.

Caltrans Seeking Permits To Demolish Bay Bridge Pier With Explosives, Despite Possible Marine Life Danger

Caltrans is seeking permits to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge with explosives, a procedure that could be dangerous to native marine mammals, but Caltrans officials say it would have the least impact on bay wildlife.

08/18/2015

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Free Gourmet Meals At Tech Companies May Become A Thing Of The Past

The IRS could start taxing techies for all the free food they’ve been getting on the job.

08/18/2015

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CA Lawmakers Considering First Gas Tax Hike In Decades

California lawmakers are considering a hike in the gas tax. It would be the first increase in 20 years.

08/18/2015

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Auto Burglaries Skyrocket 47-Percent In San Francisco After Penalties Reduced

Auto burglaries are up a whopping 47 percent in San Francisco after California lessened the penalty for non-violent crimes in the past year.

08/17/2015

A parking meter in San Francisco displays information about a 27 cent transaction fee for credit and debit card use. (CBS)

Credit Card Transaction Fee Goes Into Effect At San Francisco Parking Meters

Drivers who use credit or debit cards to pay for parking at meters in San Francisco are being charged extra for that convenience, as a new transaction fee went into effect.

08/17/2015

Roof solar panels. (CBS)

California Tax Measure To Create Green Jobs Falling Far Short Of Expectations

Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean-energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, and the state has no comprehensive list to show how much work has been done or how much energy has been saved.

08/17/2015

Road Work

Lawmakers Agree Fixing California’s Roads And Bridges Is Essential But Not On How To Pay For It

The state legislature is talking transportation — specifically how to pay for much-needed repairs to the infrastructure. On Sunday, state senator Mark Leno discussed the challenges with KPIX 5’s Phil Matier.

08/16/2015

Courtroom in the Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland. (CBS)

California Moves To Provide Free Interpreter Services In All Court Cases

Under pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice, California’s Judicial Council approved a plan to extend free interpretation services to all cases by 2017.

08/16/2015

NAACP National Board of Directors Chairman Julian Bond.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Activist, NAACP Board Chairman, Politician Julian Bond Dies At 75

Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night.

08/16/2015

Diploma Closeup

San Francisco Unified Defies State Law, Awarding 107 Diplomas After Exit Exam Cancelled

Thousands of California high school students still don’t have their diplomas, after the state abruptly canceled the exit exam they were supposed to take. In San Francisco, the school district has awarded diplomas, ignoring state law.

08/14/2015

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U.S. President Barack Obama receives a San Francisco Giants jersey after welcoming the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Giants At The White House III

U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in last year’s World Series.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a Walmart store on May 9, 2014 in Mountain View, California. President Obama delivered a speech on energy efficiency and attended fundraisers in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

POTUS In Mountain View

President Obama delivered a speech on energy efficiency and attended fundraisers at the Wal-Mart in Mountain View…

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