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Protesters gather in front of Twitter headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco on December 9, 2013. (Bay City News Service)

Union Plays Big Role In San Francisco Protests Over ‘Google Buses,’ Tech Tax Breaks

Many of the fights involving “Google Buses” and tech tax breaks are actually being stoked by the politically powerful Service Employees International Union, which represents thousands of San Francisco city workers. Coincidentally they are also in the midst of negotiations with the city for a new proposed contract.

04/16/2014

Sea Lions (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Marine Mammal Center Says More Animals In Need Than Ever Before

On Tuesday we told you the story of Hoppie the sea lion pup’s rescue and rehabilitation by the Sausalito Marine Mammal Center, but the truth is the facility is on the brink of having more wayward mammals in need than ever before.

04/16/2014

Jailem Sidhu survived brain surgery at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital. (CBS)

Boy Nicknamed ‘The Bulldozer’ By Friends Survives Brain Surgery In Bay Area Hospital

A boy nicknamed ‘The Bulldozer’ is heading home after life-saving brain surgery at a Bay Area hospital.

04/16/2014

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (Steve Freeman/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Does Sacramento’s Mayor Have Wider Political Ambitions?

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has a new title after being named President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Wednesday, but does it mean he wants to be thrust into the national spotlight?

04/16/2014

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Report: State Improved Covered California Enrollment As Process Moved Along

A new report on Covered California’s first enrollment period points out some of the much publicized problems, but also gave the state’s healthcare exchange some positive grades.

04/16/2014

BART board members applaud after unveiling a model of the car to be rolled out by next year and in full use by 2017. (CBS)

BART Gives Public A Look At ‘Fleet Of The Future’ For 1st Time

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s fleet of the future pulled up to Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco on Wednesday, the first in a series of events intending to give riders a closer look at the new cars.

04/16/2014

A sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Google Brings Back Modular Tech With Project Ara

More details have emerged about Google’s Project Ara, which plans to make a new customizable smartphone that will first be targeted for the developing world.

04/16/2014

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Analysis: With Bay Area Rents At Record Highs, How Do We Find Relief?

According to a new report, rent across the Bay Area has reached record highs. The region has averaged nearly double-digit rises annually for the last three years.

04/16/2014

A marijuana user smokes from a bong during a 420 Day celebration on 'Hippie Hill' in Golden Gate Park April 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California. April 20th has become a de facto holiday for marijuana advocates, with large gatherings and 'smoke outs' in many parts of the United States. Voters in California will consider a measure on the November general election ballot that could make the State the first in the nation to legalize the growing of a limited amount of marijuana for private use. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Hippie Hill’ Crackdown Expected At SF’s Golden Gate Park, 4/20 Festivities

Not only is this Sunday Easter Sunday, but it happens to fall on 4/20, a major marijuana lover’s celebration that brings thousands to Golden Gate Park every year. Law enforcement said they’ll be out in full force.

04/16/2014