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California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Lawmaker Pushes For Transparency On Spending

California’s State Assembly and Senate budgets have been made public but some critics, including Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, are calling the Friday night document dump bogus.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/27/2011

Tea Party Rally in San Francisco, April 2011. (Photo by Beth Spotswood/CBSSF)

Tea Party Express Launching Nationwide Bus Tour In Napa

The group will end the tour in Tampa, Florida, where it will host the first-ever Tea Party presidential debate.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/25/2011

Artist rendering of the Oakland Control Tower (Oakland International airport website)

Construction Resumes On Oakland International Airport Control Tower

Construction has resumed on the new control tower at Oakland International Airport. U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, D-California, who came to the airport Tuesday, warned that work could stop again unless Congress meets another funding deadline for the Federal Aviation Administration.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/23/2011

A sign outside a Bank of America branch in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s City Attorney Wins Fight With Bank Of America

San Francisco’s City Attorney has won a fight with the credit card division of the nation’s largest bank, which means millions of dollars for the city and tough new consumer protections for customers of Bank of America.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/22/2011

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Bay Area Homeowners Scrambling To Refinance Loans

Bay Area homeowners are rushing to take advantage of mortgage rates that have hit another record low.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/19/2011

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feud Continues In Sacramento Over Public Records

Southern California Assemblyman Anthony Portantino was the only Democrat to vote against the state budget and claims his office budget was cut because of that.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/18/2011

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Sandwich’s Popularity Grows At Oakland’s Bakesale Betty

Hundreds of customers wait in line every day to get their hands on the legendary fried chicken sandwich at the popular Oakland shop.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/17/2011

A file photo shows a home for sale in San Francisco, California

Home Sales Drop In Bay Area As Market Reacts To Bad Economy

Home sales are dropping once again in the Bay Area as buyers and sellers react to the bad economic news.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/16/2011

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Facebook Agrees To Cut Off California Prisoners

Facebook officials will work with California prison officials to shut down accounts set up by inmates who use smuggled cell phones to access the social network, and even stalk their victims from inside prison.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/09/2011

(AP)

California Won’t Meet Court Deadline To Reduce Prison Overcrowding

The state has until June 2013 to reduce its prison population by about 34,000 inmates. Currently the prisons are 80 percent above capacity.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/05/2011

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