Health experts addressed San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this week to say a soda tax would compel changes in behavior in low-income neighborhoods and minority communities.
This is the first of a series of closures of southbound 280 this year over holiday weekends, as Caltrans works to repair four broken hinges.
California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget on Tuesday, which is $1 billion more than the original he submitted in January. The majority of the funds would go to health-care costs for the poor.
The report, titled “Underwater America: How the So-Called Housing ‘Recovery’ is Bypassing Many American Communities” is a first-of-its-kind look at the magnitude of the underwater mortgage issue.
For the first time ever a California condor is being cared for at a new Oakland Zoo recovery center. The facility makes it possible for Northern California to take part in saving this endangered species.
San Francisco police reported a significantly lower murder rate for the first third of this year compared to the same period in previous years.
A prototype wind-powered ferry boat being developed on the San Francisco Bay could eventually lead to bay transportation that uses less fuel and produces fewer greenhouse gases.
The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Abuse was established earlier this year by President Obama and has issued guidelines aimed at preventing sexual assaults on college campuses.
Two suspected gang members have been arrested on suspicion of murder for the fatal shooting last summer of a popular Oakland dog walker, police announced Thursday.
UC Berkeley is among more than 50 colleges being investigated for how they handle reports of sexual assaults on their campuses.