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Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor. (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Obama Orders Federal Protection For Massive Swath Of Bay Area Coastline

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday that will permanently ban oil drilling off the Northern California coast by expanding the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.

12/20/2012

Jerry Brown speaks to supporters during a rally at the California Democratic Convention 2007 in San Diego. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

CBS 5 Poll: California’s Democratic Leaders Lack Majority Approval Ratings

California’s top elected Democratic officials all lack majority approval ratings, according to a new KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll of the state’s voters that was released Tuesday.

07/17/2012

(CBS)

Bay Area Elected Officials Hail Supreme Court Ruling On Affordable Care Act

Bay Area elected officials are responding enthusiastically to Thursday’s historic Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the federal Affordable Care Act.

06/28/2012

(CBS)

California Officials: Bring On Health Care Reform

The decision, health and insurance officials say, perfectly positions California to add 6 million residents to the ranks of the insured by a 2014 deadline.

06/28/2012

Birth control pills. (Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

San Francisco Archbishop Joins In Fight Against Obama Birth Control Policy

Archbishop George Niederauer is joining the campaign to overturn a new federal rule that requires religious hospitals, schools and charities to cover the cost of birth control for their employees.

02/09/2012

Senator Barbara Boxer

Sen. Boxer Touts New Transportation Bill in Oakland, Talks New Jobs

Sen. Barbara Boxer was in Oakland Tuesday to promote a new transportation bill and to push for a revamped piece of the jobs bill that was recently voted down by Republicans.

10/26/2011

A firefighter is seen running as a massive fire roars through a San Bruno neighborhood. (AP)

Boxer, Feinstein Seek Tougher Pipeline Safety Measures

California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein called on Congress to pass even stricter measures to prevent pipeline disasters like the one in San Bruno.

10/18/2011

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

California Voters Give Congress Most Dismal Rating Ever

Californians have their dimmest view ever of Congress, according to a new poll, and the disapproval extends to both of California’s U.S. senators.

09/16/2011

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

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Boxer Touts Federal Transportation Bill In Bay Area

Her proposal would maintain the current levels for the Transportation Trust Fund for the next two years.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/17/2011

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