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President Obama Returning To Bay Area For Democratic Fundraisers

President Barack Obama is returning to California for a pair of Democratic fundraisers.

07/21/2014

Construction on the Central Subway Tunnel in San Francisco. (Photo by Anna Duckworth)

Congress Could Delay Bay Area Transportation Planning By Holding Up Federal Funds

The purchase of new BART cars, planning for new Muni Metro light rail vehicles and Caltrain electrification could be held up if Congress doesn’t reauthorize federal transportation funding by next week.

07/21/2014

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Phone Scammers Target Bay Area Small Business Owners By Posing As PG&E Bill Collectors

Scammers posing as PG&E bill collectors are targeting small businesses here in the Bay Area.

07/21/2014

The jobless rate dipped below 8 percent -- the lowest it's been in six years. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Bay Area Unemployment Slightly Higher As California Jobless Rate Hits 6-Year Low

The state Employment Development Department said Friday that California gained 24,200 jobs during the month. It’s the lowest rate in six years. The last time the unemployment rate fell below 7.4 percent was in July 2008.

07/18/2014

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15 Things To Do In The Bay Area — Mostly Free– Week Of July 20th-28th

A local running of the bulls, comedians, Pub Crawl, and flea markets — just some of the 15 things to do this week, mostly free!

07/18/2014

Sylvia Aquino's care packages showed up in the Philippines damaged. (CBS)

Bay Area Woman’s Shipments To Family In Philippines Arrive Damaged, Pillaged

For Sylvia Aquino,  sending emergency supplies and food to her family in the Philippines isn’t just a good deed, it’s  a tradition.  But, she says five boxes she recently shipped to her family in Luzon […]

07/17/2014

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EPA Awards $200K In Grants To Bay Area Companies Developing Green Tech

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that two Bay Area companies have each been awarded $100,000 contracts for the development of innovative green technologies as part of the agency’s Small Business Innovative Research program.

07/16/2014

Reddit user ShainaJoy posted this image of damage caused by people searching for 'Hidden Cash' in a Southern California Park. (Source: ShainaJoy)

SoCal Park Trashed In ‘Hidden Cash’ Hunt; City To Be Reimbursed For Repairs

People hunting for hidden cash in a Southern California park left a huge mess behind.

07/15/2014

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

San Jose Marijuana Dispensaries Giving Away 45,000 1-Gram Stashes Of Pot In Ballot Referendum Effort

Medical marijuana advocates are hoping to get voters fired up about saving the industry in San Jose by offering free pot for signing a petition.

07/14/2014

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits idle at the Millbrae station on July 3, 2013 in Millbrae. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Criticized For Not Advertising Four Openings On Its Board Of Directors

BART is facing criticism for not publicizing that four board of directors seats are up for November’s election and that open filing for the positions is available for the next three weeks.

07/14/2014

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