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(L-R) Eric Swalwell, Rep. Pete Stark (CBS)

Candidates In East Bay Congressional Race Squabbling Over Social Security

A tightly contested East Bay Congressional race is getting nastier and nastier by the day as the two candidates are at odds over Social Security benefits.

08/21/2012

(CBS)

Veterans Complain Of Huge Backlog At Oakland VA Office

Many veterans who attended Monday’s meeting said they have been waiting months and sometimes even years for decisions.

05/21/2012

Lesbian Wedding

SF Federal Judge Rules Denial Of Same-Sex Spouse Benefits Discriminatory

A federal judge in San Francisco has said the denial of insurance benefits to same-sex spouses is discriminatory.

04/05/2012

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: New System Delays Calif. Food Stamp Applications

A new system of processing applications for food stamps is leaving some Californians hungry, and waiting longer than they should for their benefits.

01/06/2012

smoking

Medi-Cal Helps Beneficiaries Kick Smoking Habit

Hundreds of thousands of Californians who want to kick their tobacco habits have a new tool to help them do so.

12/26/2011

A janitor cleans an office. (AP)

Contra Costa County Workers Rally Over Pay, Benefits

Contra Costa County workers were rallying throughout the county Tuesday to protest what they call unjust treatment and to demand fair wages and benefits.

10/11/2011

Nurses prepare pickets during a previous strike action. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Nurse Salaries Under Microscope Amid Labor Battle

The public has gotten a snapshot of the pay of executives at Sutter Health and its hospital nurses in the midst of a California labor dispute.

10/05/2011

Nurses prepare pickets during a previous strike action. (CBS)

Bay Area Nurses Claim They’re Locked Out After 1-Day Strike

Some of the nurses who took part in a one-day strike at hospitals in Northern and Central California are not being allowed by hospital management to resume work immediately.

09/23/2011

Contra Costa County Administrator David Twa

Contra Costa Top Officials Take Pay Cut To Close Budget Gap

Top county officials in Contra Costa have joined other employees in having their salaries and benefits cut to help in closing a projected budget deficit of nearly $46 million.

09/14/2011

(AP)

California Auditor Adds Teacher Pensions To ‘High-Risk’ List

The state auditor’s office is adding teacher pensions to the list of high-risk issues facing California government.

08/18/2011

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