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Antioch Police

Antioch Voters Approve Half-Cent Sales Tax To Fight Crime, Blight

Voters appear to have overwhelmingly approved a half-cent sales tax that is expected to bring in more than $4.3 million annually and help Antioch out of its current financial crisis, according to unofficial election results.

11/06/2013

A pile of junk in Mark Klaiber's San Mateo yard. (CBS)

San Mateo Homeowner Faces Eviction Over Junk-Filled Yard

A contractor who has been remodeling his San Mateo home for ten years has been ordered to vacate the house after years of complaints from neighbors about the junk and clutter in his yard.

01/03/2013

parking meter

San Francisco Approves ‘Large Vehicle’ Overnight Parking Ban For Some Neighborhoods

Supervisors have approved a large-vehicle overnight parking ban on many San Francisco streets.

09/26/2012

City Of Vallejo

Vallejo May Implement Fees For Blighted Foreclosure Cleanup

Foreclosed properties in Vallejo are now under target by city officials who claim that some of them have become eyesores in the neighborhood. Officials are now proposing stiff fines for owners who let their properties go.

03/13/2012

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is interviewed in the KCBS studio (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Quan Accused Of Maintaining Blighted Property

A resident unhappy about strict enforcement of eyesore properties is complaining about the unkempt property of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, dubbing her the “Queen of Residential Blight.”

09/23/2011

Foreclosed homes on Lucas Street in Richmond (CBS)

Banks Find Loophole To Avoid Cleaning Up Richmond Foreclosures

Richmond has some of the most strict laws about taking care of foreclosed properties, but residents say three banks have found a way around those regulations.

09/06/2011

25 mph

Key Downtown San Jose Street Opens To 2-Way Traffic

Crews were out early re-striping St. James Street in San Jose on Thursday, the culmination of a 30-year fight by residents to see the heavily-used thoroughfare converted to a two-way street.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/28/2011

Wells Fargo

Neighbors Make Trash Deposit At SJ Bank In Protest Of Blighted Foreclosure

About a dozen concerned members of a neighborhood group came to the Wells Fargo Branch at Story Rd. and King Rd. in San Jose Wednesday carrying trash bags instead of money sacks.

KPIX 5–07/27/2011

Phone book, yellow pages

San Francisco May Be First City To Restrict Yellow Pages

“Let your fingers do the walking” could be replaced with “let your finger do the clicking” in San Francisco. It’s poised to become the first U.S. city to restrict delivery of Yellow Pages business directories.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/11/2011

(CBS)

San Jose Judge Fines Graffiti Artist ‘Girafa’ $38,000 For Vandalism

judge ordered the graffiti artist Steven Free, known among taggers as Girafa, three years probation and a hefty fine for painting thousands of images of giraffes on public and private property throughout San Jose.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/15/2011

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