Budget Cuts

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Looming Budget Cuts May Cause Long Bay Area Flight Delays

With a possible federal budget sequestration looming on March 1, the Federal Aviation Administration could close several Bay Area air traffic control towers and flights into major airports like San Francisco’s could face delays of up to 90 minutes.


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Federal Budget Sequester Could Cut $88M From California Schools

The White House has been warning of dire consequences for California if automatic “sequester” cuts in federal spending take effect, as scheduled, on Friday, March 1st.


A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose’s Police Auditor Blames Officer Cuts For Rising Homicide Rate

The Independent Police Auditor in San Jose said she has little doubt that the city’s rising crime and homicide rate is because of a cut in police staffing.



Deep California Budget Cuts Force Litigants To Pay For Court Reporters

Civil cases could be getting more expensive across the state. Budget cuts are forcing many litigants, including in Santa Clara County, to pay for their own court reporters.


Vallejo Fire truck

New Firefighters Help Reduce Vallejo Response Times

They’ve only been on the job two weeks, but already the nearly one-dozen just-hired firefighters are helping to keep 911 response times in check, in the City of Vallejo.


Parents who have been camping out at Lakeview Elementary School in Oakland talk to the media about their opposition to school closures. (CBS)

Parents, Teachers ‘Occupy’ Oakland School To Protest Closures

One man was proud to be there with his wife and three children – sleeping in tents on the school courtyard for the past few days.



KCBS In Depth: The State Of Higher Education

An interview with Dr. Robert Corrigan, the outgoing president at San Francisco State University on the state of higher education in California.


Damage from Wednesday's 4-alarm fire. (CBS)

Budget Affected Response To 4-Alarm Berryessa House Fire

Firefighters called to a 4-alarm fire in the Berryessa neighborhood Wednesday may have been burned by the luck of the draw, since one of the closest engines wasn’t manned that day because of staffing cuts.


One of the exhibition items, sheet music, is on display at the opening exhibition on Broadway's Tony Award Winning Best Musicals at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts February 25, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story: East Bay Elementary School Gets Back In The Music Swing

Students at San Pablo’s Downer Elementary School are now getting an opportunity to learn on real instruments, thanks to a pilot program from the California Symphony.



California State University Chancellor Reed Announces Retirement

California State University Chancellor Charles Reed announced Thursday he would retire at the end of the year, and remain in his post until the trustees hire a replacement.