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The Triumphant, a catamaran being used to ferry Google workers between San Francisco and Redwood City. (All-American Marine/YouTube)

Google Launches Private SF Bay Ferry Service To Shuttle Workers

Just as Bay Area high-tech firms such as Google have been using private shuttle buses to transport their workers to their jobs, Google is taking it to another level with its own ferry service on San Francisco Bay.

01/07/2014

(Covered California)

Grace Period For Covered California Signups To End Friday

Friday will be the end of the grace period to get health insurance starting Jan. 1 for consumers who were frustrated in their attempts to sign up by Monday’s deadline.

12/24/2013

Authorities said this dog was rescued from an alleged dog fighting ring in East Oakland that was busted on December 19, 2013. (CBS)

Alleged Oakland Dog Fighting Ring Busted

Animal control officials in Oakland said a suspected dog-fighting ring they broke up on Thursday could be a small group operating among many that force animals to fight to the death in the Bay Area.

12/20/2013

A home for sale in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond’s Eminent Domain Plan Moves Another Step Forward

The Richmond City Council has set up new guidelines for the proposal.

12/18/2013

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on October 21, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Poll Finds Negative View Of Unions Growing In California

More California voters think that organized labor does more harm than good, according to the latest Field Poll that shows a dramatic shift in the state’s attitudes about labor unions.

12/13/2013

A man rolls a marijuana cigarette during a demonstration in front of the San Francisco Hall of Justice July 12, 2005 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Poll Finds Majority In Bay Area, California Favor Marijuana Legalization

A majority of Californians now favor legalizing marijuana for not just medicinal but also recreational purposes, according to new Field Poll results released on Tuesday.

12/10/2013

49ers new stadium

49ers Work To Ease Worries Of Neighbors Ahead On New Stadium Opening

With the opening of the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara fast approaching, the team is reaching out to surrounding communities, who have expressed concerns about potential impacts.

12/04/2013

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley Project Gives San Quentin Inmates A Chance At Tech Jobs

A Silicon Valley project called, The Last Mile, sets up a group of volunteers with select inmates from San Quentin State Prison to prepare them to join the workforce in tech jobs once they are released.

11/29/2013

9 Palo Alto officers are expected to be outfitted with mounted cameras like the one seen here. (CBS)

Palo Alto Police To Get Body-Mounted Video Cameras

The Palo Alto City Council unanimously approved a deal on Monday night that will allow for nine of the city’s police officers to be equipped with body-mounted video cameras.

11/19/2013

The University of California at San Francisco Parnassus campus (UCSF)

Workers Plan 1-Day Strike At UC Hospitals

More than 21,000 patient care workers plan to target the University of California with a one-day strike on Wednesday.

11/18/2013

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