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Homeless Man and Tent

$1.3 Million Set Aside For Temporary Sunnyvale Winter Homeless Shelter

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved funding on Tuesday for a temporary winter shelter and has their eyes set on a site in Sunnyvale, where the City Council has yet to make a decision on moving forward with the plan.

08/26/2015

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San Jose City Council OK’s Crime Fighting Drone For City’s Police Department

The San Jose city council has given the police department the go-ahead to use a new drone for crime fighting.

08/11/2015

Drone in Flight

SJPD’s New Drone Program Hovers Closer To Reality As Vote Looms

The San Jose City Council is expected to give the Police Department’s proposed one-year drone pilot program the green light…

08/11/2015

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Redwood City Suspends Opening Prayers At Council Meetings After Pastor’s Controversial Words

The city council in Redwood City has put opening prayers on hold after a local pastor stunned the council with some strong opening words at this week’s meeting.

07/31/2015

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Opening Extra Seating For Meetings On Judge’s Orders

The Oakland City Council must open upstairs gallery seating for the Tuesday’s meeting after an Alameda County judge issued a temporary restraining order against the city today, a city employee union organizer said.

06/30/2015

Lake Merritt in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland City Council To Vote On Lake Merritt High-Rise Approval

The Oakland City Council will try again Tuesday to approve the sale of a city-owned parcel of land near Lake Merritt for a new high-rise apartment complex.

06/02/2015

The youth soccer park next to Levi's Stadium. (CBS)

Santa Clara City Council Rejects 49ers $3 Million Donation To Help Youth Sports

This comes after the 49ers withdrew their offer to pay $15 million for soccer fields near Levi’s Stadium, that the team had planned to use for VIP parking.

05/14/2015

A PG&E worker along Line 147 in San Carlos on May 12, 2015. (CBS)

PG&E To Repair San Carlos Pipeline Seen As Explosion Risk

PG&E has turned off a transmission line that runs under San Carlos to make repairs to a section with unexplained dents in it. One city leader questions whether or not it’s safe to turn the line back on.

05/12/2015

Wal-Mart employee checks the stock in a food aisle. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Emeryville Approves Highest Minimum Wage In The Country At Nearly $16 An Hour

The ordinance goes into effect July 1st and by 2019, the city’s minimum wage will go up to nearly $16 an hour.

05/07/2015

Runners on a popular staircase in San Jose's Communication Hill neighborhood. (CBS)

San Jose Installs Metal Fence To Deter Runners, Partiers On Popular Staircase

The city of San Jose has created a bottleneck by installing a chain link fence on a staircase popular for exercise in an effort to cut down on foot traffic and noise.

04/30/2015

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