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The Richmond City Council voted on Tuesday to raise the city's minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2018.

Residents Gather To Support Richmond City Councilmember Bullied Over Race, Sexual Orientation

Residents gathered in support of a Richmond city councilmember who has been bullied and taunted at meetings for her race and sexual orientation.

09/16/2014

Drone Hovering

Civil Rights Groups Question Purchase Of Drone By San Jose Police

Civil rights groups are arguing there should have been more public debate before the drone was purchased.

09/04/2014

A man using two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images)

Brain Cancer Warning Stickers Proposed For Cellphones Sold In Berkeley

Councilmembers Kriss Worthington and Maxwell Anderson have called for a city ordinance that would require every mobile phone sold within the city to carry a sticker “warning consumers of the risk of brain cancer.”

08/22/2014

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Palo Alto Targets Water Wasters With Newly-Approved Restrictions

Palo Alto officials are targeting water-wasting activities like washing down sidewalks and irrigating to the point of saturation. City council approved the new series of restrictions late Monday night.

08/05/2014

The Chevron refinery in Richmond, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Richmond City Council Approves Chevron Plan To Modernize Refinery

The $1 billion plan would include upgrades to all carbon steel piping in the refinery’s crude unit and the installation of more sensors and air monitors.

07/30/2014

The Oakland Coliseum. (CBS)

Oakland A’s Coliseum Lease Deal Approved By City Council With Modifications

The Oakland City Council approved a lease agreement for the Oakland Athletics to stay at the O.Co Coliseum Wednesday night, but the team expressed disappointment after city leaders made several adjustments to the deal.

07/16/2014

O.co Coliseum on March 31, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oakland City Council Prepared To Vote On A’s Lease Deal; Mayor Quan Seeks Postponement

The Oakland City Council has called a special session for Wednesday night, and they are expected to vote on the A’s lease deal.

07/16/2014

Mark Wassberg used Tuesday night's public comment forum at the Richmond City Council meeting to label gay citizens "filth and dirt." (CBS)

Richmond Council Backing Off Plan To Ban Anti-Gay Speakers; Disruptions Continue

The Richmond City Council has asked its city attorney to explore whether it could enact free speech limits during council meetings, but city officials have been told that silencing the people who disrupt meetings is most likely unconstitutional.

07/16/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Calls On City Council To Approve A’s Lease Deal

Commenting for the first time in public on the proposed lease extension plan, Quan said the city council should approve the deal so they can work on getting the team a new stadium.

07/10/2014

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Berkeley City Council Votes Unanimously To Require Marijuana Dispensaries To Give Away Some Pot

The city of Berkeley has given final approval to a proposal requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to give away two percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

07/08/2014

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