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An armored vehicle on display at "Urban Shield," a law enforcement training exercise and trade show in Oakland. (CBS)

Santa Cruz City Council Votes To Acquire Armored Police Vehicle

The Santa Cruz City Council voted to accept a quarter million dollar grant for an armored police vehicle.

01/13/2015

Protesters in Berkeley face off with police in riot gear. (KCBS)

Comments Overheard From Angry Berkeley Residents About Police Using Batons, Tear Gas During #BlackLivesMatter Protests

“When did the people of Berkeley decide it was okay for the police to make our streets look like Beirut,” asked one man.

12/18/2014

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San Jose Heavily Fines Illegally Operating Marijuana Dispensaries

San Jose has assessed over $160,000 in fines against illegally operating marijuana dispensaries. 19 of the city’s 23 collectives found to have been operating illegally have now closed.

12/17/2014

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Berkeley City Council Meeting Postponed Following 3 Nights Of Protest

Following three consecutive nights of protest, Berkeley city officials have canceled Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled city council meeting.

12/09/2014

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San Jose To Ban Bicycling On Sidewalks On Some Downtown Streets

Residents in the downtown area have said many bicyclists make walking on sidewalks dangerous, while bike riders have argues streets are not properly marked and too narrow to bike on.

12/03/2014

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San Jose City Council Vote Could Ban Riding Bicycles On Downtown Sidewalks

It may soon be against the rules to ride your bike on sidewalks in downtown San Jose. After 18 months of talks with seniors, cyclists and downtown businesses, City Council will vote on the issue Tuesday.

12/01/2014

San Jose mayoral candidates Dave Cortese (left), Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

Dave Cortese Concedes To Sam Liccardo In San Jose’s Mayoral Race

After a hard fought campaign and race, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese confirmed that he called his opponent Monday evening to concede in his bid for Mayor of San Jose.

11/10/2014

Oakland had a streetcar system until around WWII. (Source: OaklandWiki)

Oakland Considering $202 Million Plan To Run Streetcars Down 3-Mile Strip Of Broadway

Streetcars might be making a comeback in Oakland, but the price tag is steep.

11/05/2014

Voters at the Polls

3 Oakland Mayoral Candidates Form Alliance To Use Ranked-Choice Voting To Their Advantage

Three of Oakland’s mayoral candidates are forming an alliance to try to take advantage of the city’s ranked-choice voting system.

10/24/2014

A major prostitution sting operation on November 12, 2004 in Pomona, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Oakland Passes Bill Forcing Landlords To Evict Sex Workers

Oakland landlords can evict sex workers after the city council passed a bill that gives the city power to attempt to curb illegal activities.

10/23/2014

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