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Marcus West Jr. (CBS)

Oakland City Councilman Threatens To Quit Over City’s Violence After Latest Homicide

A city councilman is threatening to quit over violence in his city after a 21-year-old father was killed as he left for work from his Oakland hills home Tuesday morning.
Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid said he feels like a failure after making a promise nearly two decades ago to his constituents that he would make Oakland a place where they could raise a family.

03/03/2015

Bob Taylor is sworn in as Mayor of Brentwood. (thepress.net)

Brentwood Mayor Gets 65% Pay Raise Twice In Four Months, Still Earns Below Minimum Wage

Once the increase takes effect, Taylor’s salary will have gone from $6,831 in October, to $17,271 plus medical benefits and other pay.

02/25/2015

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Vallejo Rejects $50,000 In Tax Money From Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, City Seeks To Limit Them

The city of Vallejo no longer accepts sales tax money from medical marijuana dispensaries. City officials rejected $50,000 in taxes from dispensaries last week.

02/24/2015

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

Medical marijuana. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

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

(Photo Credit: Richard Masoner/Cyclelicious via Flickr)

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

San Jose Bicycle Lanes

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

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