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Mountain View City Council Declaring Water Shortage

Car washes and water served at restaurants may soon be a thing of the past as the Mountain View City Council is likely to declare a “Stage 1″ water shortage emergency on Tuesday, due to the state’s ongoing drought.

04/01/2014

Occupy Oakland Holds Vigil For Protesting Vet

$4.5M Settlement Reached For Iraq War Vet Injured In Occupy Oakland Protest

An Iraq War veteran who was critically wounded when he was hit in the head with a police projectile during a 2011 Occupy Oakland protest will receive a $4.5 million settlement from the city of Oakland, his attorneys announced Friday.

03/21/2014

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

Richmond Moves Closer To Having State’s Highest Minimum Wage

On a first reading of the proposal Tuesday night, the Richmond City Council voted to hike the minimum wage to $12.30 an hour.

03/19/2014

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Free Ride Ending For Electric-Car Drivers Juicing In Martinez

Electric-car drivers have been charging their cars for free in downtown Martinez, but the free ride is coming to an end. Drivers will have to pay starting Wednesday.

03/04/2014

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

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Richmond Votes In Tough Ban On E-Cigarettes

The city of Richmond has voted to ban electronic cigarettes in enclosed public spaces, including fenced parks.

12/04/2013

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Struggling To Find Cops, Vallejo Shifts Funds To Paving Projects

The City of Vallejo has $2.5 million to put toward more officers on the streets, but those funds will soon be diverted to repaving because the city can’t find qualified candidates to take the jobs.

10/10/2013

A rendering of the proposed second Apple Inc. campus in Cupertino (Apple Inc.)

Cupertino Planning Commission Approves New Apple ‘Spaceship’ Campus

Apple’s plans for a massive new campus Cupertino that former CEO Steve Jobs likened to a spaceship are moving forward.

10/03/2013

Oakland Athletics fan Dave Conand (#42) celebrates with other fans above the dugout after the game against the Minnesota Twins at O.co Coliseum on September 22, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Minnesota Twins 11-7 as they clinched the American League West Division. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Dubai Investors To Save Oakland Pro Sports?

The complex would include new facilities for the Oakland A’s, Raiders and the Golden State Warriors.

10/01/2013

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New Palo Alto Homes Required To Have Wiring For Electric Car Chargers

The Palo Alto city council voted unanimously Tuesday to require new homes to come pre-wired for electric car charging systems.

09/25/2013

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