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Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Berkeley To Force Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients

The city of Berkeley now requires medical marijuana dispensaries to give away 2 percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients.

07/02/2014

soda, soft drinks

Berkeley City Council To Vote On Whether To Put Soda Tax On November Ballot

The Berkeley City Council will vote tonight on whether to place a one-cent-per-ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.

07/01/2014

An exterior view of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara as it nears completion, May 13, 2014. (CBS)

Surrounding Area Braces For Parking Nightmare When 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium Opens

With the grand opening of the new 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium just around the corner, Santa Clara’s surrounding neighborhoods and cities are bracing for an influx of football fans looking for parking on game days.

06/24/2014

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. (CBS)

Berkeley Mayor’s Proposal For Regional Minimum Wage Hike Gains Traction

A plan by Berkeley’s Mayor to establish a regional minimum wage is gaining support in the East Bay.

06/23/2014

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Palo Alto City Council Committee Proposes Broadening Smoking Ban

A Palo Alto city council committee voted Tuesday night to significantly expand the city’s smoking ban to its downtown and commercial areas, but workers and residents have mixed feelings about the proposal.

06/18/2014

Aerial view of downtown San Jose, California. (Helene Labriet-Gross/AFP/Getty Images)

Tax Measures Being Considered For The November Ballot In San Jose

City leaders are considering a sales tax increase, or possibly increasing the tax for marijuana shops, as a way to increase revenues.

06/18/2014

A vial of medical marijuana

San Jose Deadlocks Over Medical Marijuana Legislation

The San Jose City Council deadlocked on Tuesday in its years-long effort to regulate medical medical Marijuana collectives and dispensaries.

06/04/2014

Downtown San Jose with City Hall in the foreground. (CBS)

San Jose City Council To Be Overhauled In Tuesday’s Election

The composition of the San Jose’s City Council is in for a major change in Tuesday’s election with candidates vying for seats in five council districts, at least three of which will be represented by fresh faces.

05/30/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Officers Burnt Out On Mandatory Overtime As City Reexamines Policy

Oakland’s police department continues to suffer a shortage of officers which has lead to mandatory overtime, but a city councilwoman says it’s leading to burnt-out cops. The city is now expected to review this issue.

05/12/2014

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Albany To Pay 28 Homeless People $3,000 Each To Leave The Bulb

People living on a former landfill known as the Albany Bulb will have to move out by Friday as part of a settlement with the city of Albany.

04/23/2014

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