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A home for sale in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond Moving Forward With Eminent Domain Plan For Underwater Mortgages

The Richmond City Council voted 4 to 3 early Wednesday morning to continue pursuing the controversial plan, which could use the city’s power of eminent domain to force bondholders to sell underwater loans.

09/11/2013

Foreclosed homes on Lucas Street in Richmond (CBS)

Richmond Reconsidering Eminent Domain Plan For Underwater Homeowners

The Richmond City Council Tuesday evening will consider scrapping the city’s controversial plan to buy struggling homeowners’ underwater mortgages.

09/10/2013

(City of Martinez)

Martinez Extends Moratorium On Downtown Bars

The city council is looking to create a better set of guidelines and rules before allowing any new watering holes from opening.

09/06/2013

Gary Bell (Friends of Gary Bell)

Bacterial Infection Claims Life Of Richmond City Councilman

Bell, who served on the City Council from 2000 to 2005 and was elected again to the council last fall, was hospitalized just days after the Nov. 6 election, according to family members and city officials.

08/01/2013

May Day Activists Mark International Worker's Day In California

Oakland City Council Considering Ban On ‘Destructive Items’ During Protests

A proposal to ban hammers, wrenches, shields, sling shots, paint projectiles and other potentially destructive items at protests will be considered by the Oakland City Council at its meeting on Tuesday night.

07/29/2013

Downtown San Jose

Defense Of San Jose Pension Reform Grows More Expensive

The San Jose City Council has approved an increase in the legal budget for defending Measure B.

05/22/2013

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

Oakland Approves Extra Patrols From CHP

The presence of the CHP will increase with 10 officers and two sergeants deployed four days a week rather than two.

05/08/2013

A surveillance camera (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Piedmont OKs Surveillance Cameras At Entry Points To Capture License Plates

Piedmont is moving forward with plans to install cameras to record the license plates of all cars that drive into town.

05/07/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose, Police Union Reach Pension Agreement

The city of San Jose and its police union have reached an agreement that will reduce pensions for new officers and ends a dispute over efforts to reduce costly retirement benefits.

04/26/2013

San Jose City Hall

5 Percent Raise Expected For SJ Mayor And City Council

San Jose City Council’s Salary Setting Commission votes Wednesday night to possibly grant Mayor Chuck Reed and the City Council itself pay raises.

04/18/2013

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