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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

Cigarette, Tobacco generic

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

Klay Thompson attempts a shot against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 14, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Oakland City Council Member Calls Warriors Land Purchase ‘A Slap In The Face’

Oakland City Councilmember Larry Reid said he is very disappointed, and feels the decision disrespects the city and thousands of loyal fans.

04/23/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Fewer San Jose Cops Tipping Off Supervisors About Internal Misconduct

It appears that cops in San Jose have nearly stopped policing themselves. Compared to previous years, far fewer San Jose police officers are tipping off supervisors to misbehaving colleagues.

04/22/2014

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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

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