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A Vallejo police cruiser. (CBS)

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

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

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