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A sign outside the Oakland Army Base. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Unanimously Approves Army Base Development Plan

After years of deliberations, the Oakland City Council voted Tuesday night to approve development of the old Oakland Army Base.

06/20/2012

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

Berkeley Council Approves Public Vote On Sit-Lie Ban

After a lengthy debate, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 early Wednesday morning in favor of putting a measure on the November ballot that would prohibit sitting on sidewalks near businesses during daytime hours.

06/13/2012

Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Menlo Park City Council Approves Facebook Headquarters Expansion

The Menlo Park City Council has paved the way for Facebook to nearly double the number of employees at its headquarters in exchange for numerous investments the company has agreed to make in the community.

04/18/2012

Marijuana leaves (AP Graphic)

Daly City Considers Possible Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban

The city council will hear public comments on Monday about a possible ban of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

03/25/2012

Downtown San Jose

Pension Reform Measure Headed For San Jose Ballot

The San Jose City Council voted Tuesday to place a controversial pension reform measure on the June ballot. Union leaders vow to fight the measure.

03/06/2012

Anonymous

Hacker Group Posts Addresses Of Top Oakland Officials

The hacker group Anonymous appears to have posted the addresses and other personal information of Oakland city officials to the Internet.

02/07/2012

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (Steve Freeman/Getty Images)

Man Throws Wallet At Sacramento Mayor During Council Meeting

Kevin Johnson no doubt experienced heckling during his NBA playing days and he’s heard from critics during his three years as Sacramento’s mayor, but Tuesday may have been a first for him.

02/01/2012

Protesters interrupt meeting inside Oakland City Council chambers, January 25, 2012. (CBS)

Protesters Shut Down Oakland City Council Meeting On Layoffs

Occupy protesters shut down an Oakland City Council meeting Wednesday where lawmakers were supposed to hear public comment on plans to consolidate departments and lay off city workers.

01/26/2012

49ers new stadium

2nd Vote On 49ers Stadium Project Rejected By Santa Clara City Council

The Santa Clara City Council on Tuesday night rejected a petition to place the San Francisco 49ers stadium project before voters a second time.

01/25/2012

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Big Step Forward For Oakland’s Municipal ID Cards

The ID cards have been on Mayor Jean Quan’s “to-do” list for about 2-and-a-half years. She argues that the cards would give power to those who otherwise carry no legal identification.

12/26/2011

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