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A gopher snake tastes the air with its tongue. (David McNew/Getty Images)

‘Snake Scam’ Burglars Slither Into Peninsula Cities

A notorious “snake scam” has slithered its way into San Mateo and Burlingame, prompting police there to join the hunt.


A neighborhood on Moore Drive in Fremont where people posing as city workers have burglarized homes. (CBS)

Fremont Burglars Posing As City Workers Looking For Snakes

Burglars are gaining access to residents’ homes by claiming to be animal control officers looking for poisonous snakes, Fremont police said Monday.


A Research In Motion BlackBerry device. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

San Jose To Appeal Ruling On City Worker Emails

San Jose plans to fight a judge’s ruling that could open the emails of thousands of government employees to the public.


San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supervisors Tackle ‘Discriminatory’ Tax Code For Same-Sex Spouses

A San Francisco Supervisor is trying to eliminate what he called a discriminatory tax burden for same-sex spouses and domestic partners of city workers.


A 5-Fulton Muni bus. (CBS)

Audit Shows Big Increase In San Francisco’s Overtime Spending

The new overtime audit issued by San Francisco’s controller’s office shows city employees received $23.4 million more on OT than last year.


Occupy Protesters Call For Blockage Of Mulitiple West Coast Ports

Phil Matier: Occupy Oakland Still Costing City Plenty

The City of Oakland, of course, doesn’t have much money to spare for these costs – which weren’t a part of the budget.


San Jose City Hall

Revised Pension Numbers Shrink San Jose’s Budget Deficit

You could call it an early Christmas present for San Jose, in the form of a budget deficit reduction from $80 million to about $25 million.


Downtown San Jose

Fiscal Emergency Declaration Looms For San Jose

The city of San Jose is getting closer to declaring a fiscal emergency due to rising pension costs. This has the city preparing to put a pension reform measure on next year’s ballot.


San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco Pension Reform Proposal Takes Shape

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said city workers will be the hardest hit if his pension reform plan is approved.


San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco Mayor, Unions To Begin Pension Reform Talks

Formal negotiations begin Thursday between San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and public employee unions to resolve the city’s growing pension and health benefits problem.