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Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Richmond Hires Law Firm, Plans Suit Over Chevron Refinery Fire

Richmond city leaders have hired a law firm and plan to sue Chevron for damages resulting from the massive fire at the oil company’s refinery last August, city officials announced Thursday.

07/25/2013

The former Alameda Naval Air Station. (Department Of Energy)

Alameda Regains Control Of Former Navy Base, Plans Redevelopment

The city of Alameda has regained control of 1,380 acres of land on Alameda Point that formerly was used for the Alameda Naval Air Station.

06/04/2013

City Hall in Stockton. (CBS)

Stockton Becomes Most Populous City In Nation To Enter Bankruptcy

The people of Stockton will feel financial fallout for years after a federal judge ruled Monday to let the city become the most populous in the nation to enter bankruptcy.

04/01/2013

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

More Than A Dozen Bay Area Towns Begin Paying Higer Sales Tax

Depending on where you shop and what type of purchase you plan to make in the near future, you may feel the impact on your wallet – or not.

04/01/2013

(CBS)

Website Offers Woodside $11M To Change Name In ‘Publicity Stunt’

SugarDaddie.com, a dating website that matches up wealthy individuals with younger partners, has offered the prosperous Peninsula enclave of Woodside more than $11 million to change its name.

03/05/2013

(CBS)

Another California City On Verge Of Bankruptcy

A fiscal emergency has been declared in the small Central California city of Atwater, a move that could lead to the state’s fourth municipal bankruptcy this year.

10/04/2012

The exterior of an Oakland Wells Fargo Bank branch. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Mulls Pulling Account Out Of Wells Fargo

Berkeley is considering taking its $350 million account out of Wells Fargo, saying the bank is partly to blame for the nation’s financial crisis.

02/06/2012

City Of Vallejo

Federal Judge Releases Vallejo From Bankruptcy

A federal judge released the town from bankruptcy Tuesday, putting an end to Vallejo’s three-year bout as one of the nation’s first and largest bankrupt cities.

11/02/2011

Girl dressed as Piglet gets candy while trick-or-treating. (AP)

San Francisco Named Top City For Trick-Or-Treating

The real estate research website Zillow.com has released its annual top list of best cities to go trick-or-treating, with both San Francisco and San Jose landing at the top.

10/20/2011

Chris Stelle stands inside his haunted house in Fremont. (CBS)

Fremont Orders Teen To Dismantle Haunted House Over Permit Issue

Halloween is still weeks away, but already a popular Haunted House in Fremont is being forced to close its doors after the city called it a public safety hazard.

10/12/2011

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