Sonoma Coast State Park (California State Parks)

Bay Area Lawmakers Unveil Budget Proposal To Prevent State Park Closures

State Senators Joe Simitian and Noreen Evans unveiled a budget plan Tuesday to prevent 70 state parks from closing in July.


Santa Cruz Mission

Santa Cruz Mission Latest Park To Be Saved From Cut List

Thanks to efforts by a local non-profit group, the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park will remain open for the next three years.


Melrose Elementary School in Oakland (School website)

KCBS In Depth: Oakland Unified School District

An interview with Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Anthony Smith on the improving situation for his district despite budget problems in the city and state.


Samuel P Taylor State Park

Legislature Stops GOP Override Of State Parks Bill

Republican lawmakers have failed to override Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a bill that would have allowed local governments to take over the operations of state parks that are set to close because of budget cuts.


Customers walk out of a Sears store. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Sears & Kmart Stores Under Threat Of Closure

Sears will be closing more than a hundred Sears and Kmart stores across the country after struggling during the holiday shopping season.



Group Seeks Recall Of Oakland School Board Members

A group of angry parents has served recall notices to several board members of the Oakland Unified School District.


Steve Jobs

Apple To Close Stores For Steve Jobs Memorial

Apple will close its retail stores for several hours Wednesday so that employees can watch a webcast of a company-wide memorial service to celebrate the life of co-founder Steve Jobs, according to a person familiar with the matter.


A pedestrian walks by a Marie Callender's Restaurant and Bakery on June 13, 2011 in Daly City. Memphis-based Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and has shut down several restaurants and they begin a massive financial restructuring campaign. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Several Bay Area Marie Callender’s Restaurants Close Abruptly

Without warning, Perkins & Marie Callender’s Inc. have announced plans to close 65 restaurants across the country, including the immediate closure of seven Bay Area chains.


Marin County Parks and Open Space

Future Of California State Parks Remains Uncertain

The future of California state parks remains up in the air as Governor Jerry Brown’s list of park closures has yet to be revealed.


Concerned parents crowd the Mt. Diablo High School gym to voice opposition to school closures.

Two Concord Schools Get The Axe

More than 500 people showed up at the Mount Diablo School District board meeting in Concord Tuesday night in an unsuccessful attempt to stop the closure of two schools.