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UCLA Economists Predict ‘Painfully Plodding’ Recovery For California

California incomes have been rising and the state continues to create new jobs, but a group of leading economists still does not expect the recovery to pick up steam any time soon.

09/11/2014

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I-280 Reopens Following Labor Day Weekend Seismic Upgrade

Northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco reopened Monday night following a closure over the Labor Day holiday weekend for a construction project to strengthen the highway in the event of seismic activity, Caltrans officials said.

09/01/2014

A Caltrans construction project along East 8th Street in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Upholstery Shop Owner Says Business Down 90-Percent Because Of Caltrans Project

The owner of a 30-year old business in Oakland says a Caltrans construction project is running him out of town.

09/01/2014

A Caltrans construction project along East 8th Street in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Residents Say Caltrans Sound Wall Project Leading To Spike In Crime

Residents in an Oakland neighborhood say a Caltrans construction project is leading to a spike in crime on their street.

09/01/2014

Workers talk as they stand next to burned homes near the epicenter of the gas line explosion September 24, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Four Years After Pipeline Explosion, San Bruno Neighborhood Still Rebuilding

Four years after a pipeline explosion tore through San Bruno’s Crestmoor neighborhood, the area is still rebuilding. Residents said they are fatigued by the construction.

08/14/2014

(Photo courtesy of San Francisco Firefighters Local 798)

Fire At Former Renoir Hotel In San Francisco Causes $1.2M In Damage

A fire at a former hotel under renovation in San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood Monday caused more than $1 million in damage.

08/06/2014

A view of the new Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, workers are making final repairs to the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge which is set to open on September 3. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Top Transportation Officials Grilled Over Alleged Conspiracy Of Hiding Bay Bridge Problems

A state legislative committee is conducting a hearing into the construction of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge after a report issued last week found that officials with the state transportation department allegedly conspired to keep problems secret.

08/05/2014

Construction workers assemble a concrete pump on May 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Measure Compromised By Mayor Lee’s Negotiations With Supervisor

Affordable housing activists wanted a measure on November’s ballot, making it hard to for developers in San Francisco to build unless one-third of the new housing is reserved for renters in the low to moderate-income range.

07/30/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

California Senator Mark DeSaulnier Calls For Criminal Investigation Of Bay Bridge’s Flawed Construction

State Senator Mark DeSaulnier thinks the construction of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was a fiasco. A recent investigation could result in criminal charges based on what he and many others consider substandard work.

07/28/2014

Terry Anders (left) with a participant in the CityBuild Academy pre-apprenticeship program. (CBS)

Judge’s Trust Inspires Bank Robber To Turn His Life Around

A quarter century ago, a San Francisco man was looking at spending the rest of his life in prison. Today, he’s spending his life trying to keep ex-offenders from winding up back behind bars.

07/23/2014

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