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The proposed Transbay Tower, which would be the tallest building in San Francisco (Transbay Transit Center)

Cost To Build SF Transit Center Rises By $300M

Steve Heminger, executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, said that money earmarked for future projects will be used to pay for the increase.

07/25/2013

US Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Owen Smith holds a wreath as he is escorted by US Air Force veteran Don Arnold during a Pearl Harbor rememberance service aboard the USS Hornet on December 7, 2011 in Alameda, California.  Over 100 people were in attendance aboard the USS Hornet for a ceremony honoring the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Three survivors of the attack attended the service.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Calls For State Funds To Clear Backlog Of Veterans’ Benefits Claims

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner called on Gov. Jerry Brown Monday to support spending provisions recently approved by state legislators that would provide $6 million to reduce the long backlog of veterans’ benefit claims in California.

06/17/2013

toilet, flush, water

San Francisco Spends $35,000 To Fund Eco-Friendly Public Urinal

The city of San Francisco spent a $35,000 Community Challenge Grant on a prototype public urinal designed to decrease public urination in the Tenderloin District.

06/05/2013

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF, SJ Among Top 10 Cities For Renting Rather Than Buying A Home

You’ve been told time and time again that buying a home is a better financial option than renting. But that’s not true everywhere.

05/22/2013

A sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Monthly Bay Area Home Prices Soar At Fastest Rate On Record

A research firm says the Bay Area’s median home price surged 17 percent in just one month, to pass the half-million dollar mark for the first time in five years.

05/15/2013

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Most Cal State University Campuses Now Charging A Fee To Graduate

Graduating students at more than a dozen California public universities will have to hand over money before they are handed their diplomas.

05/13/2013

A vet examines a cat.  (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Do Your Research Before You Have A Pet Emergency

The worst time to find a vet is when your pet suddenly falls sick – that’s why it’s important for pet owners to do some research ahead of time.

05/08/2013

An aerial view of the construction of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, February 5, 2013. (CBS)

Santa Clara 49ers Stadium To Cost Millions Less Than Expected

That’s because interest rates have dropped since the team started construction on the project.

05/01/2013

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Employees Voice Concerns About New Budget

Many city employees said they refuse to accept any more cuts to their benefits or pay after making those concessions during the recession.

05/01/2013

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

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