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San Francisco City College (CBS)

Bill Adds Calif. Community College Classes At Higher Cost

Students at California community colleges could see additional class options for short summer and winter sessions under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Monday, but those courses would come with a higher price tag.

05/20/2013

Contra Costa County seal

Pensions ‘Elephant In The Room’ As CoCo County Eyes New Budget

Contra Costa supervisors are expected to adopt a new county budget next month and the county administrator is optimistic about it despite rising-pension costs.

04/24/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Taxes Coming In $4 Billion Above Forecast, Analyst Says

California is on track to collect $4 billion more in personal income taxes than Gov. Jerry Brown had expected, giving a potential boost to education funding, the legislative analyst’s office said Tuesday.

04/23/2013

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

Silicon Valley Housing Advocates Speak Out Against Section 8 Sequester Cuts

Affordable housing advocates held a protest outside the Santa Clara County Housing Authority on Tuesday over proposed cuts to Section 8 housing vouchers.

04/23/2013

Fire truck at Station 84. (Contra Costa County Fire Protection District)

Contra Costa Fire Protection District May Close Two More Stations

After the closure of four stations so far this year, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District may close two additional stations citing a lack of revenue.

04/23/2013

Meals on Wheels volunteer driver delivers a meal  to a customer

Contra Costa Meals On Wheels Facing Cuts, May Drop 200 Seniors

Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa launched an urgent appeal for more donations Monday, saying that a funding shortage could force it to drop 200 people from its roster of 1,200 seniors receiving home-delivered meals.

04/22/2013

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

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Jose Budget To Avoid Layoffs, Restore Police Services

The city of San Jose will avoid layoffs for the second straight year and restore some emergency services after Mayor Chuck Reed’s budget message was unanimously approved Tuesday by the City Council.

03/27/2013

City Hall in Stockton. (CBS)

Stockton Faces Off With Creditors In Bankruptcy Court

Lawyers for the California city of Stockton said Monday it has cut its budget and services to the bone and has no choice about trying to become the most populous U.S. city to enter bankruptcy.

03/25/2013

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

FAA To Close 11 California Control Towers

Eleven air traffic control towers at small airports throughout California are on the Federal Aviation Administration’s list of nationwide facilities to be closed next month due to spending cuts.

03/22/2013

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