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Aerial view of the city, San Jose (David McNew/Getty Images)

San Jose Begins Restoring Street Lamps Turned Off To Save Money

Starting Saturday, the streets of San Jose will be looking much brighter when the city starts reconnecting 900 street lights turned off four years ago to save money.

02/22/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Improving Finances Send Gov. Brown’s Approval Rate Soaring

A new Field Poll finds that Jerry Brown is enjoying his highest job-performance ratings since returning to the governor’s office two years ago.

02/21/2013

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

Poll Finds Californians Upbeat Over Future, Budget Plan

A new poll finds that Californians are more optimistic about the future of the state than at any time since before the recession.

01/31/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Optimistic On California Rebound In State Of State Address

Cheering a California rebound, Gov. Jerry Brown says voter-approved tax increases have put the state on sound financial footing but warns lawmakers that they must be tight-fisted with the government purse strings.

01/24/2013

university of california, berkeley

California’s Colleges See More Money In Brown’s Budget

After years of difficult budget cuts, Gov. Jerry Brown is offering more money to California’s public colleges and universities. In return, he wants them to hold down costs, expand online learning and stop raising tuition, which has increased sharply in recent years.

01/11/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Proposes Rosier Budget, More Spending

Riding a wave of new tax revenue, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a state spending plan that eliminates the massive deficits of recent years and provides nearly $5 billion more in spending over the previous year.

01/10/2013

California State Parks

Audit Confirms California Parks Underreported Funding For 19 Years

A new audit confirms that staff at the California Department of Parks and Recreation intentionally under-reported the amount of money in its accounts for at least 19 years.

12/21/2012

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

Contra Costa Co. Supervisors Approve Closing 4 Fire Stations

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday evening to approve a plan to shutter four fire stations a month after voters rejected a parcel tax measure meant to prevent the closures.

12/11/2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Offers Preview For Next State Budget

At a UC Regents meeting, Governor Brown said more cuts can be expected despite voters approving his tax measure, Proposition 30, in November.

11/28/2012

House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. (D-San Francisco). (Stan Honda/AFP/GettyImages)

Pelosi Says ‘No Time To Waste’ On National Debt

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said there is “No time to waste” in reaching an agreement to reduce national debt.

11/27/2012

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