Doug Sovern

Adult Recess at Oakland City Hall. (Photo courtesy Doug Sovern/ KCBS)

Adult Recess-Day Activities Overtake Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza

Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza was transformed with a climbing wall, a volleyball court, tug-of-war, and other games for city workers to play with as part of Adult Recess Day.

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Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Forgets To Endorse San Francisco Mayor Lee For Reelection; Returns To Stage, Makes It Official

California Governor Jerry Brown endorsed San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for reelection at a business conference, but he missed his opportunity to do so during his speech.

05/21/2015

A 10-inch section of rail fractured and completely broke away, leaving a gap in the tracks west of Civic Center on May 6th, 2015 (PHOTO: BART)

BART Blames Manufacturing Defect For Broken Rail; Says No Danger Of Another Break

BART blames a manufacturing defect for the broken rail that delayed trains for six hours two weeks ago. The good news is that they say they’ve inspected the rest of the rails and didn’t find any other flaws.

05/21/2015

BART passengers on the platform at Embarcadero station in San Francisco during delays in the system, May 6, 2015. Note the message board instructions. (Nicole Jones/CBS)

BART Could See More Breakdowns On Tracks, Needs More Than $4 Billion To Upgrade Infrastructure

BART officials said the 10-inches of rail broke on a newer section of tracks, and the rails like the cars badly need to be replaced.

05/07/2015

A Muni Metro train. (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

Voter-Approved $48 Million Announced To Be Dedicated To San Francisco Muni Improvements

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced $48 million in new voter-approved funding for the city’s transit system on Monday. The money will go toward improvements for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the hiring of 244 people.

05/04/2015

California Governor Jerry Brown (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive Order

Governor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent’s most ambitious climate change law.

04/29/2015

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (Archdiocese of SF)

Bay Area Catholics Rally Around Archbishop, Say He’s Unfairly Portrayed

The controversial head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco has some very public critics, but now he has some equally public defenders. A new group of San Francisco Catholics has formed to support Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

04/17/2015

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year, in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. 
(Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Angry Parents Opposed To Controversial Childhood Vaccination Bill Threaten To Homeschool Kids

The bill’s co-author, state Senator Richard Pan, agreed to amend SB277 to exempt home-schooled children from the vaccination requirements.

04/15/2015

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush Changes View On Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law After Meeting With Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff In San Francisco

Bush had previously said he was a staunch supporter of the law, and that Indiana Governor Mike Pence was right to sign it.

04/02/2015

Classroom

California Spending $975 Less Per K-12 Students Than National Average Despite Improved Rankings

California is spending much more on schools since the passage of Governor Brown’s temporary tax increase, Proposition 30, but is likely to slip back toward the bottom once those higher taxes expire.

03/24/2015

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