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A man using two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images)

Oakland Looks To Ban Cell Phone Kiosks To Deter Thefts

Oakland is looking to ban what some say is an easy way for thieves to cash in on stolen cell phones.

06/18/2014

'Painted Ladies' of Alamo Square (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Reject San Francisco’s Bid For Ellis Act Exemption

San Francisco has lost its bid, for now, to change state law to make it harder to evict renters from housing properties. City officials are trying to change California’s Ellis Act to help reduce rental evictions.

06/18/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

State Senate Committee Passes 2 Bills That Would Tighten Regulations For Apps Like Uber, Lyft

A State Senate committee approved two bills Tuesday to tighten regulations on on-demand, ride-app services such as Uber and Lyft.

06/17/2014

Uber Vehicle

Uber Uprising? Drivers Rally Outside SF Headquarters, Make Demands

Uber drivers held a rally Monday at the company’s Market Street headquarters in Downtown San Francisco and said the company takes them for granted.

06/17/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

California State Budget Triggers Federal Spending On High-Speed Rail

Gov. Jerry Brown scored a big win for the $68 billion high-speed rail project this week by persuading fellow Democrats to dedicate a steady future funding source for it in the state budget.

06/16/2014

Neel Kashkari . ( Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

In Depth: GOP Candidate Neel Kashkari Challenges Gov. Brown Over Economy

This week on In Depth, KCBS’ hosts Doug Sovern and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for governor of California who says that his opponent, Gov. Jerry Brown, does not deserve the credit for reviving the state’s economy.

06/16/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (L) and California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari visit a flower shop in San Francisco, June 13, 2014 (CBS)

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Raising Cash In Bay Area, Boosting Kashkari’s Gubernatorial Campaign

Governor Chris Christie continued his California swing in the Bay Area Friday by touring San Francisco with California gubernatorial challenger Neel Kashkari. The Republican duo visited a local flower shop on Seventh Street. The visit was expected to give added visibility to Kashkari’s campaign against Jerry Brown.

06/13/2014

Tenants at a Victorian at 2976 23rd Street in the Mission District in San Francisco, California on June 12, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

San Francisco Mission District Tenants Turning Victorian Home Into Co-Op To Avoid Ellis Act Eviction

The building has been sold to the San Francisco Community Land Trust, meaning the residents will run it as a co-op, with a 200 year commitment to keep it affordable housing.

06/12/2014

A boys bathroom at Le Conte Elementary School in Berkeley. CBS)

Berkeley School District Changes Policy After Elementary Student Forced To Clean Bathrooms As Punishment

11-year-old Ishmael Perry said he was just an innocent bystander when a classmate at LeConte Elementary used bullying language in the afterschool program, but he was threatened with suspension. He instead chose to clean the school’s bathrooms for two weeks.

06/11/2014

Rev. Salvatore Cordileone

Mayor Lee Asks SF’s Archbishop To Refrain From Speaking At National March For Traditional Marriage

San Francisco’s Roman Catholic Archbishop is one of the headline speakers at a national march for traditional marriage next week in Washington, but local politicians are asking him not to go.

06/11/2014

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