State lawmakers have given initial approval to bills that would expand Medicaid to more than 1 million low-income Californians, a critical step to implementing federal health care reforms.
A proposed $60.4 billion federal disaster aid package includes money for marine debris removal. But it’s not clear how much might go toward clearing West Coast beaches of debris from the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
The businesses that make up the Oakland Film Center must leave the Oakland Army Base by January to keep an expansion project at the Port of Oakland on schedule, Mayor Quan said Wednesday.
Two of the largest school districts in the area are abandoning their joint effort to bring in millions of dollars in federal funds through the Obama Administration’s Race to the Top program.
The Obama administration is sending millions of dollars to the Bay Area to help pay for transportation improvements. The money will go to San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood and the Port of Oakland.
Federal officials have given San Francisco the green light to proceed with major construction work for its $1.6 billion subway expansion project.
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee announced Friday that the Oakland-based Public Health Institute will receive $209.5 million in “cooperative agreement” funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The “Next Generation 911″ system would allow callers to text, send photos and video to 911 dispatch centers.
The 49 positions that were lost last year have been filled by some returning to the department and others making a lateral move from another city.
He called on the federal government to better fund research of traumatic brain injuries.