Federal Government

Congress Could Delay Bay Area Transportation Planning By Holding Up Federal Funds The purchase of new BART cars, planning for new Muni Metro light rail vehicles and Caltrain electrification could be held up if Congress doesn't reauthorize federal transportation funding by next week.
Family Of Pilot Killed In Travis Air Force Base Crash Suing Feds For $20MThe relatives of a stunt pilot who died in a crash at Travis Air Force Base have filed a wrongful death suit against the federal government.
Obama: U.S. To Send Military Advisers, Not Soldiers, To IraqPresident Barack Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military actions in Iraq if they would help fight a growing threat from extremist militants. He also says the U.S. is ready to send as many as 300 military advisers to Iraq.
Silicon Valley Tech Leader Taking Cautious Approach In The New YearAlthough it was a banner year for many Silicon Valley companies in 2013, a business leader said the region needs help from the federal government to continue the trend in 2104.
Motion Asks Feds To Take Over Oakland Police Dept.Lawyers overseeing the terms of a settlement stemming from an Oakland police corruption lawsuit have filed a motion requesting that the federal government take over the department.
Shuttered Berkeley Pot Dispensary Reopening Down The Street From Old LocationA Berkeley medical marijuana dispensary forced to shut down by the federal government in May is reopening down the street.
San Jose Waits For State To Rule On Pot ClubsThis comes after the Los Angeles City Council voted this week to shut down pot clubs in the city.
Former Recruiters Claim Fraud At Academy Of Art In San FranciscoFour former recruiters at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco are accusing school officials of using an illegal compensation plan to cheat the federal government out of millions of dollars in financial aid.
Questions Arise Over Google’s Use Of Moffett Field In Mountain ViewCritics, including a U.S. Senator, have raised concern over Google’s use of Moffett Field near Mountain View, saying the tech company is getting a sweetheart deal from the federal government.
Medical Marijuana Advocates Sue Feds Over California Pot Club CrackdownMedical marijuana providers and patients are suing the federal government to keep it from shutting down pot clubs in California.
San Francisco Supervisors Mull Resolution In Support Of Marijuana ClubsThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday is poised to send a message to the federal government about medical marijuana by considering a resolution in support of medicinal cannabis dispensaries.
Feds Order California Pot Dispensaries To Shut Down Federal prosecutors have launched a crackdown on pot dispensaries in California, warning the stores that they must shut down in 45 days or face criminal charges and confiscation of their property even if they are operating legally under the state’s 15-year-old medical marijuana law.