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Federal Government

(left to right) Steve Case, Chairmain of Revolution LLC and co-founder of America Online; Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, White House; Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.

Silicon Valley Tech Leader Taking Cautious Approach In The New Year

Although 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.

01/01/2014

Oakland police officers form a line to block protesters in downtown Oakland during the May Day protest on May 1, 2012. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/GettyImages)

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.

10/05/2012

A vial of medical marijuana

Shuttered Berkeley Pot Dispensary Reopening Down The Street From Old Location

A Berkeley medical marijuana dispensary forced to shut down by the federal government in May is reopening down the street.

08/29/2012

A vial of medical marijuana

San Jose Waits For State To Rule On Pot Clubs

This comes after the Los Angeles City Council voted this week to shut down pot clubs in the city.

07/26/2012

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Former Recruiters Claim Fraud At Academy Of Art In San Francisco

Four 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.

07/14/2012

Moffett Field, Mountain View

Questions Arise Over Google’s Use Of Moffett Field In Mountain View

Critics, 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.

05/17/2012

Jars full of medical marijuana at a dispensary. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana Advocates Sue Feds Over California Pot Club Crackdown

Medical marijuana providers and patients are suing the federal government to keep it from shutting down pot clubs in California.

11/07/2011

Marijuana, pot

San Francisco Supervisors Mull Resolution In Support Of Marijuana Clubs

The 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.

11/01/2011

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

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.

10/06/2011