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Kern County farmer Tom Frantz captured these images of dumping at a Vintage Production fracking site. (Tom Frantz)

Federal Bureau Okays Oil And Gas Leasing For Fracking In California To Resume

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it will resume oil and gas leasing for fracking on federal land in California next year.

7 hours ago

(CBS SF)

Bomb Squad Detonates Dynamite Found Outside Of SF Federal Courthouse

The bomb squad blew up an apparent explosive device outside the San Francisco Federal Building Monday night.

08/19/2014

An artist’s rendering of the proposed San Jose ballpark for the Athletics. (360 Architecture)

San Jose Gets Day In Court With MLB Over Antitrust Claim In Planned A’s Move

A three judge panel was set to hear arguments in the case Tuesday. At issue is whether the A’s should be allowed to relocate to a new ballpark in downtown San Jose despite opposition from league officials because the San Francisco Giants hold a territorial claim on Santa Clara County. League commissioner Bud Selig, who assigned a special committee to study the issue in March of 2009, has yet to issue a decision.

08/12/2014

Construction on the Central Subway Tunnel in San Francisco. (Photo by Anna Duckworth)

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.

07/21/2014

Heald College in Milpitas is owned by the for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc.(ZappaOMati/Creative Commons)

California-Based Corinthian Colleges Selling 85 Campuses Under Deal With Feds

The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 of the company’s 100-plus campuses going up for sale, and 12 others closing.

07/04/2014

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

Ryan Chamberlain

Chamberlain’s Attorney Requests Transfer To SF General Hospital Lockdown Facility

Ryan Chamberlain, the suspect who became the subject of a nationwide manhunt earlier this week, returned to court Friday where his attorney requested he be transferred to San Francisco General Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

06/06/2014

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Settles Lawsuit: 5 Men Detained With Oscar Grant To Get $175,000

BART has settled a lawsuit brought by five men who were detained with Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform in Oakland when he was fatally shot.

05/20/2014

A black-crowned night heron perched on a branch. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Neighbors Fear Baby Birds Massacred In Woodchipper During Oakland Post Office Project

Oakland residents say rare birds were slaughtered during an Oakland tree-trimming project on behalf of the downtown U.S. Post office.

05/07/2014

California Drought Dries Up Bay Area Reservoirs

California Farmers To Get More Water As Feds Ease Drought-Related Cutbacks

California farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal officials ease drought-related water cutbacks because of recent rain and snow.

04/18/2014

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