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UC Berkeley

No UC Tuition Hikes For Next 2 Years As Part Of Governor Brown’s Revised Budget

This comes after months of negotiations and lobbying by President Napolitano for more funding from the state, to avoid tuition hikes of up to 5 percent in each of the next five years.

05/14/2015

A Muni Metro train. (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

Voter-Approved $48 Million Announced To Be Dedicated To San Francisco Muni Improvements

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced $48 million in new voter-approved funding for the city’s transit system on Monday. The money will go toward improvements for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the hiring of 244 people.

05/04/2015

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BART May Ask Taxpayers For The Billions It Needs To Keep Trains Running

BART needs billions of dollars just to keep the trains running in the future, and the transit agency may end up asking the public to foot the bill.

04/29/2015

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit/ SMART Train (sonomamarintrain.org)

Sonoma, Marin County Residents Get First Glimpse Of SMART Commuter Train In Cotati

Marin and Sonoma County officials and residents got their first look at the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter trains that are scheduled to begin trips between the two counties starting in 2016.

04/07/2015

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Salesforce Heavily Funds Reinstated SFPD Cadet Academy; Targets Diverse Youth

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced that the city’s police department would revive their cadet academy, aiming to recruit diverse youths from the city’s high-risk neighborhoods for paying jobs within the force.

03/31/2015

BART Bike Station at 19th and Broadway Streets in Oakland is now open. (Photo by Curtis Kim)

Oakland-BART Bike Station Opens; Cyclists Can Stash Their Rides For Free

You can now stow your bike free for a day at a new BART Bike Station in the Uptown neighborhood at 19th and Broadway streets.

02/25/2015

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (Getty Images)

Racial Divide In California’s State Parks Could Squander Future Funding

One of the best parts of living in the Golden State is the ability to enjoy over 1.6 million acres of mountains, beaches and valleys protected by state parks. But a new report finds park visitors do not reflect the state’s changing and diverse demographics, making the future of park funding uncertain.

02/05/2015

Candy bars laced with medical marijuana. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Venture Capitalists Look To Cash In On Booming Cannabis Industry

Hundreds of investment firms are looking to get in on the ground floor of what is being called the fastest growing investment opportunity in the country.

01/28/2015

Gov. Jerry Brown (center), his wife, Anne Gust Brown (center right), and Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency administrator (center left), along with other dignitaries sign a section of rail during the California High-Speed Rail groundbreaking ceremony in Fresno, January 6, 2015. (CBS)

California Breaks Ground On High-Speed Rail Project; Doubts Remain Over 1st-In-Nation System

California’s high-speed rail project became the first in the nation to break ground on Tuesday, aiming to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours.

01/06/2015

A lab technician analyzes the contents of a rape test kit. (CBS)

San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits

More than 750 cases of sexual assaults reported between 2003 and 2013 that were sitting in the police department’s evidence storage rooms have now been submitted to a crime lab for analysis according to SFPD.

12/12/2014

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