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The West Oakland Youth Center sits vacant after a multi-million dollar remodel (CBS)

Oakland Youth Center Sits Empty After $8 Million Renovation

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has said repeatedly that the kids of Oakland need things to do that keep them off the street, so why is a brand-new youth center is sitting empty?

11/22/2013

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Phil Matier: Is Oakland Being Overrun With Charter Schools?

An Oakland Unified School District board member has vowed to vote against any new charter schools despite the fact that, technically, she’s unable to.

11/19/2013

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Despite High Incomes, Report Suggests California Spends Less On Schools Than Much Of The Country

California is a wealthy state, but according to a new study it spends less on K-12 education than much of the rest of the country.

10/04/2013

US Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Owen Smith holds a wreath as he is escorted by US Air Force veteran Don Arnold during a Pearl Harbor rememberance service aboard the USS Hornet on December 7, 2011 in Alameda, California.  Over 100 people were in attendance aboard the USS Hornet for a ceremony honoring the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Three survivors of the attack attended the service.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Calls For State Funds To Clear Backlog Of Veterans’ Benefits Claims

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner called on Gov. Jerry Brown Monday to support spending provisions recently approved by state legislators that would provide $6 million to reduce the long backlog of veterans’ benefit claims in California.

06/17/2013

World's Largest LED Light Sculpture Lights Up The Bay Bridge

SF Bay Lights Gets Needed Funding, Malfunction Fix

The final portion of funding for “The Bay Lights” art installation on the Bay Bridge has come in, along with news of a fix to some of the display’s broken lights, project officials said Friday.

06/14/2013

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California Budget Deal Could Be ‘Game Changer’ For Education Funding

Gov. Jerry Brown and California legislators worked out a budget deal Monday that includes a key agreement about how to fund K-12 education and provide benefits to underprivileged school districts.

06/11/2013

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Sequestration Cuts Put Permanent Silicon Valley U.S. Patent Office On Hold

According to a report published Monday in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, the General Services Administration advised prospective landlords in late May that the process might be delayed, for an undetermined length of time, because of the sequester-related budget cuts to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

06/04/2013

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Bay Area-Based Roku Raises $60M In 6th Round Of Funding

Roku, the streaming video device maker, has raised $60 million in its sixth round of funding. Media giant Hearst Corp. and an unnamed institutional investor joined News Corp. and its subsidiary British Sky Broadcasting in the round.

05/29/2013

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ConsumerWatch: California Lawmakers Crack Down On PUC

SACRAMENTO (KPIX 5) – California lawmakers are moving to rein in the state’s Public Utilities Commission by taking the first steps toward requiring the agency to justify its entire yearly $1.4 billion budget. The move […]

05/13/2013

Coast Guard crew members aboard a HH-65C Dolphin helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Bay Area Lawmaker Concerned About Coast Guard Cutting Bridge Patrols

East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell said he’s tired of the “whack-a-mole” approaching to trying to fix the budget.

05/01/2013

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