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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

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Bay Area Start-Up Using Crowd Sourcing To Fund HIV/AIDS Vaccine

A Bay Area start-up trying to develop a free vaccine to end HIV and AIDS is using crowd sourcing to fund the project.

05/26/2014

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California Earthquake Warning System May Hinge On Private Funding

Depending on how close to the epicenter of an earthquake you are, you could get more than a minute warning if California can find the funding for a new early warnings system.

05/07/2014

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Oakland School Serving African-American Males Set To Close

100 Black Men of the Bay Area Community School closes on Friday, citing financial issues.

01/24/2014

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High-Speed Rail Funding In Jeopardy After Judge Blocks Sale Of Bonds

A judge on Monday tore up California’s funding plans for what would be the nation’s first bullet train, issuing separate orders that could force the state to spend months or years redrawing its plans for the $68 billion rail line.

11/25/2013

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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