San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin Inmates Give $36K To Bay Area Crime Victims’ Groups

Inmates at San Quentin State Prison Tuesday were giving away $36,000 they have earned to five Bay Area crime victims’ service groups, a prison spokesman said.


Hercules City Hall. (CBS)

$50M In Hercules Redevelopment Spending Questioned In Audits

Audits by State Controller John Chiang’s office reveal that close to $50 million in state redevelopment funds were appear to have been misspent by Hercules city officials between 2005 and 2010.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Welcomes Komen Reversal On Planned Parenthood Funding

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity has reversed it decision to cut funding for Planned Parenthood after three days of controversy.


Arendt House, San Francisco

New SF Agency Tasked With Funding Affordable Housing

On Thursday Mayor Ed Lee got down to the task of figuring out how to continue to fund affordable and workforce housing following the demise of the city’s redevelopment agency, which closed its doors Wednesday.


The types of bridges needing repair as cited by the study. (Transportation for America)

Transportation Group Finds Many Bay Area Bridges Structurally Deficient

A new report has found that many of the Bay Area’s bridges are in dire need of repair and there isn’t enough money available to fix them.


BART train, station

BART Finishes Fiscal Year With $20 Million Surplus

BART directors were all smiles Thursday as the transit system finished the fiscal year with a $20 million surplus, which is almost unheard of in the public transit business.


Artist rendering of the Chinatown subway station indicating stair/escalator and elevator access. (SFMTA)

Phil Matier: MTA Will Pay Chinatown Group To Expedite SF Subway

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee is about to decide the fate of a deal that would relocate dozens of Chinatown residents to make room for the new Central Subway project.


Golden Gate Park Botanical Gardens (

San Francisco Brainstorms Ways To Cash In On City Parks

San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department is getting a list of money making recommendations from a prominent civic think tank. The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, or SPUR, spent six months preparing the report, which was released Thursday.


BART train (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART-To-San Jose Sees An Infusion Of Cash From State

California may be broke, but that isn’t stopping the state from funneling more than $200 million into Bay Area transportation projects. This is especially good news for the BART-to-San Jose project.


Cars exit Golden Gate Bridge toll booths (AP)

Phil Matier: Extra Bay Area Bridge Toll Money Lost In Bad Credit Deal

All that extra money that was supposed to roll into California state coffers when Bay Area bridge tolls went up may get eaten up by a credit swap gone bad.





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