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The jobless rate dipped below 8 percent -- the lowest it's been in six years. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Bay Area Unemployment Slightly Higher As California Jobless Rate Hits 6-Year Low

The state Employment Development Department said Friday that California gained 24,200 jobs during the month. It’s the lowest rate in six years. The last time the unemployment rate fell below 7.4 percent was in July 2008.

07/18/2014

Two Tesla Model S cars are displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As Workforce Expands At Tesla Motors, Company Is Hiring More Veterans

The Palo Alto company has more than 6,000 employees and 5 percent are currently American military veterans.

07/04/2014

Stock traders on Wall Street. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dow Breaks 17,000 For 1st Time Following Strong US Job Gains

The government said early Thursday that U.S. employers added 288,000 workers last month, far more than economists were expecting. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent.

07/03/2014

State Senator Ted Gaines visits Austin, Texas. (CBS SF)

California State Senator Visits Texas To Recruit Companies For Move West

California State Senator Ted Gaines visited the Austin Monday, hoping to keep California in the running fro a massive Tesla Motors battery plant that could be headed to the Lone Star State.

06/30/2014

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Two Oakland City Council Members Demand Answers For Police Staffing Levels

Libby Schaaf and Noel Gallo are both questioning why the police department is significantly below its budgeted staffing level.

05/28/2014

Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Cal Fire Hiring Seasonal Firefighters, Busy Season Expected

Cal Fire announced they’re hiring more seasonal firefighters in response to the state having already seen three times as many wild fires this year than normal.

04/14/2014

A Cal Fire firefighter looks on as the Rim Fire burns through a grove of trees on August 25, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought Conditions Intensify Wildfire Fears; Cal Fire Adds Staff Early

Cal Fire is staffing up its wildfire response crew earlier than normal the year after an uncommonly dry winter across most of the state.

03/31/2014

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California Unemployment Rate Drops

The unemployment rate in California dropped last month and a similar trend occurred in parts of the Bay Area, according to state jobs data released Friday.

01/24/2014

Vallejo Police Department Shrinks & Neighborhood Watch Catches On

Vallejo Mayor Wants More Cops For Understaffed Police Department

Mayor Osby Davis said there is enough money in the city budget to hire at least 17 new officers.

12/25/2013

A Vallejo police cruiser. (CBS)

Struggling To Find Cops, Vallejo Shifts Funds To Paving Projects

The City of Vallejo has $2.5 million to put toward more officers on the streets, but those funds will soon be diverted to repaving because the city can’t find qualified candidates to take the jobs.

10/10/2013

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