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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

A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on August 24, 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 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

California Attorney General Kamala Harris  (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

California AG Sues Corinthian, Heald College Group For False Advertising

California Attorney General Kamala Harris sued Corinthian Colleges Inc., the parent company of a chain of career-preparation colleges, in San Francisco Superior Court Thursday for alleged false advertising and marketing about its job placement rates.

10/10/2013

Shopping carts sit in the parking lot of a Target store. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Target Hiring 18K Fewer Seasonal Employees Than Last Year

Target plans to hire about 70,000 seasonal workers for the critical holiday shopping season, down about 20 percent from a year ago. The discounter is aiming to be more efficient in its hiring practices.

09/20/2013

San Francisco City Hall

New SF Budget Allows For Hundreds More Police Officers, Firefighters

San Francisco’s new $7.9 billion budget sets aside funding to hire 300 more police officers and another 120 firefighters over the next two years.

07/25/2013

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