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Ironically, Wet Year May Push Up South Bay Water Rates

The abundance of ground water after the heavy rainfall in 2010 and 2011, and the success of conservation efforts, has ironically led the Santa Clara Valley Water District to try and raise rates to make up for lower demand.


Larkspur Ferry

Golden Gate Transit Commuters Could Soon Pay More

The Golden Gate Bridge District Board is scheduled to vote later this month on a proposal to raise fares for its bus and ferry riders.



Businesses Push Back Against Proposed California Minimum Wage Hike

Some lawmakers are making a new push to raise the minimum wage in California, but businesses owners are pushing back.

CBS San Francisco–03/30/2011


Execs At Contra Costa Pension Board Seek Raises

Three top executives who oversee the Contra Costa County retirement system have asked for raises of four to six percent.


Larkspur Ferry

Golden Gate Bus, Ferry Fares Likely To Rise This Summer

Fares on Golden Gate buses and ferries may go up, and free parking could disappear at the bridge district’s Larkspur lot, because of a budget shortfall.


A protester addresses the crowd at UC Berkeley (CBS)

Small, Vocal Berkeley Crowd Protests UC Tuition Hikes

About 30 students gathered at the University of California at Berkeley Friday morning to protest tuition hikes of about 40 percent in the past two years.

CBS San Francisco–11/19/2010

Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

University Of California Regents Approve 8 Percent Student Fee Hike

The cost of a University of California education is going up again, but fewer students will be paying the full sticker price.

CBS San Francisco–11/18/2010

Larkspur Ferry

Planned Golden Gate Ferry Fee Hikes May Be Scaled Back

Fares for Golden Gate Ferry frequent riders using a fare-discount Clipper Card might not increase as much as proposed, a Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District spokeswoman said Thursday morning.

CBS San Francisco–11/11/2010

A home for sale in San Francisco

San Francisco Leads Major Cities In Home Price Increase

The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index released Tuesday posted a 0.6 percent increase in July from June and was up 3.2 percent from a year ago. Twelve cities showed monthly gains.

CBS San Francisco–09/28/2010

Number of Homes Lost to Foreclosure Continues to Rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) The number of U.S. homes lost to foreclosure surged in July.