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California Bill Banning Confederate Flag Merchandise Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Gift shops in California may soon have to get rid of some extra inventory if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill that would ban the state from displaying or selling merchandise with the Confederate flag.

08/22/2014

Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library, San Jose

Blunder Could Leave San Jose Library Measure Off The November Ballot

The San Jose City Clerk’s Office made a mistake in calculating the number of signatures a library petition would need to qualify for the November ballot.

06/08/2012

Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library, San Jose

San Jose Likely To Reopen Shuttered Libraries

The San Jose City Council is expected to approve a recommendation Tuesday by the mayor to open new libraries. The suggestion would target libraries that have already been built, but have been shuttered because of budget cuts.

03/20/2012

Manor Branch Library (credit: Cindy Warner)

Best Libraries In The San Francisco Area

Libraries in the San Francisco area have become upscale community centers with award-winning green design. Here is an inside look at some of the best libraries in the city.

03/19/2012

Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library, San Jose

San Jose Councilman Envisions Volunteer-Run Libraries

An idea to help out cash-strapped libraries in San Jose is being met with both praise and criticism after a city councilman suggested the libraries replace retiring city workers with volunteers.

12/22/2011

San Jose City Hall

San Jose Facing Harsh Reality In Budget Preview

This week, San Jose City Council members got their first preview of just how bad the budget picture looks for the next fiscal year which starts in July.

09/21/2011

Despite Flagging Finances, San Jose Voters Unsupportive Of Tax Hikes

Even though there is talk of a fiscal emergency, San Jose voters seem unlikely to vote for a tax hike according to a new poll released by the city.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/26/2011

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Hundreds Oppose Cuts At Oakland Budget Meeting

It was standing room only at Tuesday night’s Oakland city council meeting with hundreds of city workers and community members protesting Mayor Jean Quan’s plan to cut a $58 million deficit.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/22/2011

San Jose City Hall

Hundreds Of Layoffs Included In Finalized San Jose Budget

The San Jose City Council has approved a budget that includes hundreds of layoffs, in an attempt to close a $150 million deficit. The final vote was 7-4 in favor of Mayor Chuck Reed’s budget plan for 2011-2012.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/15/2011

San Jose City Hall

San Jose Budget Plan Details Deep Cuts

A proposed budget released Tuesday by San Jose City Manager Debra Figone calls for cuts in police and firefighter positions and a reduction in services to close a $115 million deficit.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/03/2011

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