Study Finds California’s Tax System Too Burdensome For Low-Income EarnersA Sacramento watchdog group has come out with their annual report that finds California’s low-income earners are paying 10.5 percent of their income in state and local taxes while the wealthiest only pay 8.7 percent.
Drought Executive Order Streamlines Process To Install Salinity Barriers In The DeltaIf approved, construction on the temporary rock barriers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could begin as early as May.
CPUC Proposes New $1.6 Billion Fine Against PG&E For San Bruno Pipeline ExplosionThe President of the California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a $1.6-billion fine against PG&E for the pipeline rupture and explosion that killed eight people in 2010.
Most Of SF’s Airbnb Listings Technically Illegal As Homeowners Struggle With Rigorous New Application ProcessMany San Franciscans say they haven’t been able to register their homes or apartments under the city’s new short-term vacation rental law since it went into effect last month.
Does An East Bay Congresswoman Have A Better Plan Than The President For Combating ISIS?Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who represents parts of the East Bay, talks about her plan for combating ISIS, but her critics are calling it a peace bill.
Cannabis Business Conference Draws Marijuana Entrepreneurs To San Francisco From Around The WorldThe International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco brought advocates and investors alike to the Hyatt Regency Hotel with the goal of legalizing recreational marijuana in California next year.
Teen Basketball Player Saved On The Court After Collapsing During Game In Walnut CreekA 14-year-old basketball player’s life was saved over the weekend by an Automated external defibrillator (AED) after an apparent heart attack during halftime at a game. The medical device has become standard in all Walnut Creek facilities.
New California Law Aims To Help Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender-Owned BusinessesThe law requires big public utilities in the state to report how much work they do with LGBT business owners.
3 Largest Bay Area Cities To Hold Gun Buyback Drives During Sandy Hook 2-Year AnniversarySan Francisco, San Jose and Oakland will hold gun buyback programs this weekend on the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
Bay Bridge Bike Path Closes Temporarily As Work Crews Extend Trail To Yerba Buena IslandStarting this week, the new Bay Bridge bike path will be closing periodically as crews continue to tear down the old span, but cyclists are willing to put up with it since the work is extending the trail to Yerba Buena Island.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris Breaks Down Student Truancy Levels By Race California State Attorney General Kamala Harris released her second-annual report on California’s truancy levels, which for the first time breaks the numbers down by race.
Searchers Looking For Missing UC Davis Student Find Human RemainsSacramento police are investigating whether a decomposed body found Friday was that of a UC Davis student missing since June.