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Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

Pelosi Criticizes Federal Crackdown On Medical Marijuana

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is criticizing the Obama administration for its crackdown on California medical marijuana dispensaries.

05/04/2012

A woman speaks during Wednesday's City Hall protest in San Francisco. (CBS)

SF Protesters Take Supreme Court Immigration Hearings Personally

Protesters took to the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall over the U.S. Supreme Court hearings on Arizona’s controversial immigration laws. They say it’s a case of merciless racial profiling.

04/25/2012

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White House Names San Francisco Doctor New AIDS Czar

A San Francisco physician who oversaw the city’s efforts to prevent HIV infections has been named as director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.

03/14/2012

A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area To Receive Millions From HUD For Homeless Programs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding over $200 million in federal grants to 731 local homeless programs across the country.

03/13/2012

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Obama Plan To Save NorCal Spotted Owl Calls For Shooting Rival Bird

To save the imperiled spotted owl, the Obama administration is moving forward with a controversial plan to shoot barred owls, a rival bird that has shoved its smaller cousin aside.

02/28/2012

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Obama Administration Defends California High-Speed Rail

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood strongly defended the federal government’s nearly $4 billion investment in high-speed rail in California.

12/06/2011

Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Potential Buyers Show Little Interest In Solyndra

The Fremont solar panel manufacturer that received a half-billion dollar loan from the federal government has been unable to attract much interest from potential buyers to take over its operations.

11/22/2011

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Congress Kills High-Speed Rail Funding; California Work Goes On

Congress is on the verge of killing funding for President Barack Obama’s signature high-speed rail program, but it may have some life in it still, especially if the San Francisco-to-Anaheim high-speed project is built.

11/17/2011

Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee about the government support for the failed solar panel company Solyndra on Capitol Hill November 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Energy Secretary Denies Politics Influenced Solyndra Deal

Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified Thursday that no one from the White House ever contacted him to make a political decision on a half-billion-dollar loan to a Fremont solar company that later went bankrupt.

11/17/2011

(L-R) Chris Gronet lead U.S. President Barack Obama and Ben Bierman on a tour of  Solyndra (Paul Chinn-Pool/Getty Images)

GOP Investigators Say Obama Administration Tried To Delay Solyndra Layoffs

The Obama administration wanted the failing solar energy company Solyndra to delay announcing employee layoffs last year until after the 2010 midterm elections, Republican investigators say.

11/16/2011

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