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A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits idle at the Millbrae station on July 3, 2013 in Millbrae. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Board Votes Against Policy That Gave Themselves Free Rides For Life

The BART Board of Directors voted 6 to 2 Thursday night so that the transit system’s directors will no longer get free rides for life.

08/29/2014

Sign lists rules for kids who eat at the Old Fisherman's Grotto in Monterey.

Monterey Restaurant’s ‘No Noisy Kids’ Policy Has Parents Pouting

A popular restaurant in Monterey has a “no noisy children” policy and some parents think it’s unfair. It’s not just noise that’s not welcome. Strollers, high chairs, and booster chairs are not allowed.

07/29/2014

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Dog Lovers Barking Mad After Concord Restaurant’s Policy Change Bans Pets From Patio

After a history of catering to man’s best friend, a Bay Area restaurant is changing its policy that allowed dogs on their outdoor patios, and that is causing some growls from dog lovers.

06/30/2014

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Caltrain Conductors Attacked In Mountain View, Passengers May Have Been Drunk

Two Caltrain conductors were attacked in Mountain View over the weekend by a pair of allegedly drunken passengers, but Caltrain says it will continue to allow alcohol on trains.

06/30/2014

Jefferson Award: Jenny Bowen Changes Policy For 1 Million Chinese Orphans

Foreigners weren’t even allowed inside a Chinese government orphanage.

05/15/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (L), Joe Del Bosque (2L) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (R) listen while President Barack Obama speaks after touring the Empresas Del Bosque, Inc. farm February 14, 2014 in Los Banos. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Tours Central Valley Farms, Pledges Millions For Drought

Farmers in California’s drought-stricken Central Valley said the financial assistance President Barack Obama delivered on his visit Friday does not get to the heart of California’s long-term water problems.

02/14/2014

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmakers Demand Change To ‘Unjust And Irrational’ Federal Marijuana Policy

The current federal policy on marijuana “perpetuates an unjust and irrational system,” according to a letter signed by 17 members of congress, including four Bay Area representatives.

02/12/2014

A letter explaining the head wear ban at Boomers in Livermore. (CBS)

Headwear Ban At Livermore Amusement Park Draws Religious Outrage

A Bay Area family says a local amusement park red-flagged them the minute they headed for the go-kart track because of the way they were dressed.

08/09/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Stores Requiring ID, Tracking To Prevent Repeated Returns

When you make a return this holiday season, you may have to hand over more than just your receipt, as retailers try to prevent repeated returns.

11/20/2012

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Schwarzenegger Policy Think Tank Planned At USC

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the University of Southern California are partnering to create a policy think tank.

08/03/2012

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