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Policy

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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Gilroy Blue Shield Customer Sues Over Company’s Coverage Change

According to the class action lawsuit, Blue Shield is forcing customers to either pay higher premiums or switch to a worse policy.

06/13/2012

Sequoia High School District offices. (CBS)

Redwood City Parents Sue School District Over Student’s Cheating Punishment

The parents of a Peninsula high school sophomore are suing the school district for kicking the teenager out of an honors class because he cheated.

04/26/2012

Silicon Valley Execs Blast SOPA In Open Letter

Silicon Valley Execs Blast SOPA In Open Letter

Many of Silicon Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs and executives are warning of the dangers of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act…

12/14/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Timing Key To Insurance Policy Claims

One ConsumerWatch viewer found that out the hard way that insurance providers can be strict about when their coverage is in effect.

10/31/2011

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SF Program Targets Immigrant Domestic Violence Victims

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has launched a new policy for immigrant victims.

10/05/2011

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