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Ryan Chamberlain appears in court. (Vicki Behringer/CBS)

San Francisco Political Consultant Ryan Chamberlain Makes Court Appearance In Bomb Possession Case

A federal judge heard arguments but deferred ruling Monday on whether a San Francisco political consultant accused of possessing a homemade bomb can be released on bail so that he can receive mental health treatment in a hospital.

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San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos (SF Board of Supervisors)

San Francisco Supervisor Avalos Admits To Affair With Top Aide Who Is Now On Leave

An aide to a San Francisco supervisor is on leave after it was revealed Wednesday that she was romantically involved with her boss.

07/16/2014

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

San Jose Marijuana Dispensaries Giving Away 45,000 1-Gram Stashes Of Pot In Ballot Referendum Effort

Medical marijuana advocates are hoping to get voters fired up about saving the industry in San Jose by offering free pot for signing a petition.

07/14/2014

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

BART Criticized For Not Advertising Four Openings On Its Board Of Directors

BART is facing criticism for not publicizing that four board of directors seats are up for November’s election and that open filing for the positions is available for the next three weeks.

07/14/2014

Jed Lowrie #8 and Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after scoring in the bottom of the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at O.co Coliseum on July 7, 2014 in Oakland. Lowrie and Donaldson scored on a two-run rbi double hit by Alberto Callaspo #7. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

City Councilman: ‘We’re Very Close To The A’s Leaving Oakland’

Oakland City Councilman Noel Gallo says his city is close to losing the A’s because the government officials are undecided about agreeing to a 10-year lease deal proposed by the organization.

07/08/2014

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. (CBS)

Berkeley Mayor’s Proposal For Regional Minimum Wage Hike Gains Traction

A plan by Berkeley’s Mayor to establish a regional minimum wage is gaining support in the East Bay.

06/23/2014

Spending Plan

Gov. Brown Signs Spending Plan That Expands Medi-Cal While Continuing Budget Cuts

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that accommodates an influx of uninsured residents into Medi-Cal yet leaves in place a 10 percent recession-era cut to most doctors, dentists and other health care providers who treat Medi-Cal patients.

06/21/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Audrie’s Law Supporters Urge Mandatory Sentencing For Juvenile Sex Offenders Before State Lawmakers

Emotional testimony took over an Assembly committee on public safety hearing in Sacramento Monday over a bill requiring mandatory sentencing for certain juvenile sex offenders.

06/17/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Donnelly (left), Neel Kashkari. (California State Assembly, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

California’s Top-Two Primary Election System Gets Its First True Test

California’s top-two open primary is getting its first true test as its use expands to statewide offices for the first time. One of its biggest impacts may be in helping Republicans choose which of their candidates will face Governor Brown.

06/03/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Donnelly (left), Neel Kashkari. (California State Assembly, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Primary Race For California Governor A Dead Heat Against Huge Brown Lead

Gov. Jerry Brown heads into Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary with a huge lead, while his top two Republican challengers have pulled into a dead heat, according to a poll released Sunday.

06/01/2014

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