Oakland’s Police Chief says the city has spent $3-million on overtime for his officers covering protests, and the department could spend upwards of $30-million on overtime, despite budgeting just $15-million for this fiscal year.
California’s High-Speed Rail Authority will soon award a massive contract to one of at least 10 bidders who want to build the new bullet train from San Francisco (or Sacramento) to Southern California. If Siemens gets the job, though, they may want to subcontract with a painter to handle the lettering.
Rice and Kamala Harris topped the list as the Field Poll looked at 18 people who may or may not run, and whether likely voters would support their candidacy.
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.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says the city would be willing to entertain First Fridays street arts festival’s requests for financial help, but the city is dealing with its own money problems.
Getting San Francisco’s famous Anchor Steam beer to overseas markets is getting harder, and Europeans who prefer the hoppy Northern California ales may find the West Coast ports labor dispute literally sobering.
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will begin raising money to run for California governor in 2018.
Only eight percent of 18 to 24-year olds voted in the last election, but a Fairfax town councilman is hoping that lowering the voting age to 16 will help entice young voters to the polls.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says gay marriage is akin to alcohol and profanity, options the Republican weighing a 2016 presidential bid says are appealing to others, but not to him.
Democrats in the Legislature, eager to expand programs that suffered cuts during the economic downturn, are heading toward a showdown with Gov. Brown over the budget surplus and Prop. 30 tax revenues.