Phil Matier looks at the shift in politics on both sides of the aisle where large amounts of money are coming in from individuals with very specific agendas, but asks— is this Democracy?
Fundraising and campaigning in the race to replace San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed kicked off with a crowded field of candidates, mostly city council members who support the termed-out mayor’s pension reform policies.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein had strong words about Afghanistan’s president for refusing to sign an agreement governing the future of the American troop presence in his country.
The war over the waterfront in San Francisco takes the form of Proposition B, which asks voters to sign off on a luxury condominium complex called 8 Washington. The plan has opponents furious and supporters exasperated.
Dr. Marion Nestle, a nationally known expert and author, discusses the intersection of food, politics, and public policy.
With Congress in a stalemate over the budget, a federal government shutdown could begin Monday night that would close national parks, including popular tourist attractions in the Bay Area such as Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods, a parks spokeswoman said.
Lawrence Summers’ withdrawal followed growing resistance from critics. His exit could open the door for his chief rival, Janet Yellen, the Fed’s vice chair.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she doesn’t wish to be Speaker again.
A proposal to ban hammers, wrenches, shields, sling shots, paint projectiles and other potentially destructive items at protests will be considered by the Oakland City Council at its meeting on Tuesday night.
A new Field Poll finds that 51 percent of California voters say they approve of the job Gov. Jerry Brown is doing and that most are inclined to re-elect him next year.