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.
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.
First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to be at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel Friday morning for a sold-out fundraiser. Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown says her “rare” factor could translate to more money.
The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, elevating an advocate of fighting unemployment and a backer of the central bank’s efforts to spur the economy with low interest rates and massive bond purchases.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday discussed the troubled federal health care website, government surveillance and other issues with executives from Google, Twitter, Apple and several other leading technology companies.
Google, Facebook, Apple and other major tech companies are teaming up to demand that the government reform its digital surveillance programs with an open letter to President Obama.
President Barack Obama visited San Francisco Monday where he made a speech on immigration reform and attended two fundraisers at the SFJazz Center and the home of Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff.
Protesters interrupted a speech by President Obama on immigration reform Monday in San Francisco’s Chinatown, calling on the president to end forced deportations of undocumented immigrants.
President Barack Obama is headed to the Bay Area for another fundraising swing next week. According to KPIX 5, KCBS and Chronicle insider Phil Matier, donors have not been quick to open up their wallets.
Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.