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President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, October 16, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Returning To Bay Area On Fundraising Trip

President Barack Obama will be returning to the Bay Area next month for a fundraising trip, Democratic National Committee officials said.

04/17/2014

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (Steve Freeman/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Does Sacramento’s Mayor Have Wider Political Ambitions?

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has a new title after being named President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Wednesday, but does it mean he wants to be thrust into the national spotlight?

04/16/2014

Six of the original ‘Rosie the Riveters’ got the chance to meet President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White House Monday.

‘Rosie The Riveter’ Ladies Get White House Trip After Hug Request To VP Biden

Six of the original ‘Rosie the Riveters’ got the chance to meet President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White House Monday.

03/31/2014

An exterior view of Tri-Valley University on Boulder Ct. in Pleasanton. (Tri-Valley University)

Head Of Pleasanton ‘Sham University’ Convicted Of Fraud

The president of a defunct online university described by authorities as a sham has been convicted of creating a front for foreign students seeking to establish U.S. immigration status.

03/25/2014

Vladimir Putin the President of Russia speaks to the IPC Governing Board prior to the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Fisht Olympic Stadium on March 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

‘First-Tweet’ Site Reveals Ironic Tweet From Putin Congratulating Obama In 2012

As Twitter celebrates its 8th birthday with a website allowing users to see their first tweets, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first tweet revealed a bit of irony as he congratulated then President-elect Barack Obama on his re-election.

03/21/2014

A pedestrian walks by a Gap store on February 7, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco-Based Gap Inc. To Raise Minimum Wage For Its Lowest-Paid U.S. Workers

San Francisco-based Gap Inc. announced on Wednesday that they’re raising minimum wage for its lowest-paid workers in the U.S. Workers will receive at least $9 this year and that increase will go to $10 in 2015.

02/19/2014

French President Francois Hollande (C) speaks at a reception as California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (L) and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (R) listen during a visit to City Hall on February 12, 2014 in San Francisco. (Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

French President Hollande Meets Silicon Valley Tech Execs In San Francisco

French President Francois Hollande was meeting with city officials and tech kingpins in San Francisco, and offering his government’s support to French entrepreneurs seeking to gain a foothold in Silicon Valley.

02/12/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown

Phil Matier: Jerry Brown For President?

Could Governor Jerry Brown be mulling over another run for the White House?

12/18/2013

An attendee (back C) heckles US President Barack Obama as he speaks on immigration reform at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco on November 25, 2013. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Increasing Number Of California Voters Disapprove Of President Obama

A new Field Poll finds that California voters increasingly disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance while fewer than half support his handling of health care.

12/03/2013

President Kennedy Meets with Civil Rights Leaders

Pleasant Hill’s John F. Kennedy University Honoring Slain President On 50th Anniversary

Friday marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, and the only university in the country bearing his name is honoring the slain leader at its Pleasant Hill campus.

11/22/2013

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