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California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Budget Deficit Grows As Income Tax Receipts Are Underwhelming

Personal income tax receipts were about $2 billion less than projected in April.


Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a campaign event at the Jelly Belly Candy Company on March 29, 2012 in Fairfield. Santorum toured the Jelly Belly factory before speaking to supporters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

GOP Hopeful Santorum Holds Rally At Fairfield Jelly Belly Factory

Hundreds gathered at the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield on Thursday afternoon for a rally held by Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.



Californians Look To Make Impact In Nevada GOP Caucus

The Republican presidential contest may very well be decided by the time California holds its primary, in June. So, plenty of Californians appear to be joining the campaign in Nevada, which holds its caucus Saturday.


Tunisian Woman

KCBS Cover Story – The Sahara Ceiling: Women Of The Last World

In this KCBS special report, reporter Doug Sovern travels to West Africa to look at the status and treatment of women, as the continent is still reeling from civil war and famine.


Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Veteran Tree Sitter Gets Sidekick Outside Oakland City Hall

A second man has joined the man infamously known as the Berkeley Tree Sitter in his occupation of an Oakland Sycamore near Frank Ogawa Plaza.


1991 Oakland Hills Fire. (CBS)

Families Still Struggling With Loss 20 Years After Oakland Firestorm

In this KCBS Cover Story, reporter Doug Sovern takes a look at how a family is still feeling the pain of “The Firestorm,” which scorched the Oakland and Berkeley hills, 20 years later.


Jerry Brown

Frustrated Gov. Brown Turns Back to California Labor Base

Seemingly fed up with Republican opposition to his budget ideas, Gov. Jerry Brown was poised to mobilize union members to help elect more Democrats to the state Legislature.


California Governor Jerry Brown (AP)

California Governor Tries To Keep Labor, Business Happy

Governor Jerry Brown addressed a union convention in Las Vegas Monday, while still mulling over whether to sign some labor-friendly legislation. The California governor is walking a fine line to keep both business and labor happy.


Rick Perry

Perry Seeks Silicon Valley Campaign Investment In East Palo Alto

Texas Governor Rick Perry paid his first visit to the Bay Area as a presidential candidate Friday, courting Silicon Valley donors at a fundraiser in East Palo Alto.


FBI investigators searching Pennsylvania crash site of United flight 93. (AP)

San Rafael Man’s Long Road Back After Losing Pregnant Wife On 9/11

For years, Jack Grandcolas struggled to regain a sense of control over his life after his wife and unborn child perished aboard United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.