Phil Matier: Will Oakland Install More Red Light Cameras? Oakland city officials are considering a controversial plan to double the number of red light cameras in the city, but the questions are, are they simply doing it for the revenue and who will get the bulk of the money?
SJ Renter’s Brush With Foreclosure Led To New Disclosure Requirements For LandlordsWhen Samantha James signed a lease on a San Jose apartment in the spring of 2011, she had no idea the duplex in College Park had been in foreclosure for about two years.
Bay Area Lawmakers Unveil Budget Proposal To Prevent State Park Closures State Senators Joe Simitian and Noreen Evans unveiled a budget plan Tuesday to prevent 70 state parks from closing in July.
Bay Area Legislator Looks To Improve Breast Cancer DetectionCalifornia Senator Joe Simitian's proposal addresses dense breast tissue that reads white on a mammogram and blocks a good, clean reading. Cancer and other abnormalities could be overlooked.
Hefty Fines For Drivers Who Violate Hands-Free Cellphone LawIn an effort to persuade drivers not to break the law, a bill passed by the state legislature, and awaiting the governor's signature, would raise the penalty from $20 to $309 for a first offense.