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California Fails To Track $13 Billion In Mental Health Funds 10 Years After Voters Approved Tax Measure

State and county officials cannot show how billions of dollars collected through a voter-approved tax on millionaires are being spent or whether the related programs have helped people with mental illness as voters intended, a state watchdog commission reported Tuesday.

01/27/2015

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Fill Up The Tank Now? Wholesale Gas Price Hikes Likely To Be Passed To Drivers

Falling gas prices have offered relief for consumers, but those costs could be heading back up again.

01/25/2015

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San Jose Considers Tax, Regulations For Airbnb And Other Short-Term Housing Rentals

San Jose is the most recent city to consider slapping a hotel tax on short-term rentals from websites like Airbnb, but the city maintains it’s not trying to discourage the “shared economy”.

11/21/2014

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Store On Oakland/Berkeley Border Narrowly Avoids Sugary Beverage Tax

Shoppers at a store on the border of Oakland and Berkeley has missed a new tax on sugary beverages by inches.

11/06/2014

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Soda Tax Vote: Berkeley Measure D Wins Big, San Francisco Prop E Fizzles

Voters on both sides of the Bay went to the polls Tuesday to decide decide whether they wanted a tax on their Cokes, Pepsis and other sugary soft drinks.

11/04/2014

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Four East Bay Assisted Living Centers Cited For $3 Million In Labor Violations

Four East Bay assisted living facilities were issued more than $3 million in citations for violations related to minimum wage, overtime and rest periods for their workers, state labor officials announced Thursday.

10/31/2014

Mayor Lee Signs ‘Airbnb Law’ For Short-Term Rentals In San Francisco

Residents who rent their San Francisco spare room out to travelers on websites like Airbnb have reason to rejoice.

10/27/2014

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Staggering Campaign Contributions In Many California Races And Proposals

California may not have the hotly contested, high-profile races for U.S. Senator or governor that some other states do this year, but it’s still attracting some of the biggest campaign spending in the country.

10/21/2014

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Bay Area Proponents Of Soda Tax Measures Battle ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Beverage Industry Money

The campaign over San Francisco and Berkeley’s so-called ‘soda-tax measures’ is taking on a David versus Goliath theme with the amounts of money being invested.

10/07/2014

Proposition G rally on City Hall steps heats up when both sides of the debate expressed their views. (photo courtesy Irwin Swirnoff)

Flipped Real Estate Tax Measure G Draws Dueling Rallies At San Francisco City Hall

A real estate taxation measure on San Francisco’s ballot prompted dueling rallies on the steps of City Hall Monday morning.

10/06/2014

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