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Burlingame, Hillsborough Fire Chief Accused Of Grand Theft, Fraud

The chief of San Mateo County’s Central County Fire Department is facing charges that he participated in a complicated financial scheme with his wife that led to him fraudulently obtaining nearly $35,000, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

12/03/2014

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Lawsuit Seeks To Block SF’s Airbnb Legislation; Calls It ‘Unconstitutional’

San Francisco’s new law legalizing home shares suffered a setback Monday when HomeAway filed a lawsuit challenging the measure.

11/03/2014

A car is seen covered in bricks following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California State Tax Relief Available For Napa Earthquake Victims

California Franchise Tax Board officials said Tuesday that state tax relief is available to taxpayers affected by the South Napa earthquake last month.

09/16/2014

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Study Shows Rising Income Inequality Slows Tax Revenue Growth In California, Prompting Higher Tax Rate

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Rising income inequality has led to slowing tax revenue growth in California, but the state has responded by increasing its top marginal tax rate, causing its growth rate to accelerate after 2009, […]

09/15/2014

Artist rendering of the Grand Hall of the new Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco. This will replace the current bus terminal at First and Mission Streets with a multi-model transit center serving eleven transportation systems. (transbaycenter.org)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Developers Renege On Paying Special Tax For Transbay Terminal, Caltrain Extension

The San Francisco Board Of Supervisors are meeting Tuesday to create a special tax district around the Transbay Terminal to cover the cost of its reconstruction including the Caltrain extension. Downtown developers had earlier promised to pay in, they are now lobbying, and threatening a lawsuit claiming the amounts are too excessive due to soaring property values.

09/09/2014

Tax-Related Identity Theft: The Importance Of Protecting Your Social Security Number

With your social security number, criminals can open accounts in your name, potentially leaving you stuck with fraudulent charges.

09/08/2014

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Silicon Valley’s Transportation Tax For Alleviating Traffic Remains Gridlocked

Traffic relief in Silicon Valley will have to wait now that a half cent transportation tax has been delayed until the 2016 election.

06/18/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Reject Bill To Tie Corporate Tax Rate With CEO Pay

The state Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that sought to tie California’s corporate tax rate to executive compensation in an effort to address the growing wealth gap.

05/28/2014

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Health Experts: Soda Tax Would Compel Behavior Changes In Low–Income Neighborhoods

Health experts addressed San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this week to say a soda tax would compel changes in behavior in low-income neighborhoods and minority communities.

05/23/2014

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Over 100 Protest Google’s Shareholder Meeting In Mountain View

Anti-eviction activists, a group of Google investors, and a group led by Reverend Jesse Jackson are holding protests outside Google’s headquarters in Mountain View.

05/14/2014

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