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Chevron refinery in Richmond. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Proposed Richmond Refinery Upgrades Face Key City Council Vote

Richmond’s city council is scheduled to take up the project at its meeting on Tuesday night. Councilmembers could impose additional conditions that are opposed by Chevron or approve the project without them.

07/29/2014

Cars drive northbound on the Golden Gate Bridge May, 8, 2008 in Sausalito, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Golden Gate Bridge District Employees Voting This Week On Whether To Authorize Strike

Union officials said employees have been working without a contract since July 1, as the two sides have been negotiating since April.

07/23/2014

A clerk stocks a shelf with Diet Coke at a convenience store on December 9, 2013.

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

O.co Coliseum on March 31, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oakland City Council Prepared To Vote On A’s Lease Deal; Mayor Quan Seeks Postponement

The Oakland City Council has called a special session for Wednesday night, and they are expected to vote on the A’s lease deal.

07/16/2014

A proposal to split California into six separate states. (CBS)

What Would 6 Californias Really Look Like? We Have Questions

People in the Bay Area have been trying to distance themselves from the folks in Los Angeles for years, and if voters approve a plan headed for the ballot, they’ll get closer to a whole state of separation.

07/15/2014

The shores of the Richardson Bay near the Golden Gate Bridge in Belvedere. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Belvedere Votes Down Plan To Add Fifth Police Officer

Residents in a picturesque North Bay city are worried about a sudden rise in crime, and some believe one extra police officer could make all the difference.

06/10/2014

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Phil Matier: What Happens When You’re 1st At The Polls On Election Day?

The turnout at the polls was so light this morning that our own Insider Phil Matier was the first to vote at his polling place.

06/03/2014

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Election Day: Voter Guide, Polling Place Locations, Voter Resources For California’s June 3rd Primary Election

Find your polling place, read the arguments for and against the measures, read candidates’ statements, and then check back tonight for complete state, county, and city election results.

06/03/2014

Jars full of medical marijuana at a dispensary. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

South Bay Pot Proponents Planning To Offer Free ‘Weed For Votes’ During Upcoming Election

A coalition of pro-marijuana activists think they have sparked an idea that could help get like-minded local politicians in office. They say they will offer discounts or giveaways of pot to people who can prove they vote during next week’s primary election.

05/30/2014

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NorCal County Residents To Vote On Abandoning California, Forming 51st State Named Jefferson

Voters in Del Norte and Tehama, with a combined population of about 91,000, will decide June 3 on an advisory measure that asks each county’s board of supervisors to join a wider effort to form a 51st state named Jefferson.

05/28/2014

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