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Lake Merritt in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland City Council To Vote On Lake Merritt High-Rise Approval

The Oakland City Council will try again Tuesday to approve the sale of a city-owned parcel of land near Lake Merritt for a new high-rise apartment complex.

06/02/2015

A polling place.  (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Cost To File Ballot Measure in California Jumps From $200 To $8,000 Following Kill All Gays Initiative

It could cost a lot more to file a ballot measure in California.

05/26/2015

Mark DeRosa #7 of the San Francisco Giants uses smokeless tobacco during warm ups.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Smokeless Tobacco Ban Approved For Sports Fields In San Francisco, Including AT&T Park

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a ban Tuesday on smokeless tobacco use at sports fields, including AT&T Park.

04/21/2015

Oysters (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

‘Death Penalty For Gays’ Initiative Countered With California ‘Shellfish Suppression Act’

A proposed California ballot initiative that calls for the execution of gay Californians is being met with outrage, disgust and a healthy sense of humor.

04/09/2015

Orinda City Councilmember Steve Glazer, candidate for 16th Assembly District. (CBS)

Glazer Takes Primary; Will Face Susan Bonilla For District 7 State Senate Seat

It appears Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla will advance from in Tuesday’ss primary election for a vacant state Senate seat representing parts of Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

03/18/2015

Computer Server

FCC Votes In Favor Of Net Neutrality; Internet Activists Declare Victory

Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

02/26/2015

E-Cigarette

BART Board Gives Final Approval To E-Cigarette Ban, First Time Violators To Pay $100 Fine

BART directors voted unanimously Thursday to give final approval to an ordinance that allows the transit agency to ban electronic cigarettes on its trains and in its stations.

02/12/2015

Who Wore It Better? Grammy 2015 Edition (credit: Getty Images)

Who Wore It Better? Grammy 2015 Edition!

From Rihanna in princess pink to Taylor’s gorgeous green, you decide who wore it better! Vote now and pick a side…

02/09/2015

An armored vehicle on display at "Urban Shield," a law enforcement training exercise and trade show in Oakland. (CBS)

Santa Cruz City Council Votes To Acquire Armored Police Vehicle

The Santa Cruz City Council voted to accept a quarter million dollar grant for an armored police vehicle.

01/13/2015

Contra Costa County seal

Contra Costa Supervisors Vote Down Their Own Proposal To Give Themselves A Raise

Contra Costa supervisors swallowed a bitter pill Tuesday in Martinez as they voted to rescind a salary increase that they had approved for themselves in late fall.

01/13/2015

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