Alameda County Leaders Ban FrackingAlameda County leaders voted in favor of banning fracking Tuesday evening, making it the first county in the Bay Area to do so, and the fifth county in California to ban fracking.
Oakland Officials Vote Unanimously To Ban Shipment Of CoalOakland city officials unanimously voted to ban the shipment of coal, sidelining a plan to transport Utah coal to Asia through a proposed marine terminal on an old army base.
Paper Ballots Still Crucial To California's Voting Process, Despite Online PushWith the approach of Tuesday’s primary, some voters are wondering why they can’t cast their votes online.
Bay Area Election ResultsIt's election day in the Bay Area with several key races in San Francisco grabbing the spotlight. Here are the results
Oct. 19 Last Day To Register To Vote In Upcoming Nov. 3 ElectionsThe deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November 3 elections is Monday.
Ban On Chain Stores Set For Sebastopol City Council VoteThe plan would restrict development of any business that has 25 or more locations across the country.
Oakland City Council To Vote On Lake Merritt High-Rise ApprovalThe 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.
Cost To File Ballot Measure in California Jumps From $200 To $8,000 Following Kill All Gays InitiativeIt could cost a lot more to file a ballot measure in California.
Smokeless Tobacco Ban Approved For Sports Fields In San Francisco, Including AT&T ParkThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a ban Tuesday on smokeless tobacco use at sports fields, including AT&T Park.
'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.
Glazer Takes Primary; Will Face Susan Bonilla For District 7 State Senate SeatIt 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.
FCC Votes In Favor Of Net Neutrality; Internet Activists Declare VictoryInternet 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.

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