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SF groups protest a planned Ellis Act conviction Wednesday. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisors Approve Bigger Payouts For Ellis Act Evictions

Landlords hoping to use the Ellis Act to evict tenants in San Francisco will have to pay up, after the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to increase the amount tenants can receive in those settlements.

04/08/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Berkeley City Council Votes To Oppose Crude By Rail Plan

The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a resolution that opposes plans by Phillips 66 to transport crude oil through Berkeley and other East Bay cities to a new refinery rail spur in San Luis Obispo County.

03/26/2014

What California might look like if divided into six states.  (Six Californias)

Plan To Split California Into Six States Gets OK To Gather Signatures

Supporters of a plan to divide California into six sates can begin collecting signatures to get the proposal on the ballot.

02/19/2014

Lindsay Lohan (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Pick-A-Side: The Most Notorious Child Stars

Could it be Lindsay? Shia or Amanda? You tell us who the most notorious child star is…

02/11/2014

A man casts his ballot on Election Day. (Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Bill Would Let 16-Year-Old Californians Pre-Register To Vote

California would let 16-year-olds pre-register to vote under a bill approved by the state Senate, although they still would have to wait until age 18 to cast their first ballot.

01/28/2014

New AC Transit Bus

AC Transit Union Members To Vote On Contract Deal

AC Transit drivers and mechanics are voting Friday on a tentative deal reached just before a cooling off period ordered by the governor ended last week.

12/27/2013

Officer of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department (r) stands outside a BART train while passengers board, San Francisco (AP)

BART Board Rejects Family Leave Clause; Contract Deal In Jeopardy

The tentative agreement that ended the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike last month was rejected by the agency’s board of directors during Thursday’s vote.

11/21/2013

The entrance to Vallejo High School (CBS)

Proposal To Drop Apache Mascot Stirs Debate At Vallejo High School

Vallejo High School students call themselves to be the Apaches, but that could change as momentum builds across the country to change mascot names that may be offensive.

11/18/2013

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California’s Transgender Rights For Kids Under Fire

A conservative coalition is seeking to overturn a recently passed law that gives transgendered students certain rights in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the law, that lets transgender students use either the boys or girls restroom and lets them play on whichever sports team they feel most comfortable on, in September.

11/12/2013

Madonna (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Pick-A-Side: Favorite Madonna Song

Celebrate the Material Girl’s 55th Birthday with us and vote for your favorite Madonna song!

08/16/2013

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