As Legal Marijuana Sales Begin, Complaints Over High Taxes Grow Louder
One of the big selling points for legalizing marijuana was all the money it would bring in. But has the state overdone it with taxes? Melissa Caen reports. (1-1-18)

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Beloved Ice Rink in San Mateo Saved from ExtinctionNazareth Ice Oasis at Bridgepointe Shopping Center in San Mateo is up and running thanks to community pressure and a years-long battle. Vern Glenn reports. (1-19-18)
Recreational Marijuana Sales Soar in CaliforniaTwo groups of people, in particular appear to be driving the rapidly-rising sales of recreational pot. Andrea Nakano breaks out the new stats. (1-18-18)
At Issue: Expanding Rent Control in CaliforniaAn effort to expand rent control died Thursday in a legislative committee after hours of testimony from hundreds of landlords and renters. Phil Matier discusses the future of rent control with state assemblyman David Chiu (D-S.F.). (1-14-18)
Santa Cruz Company Targets Electric Skateboard at Solo Urban CommutersKyle Doerksen, with Future Motion Inc in Santa Cruz, was inspired by a love of snowboarding to create an electric vehicle that's about as small as it can get. KPIX 5's Kiet Do took the "Onewheel" for a spin. (1-11-18)
San Francisco Pot Sales Slow to Get StartedA day before recreational marijuana sales begin in San Francisco, there is still confusion over the permitting process and exactly who has the approval to sell. Susie Steimle reports. (1-5-18)
California Sees Incredible Boom In Recreational Marijuana DemandOne store in San Jose expected a 30 percent increase in demand, but saw a 400 percent increase in sales instead. Betty Yu reports. (1/2/18)

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Digital Assistants Well On Way To Becoming More Human-LikeDigital voice assistants and smart home speakers are not only become more prevalent in U.S. households, but it’s expected they will also become more human-like. Kiet Do reports. (1/23/18)
San Francisco Has Third Mayor In Three WeeksAfter hours of public comment, the supervisors voted to have Mark Farrell as interim mayor. Melissa Caen reports. (1/23/18)
Teen Opens Fire At Kentucky High School, Killing ClassmatesA 15-year-old boy was apprehended after he killed two students and injured at least 18 others after opening fire in a Kentucky high school. Elizabeth Cook reports. (1/23/18)

Tax Planning

At Issue: Tax Relief for CaliforniansCalifornia lawmakers are considering a new plan aimed at helping residents facing higher federal tax bills. State senator Jerry Hill discusses the issue with Phil Matier. (1-7-18)
As Legal Marijuana Sales Begin, Complaints Over High Taxes Grow LouderOne of the big selling points for legalizing marijuana was all the money it would bring in. But has the state overdone it with taxes? Melissa Caen reports. (1-1-18)
At Issue: Congress Passes Major Tax BillPhil Matier talks with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.) about the new tax law. how it got passed and what's ahead. (12-24-17)

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Digital Assistants Well On Way To Becoming More Human-LikeDigital voice assistants and smart home speakers are not only become more prevalent in U.S. households, but it’s expected they will also become more human-like. Kiet Do reports. (1/23/18)
San Francisco Has Third Mayor In Three WeeksAfter hours of public comment, the supervisors voted to have Mark Farrell as interim mayor. Melissa Caen reports. (1/23/18)
Suspected Pirate Arrested For Stealing Sausalito TugboatA suspected pirate is under arrest in the North Bay. Katie Nielsen reports. (1/23/18)

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Digital Assistants Well On Way To Becoming More Human-LikeDigital voice assistants and smart home speakers are not only become more prevalent in U.S. households, but it’s expected they will also become more human-like. Kiet Do reports. (1/23/18)
San Francisco Has Third Mayor In Three WeeksAfter hours of public comment, the supervisors voted to have Mark Farrell as interim mayor. Melissa Caen reports. (1/23/18)
Teen Opens Fire At Kentucky High School, Killing ClassmatesA 15-year-old boy was apprehended after he killed two students and injured at least 18 others after opening fire in a Kentucky high school. Elizabeth Cook reports. (1/23/18)

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