California Could Limit Conservatorships, Promote Alternatives In Wake Of #FreeBritney MovementDisability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives.
California Healthcare Workers Say Ambulances Wait Hours With Patients Outside HospitalsEmergency healthcare workers in northern and southern California complained of hours-long waits to transfer patients from ambulances to hospital emergency rooms Wednesday in what they said were chronic delays worsened by the nearly two-year COVID-19 pandemic.
San Jose Food Pantry Staying Open After Raising Funds to Pay for PermitA San Jose food pantry fought off a possible closure by raising enough money overnight Tuesday for a special use permit.
COVID Outbreak Among San Jose Police Officers Creates Issues For Patrolling Nearly four dozen San Jose Police officers have been sidelined by COVID-19 -- an outbreak severe enough for the department to consider shifting detectives and others to patrol city streets part time.
Marin Water Officials May Lift Penalties For Too Much Usage After Wet Start To Rainy SeasonWater officials are considering lifting penalties for residents who use too much water, now that supply is looking much better for many parts of the Bay Area.
San Francisco Superior Court Appoints First Black Woman As Chief of Adult ProbationCristel Tullock, a longtime veteran of the Adult Probation Department in the San Francisco Superior Court system, became the first black woman to serve as chief of the department, court officials announced Tuesday.
Feds Announce $50B Plan To Fight Western Wildfires Where Forests Meet CivilizationThe Biden administration said Tuesday it will significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around “hot spots” where nature and neighborhoods collide.
House January 6 Committee Subpoenas Rudy Giuliani, Other Trump AlliesThe House select committee investigating the January 6 assault on U.S. Capitol on Tuesday issued subpoenas to former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and three others who challenged the 2020 election results.
Santa Clara County Receives $22M Project Homekey Grant To Convert Hotel Into Supportive HousingSanta Clara County has received a $22 million grant from the state's Homekey program, which the county will use to purchase and convert a hotel into housing units for homeless residents.
East Bay Rep. Jerry McNerney Latest Not To Seek Re-Election To Congress In 2022East Bay Rep. Jerry McNerney announced Tuesday that he is not seeking-re-election in 2022, joining more than two dozen Democrats who plan to leave Congress after the midterm elections.
CoCo County Supervisors Ban Gas For New Construction ProjectsThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Tuesday that bans natural gas from being used to power new homes and buildings in unincorporated areas of the county.