EBMUD Expects To Fine 5,000 Homeowners For Using Too Much WaterEast Bay Municipal Utilities District expects to fine up to 5,000 homeowners for using too much water as it plans to enact a new ordinance during California’s historic drought.
No Contest Plea In Fraud Ring Charges For Oakland Black Muslim Temple Minister, His MotherThe minister of a Black Muslim temple in Oakland and his mother have pleaded no contest to felony charges for running a fraud ring to win security contracts in Alameda County and Los Angeles, prosecutors said.
House Majority Leader Abruptly Withdraws Candidacy For SpeakerWith no warning, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew Thursday from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House, shocking fellow Republicans just before voting was to begin and plunging Congress into chaos.
Gov. Brown Bans Tolls On Bicyclists, Pedestrians On Golden Gate BridgePedestrians and bicyclists can continue crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for free under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown has signed.
Competitive Cheerleading Becomes Official High School Sport In CaliforniaGov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation to make competitive cheerleading an official high school sport in California.
Cigarette Tax Proponents Push For $2-Per-Pack IncreaseProponents of an effort to raise California’s cigarette tax have launched a new effort to raise the cigarette tax by $2 a pack, this time with support from wealthy donor Tom Steyer.
DMV Employee Files Grievance Over Agency's Strict 'Potty Policy'A Sacramento DMV office is setting strict limits on employee bathroom breaks and even docking workers' pay if the they take too long.
Guns, Ammo Sell Like Hot Cakes Before Last San Francisco Gun Shop Closes Its DoorsCustomers are rushing to scoop up discounted firearms from San Francisco’s last gun store before it closes its doors at the end of the month in protest of a proposal to videotape gun sales in the city.
SFMTA: Tech Bus Program Leading To Fewer Muni Conflicts, Taking Cars Off RoadsPrivate shuttle buses caused fewer conflicts with Muni buses and took cars off the street during a pilot regulation program set to end early next year, according to a report released by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency this week.
South Bay Congressman Honda Spending Campaign Funds On Legal BillsWhile his challenger has been raking in endorsements and cash, South Bay Congressman Mike Honda has been racking up legal bills. It’s a drain on a campaign that's struggled to raise money.
San Francisco, Oakland Mayors Seek $15 Minimum Wage StatewideThe mayors of San Francisco and Oakland met with workers Tuesday to express their support for a statewide proposition that would increase the minimum wage by $1 each year beginning in 2017 and continue for the next five years.
After California, Right-To-Die Backers Push Laws In Other StatesIt will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California's example.