San Francisco Leaders Question Reasons Behind Latest Walgreens Store ClosuresMayor London Breed on Wednesday was pushing back against the idea that rampant retail theft was the only reason behind Walgreens' recent decision to close five more stores across San Francisco
San Jose Looks At Ending Downtown Parking Space Minimums Amid Anticipated Growth, BART ArrivalThe City of San Jose is in the final months of its nearly three-year long effort to study a proposal to eliminate the parking mandates for new real estate developments in downtown.
COVID: Vaccine Mandate Deadline Arrives for San Francisco WorkersThe signs up at San Francisco bars, restaurants, gyms and other indoor businesses that say "Vaccines required to enter" now apply to both customers and employees.
Battle Over California Bullet Train Continues To Slow It DownOngoing negotiations between the California legislature and transportation officials continues to delay the state’s high-speed rail project, with the most recent hurdle being a debate over whether the train should be high speed when it launches.
Newsom Signs Bill Increasing Pay For Low Income JurorsGov. Gavin Newsom signed a new bill Friday that increases pay for low-income residents serving on jury duty.
Oakland Invites Public Comment On Proposed Council, School Board District BoundariesOakland's inaugural Redistricting Commission is inviting public comment on new proposed City Council and school board district boundaries.
Salty Tap Water Forces Pt. Reyes Residents To Bottle And Tote Home Their OwnWater is in short supply everywhere, but in Pt. Reyes Station in West Marin County, the water they do have is becoming increasingly salty. Now, some residents are having to tote their water home by hand.
COVID-19 Rates Continue to Decline In San Joaquin County, Testing Sites IncreasedA health official in San Joaquin County reported a downward trend in COVID-19 cases throughout the county during a Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.
Family Of Slain Reporter Takes On Facebook Over Failing To Remove Violent VideoThe family of a slain journalist is asking the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of her shooting death.
Alameda County Housing Program Eases Process For Building In-Law UnitsAlameda County housing officials announced a new program this week that simplifies the process of adding in-law units to single-family properties, in the hopes of adding 18 affordable housing units in unincorporated areas of the county.
Healthcare Workers In California, Oregon Vote To Strike Against Kaiser PermanenteAcross California and Oregon, more than 24,000 nurses and other healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente overwhelmingly authorized a strike this weekend over pay and working conditions made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.
Newsom Signs North Bay Lawmaker's Bill Aiming To Protect Reporters Covering ProtestsCalifornia will protect journalists from interference by police while covering civil protests under a bill from a North Bay lawmaker signed into law Saturday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
COVID Recovery: Gov. Newsom Signs Measures Extending Outdoor Dining, To-Go CocktailsAs California seeks to recover from the pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed measures extending outdoor dining and to-go cocktails, which have kept many restaurants afloat.
Newsom Vetoes Bay Area Lawmaker's Proposal To Retain Remote Access To Public Meetings After PandemicA bill co-authored by a South Bay state legislator to preserve remote access to public meetings has been vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Walnut Creek City Council Hears Complaints on Anti-Abortion ProtestsThe Walnut Creek City Council will explore creating a buffer zone between patients and protesters around Planned Parenthood after hearing at least a half dozen complaints about escalating aggressiveness outside the Oakland Boulevard medical facility.