Gov. Newsom to Propose $2.7 Billion Emergency COVID-19 Package MondayGov. Gavin Newsom is expected to present a proposed $2.7 billion COVID-19 emergency response package Monday in Sacramento as part of his proposed 2022 state budget.
Former San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud In City Hall Corruption CaseFormer San Francisco Department of Public Works director Mohammed Nuru pleaded guilty to wire fraud in federal court on Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
COVID: Vallejo Latest To Announce City Hall Closure Due To Omicron SurgeCity officials in Vallejo announced Friday that City Hall would be closed to the public for several weeks, joining other Bay Area communities that have closed facilities due to the COVID-19 omicron surge.
COVID: Newsom, Other Governors Lose Appetite For Widespread Shutdowns In Omicron OutbreakGovernors took sweeping actions during earlier surges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not this time, even as the exponential spread of the super-contagious omicron variant shatters COVID-19 infection records.
Pelosi Sets March 1 Date for Biden's State of the Union AddressHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited President Biden to the Capitol to deliver the State of the Union address on March 1, a date which is later than usual, as the COVID-19 Omicron variant swamps Washington, D.C., and the nation.
UPDATE: San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin Questions New Fix for Millennium TowerThe latest plan to fix San Francisco’s sinking and tilting Millennium Tower was the focal point once again of a city-run hearing on Thursday.
California Lawmakers Absent After Possible COVID-19 Exposure At Going Away Party For ColleagueSome California lawmakers including Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon missed Thursday's legislative session after attending a party with a lawmaker who later tested positive for the coronavirus.
Bay Area Lawmaker Proposes Ending Tax Breaks For Nonprofits Who Aided In Capitol InsurrectionCalifornia nonprofits that participated or aided in last year's attack on the U.S. Capitol may lose their tax-exempt status via a new bill introduced by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, on the anniversary of the insurrection. 
Hayward City Hall to Close on Fridays Through Rest of January Due to COVID-19Officials in Hayward on Thursday announced they are closing its City Hall to the public on Fridays through the rest of this month to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
Jan. 6 Anniversary: President Biden Warns Democracy At Risk In Fiery Speech Rebuking TrumpPresident Biden marked one year since the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol with a fiery speech at the site of the insurrection, rebuking the violence and former President Donald Trump's attempts to overthrow the 2020 election that made Mr. Biden president.
California Senate Bill Proposes Clean Energy Solutions To Keep Lights On During OutagesCalifornia residents should be able to keep their lights on during disaster-driven power outages without having to rely on carbon-emitting generators, state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, said in his new piece of climate legislation titled the Community Energy Resilience Act.
California Democrats Revive Universal Health Care Bill, Paid For By Tax IncreaseDemocrats in the California Legislature on Thursday revived a plan for what could be the nation’s first universal health care system — prompting strong opposition from doctors and health insurers over tax increases for businesses and individuals that would pay for the plan and only if voters approved the tax hikes.
'A Horrific Moment' – Bay Area Rep. Barbara Lee Recalls January 6 Attack On Capitol 1 Year LaterThe trauma remains fresh in the mind of East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee a year after the deadly January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol which left five people dead, dozens more injured and a nation shaken.
Mill Valley Man Wanted in Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Finds Refuge in BelarusThursday marks the first anniversary of the Capitol riot but the story is far from over for a Mill Valley man wanted by the FBI who turned up late last year in Belarus.
COVID: San Jose Leaders Advance Booster Mandate For Indoor Events At City-Owned Facilities - 'There's No Benefit In Waiting'A proposal for a vaccine booster mandate for indoor events at city-owned facilities in San Jose cleared another hurdle, passing unanimously in a City Council Rules Committee meeting on Wednesday.