Gov. Newsom Appoints Members to Task Force Studying Reparations for Black AmericansGovernor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced the appointment of five people -- including two Bay Area members -- to serve on the newly formed task force to study and develop reparation proposals for Black Americans.
REPORT: Majority OF PG&E Fire Victim Trust Funds Going To Overhead, Not VictimsPG&E set up a trust to compensate victims of recent wildfires started by the utility’s faulty equipment. After its first year, the trust paid $7 million to eligible survivors but racked up $51 million in costs.
Vacaville Hire Former Fairfield Police Chief Allio To Temporarily Run Police ForceThe City of Vacaville hired Joseph Allio, Fairfield's former police chief, to take over as Vacaville's interim police chief starting next week.
Daly City Approves Police Body Cams After Man With Fake Gun Fatally Shot By OfficersDaly City police officers and their vehicles will be equipped with cameras, following a City Council vote Wednesday night.
Tents Housing Homeless On San Francisco Streets Down 65% In A Year, City SaysThe number of tents housing homeless residents on San Francisco streets dropped by 65 percent over the last year, marking the lowest tent count seen in the city over the last two years, city officials said Wednesday.
Home Of First Lesbian Couple To Legally Marry In San Francisco Gets Landmark StatusThe hilltop cottage belonging to a lesbian couple who were the first same-sex partners to legally marry in San Francisco has become a city landmark.
Oakland City Council Approves $480K in Grants To Artists, Non-ProfitsThe Oakland City Council approved $480,000 in grants to 17 Oakland-based non-profit organizations and 20 individual artists through the city's Cultural Funding Program, Neighborhood Voices.
COVID: With 70% Vaccinated South Bay Health Officials Reaching Out To Vaccine-Hesitant ResidentsSanta Clara County health leaders said Tuesday more than 70 percent of eligible residents have now received their first dose of the COVID vaccine, but demand for the vaccine is now decreasing.
Facing Closure Mills College Faculty Approve Motion Of ‘No Confidence’ In School’s AdministrationResistance to the planned closure and redefined mission of Mills College in Oakland escalated this week when the voting faculty of the institution overwhelmingly approved a resolution of no confidence in the school's administration.
Brown Lawns May Be Back In Marin Under Latest Drought-Era Restrictions On Water UseThe Marin Municipal Water District Board voted unanimously to impose further restrictions on water use in the county.
East Bay Man Doing Time For 2004 Burglary Walks Free Thanks To Resentencing LawThe Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office helped release a man from prison who they themselves had put behind bars, not because he was innocent, but because they believe he didn’t deserve to be in prison any longer.
COVID: San Francisco Business Leaders Brainstorm Ideas To Revive A Deserted ChinatownAt the start of the pandemic, there were empty storefronts and deserted streets in San Francisco’s Chinatown. A year later, it isn’t much better. Now business leaders are brainstorming on ways to bring people back.
COVID Housing: San Mateo Advocates Call For Extension Of Renter Protections Past JuneDozens of advocates and residents on Tuesday urged San Mateo County supervisors to extend renter protections after the statewide eviction moratorium expires at the end of June.
Sonoma-Marin Water Committee Calls On Residents To Reduce Water Use By 20%An advisory committee for water agencies in the North Bay passed a resolution Monday asking residents to voluntarily reduce water usage by 20%.
COVID Vaccines: President Biden Sets Goal Of 70% Of Adults Vaccinated By July 4President Biden set a new target of having 160 million U.S. adults fully vaccinated and 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4, ramping up efforts to reach rural areas and communities where the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations has lagged.