KCBS Cover Story: East Bay Elementary School Gets Back In The Music SwingStudents at San Pablo's Downer Elementary School are now getting an opportunity to learn on real instruments, thanks to a pilot program from the California Symphony.
California State University Chancellor Reed Announces RetirementCalifornia State University Chancellor Charles Reed announced Thursday he would retire at the end of the year, and remain in his post until the trustees hire a replacement.
South Bay School Districts Could Face BankruptcyFour districts are facing major financial troubles, among the almost 200 listed in a new state report.
Proposed Cuts Could Impact State's Judicial SystemMore than a half-billion dollars in cuts have been proposed to the state's court system, potentially making it harder to pay a traffic fine or get a divorce.
Phil Matier: Emergency CA Supreme Court Meeting Over New Budget PlanGov. Brown's proposed budget cuts to the court system will likely go through, which is cause for an emergency meeting by the state Supreme Court.
California Budget Challenge Online Tool Lets Users See Impact Of Spending ChoicesNext 10, a nonpartisan policy organization based in San Francisco, has released the 2012 version of their California Budget Challenge, an online tool that lets users understand the serious choices facing the state and determine where they stand on a series of spending and revenue policy options.
UCSF Launches $100M Fundraising Campaign To Offset CutsThe University of California, San Francisco is launching a first-of-its-kind campaign to ask private donors to make up money lost to state budget cuts.
Santa Cruz Mission Latest Park To Be Saved From Cut ListThanks to efforts by a local non-profit group, the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park will remain open for the next three years.
Pinole Students Give Up Sugar As Teacher Fasts Over Budget CutsA teacher at a Pinole elementary school has gone on a hunger strike over possible education cuts. As he gives up food, his students are also giving up some of their favorite things.
Deal Reached To Keep Old Benicia Capitol OpenOfficials say a deal has been reached to save Benicia State Historic Park, one of 70 California parks scheduled for closure due to budget cuts.
San Jose’s $10 Million Surplus Partly From City Employee Job and Pay CutsSan Jose's Mayor Reed is pleased his most recent budget report shows a surplus, but admits cuts to services are partly the reason for being in the black.
California's Largest Skate Park To Remain Open in San JoseA recently completed skate park - the largest in the state - will no longer have to close down, thanks to last minute support from parents and the City of San Jose.
Oakland Mayor Quan To Issue Dozens Of Pink SlipsDue to the state Supreme Court ruling that legislators can cut redevelopment funds, Oakland's Mayor Quan may be handing out dozens of pink slips and cutting salaries.
Hundreds Of Oakland City Employees To Get Layoff NoticesCity spokeswoman Karen Boyd said the notices will go to employees in every city department except for employees in the police and fire departments, whose contracts bar them from being laid off.
Governor Brown Reflects On 1st Year In Office, Lays Out His Tax Plan