After Shooting, Berkeley Leaders Vote to Install Surveillance Cameras at San Pablo ParkAn August shooting at a popular Berkeley park spurred city leaders to put up cameras in hopes of deterring future acts of violence.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Letting Cities Approve Marijuana Special EventsGov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill authored by Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, that gives cities the authority to approve temporary cannabis events.
Former San Francisco Building Inspection Official Accused Of Forging DocumentsA man who used to run San Francisco's Building Inspection Commission is facing legal trouble after his firm was accused of submitting bogus documents and plans for work on three homes.
Stockton Mayor Touts Experimental Program That Pays Families $500 a MonthStockton plans to give several dozen families $500 a month for a year as part of a program to study the economic and social impacts of giving people a basic income.
SF Mayor's Proposed Budget Includes New Funding For Addiction, Homeless ServicesSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee introduced a two-year budget plan that includes more funding for addiction, mental health and homelessness services.
Despite $241 Million Budget, SF Still Struggling With HomelessnessWith San Francisco spending nearly a quarter of a billion dollars on the homeless every year, many are asking how there are still thousands of people living on the street.
Vallejo Begins Week-Long Vote To Distribute Scarce FundsVallejo residents began voting Saturday in a week-long experiment with direct democracy that will give them a say in which neighborhood projects should get $3.2 million in city tax money.