San Jose Approves Money To Add Police Officers, Restore ServicesThe San Jose City Council Tuesday approved a funding strategy that backers claim would add 141 new police officer positions and restore other city services but would require tens of millions in revenue the city does not yet have.
$7.6 Million Oakland Youth Center May Not Open Due To BudgetA $7.6 million youth center five years in the making may close before it has a chance to open. While the West Oakland facility is almost finished, the city is having problems finding the money to run it.
Bill Adds Calif. Community College Classes At Higher CostStudents at California community colleges could see additional class options for short summer and winter sessions under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Monday, but those courses would come with a higher price tag.
Pensions ‘Elephant In The Room’ As CoCo County Eyes New Budget Contra Costa supervisors are expected to adopt a new county budget next month and the county administrator is optimistic about it despite rising-pension costs.
California Taxes Coming In $4 Billion Above Forecast, Analyst SaysCalifornia is on track to collect $4 billion more in personal income taxes than Gov. Jerry Brown had expected, giving a potential boost to education funding, the legislative analyst's office said Tuesday.
Silicon Valley Housing Advocates Speak Out Against Section 8 Sequester CutsAffordable housing advocates held a protest outside the Santa Clara County Housing Authority on Tuesday over proposed cuts to Section 8 housing vouchers.
Contra Costa Fire Protection District May Close Two More Stations After the closure of four stations so far this year, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District may close two additional stations citing a lack of revenue.
Contra Costa Meals On Wheels Facing Cuts, May Drop 200 SeniorsMeals on Wheels of Contra Costa launched an urgent appeal for more donations Monday, saying that a funding shortage could force it to drop 200 people from its roster of 1,200 seniors receiving home-delivered meals.
Stockton Becomes Most Populous City In Nation To Enter BankruptcyThe people of Stockton will feel financial fallout for years after a federal judge ruled Monday to let the city become the most populous in the nation to enter bankruptcy.
San Jose Budget To Avoid Layoffs, Restore Police ServicesThe city of San Jose will avoid layoffs for the second straight year and restore some emergency services after Mayor Chuck Reed’s budget message was unanimously approved Tuesday by the City Council.
Stockton Faces Off With Creditors In Bankruptcy CourtLawyers for the California city of Stockton said Monday it has cut its budget and services to the bone and has no choice about trying to become the most populous U.S. city to enter bankruptcy.
FAA To Close 11 California Control TowersEleven air traffic control towers at small airports throughout California are on the Federal Aviation Administration’s list of nationwide facilities to be closed next month due to spending cuts.
UCSF Projects $28M In Research Fund Losses This Year From Sequester UCSF is the largest public recipient of National Institutes of Health funding nationwide, but they project a loss of $28 million in funding this year due to the recent sequestration.
Assembly Looks To Stabilize Funding For Struggling CCSFWith City College of San Francisco facing reduced enrollment as it struggles to maintain its accreditation status, a state assemblyman has proposed legislation that could help stabilize the school’s funding.
CCSF Students Upset Over Cuts As School Tries To Stay AccreditedCity College of San Francisco students, staff and administration remain at an impasse after a meeting Monday in which students demanded more input in the school’s changes as it fights to keep its accreditation.