Coronvirus Update: California Unemployment Soars As U.S. Jobless Claims Hit 3.3 Million In A WeekA day after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a sharp rise in Californians filing for unemployment, federal officials on Thursday revealed that a staggering 3.3 million Americans had filed jobless claims last week.
Coronavirus California Update: Newsom Announces Mortgage Payment Relief, Increased Unemployment FundsGov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday hailed an agreement on a $2 trillion emergency package aimed at blunting the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to announcing a pause for Californians facing mortgage payments or foreclosures.
Santa Clara County, San Francisco Win Final Judgment Over Trump Administration On Sanctuary City FundingSanta Clara County and San Francisco won a final victory in a lawsuit Friday challenging President Donald Trump's threat to withhold federal funding for sanctuary cities and counties.
BART Secures $300 Million In Federal Funding For Transbay ProjectFederal Transit Administration officials announced Thursday that they will allocate $300 million toward BART's Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Project and advance it to the engineering phase.
Sanctuary Cities Grapple With Trump's Threat To Pull Federal FundingPresident Donald Trump's crackdown on immigration is forcing Bay Area leaders to make tough choices.
Former Lawrence Livermore Scientist Used Fake Data For Federal FundingS. Darin Kinion, of Lafayette, was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to submitting false data and reports to defraud the government.
Lawmakers Give Initial OK to Medi-Cal ExpansionState lawmakers have given initial approval to bills that would expand Medicaid to more than 1 million low-income Californians, a critical step to implementing federal health care reforms.
$60.4B Proposed Federal Aid May Include Money For Tsunami Clean UpA proposed $60.4 billion federal disaster aid package includes money for marine debris removal. But it’s not clear how much might go toward clearing West Coast beaches of debris from the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Port Expansion Pushes Oakland Film Center Off Army BaseThe businesses that make up the Oakland Film Center must leave the Oakland Army Base by January to keep an expansion project at the Port of Oakland on schedule, Mayor Quan said Wednesday.
Bay Area School Districts Drop Bid For Federal FundsTwo of the largest school districts in the area are abandoning their joint effort to bring in millions of dollars in federal funds through the Obama Administration's Race to the Top program.
Millions In Funds Sent To Bay Area For Transportation ImprovementsThe Obama administration is sending millions of dollars to the Bay Area to help pay for transportation improvements. The money will go to San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood and the Port of Oakland.
San Francisco Gets OK To Proceed With Subway Work Federal officials have given San Francisco the green light to proceed with major construction work for its $1.6 billion subway expansion project.
Oakland Public Health Institute Gets Huge Boost In Federal FundingU.S. Rep. Barbara Lee announced Friday that the Oakland-based Public Health Institute will receive $209.5 million in “cooperative agreement” funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Bay Area Congresswoman Pushes Funding For ‘Next Generation’ 911 SystemThe "Next Generation 911" system would allow callers to text, send photos and video to 911 dispatch centers.
San Jose Firefighters Rehired, Fire Engines Back In ServiceThe 49 positions that were lost last year have been filled by some returning to the department and others making a lateral move from another city.