COVID: SF Announces $12 Million Arts Funding For In-Person Festivals, ParadesIn an effort to spur San Francisco's economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, city leaders on Monday announced more than $12 million in grants to support in-person community parades and festivals.
Crews Clear North San Jose Homeless Encampment on Apple PropertyCrews on Thursday started the final cleanup at a prominent South Bay homeless encampment located on property owned by tech giant Apple.
Legislators Push For $20 Million To Help Families of VTA Shooting Victims, Transit AgencyState and local leaders on Monday were discussing financial support that would be provided to victims' families, survivors and the VTA itself one month after the mass shooting at a San Jose railyard.
COVID Impact: California, Other States Use Federal Funds To Supplement Unemployment CacheWith federal COVID-19 aid pouring into states like California, businesses there could be spared billions of dollars of higher taxes in coming years, potentially freeing up money to spend on employees or invest in their operations.
Measure RR Sales Tax To Fund Caltrain Appears To Pass In 3 CountiesCaltrain has lost significant ridership and subsequent funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, but after Tuesday's election, it may receive a lifeline and long-term financial support.
Prop 14 Stem Cell Research Funds For CA Institute For Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) LeadingA proposition that would keep alive first-of-its-kind stem cell research program in the East Bay was leading after the polls closed on Tuesday.
Sonoma County Rescue Helicopter That Saved Marin County Firefighters Could Be Victim Of Budget CutsThe Sonoma County Sheriff's helicopter rescue unit that just saved two Marin County firefighters trapped in the midst of the Woodward Fire last Friday night is at risk of being eliminated due to budget shortfalls.
Santa Clara County Boosts Funding To Help Rape Victims As Assaults SpikeWhile the number of rape cases in California are on the rise, at the same time funding for programs to help victims is being drastically cut. But officials in the South Bay are doing something about it.
BART Gets $125 Million Boost In Funding For Silicon Valley ExtensionBART received a $125 million boost in fast-track funding for its Silicon Valley extension, transit officials announced at a news conference Wednesday.
SMART Train Board Looks To Extend Sales Tax To Fund Transit SystemAt a meeting last week, the SMART transit board revealed that if it doesn’t get a long-term extension of its sales tax hike, the agency will be broke in five years.
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.
Assembly Passes Bill Giving Local School Districts Power To Deny Funds For Home SchoolingA major fight is brewing in Sacramento over the effect charter schools are having on public education. And caught up in that battle are people who educate their kids at home.
Gov. Newsom Proposes $15M Grant To Fight Hate Crimes At Places Of WorshipOn Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his support for a $15 million grant to protect places of worship.
Oakland Mayor Announces Plan To Repave City Streets This SummerOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and city Department of Transportation director Ryan Russo said Thursday that over the next few months there will be a flurry of street-paving activity.
KPIX Poll Shows Bridge Toll Hike Measure Facing Uphill BattleWith the ballot battle over bridge tolls looming in less than a month, an exclusive new KPIX 5 poll shows Bay Area drivers are clinging to their cars.