Santa Clara County Libraries Latest To Eliminate Late FinesThe Santa Clara County Library District has offered a New Year's present to its patrons, by becoming the latest library system in the Bay Area to eliminate late fines.
Contra Costa County Reopening Stores, Businesses, Camps, Allows Services With 'Close Customer Contact'Contra Costa County is expanding the number of businesses and services allowed to reopen in its latest COVID-19 health order which covers shopping, childcare, social gatherings, even protests.
San Francisco Libraries Latest To Consider Eliminating Overdue FinesSan Francisco is proposing to be the latest local jurisdiction to get rid of the fines in an effort to increase access to libraries.
San Mateo County Library System Going Fine-FreeEffective Monday, San Mateo County libraries will no longer assess fines for late-return books and other material, to help ensure all county residents can borrow books.
Oakland Man Creates Needed Libraries In His Native EthiopiaAn unemployed accountant living in Oakland has capitalized on his love of books and of his native Ethiopia to build nearly two dozen libraries there over the past 23 years.
California Bill Banning Confederate Flag Merchandise Heads To Gov. Brown's DeskGift shops in California may soon have to get rid of some extra inventory if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill that would ban the state from displaying or selling merchandise with the Confederate flag.
Blunder Could Leave San Jose Library Measure Off The November BallotThe San Jose City Clerk's Office made a mistake in calculating the number of signatures a library petition would need to qualify for the November ballot.
San Jose Likely To Reopen Shuttered LibrariesThe San Jose City Council is expected to approve a recommendation Tuesday by the mayor to open new libraries. The suggestion would target libraries that have already been built, but have been shuttered because of budget cuts.
Best Libraries In The San Francisco AreaLibraries in the San Francisco area have become upscale community centers with award-winning green design. Here is an inside look at some of the best libraries in the city.
San Jose Councilman Envisions Volunteer-Run LibrariesAn idea to help out cash-strapped libraries in San Jose is being met with both praise and criticism after a city councilman suggested the libraries replace retiring city workers with volunteers.
San Jose Facing Harsh Reality In Budget PreviewThis week, San Jose City Council members got their first preview of just how bad the budget picture looks for the next fiscal year which starts in July.
Despite Flagging Finances, San Jose Voters Unsupportive Of Tax HikesEven though there is talk of a fiscal emergency, San Jose voters seem unlikely to vote for a tax hike according to a new poll released by the city.
Hundreds Oppose Cuts At Oakland Budget MeetingIt was standing room only at Tuesday night's Oakland city council meeting with hundreds of city workers and community members protesting Mayor Jean Quan's plan to cut a $58 million deficit.
Hundreds Of Layoffs Included In Finalized San Jose BudgetThe San Jose City Council has approved a budget that includes hundreds of layoffs, in an attempt to close a $150 million deficit. The final vote was 7-4 in favor of Mayor Chuck Reed’s budget plan for 2011-2012.
San Jose Budget Plan Details Deep CutsA proposed budget released Tuesday by San Jose City Manager Debra Figone calls for cuts in police and firefighter positions and a reduction in services to close a $115 million deficit.