Layoffs From Solyndra Shutdown Hundreds More Than Original ReportNewly-released documents show that nearly 1,900 people lost their jobs last year when Fremont’s Solyndra Solar Panel maker failed last year, hundreds more than the company’s initial claim.
SF Gay Rights Group Encouraged By Shifting Washington Views On Gay MarriageHigh-profile advocates of same-sex marriage in San Francisco are thrilled that two high-ranking members of the Obama administration seem to have changed their positions on gay marriage.
Pelosi Criticizes Federal Crackdown On Medical MarijuanaHouse Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is criticizing the Obama administration for its crackdown on California medical marijuana dispensaries.
SF Protesters Take Supreme Court Immigration Hearings PersonallyProtesters took to the steps of San Francisco's City Hall over the U.S. Supreme Court hearings on Arizona's controversial immigration laws. They say it's a case of merciless racial profiling.
White House Names San Francisco Doctor New AIDS CzarA San Francisco physician who oversaw the city’s efforts to prevent HIV infections has been named as director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.
Bay Area To Receive Millions From HUD For Homeless ProgramsThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding over $200 million in federal grants to 731 local homeless programs across the country.
Obama Plan To Save NorCal Spotted Owl Calls For Shooting Rival BirdTo save the imperiled spotted owl, the Obama administration is moving forward with a controversial plan to shoot barred owls, a rival bird that has shoved its smaller cousin aside.
Obama Administration Defends California High-Speed RailTransportation Secretary Ray LaHood strongly defended the federal government’s nearly $4 billion investment in high-speed rail in California.
Potential Buyers Show Little Interest In SolyndraThe Fremont solar panel manufacturer that received a half-billion dollar loan from the federal government has been unable to attract much interest from potential buyers to take over its operations.
Congress Kills High-Speed Rail Funding; California Work Goes OnCongress is on the verge of killing funding for President Barack Obama’s signature high-speed rail program, but it may have some life in it still, especially if the San Francisco-to-Anaheim high-speed project is built.
Energy Secretary Denies Politics Influenced Solyndra DealEnergy Secretary Steven Chu testified Thursday that no one from the White House ever contacted him to make a political decision on a half-billion-dollar loan to a Fremont solar company that later went bankrupt.
GOP Investigators Say Obama Administration Tried To Delay Solyndra LayoffsThe Obama administration wanted the failing solar energy company Solyndra to delay announcing employee layoffs last year until after the 2010 midterm elections, Republican investigators say.
Obama Donor Discussed Solyndra Loan With White HouseEmails released by a House committee appear to show that a major donor to President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign discussed with White House officials a federal loan to failed Fremont solar company Solyndra Inc.
White House Interested In San Jose's Gang Intervention ProgramOfficials with both the City of San Jose and the San Jose Police Department were invited to share what the city is doing to reduce gang activity.
House Panel Approves Subpoena On Solyndra Loan A Republican-led House panel on Thursday agreed to subpoena the White House for documents related to Solyndra Inc., the failed California solar company that received a half-billion-dollar federal loan.