Ahead Of Departure, Brown Predicts Too Much Democratic SpendingGov. Jerry Brown is predicting it will be difficult for his successor to control Democrats' hunger for more spending and rules.
Profitable Burning Man Festival Looks To Invest More In Future SuccessThe San Francisco-based arts nonprofit that holds the Burning Man counter-cultural festival attended by thousands in northern Nevada's Black Rock Desert is making more and spending more....
$1.5M Spent To Renovate 2 Public Restrooms In San FranciscoRecreation and Park Department officials opened renovated public restrooms Friday along Ocean Beach in San Francisco, city officials said.
California Democrats Push Gov. Brown To Demand Water Conservation From Farmers During DroughtCalifornia’s Democratic state senators are pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to speed up water spending in the face of a relentless drought.
California Spending $975 Less Per K-12 Students Than National Average Despite Improved RankingsCalifornia is spending much more on schools since the passage of Governor Brown's temporary tax increase, Proposition 30, but is likely to slip back toward the bottom once those higher taxes expire.
Governor Jerry Brown, State Legislators Unveil $1 Billion Drought Relief PlanMost of the proposal would accelerate spending that voters have already approved for water and flood projects.
Congressman Honda Caught On Camera Dozing Off During Homeland Security Spending DiscussionCongressman Mike Honda was in a nearly empty House Chamber listening to a California colleague speak on Homeland Security spending when he fell asleep on camera.
Report Finds California’s Financial Comeback Mainly Due To Spending Reductions, Not Higher RevenueThe report from Standard & Poor's found that contrary to popular belief, lower spending has spurred California's economic recovery, and not higher revenues.
Staggering Campaign Contributions In Many California Races And ProposalsCalifornia may not have the hotly contested, high-profile races for U.S. Senator or governor that some other states do this year, but it's still attracting some of the biggest campaign spending in the country.
Phil Matier: Gov. Jerry Brown Spending Little Of His $23M War Chest In Re-Election BidWith little over two weeks to go until the upcoming election, Governor Jerry Brown appears to be doing very little to put much of a dent into the $23 million he’s raised to campaign for re-election.
Berkeley City Leaders Seek To Streamline Homeless Services Berkeley city leaders began looking at how money is spent on homeless services on Tuesday after a recent report concluded it is not being done efficiently. The vision for a new system is a drastic change from the current approach.
Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Warning Of Tech Bubble Due To Startup SpendingNetscape founder Marc Andreessen says startups are burning too much cash right now, at a rate similar to the 1999 dot com bubble, according to Business Insider. Andreessen went on Twitter last week to warn that overspending companies will "vaporize" when the broader stock market begins to go south.
Phil Matier: Kashkari Spends $500,000 Out of Pocket for Campaign Ads Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is ponying up $500,000 of his own money and launching his first television ads of the campaign.
San Francisco Lawmakers Begin Series Of Hearings On Homelessness San Francisco lawmakers have begun a series of hearings on homelessness in the city, which focuses on cost-effective strategies to house the homeless.
Phil Matier: Officials Concede Little Progress On San Francisco Homelessness Despite Massive SpendingSan Francisco is spending about $458,000 per day to house and help homeless people—that’s $34 a day per homeless person. The annual $167 million price tag is $20 million more than the operations budget for the Children, Youth and Family Services department, $6.3 million more than for Public Works and $3.8 million more than for Recreation and Park.