San Jose Explores Creating Its Own Community BankThe city of San Jose is looking into the possibility of creating its own community bank, which would mostly be used for business services like paying contractors.
Specter Of Early Oakland Departure Looms Over Raiders Season OpenerOn Monday night, the Raiders kicked off what could be their last season in Oakland if the city follows through on a lawsuit that has the team threatening to leave sooner than planned.
San Jose City Leaders Divided Over Trip To Japan Paid For By TaxpayersSan Jose city leaders are divided over a recent trip to Japan that was paid with taxpayers' money.
Bay Area Taxpayers Footing Bills For Water Board Members' Expensive ConferencesEl Nino may help, but California’s still in its 4th year of drought. We’ve all been forced to cut back and pay more for water. But what about the agencies providing it? Are they cutting back too?
24-Hour Transportation Service For Drunk CA Senators Paid For By TaxpayersOne legislative chief of staff confirmed that the service is intended to prevent drunk driving by legislators.
BART May Ask Taxpayers For The Billions It Needs To Keep Trains RunningBART needs billions of dollars just to keep the trains running in the future, and the transit agency may end up asking the public to foot the bill.
Alameda County Supervisor Wants Raiders To Renovate Coliseum Rather Than Build New StadiumNate Miley wants the Raiders to renovate the Coliseum, as he says a new stadium could cost taxpayers $300 million.
San Francisco Jail Inmates Getting iPads As Part Of $275K Education Pilot ProgramThe San Francisco Sheriff's Department has announced more details of a partnership that will bring some jail inmates 100 iPads as part of a $250,000 educational program.
Audit: San Jose Workers Made Unapproved Purchases Of Tablets, Wine On City Credit CardsSan Jose’s Office of City Auditor today reported that some city employees seriously violated rules of credit card use, such as unapproved purchases of computer tablets, rent on a BMW car, $700 on wine and $47,000 at an employee-owned company.
DMV May Issue Refunds After Overcharging Thousands Of Drivers For Vehicle RegistrationThe Department of Motor Vehicles may owe thousands of Californians a refund after a state board says it overcharged residents for vehicle registration.
San Jose Solar Power Firm Shutting Plant; Oregon Taxpayers On The HookA struggling Silicon Valley solar power company will suspend its Portland operations in June and lay off 29 workers, leaving Oregon agencies that provided funding to the company on the hook for millions of dollars.
California Lawmakers Get Cars Fixed On Taxpayer Dime Before PurchaseAt least a dozen California lawmakers repaired or upgraded their state-provided vehicles at taxpayers' expense in the final weeks before the one-of-its-kind perk was ending, then later bought those vehicles for personal use.
South Bay Lawmaker Concerned About Tax RevenuesThere is a concern that tax revenues will not meet expectations from state officials.
State Lawmaker Pushes For Transparency On SpendingCalifornia's State Assembly and Senate budgets have been made public but some critics, including Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, are calling the Friday night document dump bogus.