California's first Zika virus case this year reported in Yolo County

02/10/2016 06:23 PM PST
A Yolo County resident is the year's first reported case of Zika in California, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday confirmed that the person had tested positive for the virus.  
Lafayette to poll voters on potential sales tax hike
02/10/2016 05:10 PM PST - Officials greenlight survey on voter willingness to fund major projects 

Berkeley considers asking taxpayers for upgrade funds
02/10/2016 02:39 PM PST - Before going to the voters, the council has to pare down project wish lists, choose a taxing mechanism and pinpoint the bond cost. A survey is planned to gauge public support and funding priorities.  

Carly Fiorina quits GOP presidential race
02/10/2016 12:37 PM PST - DES MOINES (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field. 

Herhold: The background of Jamie Matthews' departure
02/10/2016 01:01 PM PST - When Jamie Matthews announced he was stepping down as Santa Clara mayor a couple of days after the Super Bowl, he invoked one of the hoariest cliches in politics and business: He said he wanted to spend more time with his family. 

Bay Point: Local activists have help decrying pool problems
02/10/2016 03:52 PM PST - Members of West Pittsburg for Progress now affiliated with larger Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment advocacy group, and vow to appear at Thursday night's Ambrose district board meeting and insist pool be a priority.  

Morro Bay: Coastal Commission begins debate over firing executive director
02/10/2016 04:05 PM PST - The California Coastal Commission has begun a meeting before a packed crowd on the Central Coast on the fate of Executive Director Charles Lester, who could lose his job before the day is out. 

San Jose police union forms committee to weigh in on tax proposals
02/10/2016 04:19 PM PST - With three voter initiatives floating around to raise taxes -- many promising to improve public safety by putting more cops on the street -- the San Jose Police Officers' Association wants a seat at the table. 

Public meeting Thursday about releasing Concord Naval Weapons Station report
02/10/2016 10:36 AM PST - The Concord City Council on Thursday will discuss releasing a report on an investigation of improper lobbying linked to the selection of a developer for the Concord Naval Weapons Station. The public meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.  

Chris Christie expected to quit GOP presidential race
02/10/2016 10:33 AM PST - Chris Christie will likely suspend his uphill battle for the Republican presidential nomination as early as today after a campaign that failed to revive past enthusiasm for the New Jersey governor and sapped his support back home. 

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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7