Legislature approves new insurance requirements for Uber, Lyft, Sidecar

08/28/2014 07:07 PM PDT
Online ride-sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar will provide more insurance for drivers under a bill sent to the governor's desk Thursday, the result of a deal struck earlier this week following months of hardball negotiations. 
Contra Costa County: Poll workers needed for Nov. 4 election
08/28/2014 04:50 PM PDT - Poll workers, especially bilingual ones fluent in English and also Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Hindi, are needed in all parts of the county.  

California plastic bag ban passes Assembly; Senate approval expected
08/28/2014 09:01 PM PDT - If the state Senate approves Senate Bill 270 as expected, California would become the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. 

Sacramento: Debate over plastic bag ban takes a weird but familiar turn
08/28/2014 03:00 PM PDT - What began several months ago as a relatively principled debate about the environment versus jobs has devolved into hot buttons and flash points that have little to do with the substance of the bag ban.  

Daly City dentist charged in Leland Yee investigation dead at age 60
08/27/2014 05:00 PM PDT - Wilson Lim, a Daly City dentist who served as the linchpin in the federal weapons trafficking case against politician friend Leland Yee, died of natural causes Tuesday at the age of 60. 

Honda and Khanna agree to debate Oct. 6 at San Jose State
08/27/2014 06:55 PM PDT - Congressman Mike Honda and his challenger, Ro Khanna, each agreed to take part in an Oct. 6 debate at San Jose State University; also, Khanna staged a rally outside Honda's office Wednesday highlighting stories from constituents who said Honda ignored their needs. 

Medi-Cal asset seizure bill heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration
08/27/2014 05:00 PM PDT - After passing the state Senate and Assembly unanimously this week, a bill limiting California's seizure of assets from the estates of Medi-Cal recipients is headed toward Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.  

California Senate passes new gun bill
08/27/2014 04:43 PM PDT - Family members and police could ask courts to take away a mentally disturbed person's guns under a bill inspired by May's UC Santa Barbara massacre and approved Wednesday by the state Senate.  

Hundreds jam meeting on San Gabriel Mountains national monument proposal
08/26/2014 11:12 PM PDT - More than 600 supporters and opponents of President Barack Obama establishing a San Gabriel Mountains national monument jammed a hastily called town hall meeting in Baldwin Park on Tuesday that included high-ranking cabinet members who spoke on the proposal for the first time. 

For Contra Costa district attorney, a quiet ride into second term
08/27/2014 12:58 PM PDT - After a contentious race in 2010 and turbulent first couple of years in office, Mark Peterson is becoming more known for his policy and vision.