Silicon Valley leaders call for higher minimum wage

09/03/2015 04:53 PM PDT
San Jose leaders want to bridge the growing gap and have joined forces with seven other cities to raise minimum wage in the region. Mayor Sam Liccardo, along with mayors and top officials from Campbell, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Morgan Hill, and Santa Clara announced the new initiative on Thursday. 
Friends, family stand by Santa Clara County jail guard accused of killing inmate
09/03/2015 05:01 PM PDT - For as long as his family can remember, 28-year-old Jereh Catbagan Lubrin, one of three Santa Clara County jail guards arrested Thursday in the death of a mentally ill inmate, dreamed of a career in law enforcement -- as a police officer, maybe someday working for the Pentagon, even the FBI.  

Richmond: City seeks input at upcoming Climate Action Plan workshop
09/03/2015 01:59 PM PDT - The public is invited to help the city tackle greenhouse gas emissions issues at the event on Sept. 16. 

Richmond: Rent control foes submit more than 7,000 signatures by deadline
09/03/2015 05:06 PM PDT - The California Apartment Association on Thursday said that it had collected more than 7,000 signatures from Richmond residents opposed to rent control, more than enough to disqualify the ordinance from going into law. With signatures still to be verified, backers of rent control are considering legal options challenging tactics used by petition circulators. 

California gas tax hike?: Brown administration meets with Republicans, presents roadway repair plan
09/03/2015 04:41 PM PDT - The plan would generate roughly $3.5 billion annually, said one source with knowledge of the proposal. Most of the money would come from raising the gas tax 6 cents, increasing the diesel tax by 11 cents and creating a new $65 vehicle registration fee. 

Palo Alto: Caltrain begins improvements aimed at preventing suicides
09/03/2015 12:05 PM PDT - Caltrain began removing vegetation Tuesday along the rail corridor in Palo Alto as part of a suicide prevention program approved in August 

Governor Brown signs measure to provide earthquake tax relief
09/03/2015 11:18 AM PDT - Residents and businesses affected by last summer's Napa earthquake were given a boost on Tuesday.  

San Quentin inmate on death row for more that 25 years dies of natural causes
09/03/2015 11:19 AM PDT - A 69-year-old inmate has died while awaiting execution at San Quentin State Prison for a 1989 murder in Riverside County.  

Danville: U.S. Rep. DeSaulnier addresses Dems on income inequality, other issues
09/03/2015 11:10 AM PDT - The new Congress member talked to the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club and answered questions on a variety of topics Aug. 27 at Crow Canyon Country Club. DeSaulnier said he hasn't made up his mind on the controversial Iran nuclear deal but is leaning toward supporting it. 

Benghazi investigation: Former State Department aide resists Clinton camp's urging to testify before House panel
09/03/2015 08:49 AM PDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to testify before a House investigative panel, but the staffer has said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify. 

(Ed Crisostomo/The Orange County Register via AP)
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