Silicon Valley leaders call for higher minimum wage
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 guards accused of killing inmate
SAN JOSE -- The three rookie Santa Clara County correction officers arrested Thursday on suspicion of murdering a male inmate inside his jail cell last week had begun their careers with hope and promise.
Richmond: City seeks input at upcoming Climate Action Plan workshop
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
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
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.
Cocktail Chronicles: Haberdasher in San Jose
Haberdasher, on San Salvador Street downtown, is the new incarnation of the downtown speakeasy Singlebarrel.
(Ed Crisostomo/The Orange County Register via AP)
'Star Wars' BB-8 droid is an instant hit
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ merchandise unveiling has fans waiting in line outside stores.