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San Jose's Pension Cuts Land in Court

A lawsuit challenges Measure B, the city's voter-approved plan to make changes to retirement benefits it previously agreed to in negotiations.

San Jose Gets $200,000 NEA Grant for Downtown Arts District

San Jose is getting a federal grant to create an arts and culture district downtown.

Is San Francisco Effectively Fighting Homelessness?

The city of San Francisco spends about $485,000 each day to house and help the homeless, according to an analyst for the city's Board of Supervisors. We examine how that money is being spent and the efficacy of the city's efforts to combat homelessness.

Calif. Could Become Toughest State on Use of Livestock Antibiotics

In Sacramento, advocacy groups like the Natural Resources Defense Council are pushing an Assembly bill that would make California the toughest state in the nation on the use of antibiotics in livestock. The fear is that feeding drugs to livestock like beef and dairy cattle promotes pathogens that resist antibiotics. But even the bill's backers say it has some powerful opponents.