Council Members Call For More Openness in San Jose's Permit Process

Two San Jose council members say their city makes it too tough on small business owners who want to open shop or expand.

CPUC to File Revised PG&E Penalty

The California Public Utilities Commission is set to file a revised penalty proposal Monday for PG&E’s part in the fatal San Bruno gas line explosion.

Proposition 54 Would Bring New Transparency Rules to the Legislature

Proposition 54 is being touted by supporters as a way to bring more transparency to the state Legislature. It would generally require a bill to be in print for 72 hours before it can be passed. Critics say the waiting period would be exploited by lobbyists and special interest groups to kill bills they don't like.

Federal Review of SFPD Finds Major Faults in Every Area Assessed

Officials say a scathing report on the San Francisco Police Department by the federal Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services could serve as a blueprint for change in all police departments.