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A city-funded study that criticizes a plan to raise the minimum wage to $12.25 an hour in Oakland was conducted by a member of a group that has led opposition to the proposal.
As California releases more inmates to relieve overcrowding, Oakland and San Francisco have developed innovative programs to deal with the influx. But there are many challenges ahead.
Youth advocates say it's wrong to lock up sexually exploited kids. And new state funding could soon help young victims. But it's only a start.
For longtime caterer Dilsa Lugo, South Berkeley's Los Cilantros is the latest step in a long journey.
The city's overly restrictive medical pot rules take effect on Friday, but the ensuing chaos could actually signal progress for the Bay Area's largest municipality.