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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.

Chevron Tries Again to Revamp Richmond Refinery

Chevron wants to begin a billion-dollar construction project at its Richmond refinery after environmentalists sued to stop a similar plan a few years ago. The company points to the environmental impact report and says the new facility will be cleaner and safer, but community advocates worry the plan could increase pollution.

Study: Heavy Tax Burden Still Falls on Low-Income Workers

Tuesday is also the deadline to file federal and state income tax returns, or to file for an extension. Californians who make more than $500,000 will find they're paying substantially more to the state than they were before voters passed Proposition 30 a couple of years ago. But a new study by the California Budget Project says those higher taxes for higher-income workers has not lightened the tax burden for low-income workers.