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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.

Meal Ticket: Paying for a Reservation at SF Restaurants

If you want a reservation at a high-end restaurant in San Francisco, you may have to pay to hold your spot. Some restaurants are adopting a new ticket system that requires patrons to pay for their reservation when they make it, reducing the risk of both no-shows and food waste. The pay-in-advance setup is already in use in Chicago and Los Angeles, where chefs had complained about losing up to $1,000 every night due to no-shows. We'll discuss the pros and cons of the system, and how it might change your fine dining experience.

Bill to Address Sexual Abuse of Farmworkers Passes Legislature

A bill now on its way to Gov. Brown's desk requires more sexual harassment training for farm supervisors as well as for farmworkers. State Senator Bill Monning said he was moved to introduce the bill because of a series on the issue of farmworker sexual harassment and assault by the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and The California Report.