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Oakland Coliseum Sale Expected to Help City Avoid Drastic Budget Cuts
Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao welcomed the deal with Oakland-based African American Sports & Entertainment Group, saying it would help close the $117 million budget deficit without laying off city employees.

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State Supreme Court Hears Case on Gig Workers’ Benefits
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How Waiting Tables, Working in Hollywood Prepared Laura Friedman for Politics
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USF Suspends 15 Pro-Palestinian Student Protesters After Encampment Is Disbanded
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Several Family Resource Centers to Close Across Santa Clara County
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Newsom Promised 1,200 Tiny Homes for Unhoused Californians, but a Year Later None Have Opened
Rows of modular tiny houses.
New UCSF Center Offers Hope for Children With Rare Genetic Disease
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California Has a Theory on Why Brown Pelicans Are Starving and Dying
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Major California Climate Bond Inches Closer to Ballot, but Hurdles Remain
Taquerias Come and Go, but La Vic’s Orange Sauce Is Forever
Illustration: Two men devour tacos and burritos while pouring hot sauce from squeeze bottles directly into their mouths.
How Swagger Like Us Pushed Queer Hip-Hop Forward in SF
10 Collections that Stunned at Bay Area Student Fashion Shows

Housing Affordability

Alameda County District Attorney Sues Farmers Insurance Alleging Unfair Practices

For the second time this year, Pamela Price’s office is taking insurance companies to court for allegedly undervaluing property.
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California Forever Hands Out $500K to Solano Nonprofits Ahead of November Election

The billionaire-backed company is handing out thousands of dollars in funding to 45 Solano County nonprofits. California Forever says the money comes with 'no strings attached.'

Peskin Ballot Measure Aims to Pay Rent for Thousands of Low-Income Households in SF

The proposed amendment to the San Francisco city charter would dedicate millions of dollars a year to expand the Senior Operating Subsidy program.

California Wants Cities to Plan For More Housing. Cities Say the Rules Are Unclear

The state has set strict standards for how cities have to plan for more housing. A new audit seeks to make sure those standards are clear enough for cities to actually follow.

Immigration

A middle-aged Latino man with a hat sits on a bus.

After Months-Long Coma, This Latino Immigrant Worker Is Still Fighting Mysterious Long COVID Symptoms

Construction worker Osbaldo Varilla-Aguilar is still fighting mysterious symptoms after emerging from a 3-month coma and going blind in his left eye. His experience is just one example of the devastating impact that COVID continues to have on Latinx communities in San Francisco.
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'Political Football:' Future Uncertain for Program Reuniting Migrant Families

The little-known Central American Minors program has started, stopped and started again under successive presidential administrations.

Half Moon Bay Farmworker Housing Gains Approval After Push by Newsom

The governor urged the planning commission to approve the 40-unit project, a little over a year after a mass shooting on two farms revealed deplorable conditions for farmworkers.

Key California Ag Giant and United Farm Workers Clash Amid Union-Drive Efforts

In California, a conflict has emerged between the Wonderful Co. and the United Farm Workers over worker organization under a new labor law. Since its enactment, four groups of farm laborers, including those from Wonderful Nurseries in Wasco, have sought to unionize.

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State Supreme Court Hears Case on Gig Workers’ Benefits

Today on The Bay, we share an episode from Political Breakdown about a state Supreme Court case relating to gig workers' benefits.

How Waiting Tables, Working in Hollywood Prepared Laura Friedman for Politics

Tents are set up in a field surrounded by school buildings.

USF Suspends 15 Pro-Palestinian Student Protesters After Encampment Is Disbanded

University of San Francisco officials called the move an interim suspension pending investigations into conduct code violations.

Oakland Coliseum Sale Expected to Help City Avoid Drastic Budget Cuts

Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao welcomed the deal with Oakland-based African American Sports & Entertainment Group, saying it would help close the $117 million budget deficit without laying off city employees.
A Latina woman stands inside a community center.

Several Family Resource Centers to Close Across Santa Clara County

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County is closing up to six Family Resource Centers as it faces a steep dropoff in funding from state tobacco taxes.
Rows of modular tiny houses.

Newsom Promised 1,200 Tiny Homes for Unhoused Californians, but a Year Later None Have Opened

Gov. Gavin Newsom said he’d send tiny homes to San José, Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Diego County. Why haven’t any materialized yet?

KQED Cuts 34 Positions Amid Budget Shortfall

Out of more than 370 employees, KQED is eliminating 30 positions, and four vacant positions will remain unfilled. In total, the reductions represent 8% of staff.

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