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President Biden continues fundraising in the Bay Area amid scrutiny over his age and potential replacements, engaging with Democratic donors at private events.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta leads a bipartisan effort urging Congress to address high drug prices by legislating against Pharmacy Benefits Managers' practices.
San Francisco reports a continued decrease in crime for January 2024, with property crime down 32% and violent crime down 11% following initiatives by local and federal law enforcement.
State Senator Scott Wiener introduced Senate Bill 1227 to revitalize downtown San Francisco with reforms to transform offices into homes and other spaces.
Oakland's DA Pamela Price has announced leadership changes, appointing James Meehan and Catherine Horner Kobal as interim branch heads, and maintaining a team of veteran prosecutors across Alameda County.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced the extension of the First Year Free program to support small businesses by waiving city fees until June 30, 2025.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed announces a $1 million relief fund for small businesses impacted by the L Taraval Improvement Project, with approval pending from the Board of Supervisors.
California Attorney General and Legislative Black Caucus introduce AB 2319 to combat implicit bias in healthcare and improve Black maternal health outcomes.
Former Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong sues the city and Mayor Sheng Thao, alleging wrongful termination in retaliation for criticizing the department's federal monitor.
San Francisco's Department of Elections starts processing vote-by-mail ballots for the Presidential Primary, with signature verification underway and public ballot counting beginning February 12.
Governor Gavin Newsom deploys 120 CHP officers to combat crime in Oakland and the East Bay, despite a statewide decline in crime rates. The operation uses advanced technology and aims to significantly reduce local crimes.
San Francisco extends Mission Street vending moratorium, supported by Mayor Breed and Supervisor Ronen, citing improvements in safety and cleanliness with a 30% drop in assaults and robberies.
San Francisco's City Attorney suspends a towing company and its operators for predatory behavior and a welfare fraud scheme. Owners are facing criminal charges.