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    1. Appearing together at a locally owned small business, the mayors of San Francisco and Oakland announced their leadership of a statewide initiative to raise California’s minimum wage to $11 in 2017 and then gradually increase it a dollar a year until it reaches $15 in 2021.

    2. California governor signs gender wage-gap bill

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsOct 06 02:22 PM

      By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women, a law that supporters say is among the strongest in the country. Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Richmond at the Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park, which honors women who worked in ...

    3. Nevada has agreed to pay the city of San Francisco $400,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming that the state bused patients, many of them poor and mentally ill, from a Las Vegas hospital to the Bay Area without plans for their care, Governor Brian Sandoval's office said on Tuesday. The settlement, which must still be approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Nevada Board of Examiners...

    4. The mayors of San Francisco and Oakland met with workers Tuesday to express their support for a statewide proposition that would increase the minimum wage by $1 each year beginning in 2017 and continue for the next five years.

    5. Study: No fracking bonanza for California's Monterey Shale

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsOct 06 02:12 PM

      SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. Geological Survey report out Tuesday downgrades the fracking potential of California's vast Monterey Shale oil deposits.

    6. Nevada, San Francisco agree to settle patient dumping suit

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsOct 05 03:58 PM

      CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has tentatively agreed to pay $400,000 to the City and County of San Francisco to settle allegations that the state wrongfully and intentionally bused psychiatric patients to the city and declined to pay the costs connected with their care.

    7. The city that was once the epidemic’s ground zero now has only a few hundred new cases a year, the result of a raft of creative programs.

    8. Why San Francisco's last gun store is shuttering for good

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsOct 05 08:03 AM

      In a climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business, San Francisco’s last gun store is closing up shop for good. High Bridge Arms, which has stood on Mission Street in the Bernal Heights neighborhood since the 1950s, has in the last decade faced mounting restrictions imposed by local lawmakers and voters, and weathered organized campaigns calling for its ...

    9. Scorecard grades California rail transit station areas

      PR Newswire via Yahoo! FinanceOct 06 08:00 AM

      SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis of California's rail transit systems discovers which transit stations serve as hubs of thriving, walkable areas that encourage residents and workers ...

    10. The San Francisco 49ers embarrassed themselves in Weeks 2 and 3 on the road, but back home for Week 4, they played much better against the best quarterback in the NFL.

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