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1. 2017-05-10 Oakland schools pick superintendent amid budget mess Oakland
C. 2015-04-19 Manís body found in San Bruno motel parking lot 850 El Camino Blvd, San Bruno
D. 2015-01-30 Chevron guts spending as profit takes a dive Chevron
4. 2014-06-17 San Jose eyes sales-tax measure San Jose City Hall
5. 2014-03-07 Mayor Quan touts Oakland's progress in state of city address Oakland City Hall
G. 2014-02-16 Municipal Transportation Agency rolls out budget SF City Hall
H. 2013-06-14 BART board approves new $1.5 billion budget BART
2013-05-08 Oakland police chief steps down Oakland City Hall
J. 2013-04-28 Budget cuts impact Coast Guard patrols on the Bay Bay

Chevron to boost capital spending 20%
Oakland schools pick superintendent amid budget mess  After a national search, the Oakland school board picked Kyla Johnson-Trammel, a city native and longtime employee Chevron guts spending as profit takes a dive   Mayor Quan touts Oakland's progress in state of city address  Mayor Jean Quan, who is seeking re-election, delivers her state of the city message touting progress on crime, unemployment and a balanced b... BART board approves new $1.5 billion budget   Union workers at the meeting urged the BART board to recognize their contributions and the dangers they face on the job Oakland police chief steps down   Howard Jordan abruptly stepped down, citing an unspecified medical reason. He led the force for 19 months, a time of Occupy protests, budget cuts Budget cuts impact Coast Guard patrols on the Bay   The Bay will see fewer Coast Guard patrols as sequester cuts start to be felt by Homeland Security Blue Angels grounded - no Bay Area show   The Blue Angels will not be flying over San Francisco this October, including Fleet Week., due to federal budget cuts Report looks at SF Muni overtime expenses Police lay off 67 cops due to budget cuts  The departing officers attended a farewell lunch while more than 30 of their colleagues lined up outside police headquarters to say goodbye Protesters chain themselves on UC ledge Map of Wheeler Hall Berkeley  8 students at the top of Wheeler Hall climbed out onto the ledge, to make their demands known about budget cuts to public education OPD Chief Batts to stay in Oakland  Anthony Batts announced that he intends to stay, despite some frustration about the budget problems that are making his job more difficult Mt. Diablo Unified in financial crisis

year 2017 Top ^

May.10   Oakland

year 2015 Top ^

Apr.19  San Bruno  Manís body found in San Bruno motel parking lot
Jan.30   Chevron

year 2014 Top ^

Jun.17  San Jose City Hall  San Jose eyes sales-tax measure
Mar.7   Oakland City Hall
Feb.16  SF City Hall  Municipal Transportation Agency rolls out budget

year 2013 Top ^

Jun.14   BART
May.8   Oakland City Hall
Apr.28   Bay  
Apr.9   San Francisco
Apr.5  Apple  New Apple campus cost could grow to $5B
Jan.14   San Francisco

year 2012 Top ^

Jul.25  SF City Hall  SF mayor signs 2-year, $14.9 billion budget
Mar.1  SF City Hall  Protesters hold college 'day of action'
Jan.25  Oakland City Hall  City Council discusses new budget plan

year 2011 Top ^

Sep.21  Oakland City Hall  Oakland considers closing 8 schools
Jun.30   San Jose City Hall
Jun.3  San Jose City Hall  Cops reach deal, but 100 layoffs loom
Apr.22  San Jose City Hall  City warns 600 jobs might be axed
Mar.3   UC Berkeley
Feb.7  Walnut Creek  City considers ban on bounce houses
Feb.4   Oakland City Hall

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.14   Walnut Creek Concord Pleasant Hill
  The district is facing declining enrollment and might have to cut as much as $13 million from its $300 million budget
Dec.10   Chevron  
  Chevron Corp. will boost capital spending to $26 billion next year, devoting more of its budget to finding and pumping oil and natural gas

Oct.31   Oakland  
Aug.6   Santa Clara  
Jun.2   SF City Hall
Jun.1  SF City Hall  Newsom Proposes Budget, Close Deficit
May.19   Fremont
May.12  San Mateo  SamTrans Considering More Service Cuts
Apr.3   SF City Hall
Mar.27   Oakland City Hall
Feb.26   UC Berkeley
  A demonstration over university budget cuts turned violent when protesters broke into a campus building, torched trash cans
 Dozens of students stormed the office, angry over several recent racially charged campus incidents
Feb.11   Martinez School Officials Considering Budget Cuts Jan.29  San Francisco  Muni Riders Slam Fare Hikes, Cuts Jan.26  Santa Rosa  Sonoma County Considering Budget Cuts

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.6   Martinez   Contra Costa County Slashes Budget  Officials are warning that more budget cuts could be coming in 2010, even after supervisors moved to slash millions of dollars of county spe... Oct.4   Martinez County Considers Additional Budget Cuts
Sep.24   UC Berkeley   Students, Staff Walk Out To Protest Cuts  Students, professors and other employees rallied to protest deep budget cuts that have led to layoffs, furloughs, course reductions and higher fees Jul.21  SF City Hall  Supes Approve $6.6 Billion Budget Jul.14   San Francisco Public defender against budget cuts Jul.12  Oakland  UC Employees Protest Plan For Cuts Jul.3   San Francisco Gov. Visits SF, Discusses Budget Urgency Jun.30   Oakland City Hall Budget Approved With Layoffs, Cuts
  The City Council voted 7-1 to approve a $414 million general fund budget for fiscal 2010 that closes an $83 million shortfall
Jun.27   SF City Hall Supes Approve Plan To Lure Filmmakers Jun.3   Concord   Mt. Diablo school officials slashed budget  Class sizes will be getting bigger in some grades after Mt. Diablo Unified officials voted to cut more than $29.3 million from its 3-year budget Jun.1   SF City Hall Newsom Proposes Deep Cuts, Layoffs May.27   SF City Hall Muni Fare Hikes, Service Cuts In July May.19   SF City Hall New fee tacked onto price of cigarette May.5   Oakland City Hall Mayor proposes budget cuts Apr.30   Contra Costa County Fewer deputies to patrol at night
  Fewer deputies will be on patrol in unincorporated parts of the county after budget cuts prompted the sheriff's office to reduce its patrols
Apr.24   Martinez Backlash Over DA Prosecution Cutbacks  Concern is growing in CoCo County after Kochly announced that he would stop prosecuting some misdemeanor crimes due to budget cuts Apr.22   West Contra Costa 2 school districts reviewing cuts Apr.8   SF City Hall Muni considering budget cuts Mar.31   Martinez County Cuts Health Care, Deputies
  Contra Contra County Supervisors approved $50 million in budget cuts that will slash deeply into every department
Mar.5   Vallejo School Board Votes To Cut 248 Jobs
  Facing a projected budget deficit of $11 million, the City Unified School District voted on resolutions to issue layoff notices to 248 employees
Feb.8   San Jose City Hall City Faces $60M Budget Shortfall  Hundreds more of city employees could be laid when the next fiscal year begins July 1st. Mayor says the city is planning to trim services Feb.1   SJ Mercury News Papers run A-1 op-ed critical of lawmakers

year 2008 Top ^

Nov.8   San Francisco   CSU To Turn Away Students
  For the first time in its history, CSU system may have to turn away some eligible students from all its 23 campuses because of the budget crisis
Nov.4   SF City Hall Projected Budget Shortfall Grows
  City Controller expects a $90 million to $125 million budget gap, up from the $70 million projected a few weeks ago
Aug.2   San Francisco Newspapers assail news-rack fee hike plan Jul.22   SF City Hall $6.4 Billion City Budget Adopted Jul.2   Oakland Dozens laid off from Children's Hospital
  A slumping economy and the state's budget crunch is being blamed for the abrupt layoff of 84 employees: doctors, nurses and clinical workers
Jun.13   San Quentin Price Tag Soars For New Death Row
  The rebuilding project is a long overdue and way over budget; the cells are slated to cost more than some Bay Area single-family homes
Jun.2   Oakland City Hall Governor Talks Budget Crisis May.23   Vallejo City Files For Bankruptcy Due To Woes
  The city of Vallejo filed for protection to deal with a ballooning budget deficit caused soaring employee costs and declining tax revenue
May.12   San Jose City Hall City to hire collection agencies
  San Jose officials plan on turning to collection agencies as they work on reducing $137 million budget deficit
May.3   Vallejo City mgr: Vallejo should file for bankruptcy
  City Manager Joseph Tanner is advising the City Council to declare bankruptcy next week to deal with a worsening budget crisis
Mar.19   Pleasant Hill Governor Greeted By Protests Mar.6   Vallejo Fire Stations Close Amid Budget Crisis
  The city Fire Department will temporarily close two fire stations in an effort to help the city avoid bankruptcy, according to fire officials
Mar.5  Alameda  Dropping After-School Sports Considered Feb.19   Vallejo City Budget Woes May Force Bankruptcy
  City Council met in closed session with the city's employees' organizations to try to find a solution to the city's budget crisis
Jan.15   San Jose Governor Talks Budget To Silicon Valley

year 2007 Top ^

Sep.25   SF City Hall   Mayor Suspends Supervisor Ed Jew
  Gavin Newsom replaced the supervisor with his Deputy Budget Director, Carmen Chu
Jun.16   SF City Hall   Supe Daly Removed From Budget Post
  Board President Peskin made the move when final budget negotiations are about to get underway
May.3   Oakland City Hall Dellums released $2 billion budget
  The budget for 2 years continues current funding levels for most existing programs

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.28   San Jose City Hall   Former staffers of mayor charged
  Arreola, a former deputy chief of staff, and Kali-Rai, from the policy and budget office, were charged with grand theft
Sep.22   San Mateo Calls For Superintendent's Resignation
  San Mateo Union High School District superintendent proposed multi-million dollar budget reduction package Aug.22   San Jose City Hall Phone Mess At City Hall Jun.29   Berkeley Balanced $292 Million Budget Approved
  The first time in 4 years that the city has been able to balance its budget without cuts in services or personnel
Jun.21   San Jose City Hall City Approves $2.6 Billion Budget
  The budget closes a $35 million deficit and gives more money to police and neighborhood initiatives
May.31   SF City Hall   Mayor: $5.7 Billion Budget Proposal
  The proposal includes historic amounts of spending in public safety and programs for children and families
Feb.8   SF City Hall Mayor Plans To Add Police Officers   Apple     Apple cuts iPod prices
  Apple Computer has started selling a $149 Nano and lowered the price of its budget iPod Shuffles

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.27   SF City Hall   SFPD May Have Exceeded OT Budget
  SFPD spent over $7-million of its $10-million overtime budget. The department blames it on the rising murder rate
Sep.1   San Francisco MUNI Fare Hike Goes Into Effect Jun.21   Oakland City Hall Oakland Approves Plan To Shut City Jail Jun.18   Oakland City Hall Budget calls for job cuts, shutting jail
  The City Council has voted to adopt a budget of nearly $2 billion for the next 2 fiscal years
Jun.7   Atherton Parcel tax renewed for 5 more years
  Measure W will provide $1.8 million per fiscal year to the town's total budget of $12.9 million
Jun.4   Richmond $103 million general fund city budget
  Mayor Irma L. Anderson has released a budget for fiscal 2006, which is a 3% increase over the previous fiscal year
Jun.2   San Jose City Hall New City Hall Unveiled
  $345 million project with a magnificent 110-foot dome will come in just less than 1% over budget
May.31   SF City Hall Budget Calls for $283 Million Increase
  Mayor Newsom unveiled his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year
May.7   Oakland City Hall   Proposed budget of $2 billion for 2 years
  Mayor Brown and City Administrator Edgerly have released a proposed budget that calls for eliminating 164 jobs
Mar.16   San Jose City Hall   Mayor released budget recommendations
  Ron Gonzales released his recommendations for the 2005-2006, addressing a projected budget shortfall of $57 million
Mar.5   SF City Hall   Mayor Warns of Looming Deficit
  Gavin Newsom says the budget is $113 million dollars short and that could balloon to $190 million
Jan.25   SF City Hall Supes Vote Against Tsunami Donation Jan.14   SF City Hall 115 city workers to lose their jobs
  The city has been confronted with chronic budget problems since the .com downturn began in 2000

year 2004 Top ^

Sep.1   Oakland City Hall 40 city workers lose jobs to trim budget
  Most worked for the city's Public Works Agency and Police Department, and earned $16 to $22 an hour Aug.6   SF City Hall Mayor signed a $5 billion city budget
  Gavin Newsom is closing a $307 million budget deficit, the largest the city has ever had Jul.16   North San Mateo County Budget Cuts Force Park Closures Jun.19   San Jose Supervisors Approve Trimmed Budget  The Santa Clara County has passed a budget without raising taxes but that may be an option in the near future Jun.16   Vallejo City Council passed $73.3 million budget
  The 2004-05 budget includes concessions and deferred pay raises by the 4 unions representing city employees
May.4   San Jose City Hall Proposed $725.2 million budget cuts 12%  The city manager calls for more layoffs and imposes a new 911 telephone fee Apr.2   Richmond Fire Sparks Worries About Budget Cuts  Fire crews say they were fortunate to contain a 3-alarm fire at an apartment complex Mar.4   Richmond City has a $35 million budget deficit
  The city started the fiscal year with a $8.3 million General Fund deficit, overspent by $6 million
Feb.22   Burlingame GOP convention endorses Gov. budget
  The California Republican Party gave its approval to Schwarzenegger's $15 billion plan to rescue the state's finances
Jan.27   SF City Hall Newsom to seek higher taxes   San Jose 7,100-seat concert hall may be created
  Despite budget problems, County officials are looking into creation of a hall that would compete for local entertainment events
Jan.19   Oakland City Hall City Begs Gov. to Abandon Budget Cuts Jan.15   San Jose   Extension of BART line to San Jose stalled
  A multibillion-dollar extension may not be completed until 2026 -- 12 years later than expected because of budget problems
  San Jose City Hall Painful Budget Cuts Expected Jan.11   SF City Hall   New Fire Chief: Budget Crisis a Challenge  Joanne Hayes-White is pledging to avoid laying off any staff even though state funding is about to be reduced

year 2003 Top ^

Dec.16   Santa Clara County supervisors tackles budget crisis
  The Board of Supervisors voted to halt millions of dollars worth of projects and to plan for budget cuts
Dec.10   Palo Alto   240 city employees to take 3 unpaid days
  Managers and professional workers will have to take three days of unpaid furlough to help trim the city budget
Sep.1   San Francisco   MUNI Fares Go Up  $60 million budget shortfall has forced city to hike MUNI fares. A single adult fare will now cost $1.25 Aug.22   San Jose City Hall City to rebalance budget
  Cty and redevelopment staff have proposed steps to keep the budgets in balance in response to reduced revenues Jul.31   San Francisco   U.C. Closes SF Extension Campus
  The Laguna Street location will close because of low enrollment and budget cuts. It had offered 717 classes
Jul.15   SF City Hall Supervisors approved budget
  Budget includes $100 million in cuts compared to last year's budget
Jul.11   Oakland City Hall Budget Cuts Bad for Short-Staffed Police  At least 40 civilians will lose their jobs: Forensics unit, crime scene photograph developers, fingerprint processors Jun.19   Oakland City Hall $840 million city budget passes  City Council unanimously approved a city budget. Most unions have tentatively agreed to salary reductions Jun.3   San Jose     VTA to consider service cuts, fare hikes
  The board of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is facing a $63 million budget deficit
Jun.2   SF City Hall Budget averts early dire predictions  A new city budget closed a $347 million deficit through labor concessions, cuts in services and fee increases May.15   Oakland Hundreds of Jobs Axed from Schools May.2   San Jose City Hall City Asks for Federal Help with Deficit
  City is facing a budget deficit that could soar as high as $120 million over the next 5 years
Apr.29   Fremont 4th of July Parade Saved
  $25,000 from Boston Scientific has saved the parade from the budget chopping block
Apr.17   San Jose Ballet Director Bales stepping down  Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley will downsize through budget cuts totaling $1.4 million Mar.26   SFSU   Admissions deadline accelerated to May 1
  An anticipated increase in enrollment and an unknown budget has forced school to establish an earlier deadline
Mar.25   San Jose City Hall   200 Rally Ove Budget Cut
  Nonprofit organizations are concerned that Gonzales will cut more than $10 million in funding for programs
Mar.10   Richmond District has $12 million budget shortfall
  Public school teachers may have to take a two-day unpaid furlough next school year
Feb.27   San Francisco   Muni Fares Set to Jump 25%  Municipal Railway tackles a $52 million budget deficit Feb.26   SF Downtown Budget Cuts at SFMOMA
  The Museum of Modern Art will reduce its annual exhibitions by as much as 25%
Feb.4   Berkeley   Budget would shut down accelerator  The 88-inch cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory is a 40-year-old particle accelerator Jan.27   Los Altos   Packard Foundation to scale back grants  The philanthropic organization will reduce its grants budget to $200 million in 2003, less than a third of the total in 2000 Jan.20   Fremont City faces $20 million budget deficit
  An earthquake retrofit that has helped make improvements to 58 offices, shops and industrial buildings is at risk
Jan.14   Oakland City Hall Mayor warns of budget cuts
  In his State of the City Brown warned that belt-tightening begin with immediate cuts in overtime spending

year 2002 Top ^

Dec.19   SF City Hall Projected budget deficit topped $200M
  Officials were expecting a $170 million local shortfall. The state's $35 billion cash crunch will increase the damage
Nov.3   Marin County Proposed reductions to bus and ferry
  The district has declared a 'fiscal emergency,' because of its $6 million budget deficit
Oct.16   Oakland Financial expert to handle schools budget
  The county has appointed a state financial expert after accounting discrepancies revealed missing millions
Oct.8   San Jose City Hall   Budget crisis
  Mayor Gonzales said that city officials are looking at creative ways to preserve the current levels of municipal services
Aug.9   SF City Hall   Mayor signed $4.9 billion budget
  Mayor said the budget was created without adversely impacting city services or resulting in employee layoffs
Aug.3   Martinez Budget Cuts Threaten Hotline in County
  Stand Against Domestic Violence and Crisis Center could be affected
Jun.20   SF City Hall Mayor's proposed budget protested
  The lowest paid city employees claim unfairly shift the weight of the revenue shortfall
Jun.15   Golden Gate Bridge   Median Barrier Plan Dropped
  A projected $441 million budget deficit has forced the district to drop moveable median barrier
Jun.5   San Jose City Hall Mayor released city budget
  Ron Gonzales proposed 2003 budget has no layoffs despite having to close a deficit of approximately $35 million
Jun.3   SF City Hall 4.9 billion budget proposal May.31   Golden Gate Bridge   Bridge officials to increase tolls to $5
  District officials are considering proposals want to help reduce the $452 million budget deficit
May.10   BART $28.1 million shortfall expected
  Preliminary operating budget for the year of 2003 is $438.9 million, while the projected revenue is at $410.8 million
Mar.7   SJSU   University budget to be cut
  University President expects the state crisis will result in the University budget being cut by between $2 and 10 million
Jan.16   Oakland City Hall   Budget deficit of up to $17 million
  Mayor Jerry Brown is confident that the city is still on the upswing

year 2001 Top ^

Oct.11   SF City Hall $100 million short budget
  Revenue from every tax, with the exception of the motor vehicle tax, is anticipated to decrease
Jul.26   San Ramon   Gov. Davis Visits San Ramon
  Attending a meeting of Contra Costa Counci, Gray Davis announces signed $101 billion budget
Jul.24   SF City Hall Budget OK after 40 hours hearings
  Board of Supervisors adopted the city's annual $5.2 billion budget by 9-to-2 vote
Jun.19   Oakland 2-year budget
  City Council is expected to approve a $1.63 billion, budget that would boost youth programs
Jun.2   Martinez   Audit of County Health Department  Grand jury charging the agency with exceeding its planned budget May.22   San Ramon Gay issue overrides budget cut
  San Ramon Valley school district meetings agenda will be devoted to citizens' concerns about homosexuality

year 2000 Top ^

Sep.20   San Francisco School district fired 39 teachers
  District has 2-year plan to cut $23 million from its budget

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