March 30, 2015 | Katie Orr
Some elected Democrats in California are pushing for the creation of a new revenue stream to pay for affordable housing projects in the state. And how those projects get built may affect the broader housing market.
March 24, 2015 | Ed Joyce
Several homebuilding groups plan to attend a Folsom City Council meeting Tuesday, to voice their concerns about a proposal to increase construction fees to fund parks.
March 16, 2015 | Pauline Bartolone
Throughout California, many hospitals that serve mostly low-income patients face financial strains. Hospitals and economists say changes in the health care system are making the problems even worse.
March 10, 2015 | Lesley McClurg
When you brew beer there's a lot of grain and hops leftover. The by-product looks like wet granola. Often the goopy mash is diverted to farms for animal feed or composted. But, a Sacramento brewery is serving it to humans.
March 02, 2015 | Bob Moffitt
The Department of Toxic Substances Control has sued Gallo glass -bottle-maker for Gallo wines. The suit alleges the company violated almost 50 laws in a five-year span. The company says it has put tons of waste to good use and out of landfills.
February 27, 2015 | Lesley McClurg
In recent years, a growing number of wine makers are using screw caps rather than natural corks. The trend worries natural cork producers who have mounted an ad campaign targeting Northern California wine buyers.
February 25, 2015 | Katie Orr
Technology is rapidly evolving and becoming more interactive. And some California lawmakers want to make sure those developments don't compromise consumer privacy.
February 25, 2015 | Lesley McClurg
A start-up in the Bay Area has released a new smartphone app that helps consumers shop. With a quick swipe over a barcode you can see if a product has GMO's, or if the company treats its workers well.