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  • Best San Francisco since 2000 pulls Oakland into new twin cities

    SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is presiding over the city's strongest economy since 2000 as his counterpart across the bay, Oakland's Libby Schaaf, sees advantage rather than competition in her neighbor's expanding wealth.
  • Gavin Newsom back at Supreme Court steps over gay marriage

    Gavin Newsom back at Supreme Court steps over gay marriage
    Gavin Newsom strolled down the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building Tuesday afternoon looking a lot less lonely than he did a decade ago. Other Democrats – and even many gay activists – warned in 2004 that the then-San Francisco mayor&...

    Legal pot in California? Taxes, black market pose challenges

    Legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California would raise an array of unknowns, from how it would be taxed to the threat of environmental damage from thirsty pot plants in a state gripped by drought, a commission was told Tuesday. As...

    Pot legalization across US may hinge on 2016 California vote

    SAN FRANCISCO A fight next year over whether to allow recreational marijuana use in California may serve as a tipping point as legalization proponents press their campaign in other U.S. states. "A lot of eyes are on California," Gavin Newsom, the state's...

    In many states, lieutenant governors take on larger role

    WASHINGTON A state's second-in-command is often first to joke about being No. 2. As lieutenant governor of Arkansas, Win Rockefeller liked to say the job was state government's spare tire: kept in the dark, pumped up and hoped it's never used. Now,...