| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:58 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A measure to block California's transgender students rights law failed to qualify for the November ballot Monday, according to the secretary of state's office.
The referendum would have repealed a law passed last year that requires...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:27 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- State Sen. Mark Leno announced legislation Monday that would modify state law in order to dissuade real estate speculators in San Francisco from displacing long-term tenants from rent-controlled units.
The proposed changes to the...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:05 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. In 2010, as Colorado lawmakers were creating America's first state-licensed and regulated medical marijuana industry, fellow police officers at a Colorado Drug Investigators Association conference jeered a state law enforcement official...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Transgender activist Eli Erlick, 18, was on the phone from her home in the small Mendocino County town of Willits and I could not resist asking her to respond to something uttered recently on the radio by James Dobson, founder of the conservative...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:11 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Treated waste exported from Los Angeles and other counties into the Central Valley would be subject to additional testing under a bil approved by the Assembly on Thursday.
The measure, by Assemblyman Rudy Salas Jr. (D-Bakersfield), is...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Tom Ammiano used to tell a joke about blood.
This was in the early 1980s, years before he became a politician, and AIDS was just beginning to terrorize San Francisco. Ammiano, then a gay activist and stand-up comic, riffed off...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:05 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed 10 bills that his office said will help protect “the most vulnerable Californians – homeless children and adults and foster youth.”
The measures include one that establishes "runaway...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:27 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family.
Sen. Mark Leno (D-San...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:30 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation prohibiting law enforcement officials in California from detaining immigrants in the country illegally for transfer to immigration authorities if they are arrested for minor crimes.
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:36 PM
SACRAMENTO — On a day when immigrant-rights activists nationwide rallied for action from Washington, Gov. Jerry Brown put California at the vanguard of change, signing sweeping laws aimed at speeding the assimilation of those in the country...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:07 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers have scheduled a hearing Wednesday into the state's use of solitary confinement in its prisons, legislative action that was promised to encourage inmates to end their 60-day inmate hunger strike this summer over those...