| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:38 PM
A proposal that could make it easier to open medical marijuana shops in California was approved by the Assembly's Public Safety Committee....
| Jun 28, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Bay Area officials approved a $76-million package Friday to fund suicide-prevention nets that will extend 20 feet on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge, handing a victory to advocates who have long pushed to hem in the 1.7-mile-long span against...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage.
As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U....
| May 16, 2013
| 3:16 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A California lawmaker is making a renewed push to limit the detention and deportation of immigrants who are in the country illegally after his legislation was vetoed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The bill, authored by Assemblyman Tom...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:00 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Californians are about evenly divided on a proposal that would require schools to allow transgender students to participate in sports and use bathrooms based on their gender identity and not their sex, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The Assembly approved on Thursday legislation that would ensure students could participate in school activities and use facilities like bathrooms based on their gender identity, not their physical sex.
The bill's author, Assemblyman Tom...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:38 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Undocumented immigrants rallied in the Capitol on Tuesday to support legislation aimed at reducing deportations, as California lawmakers continued tweaking the bill in hopes of winning Gov. Jerry Brown's support.
The measure (AB 4),...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:01 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Condoms could become harder to introduce as evidence in prostitution cases under legislation approved by the Assembly on Friday.
The bill, authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), would require prosecutors to show a judge...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Arie Shashou remembers simple pleasures from the decades spent in his Westside home: helping neighbors with small tasks; the daily chats with the former manager of the complex; the paintings that line the walls of his one-bedroom.
"It was a happy time,"...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that mandates overtime pay for domestic workers in California -- with the exception of babysitters.
The new measure requires that employers pay domestic workers, which include housekeepers and cleaners, time and a...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:55 PM
A special legislative committee created last fall in the wake of federal court orders to improve state prison conditions and reduce crowding is calling for increases in the services and spending the state devotes to rehabilitation efforts and post-...