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  • U.S. won't interfere with states on marijuana sales

    U.S. won't interfere with states on marijuana sales
    In a significant policy shift by the Obama administration, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder signaled Thursday that the federal government would no longer interfere with states that allow commercial marijuana sales as long as they were strictly regulated....
  • Lawmakers will move forward with prison hearings

    Lawmakers will move forward with prison hearings
    SACRAMENTO -- As the hunger strike in California prisons ends, two lawmakers plan to move forward with their plans to hold hearings examining the use of solitary confinement in maximum security facilities. The strike lasted for two months as inmates...
  • Brown signs bill to allow children more than two legal parents

    Brown signs bill to allow children more than two legal parents
    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...
  • Signing Trust Act is another illegal-immigration milestone for Brown

    Signing Trust Act is another illegal-immigration milestone for Brown
    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...
  • Opponents gear up to fight transgender law

    Opponents gear up to fight transgender law
    SACRAMENTO — It seems pretty simple: If a student has male genitalia, the kid uses the boys' bathroom. If there are female organs, then it's the girls' room. Right? But what if the student wears a skirt, makeup and lipstick, and has a penis?...
  • California prison policies under legislative scrutiny

    California prison policies under legislative scrutiny
    SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers continued their review of the state's troubled prison system on Monday as Gov. Jerry Brown's administration received more time to negotiate ways to reduce overcrowding behind bars. The state is under court order to...
  • Bill could limit condoms as evidence of prostitution

    Bill could limit condoms as evidence of prostitution
    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...
  • Voters split on transgender proposal, poll says

    Voters split on transgender proposal, poll says
    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...
  • Long lines for gay marriage in California

    Long lines for gay marriage in California
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The first full day of gay marriages in California since the Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex nuptials in the state brought lines to San Francisco City Hall and a festive mood to the city on gay pride weekend. But there...
  • Anti-deportation bill advances as immigrants rally

    Anti-deportation bill advances as immigrants rally
    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),...
  • Transgender students 'just looking for their place in the world'

    Transgender students 'just looking for their place in the world'
    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...