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  • 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...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill requiring overtime pay for domestic workers

    Gov. Brown signs bill requiring overtime pay for domestic workers
    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...
  • Evictions from rent-controlled units on the rise in L.A.

    Evictions from rent-controlled units on the rise in L.A.
    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,"...
  • Yee accused of introducing undercover FBI agent to other lawmakers

    Yee accused of introducing undercover FBI agent to other lawmakers
    SACRAMENTO -- An FBI affidavit released Wednesday alleged that state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) accepted $21,000 in campaign payments from an undercover FBI agent posing as someone in the marijuana business to arrange meetings with two unidentified...
  • Until his arrest, 'Shrimp Boy' considered an 'inspiration'

    Until his arrest, 'Shrimp Boy' considered an 'inspiration'
    In the years after his release from prison, Raymond Chow insisted he had gone straight and tried to prove it by posting photos with celebrities and endorsements from politicians across his Facebook profile. The profile shows the organized crime figure...