San Francisco, Oakland Mayors Seek $15 Minimum Wage StatewideThe mayors of San Francisco and Oakland met with workers Tuesday to express their support for a statewide proposition that would increase the minimum wage by $1 each year beginning in 2017 and continue for the next five years.
After California, Right-To-Die Backers Push Laws In Other StatesIt will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California's example.
Brown Signs Fair Pay Act In Richmond To Help Close Gender Wage GapGov. Jerry Brown will be in Richmond Tuesday morning to sign legislation strengthening women's rights to equal pay for equal work.
Nevada Agrees To Pay $400K Settlement After Allegations Of Dumping Psychiatric Patients In SFSan Francisco sued Nevada in 2013, over accounts of patients who were discharged from Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas, given bus tickets to cities in California and directed to seek further care there.
Program That Lets Tech Shuttles Use Public Bus Stops Working, SF Transit Agency SaysSan Francisco's transit planners are calling a pilot program involving those controversial tech buses a success.
Gov. Brown Signs Right-To-Die Bill; California 5th State To Legalize Assisted SuicideCalifornia will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year.
Sex Ed To Become Mandatory For Most Middle, High School Students In CaliforniaThe comprehensive sex education law will combine information about HIV prevention which is already mandatory with sexual health education.
Last Gun Store In San Francisco To Shut For Good On HalloweenThe only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to firearms.
Governor Brown Signs Anti-Racial Profiling BillGov. Brown signed legislation changing California's definition of racial profiling and requiring that local law enforcement agencies collect demographic data on the people they stop.
Vatican Fires Priest Who Came Out As Gay On Eve Of Worldwide Bishops MeetingThe Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.
San Jose Minimum Wage Not Going Up In 2016 Due To Consumer Price Index DropThousands of people who work in San Jose who earn minimum wage thought they would be getting a raise on January 1st. But a lower Consumer Price Index means their wages will stay at $10.30 an hour next year.
100-Year-Old San Jose Native, Former Congressman Don Edwards Dies In CarmelFormer U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of 100.