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Apple, Levi Strauss Throw Support Behind LGBT Equality Act Introduced To Congress

A bill introduced in Congress Thursday by Nancy Pelosi and other members that pushes for equality for members of the LGBT community is getting support from tech giant Apple.

07/23/2015

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House Passes Bill To Block Funding For Cities That Shield Undocumented Immigrants With Criminal Convictions

The House has approved legislation aimed at punishing so-called “sanctuary cities” like San Francisco that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

07/23/2015

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White House Threatens To Veto Bill That Would Crack Down On Sanctuary Cities

An Obama administration statement says the legislation being voted on Thursday would threaten civil rights by allowing law enforcement officials to gather immigration status information from any person at any time.

07/23/2015

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Newsom Report Calls For Heavy Regulation If California Legalizes Marijuana

A blue-ribbon panel chaired by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday released a policy report recommending that any move to legalize marijuana in California should emphasize public safety, limiting access by minors, and limiting corporate control over the maximization of tax revenue.

07/22/2015

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San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Fighting Plan To Crack Down On Cyclists Breaking Rules Of The Road

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is pushing back against an anticipated crackdown on bicyclists who flout the rules of the road from the San Francisco Police Department’s Park Station officers.

07/22/2015

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

University of California Announces Minimum Wage Increase To $15/Hour By 2017

The minimum wage for University of California employees and contract workers will increase to $15 an hour by fall 2017.

07/22/2015

Critics of a proposed coal facility in Oakland gathered in front of Oakland City Hall on July 21, 2015. (CBS)

Plan To Send Coal Through Oakland Met With Protests

Hundreds gathered in Oakland Tuesday evening to protest a plan to bring millions of tons of coal through the Bay Area.

07/21/2015

Jim Steinle, father of Kathryn Steinle who was killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, July 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Father Of Pier 14 Shooting Victim Asks Congress For Legislation To ‘Take These Undocumented Immigrants Off Ours Streets’

The family of a California woman shot and killed while walking along a San Francisco pier told Congress Tuesday they support changing the laws that allowed her alleged killer to remain in the United States despite being deported several times.

07/21/2015

Drone in Flight

California Bill Would Let Firefighters Destroy Drones Interfering With Public Safety

Anyone caught flying a drone over a fire or emergency scene could have it destroyed under a proposed bill.

07/21/2015

Governor Jerry Brown addressing climate summit at the Vatican. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Says World Has Reached ‘Tipping Point’ On Global Warming At Vatican Climate Summit

At a climate summit at the Vatican, Gov. Jerry Brown said the world may have reached a tipping point on global warming and that humanity must reverse course or face extinction.

07/21/2015

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U.S. President Barack Obama receives a San Francisco Giants jersey after welcoming the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Giants At The White House III

U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants to the White House June 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in last year’s World Series.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a Walmart store on May 9, 2014 in Mountain View, California. President Obama delivered a speech on energy efficiency and attended fundraisers in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

POTUS In Mountain View

President Obama delivered a speech on energy efficiency and attended fundraisers at the Wal-Mart in Mountain View…

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