Members Of Congress Push Back Against New U.S. Troop Deployments In SyriaFollowing the revelation this week that 400 more U.S. ground troops were deployed to Syria, a Bay Area congresswoman introduced a bill Friday to block further deployments without Congressional debate or authorization.
California Democrats Hold National Day of Action On Gun Violence PreventionIn California, and around the country, politicians are planning to take part in Wednesday's National Day of Action on Gun Violence Prevention.
Democrats End 25-Hour House Floor Protest Over Gun ControlWeary but jubilant House Democrats ended their extraordinary sit-in on the chamber's floor Thursday more than 24 hours after it began, a protest that let them broadcast their demands around the world for gun-control votes in the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub.
Bay Area Democrats Speak Out For Gun Control At House Sit-In ProtestMany Bay Area Democrats spoke out in favor of gun control at the House sit-in on Capitol Hill.
Peek Inside 21st Amendment's Brand New 5-Acre San Leandro BreweryThe brewery will open to the public June 26, 2015.
Does An East Bay Congresswoman Have A Better Plan Than The President For Combating ISIS?Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who represents parts of the East Bay, talks about her plan for combating ISIS, but her critics are calling it a peace bill.
Berry Gordy Day In Oakland; Motown’s Creator Honored, Appears At City Hall It’s Berry Gordy Jr. Day in the East Bay. The legendary impresario and creator of the Motown Sound was honored in front of hundreds in attendance for a public appearance in Oakland Monday morning.
Alameda Non-Profit Gets $900K Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Grant For WomenRep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, announced Thursday a federal grant of nearly $900,000 for an Alameda-based organization that helps to close the gender gap for women and girls in male-dominated careers.
Bay Area Lawmakers Demand Change To 'Unjust And Irrational’ Federal Marijuana Policy The current federal policy on marijuana “perpetuates an unjust and irrational system,” according to a letter signed by 17 members of congress, including four Bay Area representatives.
Bay Area Representatives Ask U.S. Attorney Back Off On Medical-Marijuana CrackdownFour California members of Congress are calling on US Attorney Melinda Haag to halt work on closing medical-marijuana dispensaries.
Bay Area Lawmakers Shelter In Place After U.S. Capitol ShootingCongresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, was among the legislators on lockdown Thursday after shots were fired near the U.S. Capitol.
Marchers Block I-880 In Oakland On 3rd Night Of Zimmerman Verdict ProtestsHundreds of protesters angry with the acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer for a fatal shooting in Florida marched through downtown Oakland on Monday night and police have called for mutual aid from other agencies.