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.
Four California members of Congress are calling on US Attorney Melinda Haag to halt work on closing medical-marijuana dispensaries.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, was among the legislators on lockdown Thursday after shots were fired near the U.S. Capitol.
Hundreds 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.
President Barack Obama is urging a divided Congress to boost job creation and strengthen the middle class through a package of government-backed proposals – a move that drew support from members of California’s largely Democratic Congressional delegation.
Although not everyone was happy about the deal, including lawmakers in the Bay Area, Congress has approved a proposal that staves off the fiscal cliff.
Bay Area officials Friday hailed a move by President Barack Obama to provide temporary relief from deportation to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
About 100 people showed up at Oikos University in Oakland Tuesday morning for the latest in a series of memorial gatherings for seven students who were gunned down in a shooting at the private Korean Christian school on April 2.
The debt plan’s details are minimal at this point, but it would add to the nation’s debt limit in a two-part package, while slicing $1 trillion in federal spending over the next decade.
Funded by the U.S. Labor Department, the program aims at training low-income youth on several different aspects of media.