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Police escort leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, and Batman after they arrest the Riddler as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day long event bringing his wish to be a BatKid to life. (Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Batkid Day Costs San Francisco $105,000

Much of the bill came from the big San Francisco Civic Center finale, where 5-year-old Miles Scott was given a key to the city.

11/20/2013

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Phil Matier: California’s Transgender Rights For Kids Under Fire

A conservative coalition is seeking to overturn a recently passed law that gives transgendered students certain rights in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the law, that lets transgender students use either the boys or girls restroom and lets them play on whichever sports team they feel most comfortable on, in September.

11/12/2013

A San Francisco strip club is suing Oracle over an unpaid bill put on a company credit card. (CBS)

SF Strip Club Suing Oracle After Refusal To Pay Employee’s $33K Bill

A San Francisco strip club is suing Oracle after one of its employees ran up a massive bill on a company credit card – and Oracle refused to pay the bill.

09/23/2013

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Bill Eases Path for Firing Teachers for Misconduct

The state Legislature has passed a bill intended to speed and streamline the process for dismissing teachers accused of misconduct, despite the opinion of some that the measure should be improved, possibly next year.

09/13/2013

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Political Watchdog Group Warns Against ‘Gut & Amend’ Practice On Pending Bills

State lawmakers will take their annual recess in less than two weeks, at the end of the work day Sept. 13. And, with that date looming, the push was on in Sacramento to deal with hundreds of pending bills.

09/03/2013

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Calif. Lawmaker Pulls Son From Class Over Transgender Law

A Republican state lawmaker says a new California law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use is part of the reason at least one of his sons will not return to his local public school this fall.

08/16/2013

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Brown Signs Bill Allowing Transgender Students To Use Either Restroom

California has become the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.

08/12/2013

Shark fins in a bag await delivery at a wholesale warehouse in Hong Kong (Laurent Fievet)

Federal Rule Could Upend Californias’ Shark Fin Ban

Several members of Congress representing coastal states are voicing concern about a proposed federal regulation that could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins.

06/28/2013

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Atherton Revolts Over Cost Of Obama Visit, Targets Donors

A community on the Peninsula may take the unprecedented action of slapping a lien against two homeowners who hosted an April fundraiser for President Barack Obama that cost the town $8,000 in security and cleanup costs.

06/06/2013

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Bill Would Give Parents Control Of Personal Information On Networking Sites

The state Senate has passed a bill that would allow parents to remove their children’s personal information from social networking sites.

05/03/2013

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