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Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Cannabis Business Conference Draws Marijuana Entrepreneurs To San Francisco From Around The World

The International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco brought advocates and investors alike to the Hyatt Regency Hotel with the goal of legalizing recreational marijuana in California next year.

02/16/2015

Bay Area BikeShare

Phil Matier: Proposed California Law Requiring Adult Cyclists Wear Helmets Not Gaining Traction With Some Bicycle Advocates

A proposed California state law that would require adult cyclists to wear a helmet while riding or face a fine is not gaining much traction amongst bicycle advocates.

02/16/2015

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom give remarks after being sworn in as the 49th Lt. Governor of California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gavin Newsom Positioning Self As Pro-Pot Candidate For California Governor

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom joined us live in studio to talk up his efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of California. Earlier this week he announced he’ll run for governor in 2018.

02/13/2015

Classroom

California Now Has Twice As Many Charter Schools As Any Other State

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reported that 87 new charter schools opened in California thisschool year, more than in any other state. The new schools bring the number of charter institutions to 1,184. The states with the next highest number of charter schools, Florida and Arizona, have 653 and 623 each.

02/12/2015

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SF Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit So Her Doctor Can Prescribe Medication To Bring About Her ‘Peaceful Death’

A San Francisco cancer patient and a team of right-to-die advocates are suing to make it possible for a doctor to prescribe medication that induces death to a terminally ill patient without the threat of prosecution.

02/11/2015

Mayor Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom Says He’s Running For Governor In 2018

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will begin raising money to run for California governor in 2018.

02/11/2015

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Santa Clara County Moves Ahead For New, Larger Jail To Accommodate State’s Prison Realignment

The increasing number of state prisoners being transferred to local jails has put a strain on counties throughout California, including Santa Clara, which has decided to move ahead with a plan to build a brand new jail.

02/11/2015

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (Getty Images)

Racial Divide In California’s State Parks Could Squander Future Funding

One of the best parts of living in the Golden State is the ability to enjoy over 1.6 million acres of mountains, beaches and valleys protected by state parks. But a new report finds park visitors do not reflect the state’s changing and diverse demographics, making the future of park funding uncertain.

02/05/2015

Traffic

California Assembly Speaker Wants Drivers To Pay $52 Annual Fee For Road Repairs

Most California drivers would pay an extra $52 a year under a top lawmaker’s proposal for transportation funding.

02/04/2015

foie gras

State Appeals Fed Ruling Allowing Foie Gras Again After Previous Ban

State Attorney General Kamala Harris decided on Wednesday to appeal last month’s federal court ruling that made foie gras legal again in California.

02/04/2015

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