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Obama Signs Order To Protect Gay, Transgender Workers

President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.”

07/21/2014

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Walgreens To Pay $180K To Settle Disability Discrimination Suit Filed By South San Francisco Woman

Drugstore Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a long-time South San Francisco employee to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday.

07/02/2014

Police officers protect the City Hall as protesters from Occupy Oakland -the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street- marched to the buiding in Oakland on January 28, 2012. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Monitor: OPD Making Progress, Still Struggling With Racial Profiling

Oakland Police Department’s federal monitor released a report that says it has to comply with just six of the 51 original reform goals that were imposed over 10 years ago.

06/17/2014

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President Obama To Sign Executive Order Banning LGBT Discrimination Among Federal Contractors

President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.

06/16/2014

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Former Richmond Police Records Specialist Claims She Was Fired Over Her Religious Views

A records specialist at the Richmond Police Department alleges that some of the department’s top brass discriminated against her due to her religious views and wrongfully terminated her, in part because she allegedly discriminated against a lesbian police volunteer.

06/12/2014

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Activists Protest Popular Mission Restaurant During Carnaval Festivities

Sunday’s Carnaval festivities brought thousands of people to San Francisco’s Mission District, but parade entries were noticeably down this year. Some residents are concerned this is another example of the Mission’s fading cultural roots and blame gentrification.

05/26/2014

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Uber Questioned Over Claims Drivers Refused To Pick-Up Customers With Guide Dogs

San Francisco regulators and the National Federation of the Blind are looking into claims that drivers are not picking up passengers with service animals.

05/21/2014

The alleged sexual offenses took place over three or four years until the victim, who was not a Cub Scout, was 16. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

California Proposal Wants To Ban Judges From Serving As Boy Scout Leaders

If adopted affiliating with the Scouts could led to a removal from the bench.

05/15/2014

A letter explaining the head wear ban at Boomers in Livermore. (CBS)

Sikh, Muslim Families Allege Discrimination At Livermore Amusement Park

A Sikh family from Alameda and a Muslim family from Sunnyvale alleged Tuesday that they were barred from riding go-karts at a Livermore amusement park last summer because of their religious head attire.

04/29/2014

BAE shipyard in San Francisco. (CBS)

Black Workers From Bay Area Shipyard Allegedly Called ‘Aunt Jemima,’ N-Word Refuse Cash Settlement Requiring Silence

A San Francisco shipyard that gets big defense contracts with the Navy is now under fire for alleged racial harassment and discrimination.

04/29/2014

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