Doug Sovern

California Governor Jerry Brown (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive Order

Governor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent’s most ambitious climate change law.

04/29/2015

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (Archdiocese of SF)

Bay Area Catholics Rally Around Archbishop, Say He’s Unfairly Portrayed

The controversial head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco has some very public critics, but now he has some equally public defenders. A new group of San Francisco Catholics has formed to support Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

04/17/2015

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year, in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. 
(Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Angry Parents Opposed To Controversial Childhood Vaccination Bill Threaten To Homeschool Kids

The bill’s co-author, state Senator Richard Pan, agreed to amend SB277 to exempt home-schooled children from the vaccination requirements.

04/15/2015

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush Changes View On Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law After Meeting With Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff In San Francisco

Bush had previously said he was a staunch supporter of the law, and that Indiana Governor Mike Pence was right to sign it.

04/02/2015

Classroom

California Spending $975 Less Per K-12 Students Than National Average Despite Improved Rankings

California is spending much more on schools since the passage of Governor Brown’s temporary tax increase, Proposition 30, but is likely to slip back toward the bottom once those higher taxes expire.

03/24/2015

Sinbad's is accused of trespassing by the Port of San Francisco (Photo credit: Doug Sovern/KCBS)

Sinbad’s Defies Settlement With Port Of San Francisco To Vacate Restaurant; Eviction Forthcoming

Sinbad’s, an iconic restaurant on the San Francisco waterfront, is refusing to leave its property even though the Port needs the space to build new ferry piers and now faces an eviction notice.

03/23/2015

A homeless man uses an umbrella to hold off the water. (CBS SF)

UPDATE: SF Archdiocese Apologizes For Water System To Repel Homeless At Saint Mary’s Cathedral

Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco will dismantle a system that pours water on entrance areas of the church frequented by homeless after receiving a formal notice of violation from the city.

03/18/2015

Voters at the Polls

California’s 7th District Decides DeSaulnier’s Replacement In Tight, 3-Way State Senate Special Election

Voters in California’s 7th District head to the polls for a special election Tuesday, to decide a new state Senator since Mark DeSaulnier was elected to replace retired veteran Congressman George Miller.

03/17/2015

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Homeless Man Files Claim Alleging Sheriff’s Deputies Beat Him In Unprovoked Attack At San Francisco General Hospital

A homeless man filed a claim against the City of San Francisco Tuesday and wants three more sheriff’s deputies arrested for beating him up at SF General Hospital. The city is already charging one deputy in the alleged attack.

03/10/2015

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‘Erotic Service Providers’ Sue To Legalize Prostitution, Overturn 1961 Ban

The Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project claims the state’s current anti-prostitution law violates the Constitutional rights of sex workers.

03/05/2015

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