Executive Order

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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.


A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Mayor Addresses Lack Of Affordable Housing With Construction Push

Responding to a lack of affordable housing in San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee announced an executive order putting construction of new units on the fast track. The move comes amid protests over an increasing number of evictions under the state’s Ellis Act.


Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor. (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Obama Orders Federal Protection For Massive Swath Of Bay Area Coastline

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday that will permanently ban oil drilling off the Northern California coast by expanding the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.



Tech Report: Obama’s Executive Order Has Critics Concerned Over Internet Control

President Barack Obama signed an executive order last week that some critics fear could give the U.S. government the authority to take over the internet.


Obama shakes hands with Javier Garcia before signing the White House Initiative On Educational Excellence on Oct. 19, 2010. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

South Bay Latino Students Cheer Executive Order

Latino students around the Bay Area are expressing encouragement over an executive order signed by President Barack Obama on Tuesday.



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