California Treasurer Asks Trump For Guidance On Pot, BankingCalifornia Treasurer John Chiang on Friday appealed to President-elect Donald Trump for guidance on how the state's projected $7 billion marijuana industry can participate in the nation's banking system while pot remains illegal under U.S. law.
Deadly Whale Entanglements Skyrocketing Off California CoastA record number of whales have become entangled in debris floating off the California coast, sparking a new law targeting the recovery of lost crab fishing gear.
Pres. Obama Urges Americans To Tamp Down Inflammatory Rhetoric"We as a nation have to be loud and clear that nothing justifies attacks on law enforcement," the president said.
President Erdogan Returns To Turkey, Claims Military Coup Is FalteringTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government was working to crush a coup attempt after a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left dozens dead and at least 150 people wounded.
San Francisco Supes To Debate 'Sanctuary City' ChangesSan Francisco officials plan to take another run at clarifying the city's controversial protections for people in the country illegally.
Environmental Group Says Government Is Ignoring Dangers Of Fracking Off California CoastThe Center For Biological Diversity is criticizing a draft environmental assessment released Monday by the U.S. government that was meant to evaluate the environmental effects of well stimulation treatments, including fracking, off the coast of California.
Top 2 Reasons Why You Should Consider A Government JobJill Schlesinger looks at the benefits of a job with the government.
Billionaire Elon Musk Defends Billions In Government Subsidies Benefiting His CompaniesBillionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk defended his business practices following an LA Times report that his three companies have taken billions in government subsidies, saying “the article makes it seem as though my company is getting some huge check, which is fundamentally false.”
Surveillance Power From Patriot Act Lapses With No Deal In Senate
Brother Of Journalist With Marin Ties Pleads For Release; Trial On Espionage Charges Begins In IranThe espionage trail of a Washington Post journalist, who is jailed in Iran and has ties to Marin, is now underway. The man’s brother is in Washington to help lobby for his release.
San Leandro Police Assure Armored Vehicle Won’t Be Used Against Peaceful ProtestersThe new federal ban on military style weapons to police stems from their use against demonstrators last year in Ferguson, Missouri. San Leandro police have assured their BearCat medevac vehicle will be no exception.
California Group Files Initiative To Limit Which Bathrooms Transgender People Can UseAnother attempt is underway to repeal a controversial law that allows transgender students in California schools to choose which restrooms they use.