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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

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Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb Rentals

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has recommended putting a cap on hosting short-term housing rentals to 120 nights a year in an amendment proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell.

04/24/2015

A San Francisco city worker was fatally struck by a trolley while she was crossing the street near City Hall on October 23, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Tour Bus Drivers Forced To Decide Between Driving, Narrating After New Rule Passes

An ordinance prohibiting tour bus drivers from narrating while driving in San Francisco was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday, less than six months after a city hall employee was fatally struck by a tour bus outside City Hall.

04/07/2015

A dog walker escorts dogs along the beach at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

40,000 Sign Petition To Stop Law Forcing Dogs To Be On Leashes In Bay Area Parks

A San Francisco apartment dweller’s petition against a National Park Service plan to put further limitations on unleashed dogs in parks is gaining steam.

04/07/2015

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Indiana, Arkansas Approve Revised Religious Objections Laws Amid Worries Of Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana passed legislation Thursday that they hoped would quiet the national uproar over new religious objections laws that opponents say are designed to offer a legal defense for anti-gay discrimination.

04/02/2015

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San Francisco Is 2nd Leading City In U.S. For Ivory Imports Despite California Ban On Elephant Parts

The ivory trade continues to thrive and is certainly having an impact on the elephant population, but the SF SPCA’s Dr. Jennifer Scarlett informs that San Francisco is the second leading city in the United States for ivory imports.

03/30/2015

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls ‘Religious Objection’ Laws Dangerous

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called “religious objection” legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad for business.

03/30/2015

Apple Introduces New Two New iPhone Models At Product Launch

Apple’s Openly Gay Tim Cook Denounces Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

Apple CEO tweeted his disappointment Friday about Indiana’s new ‘religious liberty’ law that opponents say could be used to discriminate against gays.

03/27/2015

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WATCH: Family Releases Final Brittany Maynard Video As Calif. Debates Right To Die Law

In a video recorded 19 days before Brittany Maynard took life-ending drugs, she tells California lawmakers that no one should have to leave home to legally kill themselves under the care of a doctor.

03/26/2015

A supporter of same-sex marriage holds American and gay pride flags.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Attorney General Reportedly Moving To Block ‘Death Penalty For Gays’ Ballot Initiative

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is reportedly moving to prevent a ballot proposal criminalizing sodomy and allowing the death penalty for anyone who “touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification” from ever appearing on the California ballot, according to Patrick McGreevy of the Los Angeles Times.

03/25/2015

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