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An Orca swims in its enclosure. (CBS)

Vallejo’s Six Flags Under Fire For Orca’s Living Conditions

A 19-year-old in Vallejo is looking for a roommate, but compatibility may be an issue. She’s an Orca – a killer whale at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. And a Vallejo woman is complaining that the park is breaking the law by not providing a companion.


A protester stands outside the Union Square Apple Store to demand better conditions for manufacturers. (CBS)

SF Protestors Demand Apple Improve Factory Conditions

Petitions were delivered to Apple stores in San Francisco and other cities around the world Thursday calling on the tech giant to do more to improve working conditions at its factories overseas.



SJSU Students Push For Higher City Minimum Wage

Students at San Jose State are launching an initiative to raise that city’s minimum wage to one of the highest in the nation as the result of one very ambitious sociology class.


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.

Campaign To Recall Oakland Mayor Quan Begins Gathering Signatures

The group looking to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan needs to gather approximately 20,000 valid signatures by next May.



California Volunteers Gathering Signatures To Block Gay History Law

Fired-up volunteers in California have started gathering signatures for a ballot referendum that would repeal the nation’s first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay people and gay rights milestones in history and social science lessons.


A customer walks into a Safeway store in San Anselmo. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Safeway Versus Paid Signature Gatherers

Safeway is complaining that paid petition signature gatherers are not playing fair outside their Bay Area stores. Those signature gatherers though say their first amendment rights aren’t being respected.


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Phil Matier: Governor Vetoes Bill On Signature-Gathering Fee Change

A bill that would have made it illegal pay a per-signature fee to companies that circulate ballot petitions was vetoed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.


San Francisco Federal Building

Residents, Neighbors Look To Clean Up San Francisco Plaza

The quiet plaza near the San Francisco Federal Building has been filled with crime and vandalism, a problem for many neighbors and residents in the area.