Facebook Announces Policy Change On Legal Names After Protests From UsersAfter more than a year and a half of protests from the transgender community, domestic violence advocates and privacy activists, Facebook Tuesday announced changes to its policy requiring users to go by their legal names.
BART Police 1 Of 1st In Nation To Implement Policy On Interactions With Transgender PeopleBART police have become one of the first police departments in the country to implement a specific policy governing interactions with transgender individuals, BART officials said Thursday.
Apple Changes Tune On Felons Working At 'Campus 2' Construction SiteApple is backtracking on its policy that banned construction workers with recent felonies at its new campus in Cupertino.
President Obama's Call To Loosen Cuban Travel And Trade Restrictions Gets Mixed ReactionsThe president's call for loosening travel and trade restrictions with Cuba is an historic shift that many young Cubans living in the U.S. never thought they'd see. An Oakland performer hopes his mom will get to see him dance.
Hagel Resigns As Defense Secretary Under PressureDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.
Stanford Water Policy Forum Draws Facebook COO; Keynote Speech From Gov. BrownCalifornia's water shortages are drawing the attention of Silicon Valley and Governor Jerry Brown who gave a keynote speech at Stanford's New Directions For U.S. Water Policy forum.
Reports Of Sexual Assaults On UC Campuses Up By 50%With about 240,000 students, the UC system's rate of reported sexual assaults last year was about 1 per 1,200 students.
NFL Approves New Drug Policy; Suspensions Lifted For Some VeteransThe NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing.
BART Board Votes Against Policy That Gave Themselves Free Rides For Life The BART Board of Directors voted 6 to 2 Thursday night so that the transit system’s directors will no longer get free rides for life.
Monterey Restaurant's 'No Noisy Kids' Policy Has Parents PoutingA popular restaurant in Monterey has a "no noisy children" policy and some parents think it’s unfair. It’s not just noise that’s not welcome. Strollers, high chairs, and booster chairs are not allowed.
Dog Lovers Barking Mad After Concord Restaurant's Policy Change Bans Pets From PatioAfter a history of catering to man’s best friend, a Bay Area restaurant is changing its policy that allowed dogs on their outdoor patios, and that is causing some growls from dog lovers.
Caltrain Conductors Attacked In Mountain View, Passengers May Have Been DrunkTwo Caltrain conductors were attacked in Mountain View over the weekend by a pair of allegedly drunken passengers, but Caltrain says it will continue to allow alcohol on trains.