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SF Supervisor Calls For Facebook To Meet With Drag Queens Over Profile Restrictions

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is calling on Facebook officials to meet with local drag queens to discuss the social media website’s recent crackdown on the performers to change their profile names.

09/12/2014

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference on October 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Attorney General Kamala Harris Breaks Down Student Truancy Levels By Race

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris released her second-annual report on California’s truancy levels, which for the first time breaks the numbers down by race.

09/12/2014

U.S. Ninth District Court of Appeals

Gay Marriage Could Become Legal In Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii As 9th Circuit Court Hears Appeals

A federal court hearing over gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii began Monday with a lawyer defending the state of Idaho’s ban facing tough questions from a judge on the panel.

09/08/2014

Arnold Schwarzenegger (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Arnold Schwarzenegger To Make Rare Return To State Capital

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to the state capital on Monday for two high-profile public events.

09/07/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (CBS graphic)

U.S. Senator Feinstein Pushes Cyber-Security Bill; Civil Liberties Activists Say It’s Flawed

Senator Dianne Feinstein is urging Silicon Valley leaders to call their congressional representatives to express their support for her cyber-security bill, which is facing opposition from privacy advocates.

09/05/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Following The Money In Oakland’s Mayoral Campaign Through A New App

There’s a new app and web tool for Oakland residents interested in following the money in November’s mayoral race. The idea is to hold candidates accountable while keeping citizens informed.

09/03/2014

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

California’s Medical Malpractice Measure Prop. 46 Gets Support From Sen. Barbara Boxer

Senator Barbara Boxer came out swinging Wednesday on behalf of Proposition 46 in a new ad campaign. The ‘Yes on 46′ initiative would lift the cap on medical malpractice awards.

09/03/2014

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

New Smartphone App Lets Shoppers Decide If They Like A Product’s Politics

A new smartphone app will help grocery shoppers decide if they like the politics behind a brand.

09/02/2014

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Bill Providing Condoms For California Prisoners Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Legislation that would require officials to distribute condoms in all California state prisons is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill’s author says it would save the state money and stop the spread of disease.

08/22/2014

School desks

Bill Encouraging Alternative To Expelling Students For Willful Defiance Headed To Gov. Brown’s Desk

The state Senate has approved legislation that would prevent California schools from expelling students for willfully defying school authorities.

08/19/2014

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