politics

Voters at the Polls

3 Oakland Mayoral Candidates Form Alliance To Use Ranked-Choice Voting To Their Advantage

Three of Oakland’s mayoral candidates are forming an alliance to try to take advantage of the city’s ranked-choice voting system.

10/24/2014

Campaign 2014

Staggering Campaign Contributions In Many California Races And Proposals

California may not have the hotly contested, high-profile races for U.S. Senator or governor that some other states do this year, but it’s still attracting some of the biggest campaign spending in the country.

10/21/2014

Demonstrators greet Hillary Clinton as she arrived at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Monday, October 20th, 2014. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Hillary Clinton Warns Democrats Against Complacency At San Francisco Fundraiser

Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress.

10/20/2014

Marc Benioff (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Dreamforce Tech Conference Descends Upon SoMa; Attendees Asked To Participate In Food Drive

Salesforce is throwing its annual Dreamforce software conference in San Francisco with the CEO, Marc Benioff, touting a food-drive effort that asks attendees bring canned goods with a goal of providing up to one million meals.

10/13/2014

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Mornings With Melissa: Voting By Mail For November Election Starts Monday

Election Day isn’t for another month, but election season starts Monday as ballots are mailed out to millions of voters.

10/06/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Why Is Governor Brown Striking Down More Bills Compared To His First Term In Office?

Governor Jerry Brown has been busy in recent weeks signing and vetoing legislation. Political analyst Melissa Griffin Caen has more on his decisions.

09/29/2014

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Gov. Brown Vetoes Diaper Changing Station Bills; Leaves It Up To Private Sector

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a pair of bills that would have made diaper changing stations available in both men’s and women’s restrooms.

09/19/2014

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Law Requiring Ridesharing Company Drivers To Carry Minimum-Level Insurance Passes

Drivers for ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft must carry minimum levels of insurance under a new state law that will take effect next summer.

09/17/2014

Drag queens Sister Roma (left) and Heklina (2nd from left) listen as San Francisco Supervisor David Campos (R) speaks during a press conference at City Hall, September 17, 2014. (CBS)

Facebook Temporarily Restores Profiles Of Drag Queens, Declines To Change ‘Real Names’ Policy

Facebook met with leaders of San Francisco’s transgender community in City Hall amid a crackdown on drag queens who use their stage names on the site. But the social network has not changed a policy requiring account holders to use their real names.

09/17/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Agrees To Meet With Drag Queens In San Francisco Over Profile Name Policy

Facebook officials have agreed to meet with local drag queens at San Francisco City Hall to discuss the social media website’s policy of people using their legal names on their accounts.

09/15/2014

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