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Students march in protest of alleged hate crimes against an SJSU student, November 21, 2013. (CBS)

Hate Crime Reports Decline In California In 2012

The state attorney general’s office says the number of hate crimes reported in California declined about 12 percent last year and has dropped by more than a third over the last decade.

11/27/2013

Cora Evans (Cal-Catholic.com/CBS)

Bay Area Woman May Become 1st Catholic Saint From California

An obscure Catholic mystic from the Santa Cruz Mountains who died in 1957 could be California’s first official saint as the Catholic Church started the arduous process on canonization on Tuesday.

09/25/2013

Hani Khan was fired from her job at the Hollister store in San Mateo in 2010 for wearing a headscarf. (CBS)

Abercrombie & Fitch Settles California Lawsuit Over Muslim Head Scarves

Trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to make religious accommodations to its policy governing employees’ appearance as part of a settlement of discrimination lawsuits filed in California.

09/23/2013

Pope Francis I. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Tells Catholic Church To Stop Obsessing Over Gays

Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.

09/20/2013

Hani Khan was fired from her job at the Hollister store in San Mateo in 2010 for wearing a headscarf. (CBS)

Judge Rules Abercrombie Wrongly Fired San Mateo Muslim Worker For Hijab

A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wrongly fired a Muslim worker who insisted on wearing a head scarf.

09/09/2013

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feds Reject Anti-Semitism Claims At 3 UC Campuses

The federal government has dismissed allegations that three University of California campuses failed to effectively respond to claims of anti-Semitism.

08/28/2013

Rev. Cecil Williams of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Street Corner In San Francisco Dedicated To Rev. Cecil Williams

The corner of Ellis and Taylor streets in San Francisco has been named after a local minister to recognize his efforts for the underserved community.

08/20/2013

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Milpitas Church Vandalized For 2nd Time In A Week

The same Milpitas church that was vandalized a week ago was the target of a break-in and attempted burglary Sunday night, Milpitas police said.

08/15/2013

A letter explaining the head wear ban at Boomers in Livermore. (CBS)

Headwear Ban At Livermore Amusement Park Draws Religious Outrage

A Bay Area family says a local amusement park red-flagged them the minute they headed for the go-kart track because of the way they were dressed.

08/09/2013

Michael Vickroy is accused of vandalizing property at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Milpitas on August 7, 2013. (Milpitas Police Department)

Naked Man Accused Of Vandalizing Milpitas Church

A man in the buff allegedly destroyed thousands of dollars worth of property at a Milpitas church Wednesday morning, police said.

08/09/2013

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