Oakland’s Parks and Recreations Department, which lacks funds to improve or even maintain the city-owned properties, is now considering a policy that would allow corporations and wealthy donors to buy the right to name public parks, gardens and recreation centers if they can pay their care.
The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who led outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has died. He was 84.
The secretary of state announced Monday that backers of the proposed measure to put a referendum on November’s ballot to overturn a law allowing transgender students a choice on which restrooms and locker rooms to use, didn’t gain enough signatures.
A new law that spells out the rights of transgender students in kindergarten through 12th grade is set to take effect in California on Jan. 1. To get ready, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for staff and reconsidering senior portrait dress codes.
The family feud continues between Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean. Love’s real troubles started when she lost control of her daughter…
Dozens of illegal immigrants recently released from jail in Santa Clara County have been re-arrested by federal immigration officials.
After years of debate over the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy preventing gays from serving openly in the military, the Bay Area activists who led the campaign to repeal it are finally able to celebrate.
The TV contract, which will begin with the 2012-13 season, combined with the Pac-12 Network will allow the conference to air every football and men’s basketball game.
The Pac-10 agreed to a 12-year television contract with Fox and ESPN on Tuesday worth about $3 billion, allowing the conference to quadruple its media rights fees and start its own network.