State Senator Mark Leno

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Makes It Official, Will Run For Re-Election

Lee said he enjoys the job and wants to continue delivering on promises.



California Prisons Allegedly Coerced Sterilization Of Pregnant Inmates

The health care department for California’s prison system is under fire, after reports that pregnant inmates were coerced into having sterilization surgery.


A detail view of a Boy Scout uniform. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts’ Proposal Excludes Gay Adults, Bay Area Lawmakers Offended

A proposal by the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay scouts, but to continue to exclude gay adults from serving as leaders has offended two gay legislators from San Francisco.


Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

State Senator Wants Gas Price Probe As Chevron Refinery Closure Lingers

A state senator called for a legislative hearing regarding California’s oil refineries after Chevron announced that a unit at its Richmond refinery will remain closed until next year.



California State Senate Rejects Lower Penalty For Drug Possession

State senators have rejected a bid to make California the 14th state to end felony penalties for those convicted of possessing small amounts of drugs for personal use.



Bill To Reduce Punishment For Drug Possession Finding Support

San Francisco State Senator Mark Leno is more and more optimistic that his bill, which would reduce punishment for possession of small amounts of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, will pass the full state senate when it is voted on next week.


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San Francisco Democrat Optimistic About State Budget Compromise

State Senator Mark Leno said he remains optimistic that legislators will come to an agreement over the state budget this week.


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KCBS In Depth: The State Budget Mess

An interview with State Senator Mark Leno on the ongoing problems legislators in Sacramento are facing in coming up with a solution to solve California’s budget crisis.