Tom Ammiano

Bay Area Lawmakers Ask Feds To End Pot Club Crackdown

Two Bay Area state legislators called on federal prosecutors Wednesday to “cease your senseless assault” on medical marijuana dispensaries, but at the same time said they want to talk to U.S. officials.

10/19/2011

Bullying

Supporters Celebrate New Anti-Bullying Law In San Francisco

Supporters of California’s new anti-bullying law law gathered in San Francisco Monday for a bittersweet celebration following last week’s signing by Governor Jerry Brown.

10/17/2011

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police push back demonstrators that are trying to keep a train from leaving the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Police Reforms Questioned At State Assembly Hearing

The Bay Area Rapid Transit police force was the focus of a lawmakers’ hearing in Sacramento Tuesday, and there were plenty of questions about the status of reforms following two deadly shootings by BART police officers.

09/28/2011

San Francisco crash, big-rig, UCSF shuttle bus

San Francisco Rep Ammiano Pushes For Seat Belt Law

A fatal shuttle bus collision in San Francisco has prompted a state lawmaker to try to prevent such accidents in the future.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/17/2011

gay families

State Legislature Passes Bill To Include Gay History in Schools

A bill that would require California’s public schools to include the history of gay rights in their curricula won final legislative approval on Tuesday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/06/2011

(Adam Jan/AFP/Getty Images)

Landmark LGBT History Bill Goes To Gov. Brown

California lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would make the state the first requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays and lesbians in their social studies curriculum.

CBS San Francisco–07/05/2011

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

Calif. Assembly Limits Using Immigration Check In Arrests

Democrats in California’s Assembly joined other states Thursday in questioning the federal system that uses fingerprints to check the immigration status of people picked up by police.

CBS San Francisco–05/26/2011

Marijuana leaves (AP Graphic)

California Bill To Make Growing Pot A Misdemeanor Passes First Test

The California Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would give local law authorities the power to charge small time marijuana growers with a misdemeanor rather than a felony.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/19/2011

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Protesters Rally In San Francisco, Sacramento Against Immigration Screening

Day laborers and domestic workers rallied in San Francisco Monday and will do so Tuesday at the state capitol in opposition to the federal government’s Secure Communities program.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/25/2011

Tom Ammiano

Bay Area Students Ask For More Protection Against Anti-Gay Bullying

Dozens of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered high school students fanned out across the State Capitol building today to press their lawmakers for tougher protections against anti-gay bullying.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/04/2011

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