Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive OrderGovernor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent's most ambitious climate change law.
Bay Area Catholics Rally Around Archbishop, Say He’s Unfairly PortrayedThe controversial head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco has some very public critics, but now he has some equally public defenders. A new group of San Francisco Catholics has formed to support Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.
Angry Parents Opposed To Controversial Childhood Vaccination Bill Threaten To Homeschool KidsThe bill’s co-author, state Senator Richard Pan, agreed to amend SB277 to exempt home-schooled children from the vaccination requirements.
Jeb Bush Changes View On Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law After Meeting With Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff In San FranciscoBush had previously said he was a staunch supporter of the law, and that Indiana Governor Mike Pence was right to sign it.
California Spending $975 Less Per K-12 Students Than National Average Despite Improved RankingsCalifornia is spending much more on schools since the passage of Governor Brown's temporary tax increase, Proposition 30, but is likely to slip back toward the bottom once those higher taxes expire.
Sinbad’s Defies Settlement With Port Of San Francisco To Vacate Restaurant; Eviction ForthcomingSinbad’s, an iconic restaurant on the San Francisco waterfront, is refusing to leave its property even though the Port needs the space to build new ferry piers and now faces an eviction notice.
UPDATE: SF Archdiocese Apologizes For Water System To Repel Homeless At Saint Mary’s CathedralSaint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco will dismantle a system that pours water on entrance areas of the church frequented by homeless after receiving a formal notice of violation from the city.
California’s 7th District Decides DeSaulnier’s Replacement In Tight, 3-Way State Senate Special ElectionVoters in California’s 7th District head to the polls for a special election Tuesday, to decide a new state Senator since Mark DeSaulnier was elected to replace retired veteran Congressman George Miller.
Homeless Man Files Claim Alleging Sheriff’s Deputies Beat Him In Unprovoked Attack At San Francisco General HospitalA homeless man filed a claim against the City of San Francisco Tuesday and wants three more sheriff’s deputies arrested for beating him up at SF General Hospital. The city is already charging one deputy in the alleged attack.
'Erotic Service Providers' Sue To Legalize Prostitution, Overturn 1961 BanThe Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project claims the state’s current anti-prostitution law violates the Constitutional rights of sex workers.
Minority-Owned Bay Area Businesses Vying For Lucrative Super Bowl ContractsHundreds of small business owners gathered in Oakland this week to try to win a piece of the Super Bowl 50 pie. They’re hoping for a slice of the millions of dollars in contracts organizers of next year's game in Santa Clara will hand out.
California Teachers Not Subject To Same Vaccinations Rules As Students
BART Testing New Cars To Include More Bike Space, But Only At One EndBicycle advocates are upset that the new rail cars BART is going to test, starting this summer, will only have space for bikes at one end.
Field Poll Shows Condoleezza Rice Leading Potential 2016 U.S. Senate FieldRice and Kamala Harris topped the list as the Field Poll looked at 18 people who may or may not run, and whether likely voters would support their candidacy.
BART To Receive $5 Million Federal Grant To Protect Trackside WorkersThe Federal Transit Administration is awarding BART a $5 million grant to develop a new technology to protect track-side workers.