SF Lawmaker's Bill to Ban Paper Receipts Fails in State LegislatureThe California Legislature had been considering banning paper receipts unless requested by a customer but a legislative committee voted Friday not to send the legislation to the Senate floor for a vote.
San Francisco To Vote On Taxing Rich Businesses To Help HomelessA measure on San Francisco's Nov. 6 ballot would raise taxes on the city's wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill residents.
Congress OKs $1.3 Trillion Budget, Averting Another ShutdownSenate passage shortly after midnight averted a third federal shutdown this year, an outcome both parties wanted to avoid.
Senate Votes to Reopen Government, Passes Budget DealThe Senate voted early Friday to reopen the government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, handing the measure off to the House for a pre-dawn debate.
State Appeals Court Ruling Could Change How Bail is Handled in CaliforniaAccording to a ruling from the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco “a defendant may not be imprisoned solely due to poverty.”
Salesforce CEO Benioff Compares Facebook To 'Big Tobacco'A Bay Area tech titan aimed a stunning critique at social media Tuesday when Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff compared Facebook to "Big Tobacco" and called for greater regulation.
Trump Expected To End 'Dreamers' ProgramPresident Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will end protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, but with a six-month delay.
Apple, Dignity Health Ask Trump To Keep DACA In PlaceApple and San Francisco-based Catholic health care giant Dignity Health called on President Donald Trump Sunday to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in place.
Power Conservation Urged As California BroilsThe operator of California's power grid is calling for voluntary conservation of electricity as an intense heat wave broils the state.
McCain Returns To Senate For Vote, Emotional Speech On Health CareIn high drama at the Capitol, Sen. John McCain on Tuesday delivered a crucial vote in the Republican drive to dismantle the health care law, a win for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, and then leveled a broadside at how the GOP got there.
Gov. Brown Grants 72 Pardons, Commutes 7 Sentences For EasterThe governor limited his Saturday pardons to people who have already completed their sentences.
Report: Ex-Yosemite Chief Belittled Female WorkersThe former superintendent of Yosemite National Park created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as "stupid," ''bozo" and "lazy," and showing gender bias against women.
Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Meets With UC Berkeley Law Students, FacultyU.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is meeting with law students and law school faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.
Sales Of Semi-Automatic Rifles More Than Doubled In 2016Officials say sales of semi-automatic rifles have more than doubled in California over last year.
California Treasurer Asks Trump For Guidance On Pot, BankingCalifornia Treasurer John Chiang on Friday appealed to President-elect Donald Trump for guidance on how the state's projected $7 billion marijuana industry can participate in the nation's banking system while pot remains illegal under U.S. law.