Controversial Ad Campaign Recalls Race-Based S.F. 'Urban Renewal' ProgramsCritics call out advertisements opposing legislation encouraging construction of housing near public transit as shameless attempts to stir up resentment among African Americans.
SF Lawmaker Aims to Limit Traffic on 'Crooked' Lombard StreetTo straighten out traffic along San Francisco's celebrated -- and congested -- "crooked" street, assemblyman Phil Ting, (D-S.F.) is proposing charging drivers for making the trip down Lombard Street.
East Bay Legislators Propose Tax Increase For Companies Netting Over $10MDemocratic East Bay lawmakers hope to address income inequality and fund education by increasing the tax rate by 2 percent on the top 0.2 percent of corporations that do business in California.
California Assembly Bill Would Expunge 8 Million Criminal ConvictionsAssemblyman Phil Ting joined San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón Thursday to announce state legislation he's introducing that would use technology to clear records for former convicts eligible under existing laws.
Bay Area Lawmakers Mount Effort to Ban Flavored Tobacco, E-CigarettesA half-dozen state legislators led by Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), announced Thursday a proposal to ban store and vending machine sales of flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products.
S.F. Assemblyman to Reintroduce Gun Restraining Order Bill After Bar MassacreThe bill would expand the list of people who can file for a gun violence restraining order, in which a person's firearms are taken away for 21 days -- in some cases up to a year -- if they're proven to be a lethal threat to themselves or someone else.
Despite Booming Economy, Vacant Storefronts Common In San FranciscoThe increasingly common site of vacant buildings and empty storefronts around San Francisco despite the thriving economy has local business owners and city officials pushing for change.
Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill Allowing Free Beer GlassesGov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill he says would have given an unfair advantage to large beer manufacturers.
California Lawmakers Give Utilities A Reprieve Amid Fire LawsuitsCalifornia lawmakers voted to give a reprieve to Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in the frenzied final hours of the two-year legislative session.
State Lawmakers Give PG&E Reprieve Amid Fire CasesThe Assembly and Senate adjourned for the year shortly before midnight Friday after passing one of the most contentious bills lawmakers confronted.
LA-Based Nonprofit Funds Ballot Measure to Spread Rent ControlThe AIDS Healthcare Foundation has poured more than $12 million into a ballot initiative to let cities and counties regulate rental fees in buildings that state law currently shields from such control.
Trump Blames California Wildfires On 'Bad Environmental Laws'President Trump weighed in on the growing number of fires burning out of control in California Sunday, blaming state legislators for laws he claimed were reducing the amount of water available to fire crews.
California Lawmakers To Revive Trump Tax Return BillTwo California Democrats said Thursday they'll bring back legislation that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns before they could appear on the ballot in the largest U.S. state.
State Legislation Aims To Preserve Union Strength Ahead Of DecisionIn anticipation of the Supreme Court's ruling on union fees Wednesday, California Governor Jerry Brown had already signed bills that tightened up the rules for people opting out of union plans.
California Advances Biggest US Change To Police Use Of ForceCalifornia would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday.