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.
Bay Area Billionaire, Democratic Hopeful Tom Steyer Releases His TaxesCalifornia financier and liberal activist Tom Steyer had promised to release his tax forms once he entered the race for president. On Thursday, he followed through by posting more than 2,600 pages of records to his website.
Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Speier Speak At San Francisco Town Hall On Gun ViolenceSpeaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and congresswoman Jackie Speier spoke at a town hall on gun violence prevention Tuesday evening.
Democrats Quash Climate Debate Push From Activists in San FranciscoThe Democratic National Committee is quashing a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis.
California Assembly Passes Amendment To Allow 17-Year-Olds To VoteCalifornia may join many other states in allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primary and special elections, if they will turn 18 before the following general election.
Trump Slams California as Nation's Hub of Homelessness; Numbers Back Him UpThe president told supporters at a rally that California has half of the homeless in the country. KPIX political reporter Melissa Caen checked his numbers.
Wildlife Deaths From Rat Poison Remain A Concern As Rat Population Grows In California CitiesCalifornia finds itself in a dilemma over what to do about the abundance of rat poison found in the vast majority of wildlife predators, as the rat population continues to grow in cities across the state.
Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Demands Congress Take Action On Trump TweetsGolden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has joined the voices condemning a flurry of tweets from President Donald Trump, targeting four Democratic Congresswomen.
San Mateo Legislator Proposes New Rules for Political Advocacy AdvertisingProposed legislation would require groups spending more than $10,000 a year on "issue advocacy ads" about pending legislation or regulation to identify themselves and major funders.
Berkeley City Council Considers Natural Gas Ban In Residential BuildingsA commonplace kitchen appliance that chef's swear by might be phased out in some buildings in Berkeley.
'A Leader Will Emerge'; Congressman Eric Swalwell Drops Out Of Presidential Race East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell dropped out of the 2020 race for the White House Monday, saying whoever emerges from the crowded field of Democratic candidates to challenge President Trump will have to "be able to take a punch, throw a punch."
Santa Rosa Presses On With Plan To Remove Homeless EncampmentsLike so many Bay Area cities, Santa Santa Rosa is grappling with more and more people living on the streets. Amid protests, the city has cleared several homeless encampments. Now more are slated for July.
Federal Judge in San Francisco Allows Delay in 'Conscience' Rule on AbortionThe Trump administration has agreed to postpone implementing a rule allowing medical workers to decline performing abortions or other treatments on moral or religious grounds while the so-called "conscience" rule is challenged in a California court.
At S.F.'s Democratic Haven Manny's Cafe, Harris Was Debate FavoriteHundreds of people gathered at Manny’s Cafe in San Francisco's Mission District Thursday to watch the second night of Democratic candidates for president debate.
Harris Confronts Biden Over Civil Rights History in Fiery Democratic DebateThe Democratic Party's early front-runner, former vice president Joe Biden, was forced to defend his record on race in the face of tough questions from California Sen. Kamala Harris.