New California Law Aims To Diversify Juries, Adds Tax Filers To Pool Of Potential JurorsCalifornia is expanding the pool of prospective jurors beyond those with driver's licenses and the voter rolls, under new legislation signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
State Sen. Wiener Renews Push To End Mandatory Sentences For Non-Violent Drug OffensesState Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, joined San Francisco city leaders, among others, on Monday to announce new state legislation that would end mandatory jail sentences for people accused of nonviolent drug offenses.
Yes In God's Back Yard: State Senate Approves Allowing Affordable Housing On Church LotsA bill that would spur the development of affordable housing on church parking lots and property owned by houses of worship has passed the State Senate.
Bay Area Lawmakers Join Push For New Rules On Police Use Of Rubber BulletsLawmakers from the Bay Area have joined a push at the State Capitol for legislation on the use of rubber bullets by law enforcement amid ongoing protests in the death of George Floyd.
California Restaurants Impacted By COVID-19 May Soon Be Allowed To Renegotiate RentsRestaurants, bars, and cafes across California may soon be able to renegotiate their rents due to the coronavirus pandemic, under a proposal being considered in the legislature.
San Francisco Providing Small Business Support Amid Coronavirus OutbreakSmall businesses in San Francisco experiencing a slowdown following a citywide ban on large events in response to the coronavirus will get support from the city.
Wiener's New Housing Plan: Allow For More Duplexes, Fourplexes StatewideState Sen. Scott Wiener has unveiled his latest attempt to boost housing production in California amid the state's ongoing housing crisis.
State Senator Wiener Pushes Bill to Streamline Affordable Housing ConstructionCalifornia state sen. Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) introduced legislation on Friday that aims to increase affordable housing production throughout the state by easing zoning restrictions
Yes In God's Back Yard: Bay Area Lawmakers Seek To Allow Affordable Housing On Church LotsParking lots at houses of worship could soon be part of solving California's affordable housing crisis under proposals introduced in the state legislature.
Sen. Wiener Proposal Would Offer Financial Rewards To Meth Users Who Stay SoberLooking to address the ongoing meth crisis in the Bay Area and California, a proposal by State Sen. Scott Wiener would offer financial rewards to users who stay sober.
Bayard Rustin, Gay Civil Rights Leader, Posthumously Pardoned By Gov. NewsomCalifornia’s governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws.