State Sen. Wiener Calls For Utilities To Pay For Some Blackout CostsCalifornians left in the dark by electric companies that shut off their power to prevent wildfires could get paid for things like lost wages or spoiled food under a bill being considered in the state Legislature.
State Sen. Wiener Calls For Statewide Plan To End New HIV InfectionsState Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, on Thursday introduced a bill that would require state agencies to create a comprehensive plan to end new HIV infections, as well as other STDs, throughout California.
State Senator Calls For Clear Standards In Future PG&E ShutoffsAmid the unprecedented power shutoffs by Pacific Gas & Electric Co., a Bay Area lawmaker is seeking to restrict such outages.
'Warm Line' Mental Health Phone Line Expands To Cover All CaliforniansA Bay Area mental health call line is now available to all Californians thanks to millions of dollars in state funding.
California Law Gives Opposite-Sex Couples Right To Register As Domestic PartnersDemocratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Tuesday that lets opposite-sex couples register as domestic partners.
SB50 Proposal To Boost Home Building Amid Housing Crisis Stalls In LegislatureA bill that aims to address California's ongoing housing crisis by encouraging housing development near transit stops and job centers has been shelved for the year.
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.
BART Board Endorses SB50 Proposal To Build Homes Near TransitThe BART Board of Directors on Thursday endorsed Senate Bill 50, a proposal in the state legislature aimed at boosting housing construction near transit.
Bill Ending Gun Shows At Cow Palace Could Pave Way For Arena's DemolitionSen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, and Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, have again introduced legislation to ban the sale of guns and ammunition at the Cow Palace in Daly City.
Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks Protections For Sex Workers Who Report CrimesSen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, announced Monday he introduced a statewide bill last week aimed at protecting sex workers from being arrested when they report serious and violent crimes.
Sen. Wiener Reintroduces Bill Pushing For Safe Injection SitesState Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, announced Monday he's reintroducing state legislation that would allow San Francisco to implement safe injection sites--after a similar bill was vetoed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown.