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California Legislature approves transgender bathroom bill

By Aimee Stauf
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Education | California state assemblymen approved a bill Wednesday requiring public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms, locker rooms, and…

Big rock candy mountain

Big rock candy mountain

By Angela Lu & Sophia Lee
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California | Recession refugees and a host of dropouts and seekers find solace in an off-grid squatter community known as ‘the last free place in America’

Marriage decisions

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | The high court declares DOMA unconstitutional, and its rationale has traditional marriage proponents worried

Words, meanings, and madness in California

By La Shawn Barber
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California | Do you want to hear something blatantly ridiculous and totally depraved? A California lawmaker introduced a measure that would require health insurance…

‘Uncharted waters’

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | In the Proposition 8 case, Justice Anthony Kennedy voices caution about changing the definition of marriage

Business-unfriendly

Business-unfriendly

By Angela Lu
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Government | With its retroactive tax on entrepreneurs, California gives small businesses yet another reason to stay away from the state

Signs and Wonders: Saying no to Obama, paradoxical polls, golf and taxes, vaccine worries

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Let’s not stay together. There’s an old saying in Washington that if the president asks you to do something, you can’t say no. Soul legend (and now…

San Francisco bans public nudity, but with exceptions for LGBT events

By Whitney Williams
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Culture | After Feb. 1, San Franciscans will have to get dressed before leaving home. On Tuesday, in a 6-to-5 vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a…

Signs and Wonders 11.21

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Put your clothes on! Some stories are so ridiculous you almost don’t know where to start in pointing out its ridiculousness. Here’s one: On Tuesday, San…

Cap and tax begins

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | California launches a massive greenhouse-gas taxing scheme over local business protests

California Democrats gain supermajority

By Angela Lu
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Politics | Democratic lawmakers in California appear to have captured a supermajority in the state Assembly and the Senate, which will allow them to pass tax legislation…

Anti-tax group sues California State University for promoting tax initiative

By Angela Lu
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Education | California Gov. Jerry Brown has recently been touring state college campuses to tout Proposition 30, a $50 million sales and income tax initiative that will…

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