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Senate's Immigration Reform Bill Is Declared Dead At One Year Old

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Obama administration is backing away from plans to loosen deportation guidelines. On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Senate's passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill, reform advocates concede any changes in immigration laws likely won't come until 2017.


Never Tell Them The Odds: Cities Vie To Host 'Star Wars' Collection

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Star Wars creator George Lucas wants to build a museum full of movie memorabilia and fine art. But where? Both his hometown of San Francisco and Chicago, his "second home," are vying for it.


Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.


Shooting Of Sikh Army Veteran Divides Community

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In late January, police officers in Lodi, Calif. shot and killed a Sikh-American Army veteran who was mentally ill. The shooting left many unanswered questions and divided the local Sikh community.


Stanford Dumps Its Holdings In Coal, With Climate In Mind

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Stanford says it will its divest holdings in coal companies over climate change concerns. It's the most prominent of the roughly one dozen colleges that have decided to sell off fossil fuel holdings.


Memories, And Mended Reputation, Reclaimed From Century-Old Wreckage

Friday, April 25, 2014

Researchers have found the remains of a sunken ship involved in one of San Francisco's worst maritime disasters. The 1888 ship collision had ignited racial passions at a time of rampant anti-Chinese sentiment.


Teen Stowaway Somehow Survives Flight To Hawaii In Wheel Well

Monday, April 21, 2014

The FBI is saying that a 16-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after he hid in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose to Maui. Severe temperatures and low oxygen would make survival difficult. Investigators are examining the case.


San Francisco's Chinatown Hurt By Yee Scandal

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

State Sen. Leland Yee, who's been indicted in a FBI probe, doesn't represent Chinatown. But the scandal fits neatly into a caricature of Chinatown, says Sue Lee of the Chinese Historical Society.


Activists: We Want An Emancipator, Not A 'Deporter In Chief'

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Latino activists have changed their strategy, tired of waiting for Congress to pass immigration legislation. Instead of pursuing lawmakers, many are calling on the White House to act on its own.


The Story Of Calif. Senator's Arrest Reads Like Pulp Fiction

Saturday, March 29, 2014

In a case that has stunned California's political community, Sen. Leland Yee is charged with trafficking shoulder-fired missiles and plotting with a character known as "Shrimp Boy."


Truckin': Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

California's severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can't make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.


Businesses Help Guide Workers Down Path To Citizenship

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Silicon Valley companies have launched a drive to provide citizenship services on-site to employees holding green cards. The belief is that such employees become more valuable workers.


Ruling On Gay Juror May Cause Ripples In Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In a dispute involving two drugmakers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an attorney can't dismiss a potential juror because of that juror's sexual orientation.


Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Laws like Uganda's that outlaw homosexuality may encourage some gay people abroad to seek asylum in the U.S. But proving a "well-founded fear of persecution" is not an easy path.


Flood Of Gay Marriage Cases Releasing Stream Of Federal Rulings

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A federal judge in Virginia struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban this week. Similar rulings have come down in other conservative states, like Kentucky, Oklahoma and Utah, indicating the strategy for winning marriage equality in federal courts is moving faster than many expected.


Immigrants Won't Be Shackled At San Francisco Court Hearings

Friday, January 24, 2014

The new procedure is part of a settlement between immigration officials and civil rights advocates. Shackles will now only be used in an emergency and during master calendar hearings. It's unclear what effect the agreement will have nationally.


As Rent Soars, Longtime San Francisco Tenants Fight To Stay

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Another tech boom has brought an influx of money and new residents to San Francisco, and people who have long called the city home are being evicted from their apartments. Tenants and community organizers are demanding that the city do something to stop residents from being pushed out.


San Franciscans Nix Waterfront Development Plans

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Voters in San Francisco have rejected a referendum that would have allowed a major new condominium development on the city's waterfront.


Police, Community Relations Strained After Teen's Death

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In the Northern California town of Santa Rosa, a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 13-year-old Latino boy holding a toy gun shaped like an assault rifle. Hundreds of protesters have marched to demand a transparent investigation into the case.


How A County Clerk Ignited The Gay Marriage Debate In N.M.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In August, Lynn Ellins, the clerk of Dona Ana County and a long-time supporter of same-sex marriage, decided to "put the ball in play" by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples for the first time in New Mexico history. More than 900 marriage licenses have been issued to gay couples across the state.