Richard Gonzales

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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

It's a case that has stunned California's political community: A prominent Democratic lawmaker has been accused in a federal complaint of participating in an elaborate conspiracy involving guns, gangs, drugs and bribery.

State Sen. Leland Yee was known as a champion of open government and gun control, but not any ...


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 that state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage this week. It's just the latest in a string of similar rulings in conservative states, and it indicates that the strategy for winning marriage equality in federal courts is moving faster than many had expected.

In ...


Immigrants Won't Be Shackled At San Francisco Court Hearings

Friday, January 24, 2014

Federal immigration officials in at least one jurisdiction — San Francisco — have agreed to limit the routine shackling of immigrants who appear in court proceedings.

That agreement, which was made public on Thursday, comes in the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on ...


As Rent Soars, Longtime San Francisco Tenants Fight To Stay

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

San Francisco has long been a desirable place to live — and that's even more true today as the city is basking in the glow of another tech boom. But the influx of new money and new residents is putting a strain on the city's housing market.

The city has ...


Police, Community Relations Strained After Teen's Death

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sonoma County, Calif., is probably best known for its good wine, green sensibilities and otherwise healthy and peaceful living. But that peace was shattered last week when a county sheriff's deputy shot and killed a young teenager carrying a toy gun.

Thirteen-year-old Andy Lopez was walking through an open field ...


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

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Mexico law doesn't explicitly ban or approve same-sex marriage. There were a spate of lawsuits seeking to clarify the issue, but they were tied up in the courts. Then in August, the clerk of Dona Ana County, Lynn Ellins, a long-time supporter of same-sex marriage, consulted his staff.

"And ...


One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In California, officials are ramping up a unique program that identifies and seizes guns from people who are prohibited from keeping them. Under state law, a legally registered gun owner loses the right to own a firearm when he or she is convicted of a crime or becomes mentally ill.



Oakland Braces For Seeing Subway Shooting On The Big Screen

Friday, July 12, 2013

It's not often that Oakland, Calif., hosts a movie opening. But there is plenty of anticipation for Fruitvale Station.

The film is about the life and death of Oscar Grant, a young black man who was fatally shot in the back by a white transit police officer in the early ...