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Schwarzenegger Hosts McCain, Bennet, Fox in Immigration Forum

April 30, 2013 | 9:53 am

Schwarzenegger Hosts McCain, Bennet, Fox in Immigration Forum

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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted an immigration reform event featuring U.S. Sens. John McCain and Michael Bennet, co-authors of a bipartisan immigration reform bill. A webcast was scheduled to start at 10 a.m., and continue until 1:30 p.m. It got underway at 10:25 a.m. Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and USC professor Dowell […]

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NBA Committee Recommends Keeping Kings in Sacramento

April 29, 2013 | 2:29 pm

NBA Committee Recommends Keeping Kings in Sacramento

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The chances that Northern California will maintain its current NBA quotient looks a lot better as of Monday afternoon. A committee of team owners said they wanted to keep the Kings basketball team where it is now — in Sacramento. The team majority owners, the Maloof family, tentatively accepted an offer to sell it to […]

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NBA Player, Stanford Alum Jason Collins Comes Out as Gay; Reactions From Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, More …

April 29, 2013 | 8:55 am

NBA Player, Stanford Alum Jason Collins Comes Out as Gay; Reactions From Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, More …

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For years now it has seemed like only a matter of time. And now it has happened. In Sports Illustrated essay published online Monday, Washington Wizards center Jason Collins became the first male athlete to come out as gay while playing in major-league U.S. sports. He writes: I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And […]

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April 23, 2013 | 8:00 am

How Tiburon’s License-Plate Readers Track Drivers–and Sometimes Track Down Criminals

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If you’re going to Tiburon to commit a crime, you might want to take the ferry. Walk. Bike. But whatever you do, don’t drive. Cameras mounted on the town’s exit and entry points will record your license plate. They’ll send the plate number to a police database, cross-reference it with cars linked to crimes, calculate […]

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Feds Warn of Delays at SFO Due to Sequester Cuts

April 22, 2013 | 12:53 pm

Feds Warn of Delays at SFO Due to Sequester Cuts

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Catching an SFO flight in the near future? Don’t forget to make sure the federal government has not put a crimp in your plans first. Budget cuts, stemming from the federal sequester that went into effect Sunday, brought delays to East Coast airports as well as to Los Angeles International Airport over the weekend. Around the […]

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April 19, 2013 | 10:44 am

California Events Push Boy Scouts Toward Lifting Gay Ban

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The Boy Scouts of America has announced a proposal to lift its ban on gay youth, and events in California have a lot to do with the move. A bill in the State Senate would limit tax exemptions for groups that discriminate on the basis of “gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion or religious […]

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New Hope That Someday You’ll Actually Be Able to Hail a San Francisco Taxicab

April 18, 2013 | 5:11 pm

New Hope That Someday You’ll Actually Be Able to Hail a San Francisco Taxicab

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The number of taxis cruising San Francisco streets will soon surge. And drivers have plenty to say on the topic. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency on Tuesday approved 120 new taxi medallions, or operating permits, for this year and 200 for 2014. Currently, the city has 1,700 medallions, which is already an increase of […]

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April 18, 2013 | 11:28 am

Martinez Boy, Victim of Marathon Bombing, Recovers After Surgery

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Of the many links between the Bay Area and the Boston Marathon bombing, two stood out on Thursday: a Martinez boy in surgery and a battery from Fremont. Aaron Hern is recovering after surgery to repair wounds from the Boston Marathon bombings, according to the Contra Costa Times: Aaron Hern, the 11-year-old Martinez boy injured […]

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Silicon Valley Has Nation’s Highest Rents

April 16, 2013 | 2:47 pm

Silicon Valley Has Nation’s Highest Rents

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It comes as no surprise to anyone who has tried to find an apartment in Silicon Valley. But in case you had any doubt, the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed on Tuesday that rents there are the highest in the country. The Census says that its 2011 American Community Survey found the estimated “gross median rent” […]

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New Lawsuit Opposes California’s Cap-and-Trade Carbon Market

April 16, 2013 | 1:19 pm

New Lawsuit Opposes California’s Cap-and-Trade Carbon Market

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California’s quest to reduce global warming hit another obstacle on Tuesday. A conservative legal group filed suit to block California’s new cap-and-trade carbon market. The Pacific Legal Foundation alleged that the market’s charge for carbon emissions violates California law because it constitutes a tax, and taxes in California require approval by a two-third majority in […]

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