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Tacky, Ghoulish, Undignified: Hey, Everyone! Into the ‘Dead Pool’!

December 27, 2013 | 8:00 am

Tacky, Ghoulish, Undignified: Hey, Everyone! Into the ‘Dead Pool’!

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One contestant calls it ‘life-affirming’: an annual competition to guess upcoming celebrity deaths.

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Inside Candlestick Park on the Night the Earth Shook

December 20, 2013 | 11:47 am

Inside Candlestick Park on the Night the Earth Shook

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In that pre-smart phone era, news traveled slowly. Then we heard the Bay Bridge had collapsed.

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San Francisco Archbishop: ‘Interactions with Gay Catholics Tenderizes Us’

December 16, 2013 | 6:00 am

San Francisco Archbishop: ‘Interactions with Gay Catholics Tenderizes Us’

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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone talks sports, same-sex marriage and reaching out to gay Catholics.

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For Napolitano, UC Could Be a Stepping Stone to California Politics

November 15, 2013 | 9:54 am

For Napolitano, UC Could Be a Stepping Stone to California Politics

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Early evidence of her political acumen at UC bodes well for her future in politics in the Golden State.

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San Francisco Props B and C Reignite Past Waterfront Battles

November 1, 2013 | 5:45 pm

San Francisco Props B and C Reignite Past Waterfront Battles

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Proposed new developments recall the battles after the Embarcadero Freeway came down.

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California’s Top Political Watchdog Leaves With a Bang

October 25, 2013 | 4:00 pm

California’s Top Political Watchdog Leaves With a Bang

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Ann Ravel, fresh off several campaign finance victories, heads off to the Federal Election Commission.

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State Supreme Court Chief Justice Decries ‘Two-Tier System’

October 18, 2013 | 4:02 pm

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Decries ‘Two-Tier System’

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She says budget cuts reducing court sessions are “basically denying justice across the state.”

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Prop. 8 Couples to Star in San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday

June 28, 2013 | 8:48 am

Prop. 8 Couples to Star in San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday

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Timing is everything, and Wednesday’s double rainbow victory at the U.S. Supreme Court will give San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade an extra jolt of excitement Sunday. KQED has learned that the two same-sex couples whose federal lawsuit led to Proposition 8 being struck down will ride in the Pride parade. Details are still for their […]

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Analysis: Prop. 8 Case Unlikely to Result in Broad Right to Same-Sex Marriage

June 14, 2013 | 6:00 am

Analysis: Prop. 8 Case Unlikely to Result in Broad Right to Same-Sex Marriage

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Nearly five years after voters passed Proposition 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide the fate of California’s ban on same-sex marriage. But will that be the final word? When two same-sex couples filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Prop. 8, their attorney, Theodore Olson, described the issue in sweeping terms. “The case […]

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Prop 8 Judge Vaughn Walker: Courts’ Change on Same-Sex Marriage Was ‘Utterly Unimaginable’

June 12, 2013 | 6:00 pm

Prop 8 Judge Vaughn Walker: Courts’ Change on Same-Sex Marriage Was ‘Utterly Unimaginable’

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Ever since he struck down Proposition 8 in 2010, former federal judge Vaughn Walker has maintained a certain distance from the case. That’s probably wise, given that the Supreme Court has yet to make a final determination on his ruling. So when Walker called and invited me to hear him speak about LGBT legal issues […]

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