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Tag: Tom Ammiano

A Utah Lawmaker’s Take on School Facilities for Transgender Students

February 3, 2014 | 12:30 pm

A Utah Lawmaker’s Take on School Facilities for Transgender Students

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Bill requires a sort of gender test that would bar transgender students from male and female bathrooms.

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Governor’s Veto Leaves Media Still Unable to Record Some Prisoners

October 4, 2012 | 12:57 pm

Governor’s Veto Leaves Media Still Unable to Record Some Prisoners

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When Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill expanding media access to state prisons, he was following in a long California tradition. Three previous governors have vetoed such bills that would let reporters record interviews with whatever prisoners they choose. So why does the Legislature keep butting heads with the governor on this issue? When the […]

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How the High Court’s Immigration Ruling Affects California

June 25, 2012 | 3:54 pm

How the High Court’s Immigration Ruling Affects California

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California can’t set immigration policy. That’s the bottom line for Californians seeking to understand how their state could be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling onĀ  Arizona’s immigration law, according to Kevin Johnson, dean of the University of California, Davis School of Law. The high court struck down parts of the Arizona law that […]

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San Francisco Domestic Workers Root For ‘The Help’ on Oscar Night

February 27, 2012 | 11:21 am

San Francisco Domestic Workers Root For ‘The Help’ on Oscar Night

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Last night, housekeepers, home health workers, and activists gathered at an Oscar-viewing party hosted by the National Domestic Workers Alliance to cheer on the stars of the film “The Help.” In the film, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer play African-American maids in segregated Mississippi. Both were nominated for acting awards, and Spencer took home the […]

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April 26, 2011 | 10:07 am

Assembly Committee Votes for AB 1081, Allowing Local Opt Out of Immigration Fingerprint Database

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Today, the State Assembly’s Public Safety Committee passed on to the full assembly AB 1081, also known as the TRUST Act. The bill, sponsored by San Francisco’s Tom Ammiano, would give local governments the right to opt-out of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s controversial Secure Communities program. Immigrant rights groups say the program has resulted in […]

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December 8, 2010 | 3:44 pm

Blog Beat: Daly Won’t Take No From Ammiano, Sonoma Video Snooping on Garbage-Dumpers

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From The Snitch, Chris Daly does not seem to think that “no means no” where Tom Ammiano and the San Francisco mayoralty are concerned. “I think it’s clear that Tom doesn’t *want* to do it,” Daly emailed the SF Weekly blog. “I think it’s slightly less clear that he can’t be convinced to change his […]

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