An effort to at last regulate California's medical marijuana industry -- something a local lawmaker has been trying to do for nearly his entire term in office -- is back again, and this time, with a heavy hitter in its corner: The federal government. After setbacks in May and in 2012, Assemblyman T ... More >>
You may recall that fateful day in June when a group of state assemblymen in Sacramento floated a resolution to name the flashy western span of the Bay Bridge after San Francisco's flashy former mayor. And if that group has its druthers, "The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Bridge" may go down in history as Sa ... More >>
At least one major roadbloack in the way of medical cannabis reform in California was removed Monday when the California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling -- which says that cities and towns can ban pot clubs. For now. At least 200 places across the state -- including San Mateo County an ... More >>
Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes.Just as the California state legislature fights for its paychecks, another food-related bill fights to make it through committee in the Senate after passing unanimously through the Assembly.AB 152, introduced by Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes, is intended to give reli ... More >>
No money for you, chumps.San Francisco Examiner owner Phil Anschutz, his companies, and his employees, donated $92,582 to 30 California politicians between 2003 and 2009, according to campaign finance filings compiled by Anschutz's competitor, Bay Area News Group.But the railroad, telecommunicati ... More >>
Despite crossing party leadership during the campaign, new state Senator gets plum posts.
In the state Legislature, there are some things you just don't do. If your Democratic incumbent re-enacts scenes from Mad Max on the interstate, treats her employees in a manner even Naomi Campbell would decry as brutal, and, in general, make enemies at a Bernie Madoff-like pace, you do not run agai ... More >>
It's expensive and time-consuming, but a court can help cure the hard-core homeless problem in San Francisco