Topics :: California

Calif. Same-Sex Parents Accused of Beating, Starving Children

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Two California women, who are in a domestic partnership, have been arrested and charged with beating and starving their children.

California’s Olive Oil Trail

By Michelle Locke | Monday Mar 17, 2014
Yes, there’s liquid gold hidden among the vines, part of an olive oil boom in recent years. Head to northern California for five recommended "pit" stops.

Calif. Gov. Praises Gay Activists for Courage in Change

Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown praised gay rights advocates Monday night for being on "the cutting edge" in pushing for equality over the last several decades, as he was honored with an award for what supporters said was his lifelong push to advance equal rights.

California Senator Seeks Review of Paralysis Cases

By Kevin Freking | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.

Trans Rights Repeal Misses California Ballot

By Lisa Leff | Monday Feb 24, 2014
A referendum to overturn a California law that gives transgender students protections including the right to use the public school restrooms of their choice will not appear on the November ballot after its backers failed to gather enough voter signatures

California Wine-Grape Growers Celebrate Bumper Crop

Monday Feb 17, 2014
California agriculture officials reported good news for wine lovers and vineyard operators alike: a record harvest of wine grapes.Growers in the nation’s premier wine region brought in a bumper crop last year.

Court Won’t Revisit California ’Gay Therapy’ Ban

Wednesday Jan 29, 2014
A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling upholding a California law that barred mental counseling aimed at changing a minor’s sexual orientation.

West Hollywood City Hall Removes Rainbow Flag, Sparks Outrage

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jan 15, 2014
Officials in West Hollywood’s City Hall have taken down its rainbow flag, sparking outrage in one of America’s most prominent gay neighborhoods.

Calif. Caterer Kiboshes Same-Sex Wedding

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jan 13, 2014
A California caterer refused to work the wedding of a same-sex couple, telling them it went against her Christian beliefs.

Transgender Rights Referendum Reaches Next Step

By Lisa Leff | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
Opponents of a new California law that spells out the rights of transgender students in public schools have cleared the next hurdle in their effort to repeal the law at the ballot box, state elections officials said Wednesday.