Topics :: California

Gay CA Controller Candidate in Tight Race

By Matthew S. Bajko | Thursday Jun 5, 2014
A gay candidate for California controller was holding on to a tentative lead for second place, according to unofficial returns Wednesday morning.

Pilgrimages: California LGBT Historic Sites

By Joel Martens | Saturday May 17, 2014
Many of us know of the riots at New York’s historic Stonewall Inn, one of the places in which the beginnings of the LGBT movement took shape. Few know however, of other significant locations, like these in California.

Working Women Gather for California Women’s Conference

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday May 14, 2014
On May 19 and 20, women who are searching for opportunities to advance their careers will come together in Long Beach for the star-studded 29th Annual California Women’s Conference, where they’ll unveil the new She4Me PSA.

Calif. Assembly Passes Bill Revamping Birth Certificates

Thursday May 8, 2014
Lawmakers in the Assembly have approved a bill that updates birth certificates to reflect the status of same-sex parents.

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.