California

San Francisco Defends Right of Non-Citizens to Vote in School Board Elections

A GOP operative filed a lawsuit challenging a local ordinance granting non-citizens a say in SFUSD races, and the city is fighting back.

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Roe v. Wade Overturned: SF Braces for Influx of Out-of-State Abortion Seekers

With many states expected to ban abortion after the Supreme Court ruling, SF advocates are preparing to provide medical and legal assistance to thousands of patients.

SF Gets to Keep $42M a Year the State Once Tried to Retain for Schools

The assurance comes by way of a court ruling that prevents California from claiming millions of dollars for public K-12 education.

‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way’: SF Leaders Call for Tougher Gun Laws in Wake of Texas School Massacre

Flags were lowered to half mast at San Francisco’s City Hall as the death toll from the Uvalde mass shooting rose from 18 to 21.

Hella Hot Weather Brings Offshore Winds and Surfers to Ocean Beach

Surfers are taking full advantage of rare conditions that produced picturesque waves doubling the size of the average human on Thursday morning.

With a Library Card, You Can Now Get into California State Parks For Free

California public libraries are loaning out state park passes to card holders, opening up access to Bay Area favorites.

Report to California Legislature: Prepare for Sweeping Effects of Climate Change

The Legislative Analyst’s Office report provides a litany of sobering climate change impacts for California legislators to address as they enact policies and set budgets.

Newsom Imposes New California Water Restrictions — Leaves Details to Locals

San Francisco residents will see a 5% surcharge on their water bills starting next month.

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Gov. Newsom’s $50M Opioid Education Pledge Comes as Colleges Warn of Risks

Opioid overdose deaths have been steadily increasing for years among Californians age 34 and under, more than tripling from 1999 to 2019

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SF Beaches, Coastal Access Areas Closed Amid Tsunami Advisory

The NWS advised residents to move off the beach and out of harbors and marinas.