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"Last call' for bars to 4 am in CA, senator proposes

Sen. Scott Wiener would like California bars to choose their own times to stop serving alcohol.

You may be hearing the term “last call” later than expected if one California state senator gets his way.

Sen. Scott Wiener (D) proposed “The Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night Act” on Tuesday which would allow municipalities to determine their own hours of alcohol service times.

Violence ravages UC Berkeley campus over LGBT conservative speaker

Violence breaks out on UC Berkeley campus over LGBT conservative journalist.

President Trump threatened to cut federal funding to UC Berkley after a peaceful protest turned violent when a group of radicals began throwing small bombs and lighting fires on the Northern California campus.

CA senators submit bill to easily change gender on official state documents

Senator Atkins and Senator Wiener introducing SB 179.

California Senators Toni Atkins (D) and Scott Weiner (D) put forth, on Thursday, Senate Bill 179 (SB179) - The Gender Recognition Act of 2017, that would make it  easier for transgender, intersex and nonbinary people to obtain state-issued identity documents that accurately reflect their gender.

Sen. Atkins and Assemblymember Todd Gloria weigh in on Trump’s executive order

California State Senator Toni Atkins and Assemblymember Todd Gloria criticize President Trump over immigration executive order.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to immediately start building a wall on the southwestern part of the United States-Mexican border.

He also put emphasis on making it harder for immigrants to enter the country and says he will increase border patrol personnel and build more public and private detention facilities.

Lawmaker introduces bill to create CA registry of hate crime offenders

California lawmaker introduces legislation proposing a hate crime registry.

January 5 marks the first day of the California Legislative Session and Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-San Fernando Valley) put forth a bill that would require the names of people convicted of hate violence, and their crimes, to be made public via a California Hate Crimes Registry.

The identity of the victims would remain confidential.

Los Angeles gay couple's home vandalized in apparent hate crime

Police investigate a house that was vandalized with anti-gay slurs.

A gay couple’ home was the scene of homophobic vandalism on Tuesday night, and police are investigating it as a hate crime.

The suburban home located in Van Nuys, California, was subject to broad vandalism which included the spray painting of homophobic slurs, bleach poured on the carpets and broken pipes.

Three trans women identified victims of Oakland fire

Cash Askew, one of the victims from deadly Oakland "Ghost Ship" fire.

In the wake of the Oakland warehouse fire tragedy, it has been learned that three transgender women have been identified so far among the estimated 36 victims taken by the blaze. 

The fire broke out Friday night at the "Ghost Ship" warehouse in Oakland, California, as Golden Donna 100% Silk were performing their set.

Orange County man burned, 'tortured' by his boyfriend

Will Rossetter says that he was drugged by his boyfriend a week ago, then handcuffed and dragged into the shower.

[UPDATE: SDGLN was able to confirm with the Irvine Police Department that Adem Porturkovic was arrested on Nov. 9 on charges of aggrevated mayem, kidnapping, torture, and corporal injury on spouse or cohabitant.]

No more single-use plastic bags at retail stores in CA

Proposition 67 which asked voters if they wanted a ban on plastic bags: it passed 52-percent to 42-percent.

If you’re headed out to the grocery store, or anywhere that provides plastic bags at check-out, be prepared to pay some small change in case you didn’t come prepared.

Proposition 67 which asked voters if they wanted a ban on plastic bags: it passed 52-percent to 42-percent.