International hero attacked outside of gay nightclub in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Ca. - NBC News is reporting that Spencer Stone, 23, was stabbed outside of a gay bar in Sacramento on Thursday morning.

Stone gained the respect of the world when he and two other men helped thwart a terrorist attack on a cross-country Paris railroad in August.

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San Diego's MTS has the worst rail transit stations statewide study reports

If you are a San Diego public transportation rider, you may already know that some Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) rail stations are better than others, and some need major work altogether.

One of the most important things for transit riders and potential new ones is the overall experience when it comes to using the network to do things such as get to your job, shop or get home.

Pro-LGBT platform passed by California Republican Party

Anaheim, Ca. & Washington, D.C. — On Sunday September 20, the California Republican Party in a near-unanimous vote removed anti-gay communications from its platform and added language in support of the LGBT community. This means that gay republican organizations such as the Log Cabin Republicans can now feel inclusive in the California GOP.

In the past, the California Republican Party has included language in its platform which blatantly discriminates against LGBT people.

The California party opposed any special rights based on sexual or behavioral preferences.

Democratic clash: Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins to challenge Sen. Marty Block

As her tenure as Assembly speaker winds to a close, Toni Atkins is preparing for her next major political battle: intra-party combat.

Atkins is taking on state Sen. Marty Block for his San Diego seat, a highly unusual challenge in a political culture that privileges — and fiercely protects — incumbents.

“Absolutely it makes me uncomfortable,” Atkins told The Times. “Will I be prepared to do it? Absolutely.”

California judge throws out ballot initiative calling for execution of gay people

A California judge has ruled against a proposed ballot initiative authorizing the execution of gay and lesbian people, calling the suggested measure "unconstitutional on its face."

LGBT studies course at San Francisco high school may be first in nation

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A San Francisco high school may be the first in the country to offer an LGBT studies course.

The course will cover terminology, and the broad history of LGBT issues.

“We’ll look at what it’s been like for gay men, what it’s been like for lesbian women, what it’s been like for transgender people,” Ruth Asawa High School Social Studies teacher Lyndsey Schlax said.

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Chargers and Raiders make a land deal for new stadium

LOS ANGELES - One day after San Diego officials unveiled a financial plan aimed at keeping the Chargers in town, the team and the Oakland Raiders Tuesday completed a complex land transaction for 157 acres in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, where they are proposing a joint stadium.

Mark Fabiani, the Chargers' general counsel on stadium issues, told City News Service the transaction "that would enable the Chargers-Raiders joint venture to build an L.A. NFL stadium in Carson has officially closed this morning."

Cellphone video captures sprinklers watering freeway hillsides in the rain

LOS ANGELES ( — Cellphone video taken Friday captured images of sprinklers going full blast along a freeway while a light rain fell and after a night of showers.

The watering of hillsides along the 101 Freeway and Barham Boulevard in Universal City comes at a time when Californians have been deluged with pleas to save water during the historic drought. It also comes at a time when freeway message boards warn motorists of the drought, stating “Severe Drought. Limit Outdoor Watering.”

A gay dad sounds off on the school that canceled 'and then came tango' play

By Rob Watson | The Next Family

There was a significant hearing this week on Tuesday about same sex relationships and whether to ban them. You likely missed this one because you were focused on that OTHER hearing in front of the Supreme Court, the one on whether all states in the union should perform and recognize same sex marriages.

Petition to disbar California attorney who authored sodomite suppression act initiative goes unanswered

SACRAMENTO - The California State Bar is scheduled to meet on May 7 and 8. But the organization has yet to respond to a petition issued by Carol Dahmen, a Sacramento political consultant, to disbar Huntington Beach attorney Matthew McLaughlin. McLaughlin is the California-licensed lawyer who authored the "sodomite suppression act."

McLaughlin’s proposal aimed at the November 2016 ballot would make it legal for Californians to “put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method” LGBTQ community members.