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CA has new law that will support its LGBT senior citizens

Gov. Jerry Brown signs into law AB 2719 that will offer more federal support to CA LGBT seniors.

Governor Jerry Brown has signed  AB 2719 into California law, which broadens the definition of who is eligible to receive federal funding to older individuals to include sexual orientation and gender expression.

CA honors LGBTQ veterans with official memorial

The LGBTQ Veterans Memorial at the Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City as the official state LGBTQ veterans memorial.

California has made LGBTQ history this week, being the first state to honor LGBT veterans with a memorial. 

Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2439 on Monday which officially recognizes the LGBTQ Veterans Memorial at the Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City as the official state LGBTQ veterans memorial.

Freeway in So Cal to be named after Obama

Westbound SR 134 near I-5 in Glendale.

A Southern California highway is poised to be named after former President Barack Obama.

State lawmakers have approved a bill to name a portion of 134 through Glendale, Eagle Rock and Pasadena as President Barack H. Obama Freeway reports Fox 5.

CA bakery refuses wedding cake to lesbian couple

A California bakery has faced some backlash over their refusal to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple

The owner of Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield said she is not going to support a same-sex wedding because it doesn’t align with her religious beliefs.

CA hate crimes increase for second year in a row

Sexual orientation accounted for a 10-percent increase; 207 last year, about three-quarters of those involved gay men.

California experienced an increase in hate crimes, about 11-percent, in 2016. This is the second consecutive year the state has experienced an increase, but that number is still lower than a decade ago reports The Associated Press.

Part of Highway 1 closed indefinitely after massive landslide

Large landslide closes Highway 1 until further notice.

One of the most travelled and picturesque highways in the world will not be accessible in Big Sur after a massive landslide covered the road last Saturday.

Cal Trans workers had been working to clear previous slides in the area, but had to abandoned their work after they noticed the earth was still shifting