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Topic - Gavin Newsom
The nationwide rebellion of county clerks over state marriage laws continued Tuesday, as a North Carolina official accepted applications from gay couples and pressed the issue with state officials.
There was little fanfare, but the gleaming white and newly built $6.4-billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to the public as vehicles began crossing it after more than a decade of construction delays.
For two months, an elected court clerk in the Philadelphia suburbs has been giving something to same-sex couples they have not been able to get anywhere else in Pennsylvania: a marriage license. Now a court has to decide whether the clerk single-handedly has added the commonwealth to the growing list of states that formally sanction same-sex marriages or whether he has been acting illegally and must be stopped.
Ann Romney told Fox News anchor Chris Wallace that her husband "would have been a fabulous president."
Eight years after Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said the push for legalizing gay marriage was "too much, too fast, too soon," the Democratic Party will make history Tuesday when it is expected to be the first major party to endorse gay marriage in its platform.
Sitting along the shore and staring at one of the world's most majestic metropolitan views, Joe Lacob leaned over to hear fellow Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber whisper in his ear.
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is getting a new platform for sharing his made-in-San Francisco values _ a national cable television talk show.
"Party like the GSA in Vegas for less than $823,000," proclaims Shindigz, an Indiana-based party planning company that promises "to teach people how to party like federal agency rock stars." Well. Gee. That was quick.
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is getting a new platform for sharing his made-in-San Francisco values _ a cable television talk show.
President Obama wants his black supporters to be unified and persistent in helping their community get through tough economic times.
Pop quiz: when is it okay for two male friends to share dessert at a restaurant?
A former San Francisco computer engineer convicted of locking other city officials out of the city's network has been ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in restitution.
On Thanksgiving, we collectively loosened our belt and enjoyed second helpings. The problem is that all too many Americans opt for extra servings the other 364 days of the year as well. The result is an obesity crisis consuming 10 cents of every health dollar and resulting in an explosion of diabetes in our inner cities. With rising rates of obesity, many local and state governments have looked to the idea of a soda tax. Heavily taxing sweetened beverages has won praise from the governor of New York and the president, and earlier this month, the president's debt commission recommended it. The soda tax and similar initiatives may make us feel good about tackling obesity, but they are unlikely to better our health.
The Left Coast food police could get their comeuppance.
San Francisco is poised to become the first major American city to prohibit fast-food restaurants from including toys with children's meals that do not meet nutritional guidelines.
"I hope this is more than just connecting two land masses," said Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. "I hope that the progress that's being represented at this moment is for a generation to dream big dreams and to do big things."
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom also said he will end his show on Current TV by the end of January, although he said he decided to do so before the acquisition was announced.