Gavin Newsom

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Poll: 67 percent of gun owners say NRA 'overtaken by lobbyists'

With the NRA preparing to hold its annual convention this week in Atlanta, complete with a planned address from President Donald Trump, a new poll commissioned by an anti-gun-violence PAC found that less than 50 percent of gun owners polled believe the NRA represents their interests.<p>Sixty-seven …

Gun Control

Best marijuana strains for 420: 2017 edition

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year for cannabis lovers!<p>While many cannasseurs have already loaded up with their favorite flowers, we’ve rounded up a group of our favorite strains to help celebrate 420 properly. Whether you’re looking for a couch-locking indica to celebrate at home …

Cannabis

This New York college has a 100% job placement rate and charges zero tuition — but there's a catch

Webb Institute is one of only a handful of colleges in the US that offers a tuition-free four-year education.<p>Located in Glen Cove, New York, the school boasts a strong academic program, and is ranked in Princeton Review's The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition.<p>The only catch: There is only one …

College & University

Climate change is looming catastrophe for California, Brown says

Global warming is a looming catastrophe for California, the nation and the world, but few people — politicians and the general public alike — want to talk about it, Gov. Jerry Brown told a San Francisco conference on climate change Thursday.<p>Though no one can say when — or even if — a worst-case …

Climate Change
Immigration

Clinton knocks Trump on LGBT rights: ‘Let's remember 2018’

Hillary Clinton hammered the Trump administration's rollback of LBGT protections Thursday night, urging advocates to voice their opposition at the polls during the 2018 midterms elections.<p>“We have to face the fact that we may not ever be able to count on this administration to lead on LGBT issues,” …

Equality

Playback: Marijuana approval rating at an all-time high

The best of last night’s late-night TV: Support for legalizing marijuana is higher than ever, and so are its supporters.

Marijuana

DOJ Threatens To Pull Federal Law Enforcement Funds From 'Sanctuary Cities'

Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia and New York City are among the targets.<p>WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department on Friday warned nine jurisdictions that they could lose federal law enforcement grants unless they reassure the government that they’ll disclose information on the immigration status of …

Government

The Most Ridiculous Things Bill O'Reilly Has Said About Climate Change

Bill O’Reilly, who was slated to be let go by the Fox News Channel on Wednesday in the aftermath of sexual harassment allegations by several women, …

California, Quebec and Ontario push forward with cap-and-trade program

Canadian and U.S. political leaders vowed to press ahead with a joint cap-and-trade program involving California, Quebec and Ontario despite what some fear are mounting legal and political hurdles to establishing North American carbon market.<p>California and Quebec already hold joint auctions for …

Canada

Gisele Bundchen tweets about climate change rally as Tom Brady skips White House visit

Was Gisele Bundchen trying to send an anti-Trump message as her husband, Tom Brady, skipped out on the Patriots’ visit to the White House on Wednesday? Maybe.<p>Bundchen tweeted information about an April 29th climate change rally in Washington DC.<p>“March for climate, jobs, and justice. To change …

Climate Change

​Apple wins Al Gore's praise on environmentalism

The former vice president chats with Apple's Lisa Jackson about climate change, renewable energy and President Donald Trump.<p>Apple has pledged to be a greener company over the past few years.<p>It's using renewable sources of energy and has doubled down on recycling its products. The company also hired …

Climate

Here’s an Interesting New Video Series on the Psychology of Climate Change

Like any major problem humanity is trying to solve, climate change has a lot to do with psychology. Whether the question is how to get individuals to …

Climate Change
Marijuana

The Bay Area neighborhoods with the highest number of dispensaries are…

Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park might be the Bay Area epicenter of today’s 4/20 celebrations, but the Haight does not actually have the most dispensaries in San Francisco. In fact, that title goes to SOMA, where there are seven dispensaries in the 94103 zip code, according to marijuana directory …

San Francisco

Thousands turn out for Golden Gate Park’s 4/20 party

By the thousands they came, from all over the Bay Area and across California, in billowing clouds of sweet-smelling smoke and scarfing enough munchies to fulfill even the hungriest stoner’s dreams.<p>Thursday was the annual friendly invasion of Golden Gate Park by marijuana fans to mark their …

San Francisco

Inside a Colorado pot club - a rare and endangered species

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It's the fish tank featuring a colorful reef made of glass marijuana pipes that ultimately sets the Speakeasy Vape Lounge apart from any other strip-mall bar and confirms what it really is: one of the United States' only legal pot clubs.<p>The fact that it and a few …

Cannabis

Kelly: Pot Laws Will be Used Against the Undocumented

U.S. immigration authorities will continue to enforce federal laws against marijuana and use them as a basis to deport undocumented immigrants, says …

Cannabis

America's First Drive-Thru Marijuana Shop Will Open on 4/20

The doors — or rather, windows — will soon open on the Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru, the nation's first legal drive-thru marijuana …

Cannabis

California again leads list with 6 of the top 10 most polluted U.S. cities

A new report has released details on the most and least polluted cities in the United States based on data from 2013 to 2015. USA TODAY<p>California's smoggy reputation appears to be deserved: Six of the USA's 10 cities with the worst air pollution are in the Golden State, according to a new …

Environment

Sunken pleasure: California will need mountains of sand to save its beaches

Up to two thirds of SoCal’s sandy shores may erode by 2100 without extra human help<p>Southern California’s beaches are an essential part of the state’s identity. The sandy, blond shorelines are like Hollywood or the towering redwoods—iconic. They are also an important piece of California’s more than …

Climate Change

California’s force for research innovation

<b>When people think of UC students, they usually think of undergraduates. But University of California campuses also host thousands of Ph.D. students — the best and brightest from around the world — who advance learning, teaching and original research across the system.</b><p>Together, UC’s 26,000 doctoral …

UC Berkeley

UC leads nation in producing Ph.D.s in the arts and humanities

Most Ph.D.s in the arts and humanities<b>National rank</b><b>Degrees awarded</b>1. UCLA1203. Berkeley11922. Santa Barbara6024. Riverside5830. Irvine5343. Davis46 Source: Chronicle of Higher Education (data from the 2014-2015 academic year)<p><b>The University of California leads the nation in producing Ph.D.s in the</b> …

Higher Education

This New Study May Debunk One of the Biggest Marijuana Myths

The results make a compelling case for legalization<p>As opioid abuse continues to be a national discussion, a new study has revealed less people are hospitalized for opioid abuse in states where medical marijuana is legalized.<p>The study, published Saturday in journal <i>Drug and Alcohol Dependence</i>, …

Marijuana

Greenland's Coastal Ice Caps Have Melted Past The Point Of No Return

Coastal ice has passed a critical "tipping point," a new study shows. And it doesn't bode well for the rest of the island's ice.<p>Even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to deny the urgency of climate change, an international team of researchers has revealed how global warming …

Global Warming

Undocumented Man Whose Wife Voted For Trump Has Been Deported

His wife believed only criminals would be targeted.<p>An undocumented immigrant from Mexico whose wife was a supporter of Donald Trump’s immigration policies has been deported.<p>U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sent Roberto Beristain, a 43-year-old Indiana business owner and father of three, to …

Immigration

U.S. coal companies ask Trump to stick with Paris climate deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some big American coal companies have advised President Donald Trump's administration to break his promise to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement – arguing that the accord could provide their best forum for protecting their global interests.<p>Remaining in …

21st Century

Appeals court: Existing law bans anti-gay discrimination

Updated 04/05/17 04:02 PM EDT<p>A federal appeals court has ruled that federal law on the books for more than half a century protects gays and lesbians from discrimination in the workplace.<p>The full bench of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 8-3 on Tuesday to overrule a series of prior …

Equality

Gay rights organizations hail court ruling as 'game changer'

CHICAGO (AP) — Companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees in the workplace because of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court said, in a ruling that a gay rights group called a "game changer."<p>The 8-to-3 decision Tuesday by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago is …

Equality
Immigration