California Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved two measures to slice through local zoning ordinances as the most populous state struggles with an affordable housing shortage.
California has moved another step closer to decriminalizing psychedelics amid a debate over whether their prohibition is an outdated remnant of the War on Drugs.
The state Senate passed a bill on Thursday by just one vote that would allow the programs in Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles County.
A handful of Bay Area elected officials and community leaders gathered in Portsmouth Square to denounce the wave of attacks against Asian Americans.
Only 10 ZIP codes in the Bay Area are prioritized through this formula, while 79 ZIP codes in Los Angeles County and 39 ZIP codes in San Bernardino County have been identified.
Sen. Scott Wiener has authored a bill that would block California inmate transfers to ICE custody.
State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, on Thursday unveiled a bill to decriminalize the use and possession of some psychedelic drugs.
The city has seen a massive proliferation from a few dozen parklets, to more than 2,000 with a thousand more in the pipeline.
A California lawmaker wants the state to decriminalize possession of magic mushrooms and other psychedelics as part of an agenda to ratchet down the war on drugs.
California Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, on Thursday reaffirmed his commitment to changing how younger offenders, specifically those who identify as LGBTQ, are added to the state's sex offender registry.
Assemblymember David Chiu and state Senator Scott Wiener, both Democrats from San Francisco, set their sights on the Employment Development Department on Thursday in a Zoom meeting where select residents shared their frustrations with accessing unemployment benefits.
The Food and Drug Administration has eased its blood donation guidelines for gay men, and others in the LGBTQ+ community to give.
Under Senate Bill 899, nonprofit hospitals and faith institutions like churches, synagogues and mosques, would be able to build up to 150 affordable housing units on their excess property, regardless if local zoning prohibits that type of housing.
Amber Lee reports.
California State Senator Scott Wiener has introduced legislation that would provide financial rewards to meth addicts who stop using drugs.
Despite a narrative that housing construction in the Bay Area is going gangbusters, the number of units built last year was nearly 10,000 shy of the year before, according to preliminary data from the Construction Industry Research Board and assembled Friday by Bay City News Service.
State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, announced Monday he plans to propose a law to have the state take over PG&E and run it as a publicly owned utility.
California lawmakers have failed to pass the most ambitious proposal yet to combat a growing housing crisis.
State Rep. Scott Wiener talks about pending legislation that aims to increase the diversity of jury pools.