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Report: Antisemitic incidents on the rise in California

May. 09, 2023 18:10 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 500 antisemitic acts targeting Jewish people, including assault, vandalism and harassment, were committed in California last year, an increase of more than 40% from 2021, underscoring a proliferation of hate crimes and extremism in the state, according to a...

San Francisco to repeal boycott of anti-LGBTQ+ states

Apr. 27, 2023 08:40 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is repealing a ban on city-funded travel to 30 states that it says restrict abortion, voting and LGBTQ+ rights after determining the boycott is doing more harm than good. The Board of Supervisors voted 7-4 on Tuesday to repeal a section of the...

California bill could mean more mentally ill people detained

Mar. 01, 2023 19:15 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More people in California could be detained against their will because of a mental illness under a new bill backed Wednesday by the mayors of some of the nation's largest cities, who say they are struggling to care for the bulk of the country's homeless population. ...