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2005-12-08 20:08:39

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco is suspending 20 police officers who participated in video sketches portraying police ogling women, ducking emergency calls and going to a massage parlor on duty. But the lawyer for the officer who produced the tape said that it had been intended as a parody and that officials had overreacted to an attempt at edgy humor and "social commentary." Attorney Daniel Horowitz said on Thursday the San Francisco Police Department should expect a...

2005-10-20 13:50:19

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A woman accused of dumping her three small children off a fishing pier to their deaths was in jail on Thursday as dozens of rescue workers searched the San Francisco Bay for two bodies still missing. Lashaun Harris, 23, was charged on Wednesday with killing her children near one of San Francisco's most popular tourist areas. The children were ages 6 years, 2 years, and six months. Police received a 911 emergency call from a passerby who saw a woman take off...

2005-10-07 17:47:07

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a law on Friday that allows cities to force the sterilization of potentially dangerous dog breeds such as pit bulls. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom had asked for a new law to allow greater city control over the animals following a series of fatal incidents, including a pit bull mauling in June of a 12-year-old San Francisco boy. "This bill will make our streets and homes safer from aggressive dogs produced by...

2005-10-04 01:05:14

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who became internationally known for his campaign a year ago to legalize gay marriage, said on Monday he considered wireless Internet access a fundamental right of all citizens. Newsom told a news conference that he was bracing for a battle with telephone and cable interests, along with state and U.S. regulators, whom he said were looking to derail a campaign by cities to offer free or low-cost municipal...

2005-09-29 20:40:11

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in a widely expected move vetoed a bill on Thursday that would have allowed gay couples to marry. The Republican governor had said earlier this month that he would veto the bill passed by California's Democrat-led legislature. The bill was the first of its kind approved by a state legislature. Schwarzenegger said he would leave the issue of same-sex marriage to the courts and voters, who approved a...

2005-09-29 18:28:34

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in a widely expected move vetoed a bill on Thursday that would have allowed gay couples to marry. The Republican governor had earlier this month indicated he would veto the bill passed by California's Democrat-led legislature. The bill was the first of its kind approved by a state legislature. Schwarzenegger said he would leave the contentious issue of same-sex marriage to voters and the courts. "I do not believe the...

2005-09-07 22:04:08

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Wednesday he will veto a bill to allow gay marriage in the state and said the issue should be decided by the courts or by voters directly but not by the Democrat-controlled legislature. A veto had been widely expected after California's Assembly on Tuesday endorsed gay marriage, the first time a state legislature had taken such a step. California's Senate passed the bill last week....

2005-09-07 16:09:09

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Aiming to shore up support among his Republican base, a politically weakened Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger seems almost certain to veto a bill that would allow gay marriage in California, political analysts said on Wednesday. The bill, passed late on Tuesday in California's Democrat-led Assembly, marked the first time a state legislature in the United States has endorsed gay marriage. The state Senate backed the bill last week. A spokeswoman...

2005-09-02 12:56:39

Please read headline as "Calif. pit bulls may face sterilization." In paragraph eight, please read "offend pit bull lovers" instead of "offend pit bill lovers." SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California lawmakers approved a law on Wednesday that would allow cities to mandate sterilization of potentially dangerous dog breeds such as pit bulls. The measure follows the death in June of a 12-year-old San Francisco boy mauled by his family's pet pit bull as well as other recent...

2005-09-01 15:25:00

By Jenny O'Mara SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - The California Senate voted on Thursday to allow gay marriage, giving an initial legislative boost to one of the state's most contentious issues. The Democrat-dominated Senate voted 21-15 in favor of making marriage in California "gender-neutral," thus open to couples of the same sex. All Senate Republicans and one Democrat opposed the measure. The legislation now advances to the California Assembly, where legislators say the measure will...