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Dec 18, 2010 Wrestler Sees Legal Move; Prosecutor Sees Assault

QUOTE: used a maneuver informally known as a “butt drag” — which involves grabbing the haunch of an opponent to gain leverage — to roughly and intimately assault a smaller, younger wrestler on his team in retaliation for a supposed affront....accusations of both lax supervision by coaches and overzealousness by prosecutors. It has also cast an unwelcome pall on high school wrestling, and again raised questions about bullying in schools, particularly in the often macho arena of sports.

New York Times
Aug 04, 2010 Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Ban in California

QUOTE: Saying that it unfairly targets gay men and women, a federal judge in San Francisco struck down California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, handing supporters of such unions a temporary victory in a legal battle that seems all but certain to be settled by the Supreme Court.

New York Times
Jun 09, 2010 Calif. Voting Change Could Signal Big Political Shift

QUOTE: message Californians sent when they voted Tuesday to radically rejigger elections in the nation’s most populous state. Under Proposition 14, a measure that easily passed, traditional party primaries will be replaced in 2011 with wide-open elections. The top two vote-getters — whatever their party, or if they have no party at all — will face off in the general election.

New York Times
May 26, 2010 California Puts Vote Overhaul on the Ballot

QUOTE: a [California-Ed.] ballot measure that would replace traditional primaries in state and Congressional elections with, effectively, two rounds of voting. All candidates would run in the first round, and the top two vote-getters — regardless of party affiliation, or unaffiliation — would then face each other in the general election. Voters’ ultimate choice could be two Republicans or two Democrats, or two candidates with high name recognition, or deep pockets, or populist appeal.

New York Times
Oct 17, 2009 In California, a Fight Against Faux Disabilities and Fake Permits

QUOTE: Every day all over California, officials say, untold masses of people are falsifying, misusing and generally abusing special license plates and windshield placards meant to provide easy access to parking for disabled drivers.

New York Times
Jun 12, 2009 San Francisco at Crossroads Over Immigration

QUOTE: But over the last year... San Francisco has become less like its self-image [a liberal enclave that does not cooperate with immigration authorities] and more like many other cities in the United States: deeply conflicted over how to cope with the fallout of illegal immigration.

New York Times
Jan 18, 2009 Marriage Ban Donors Feel Exposed by List

QUOTE: dotting the online display are thousands of red arrows... identifying the addresses of donors who supported Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriage in California. It is exactly those arrows that concern supporters of the measure, who say they have been regularly harassed since the election...

New York Times
Dec 19, 2008 Doctor Cleared of Harming Man to Obtain Organs

QUOTE: trying a lesser-used technique known as donation after cardiac death, which involves removing a patient from life support before extracting organs....the jury issued a statement with its verdict saying the case illustrated a “desperate need” for clear policy on cardiac death donations.

New York Times
Jun 25, 2008 An Honor That Bush Is Unlikely to Embrace

QUOTE: From the Department of Damned-With-Faint-Praise, a group going by the regal-sounding name of the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco is planning to ask voters here to change the name of a prize-winning water treatment plant on the shoreline to the George W. Bush Sewage Plant...Not surprisingly, those Republicans in a city that voted 83 percent Democratic in 2004 are not thrilled with the idea. Howard Epstein, chairman of the ever-outnumbered San Francisco Republican Party, called the initiative “an abuse of process.”

New York Times
Jun 09, 2008 Marijuana Hotbed Retreats on Medicinal Use

QUOTE: Medical marijuana was legalized under state law by California voters in 1996, and since then 11 other states have followed, even though federal law still bans the sale of any marijuana. But some frustrated residents and law enforcement officials say the California law has increasingly and unintentionally provided legal cover for large-scale marijuana growers — and the problems such big-money operations can attract.

New York Times
May 31, 2008 States Seek Delay in California Marriage Ruling

QUOTE: In a letter to the court’s chief justice, Ronald George, the attorneys general — all Republicans — asked that the marriages be put off until after the November election, when California voters are expected to vote on a measure that would ban same-sex marriages.

New York Times
May 02, 2008 Oakland Teach-In Looks at Budget Cuts and the War

QUOTE: That kind of angry outburst may have been precisely the point of a daylong act of educational disobedience undertaken on Thursday by about two dozen teachers across Oakland, who set aside their normal lesson plans in favor of topics like the war in Iraq, racial inequality and a recent 10 percent cut in the state schools budget.

New York Times
Apr 20, 2008 A Board Rules, and Businesses Balk

QUOTE: Party promoters have been fuming about a change in rules that would require permits and insurance for some events, a category that opponents say could include everything from waterfront raves to weddings to benefits at the opera. Some deli proprietors have voiced displeasure about a proposal to prohibit new liquor stores within 500 feet of churches or recreation centers, setting the kind of distance requirement usually reserved for laws dealing with sex offenders.

New York Times
Feb 27, 2008 Surgeon Accused in Death of Patient to Get Organs

QUOTE: In what transplant experts believe is the first such case in the country, prosecutors have charged [a New York surgeon], with prescribing excessive and improper doses of drugs, apparently in an attempt to hasten Mr. Navarro’s death to retrieve his organs sooner.

New York Times
Feb 01, 2008 Berkeley Finds a New Way to Make War Politics Local

QUOTE: Having failed in recent years to impeach President Bush and stop the war in Afghanistan, members of the [Berkeley] City Council approved a resolution that encourages people to nonviolently “impede, passively or actively,” the work of the [local Marine Corps] recruiters.

New York Times
Jan 27, 2008 Arizona Law Takes a Toll on Nonresident Students

QUOTE: ...[a new Arizona law] forbids college students who cannot prove they are legal residents from receiving state financial assistance...the law also prohibits in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. “I see it as a very cruel law,” [said one student]..."These are people who have basically lived in America their whole lives, know nothing else, and now their shot at the American dream is gone.”

New York Times
Jan 25, 2008 California Justices Put Limits on Medical Marijuana Law

QUOTE: In the latest setback for advocates of medical marijuana in California, the State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that employers were within their rights to fire employees who fail drug tests.

New York Times
Jan 20, 2008 After Linking New Strain of Staph to Gay Men, University Scrambles to Clarify

QUOTE: ...the report [that gay men were “many times more likely than others” to acquire a new strain of drug-resistant staphylococcus] also seemed to cast an unfair, and all too familiar, stigma on their sexuality.

New York Times
Sep 02, 2007 For Struggling Tribe, Windfall Has a Dark Side

QUOTE: The money, which had been held in trust by the government for nearly two decades, has sharply divided the Yurok people, pushing them into two passionate camps: those who prefer long-term community projects and social programs and those who want the money handed up now.

New York Times
Jul 04, 2007 Amid Criticism, Schwarzenegger Names Chief of Air Quality Panel

QUOTE: an air quality expert said… that the governor’s office had interfered with board business. “I think they are just trying to cover what they’ve done.” [But] a spokesman for the governor said new leadership was needed for the board…

New York Times

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