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California Asks for Surplus Federal Land to House Homeless

SACRAMENTO — California is asking the Trump administration to provide surplus federal land that could be used to build housing for the homeless, mirroring a new state program. “You could match our commitment by similarly providing free surplus federal land ...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom Asked to Pardon Late Gay Rights Leader

SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature’s LGBTQ and black caucuses on Tuesday asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to posthumously pardon a civil rights leader who was jailed for having gay sex nearly 70 years ago. Bayard Rustin was a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King...
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Newsom Cheers Kaiser $25M Pledge to California Housing Fund

OAKLAND — Calling California's homeless crisis a public health issue, hospital giant Kaiser Permanente on Friday pledged $25 million to a new state fund aimed at getting people off the streets. “Safe and stable housing is key to a person’s physical, mental ...