Since the dawn of time, parental relationships have been much more fluid than the simplistic view that two parents rear children and raise them to adulthood. State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, is working to bring California’s family law up to speed to fit the family dynamics that truly exist. Read More
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Francisco on Saturday to protest abortion the day before the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
In its eighth year, Walk for Life West Coast was expected to attract more than 55,000 people. The demonstrators gathered outside City Hall for a rally before shutting down Market Street with a march to Justin Herman Plaza. Read More
Even the luckiest of dogs aren’t immune to the holiday travel blues.
About a dozen Chihuahuas were booted Tuesday from a transcontinental flight that was supposed to take them from San Francisco’s animal shelter — where the miniature breed’s population has mushroomed in the past year and a half — to New York, where the breed is still in great demand. Read More
Although some animal shelters avoid black cat adoptions just before Halloween, the Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA in San Mateo will continue searching for homes for its 22 black cats this week.
Many shelters put a moratorium on black cat adoptions during the last week of October for fear that the animals will be abused, but the Peninsula Humane Society has not seen evidence of black cats being targeted, shelter officials said. Read More