April 13, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- California's top prosecutor used her refusal to defend Proposition 8, a voter-passed initiative that bans same-sex marriage in California, as an example of Democratic values as she spoke to party activists on Saturday. “When I ran for attorney general, I promised we would never stand in the chapel door. We said we don't need to read the polls, we need to read the Constitution,” Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said shortly after the attendees of the California Democratic Party convention gave her a standing ovation.
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March 26, 2013 |
Rep. Nancy Pelosi got Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom-- the former San Francisco mayor whose actions launched the litigation -- a seat in the courtroom Tuesday. “I don't want to overstate it, but literally when I walked in, I had a feeling I had never had before. People talk about a rush of motions. You literally feel this rush through your body. It was very powerful.” He said the arguments were technical and legal but he came away with the sense that same-sex marriages would resume in June in California, and that the high court's ruling would be narrow.
February 25, 2013 |
Andy Samberg is getting married! The "SNL" alum is engaged to musician Joanna Newsom, according to Us Weekly The Lonely Island crooner, 34, popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, whom he's been dating for five years, though it is unclear when he actually proposed. FULL COVERAGE: Oscars 2013 | Winners Newsom, 31, a folk singer-songwriter, was spotted over the weekend at the Indie Spirit Awards sporting her new bling while her fiance hosted the show.
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February 15, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom continued his book tour on "The Colbert Report" on Thursday night, taking his fair share of abuse to plug his new tome on the future of governance. As Newsom began his spiel about how technology can “level the playing field” in government, media and other fields, Colbert interrupted asking, “What the [heck] does any of that mean? … Every single one of these things could be carved on a stone and put in someone's garden as like a mantra, but I don't know what they mean.” Newsom broke through the skepticism to make his point.
February 10, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.); Nancy O'Dell; Mike Piazza. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Naomi Campbell; Julianne Hough; Blake Shelton. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Paula and Bobby Deen. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Emmy Rossum; Jane Lynch. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Grace Park.
February 8, 2013 |
Citizenville How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government Gavin Newsom with Lisa Dickey Penguin Press: 272 pp., $25.95 California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has a lot more time on his hands than he used to. When he was San Francisco mayor, from 2004 to '11, Newsom was busy, busy, busy. He (briefly) legalized gay marriage. He helped reform the city's generous welfare cash payment program. He worked on universal healthcare. His messy personal life provided endless fodder for a mercilessly snarky local press.