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My day at the Courthouse…

They came from all parts to the brick and sandstone courthouse surrounded by lush green lawn on a full city block. The morning fog cleared just in time to see the ancient cannons out front before the doors were unlocked. It was a brilliant warm June day, strangely familiar, but it would prove to be…

Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment Qualifies for Ballot in November

2008 The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — California’s Secretary of State says an initiative that would again outlaw gay marriage in the state has qualified for the November ballot. Debra Bowen says a random check of signatures submitted by the measure’s sponsors showed that they had gathered enough for it to be put to voters.…

Clean Energy v. Big Polluters

This just in from Environment California. Now that the state is about to decide how to implement the landmark 2006 legislation that set the goal of reducing California’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020, we have a chance to tell the Governor that we want to go forward with a strategy to actually accomplish…

Remembering California’s Iraq Occupation Dead

From the LATimes today: A Times analysis provides a portrait of the state’s military personnel who have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. CLICK HERE or on the image above to view the video. Today’s entire BRAD BLOG is turned over today to the names of the U.S. troops who have been killed in…

Remind Sacramento of the Hope Harvey Gave Us

Here’s part of a sexual message I got from Geoff Kors at Equality California on remembering a very special person… “You gotta give ‘em hope.” Those words were spoken more than 30 years ago by activist Harvey Milk. Today is Harvey Milks birthday, and I see it only fitting to reflect on what he accomplished…

A High and a Very Low from the Flash Report

I always say, I read the Flash Report so you don’t have too and in the days since the California Supreme Court’s ruling overturning bans on Gay Marriage, the whining on this blog is nothing short of a gut buster for lefties like us. Jill Buck from San Francisco had a heartfelt post about the…