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Political Notes: CA panel supports designations for three LGBTQ historic properties

Political Notes: CA panel supports designations for three LGBTQ historic properties

A trio of California sites important to the history of the LGBTQ community has received support for being designated as such from a state panel.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | January 20, 2022

In the California Legislature there have long been lawmakers succeeded by their spouses or their siblings.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 17, 2022

The two leading candidates for San Francisco's open Assembly seat are sparring over who would be the stronger advocate for a universal health care bill being considered in Sacramento.


By John Ferrannini | January 13, 2022

District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney defended his record representing the Tenderloin on the Board of Supervisors during a forum for state Assembly candidates January 12.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 10, 2022

Two more out candidates are officially entering the 2022 race for the East Bay's open 20th Assembly District seat.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 10, 2022

One LGBTQ political leader is noticeably absent from the endorsement lists for the four candidates running in the special election for San Francisco's open state Assembly seat.

By Matthew S. Bajko | January 5, 2022

Until this fall the farthest east Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San Jose) had traveled was South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore with a friend.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 5, 2022

Due to the oddly-shaped congressional district that Palm Springs has been drawn into, the LGBTQ retirement and tourist mecca could see it be represented by a gay former federal prosecutor come 2023.

By Matthew S. Bajko | December 29, 2021

A slew of new LGBTQ laws in California will go into effect in 2022, from ending gender-based toy aisles and protecting transgender students and LGBTQ households to enhancing services for older adults living with HIV.


By Matthew S. Bajko | December 29, 2021

Whimsy and weariness take center stage in the Political Notebook's op-art offering for 2021.

By Matthew S. Bajko | December 22, 2021

With various other potential candidates backing him, and two influential LGBTQ rights groups endorsing him hours after he made his candidacy official, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia is the clear frontrunner to succeed Congressmember Alan Lowenthal.


By Matthew S. Bajko | December 22, 2021

Due to the state Senate seat she had planned to run for next year now not up for election until 2024, Palm Springs Mayor Lisa Middleton is suspending her campaign.

By Matthew S. Bajko | December 20, 2021

Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, a San Diego-based website is aiming to educate voters about their congressional representatives.


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